Requisition No: 801125
Agency: Office of the Attorney General
Working Title: ATTORNEY SUPV-ASST ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41000750
Position Number: 41000750
Posting Closing Date: 05/25/2023
Our Organization and Mission: The Office represents the State of Florida in state and federal civil and criminal courts, from trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Pay: $80,000 annually
Position Summary: This position is in the Civil Litigation Tallahassee Bureau.
Qualifications: Admission to the Florida Bar and six years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings; two years of which must have been in a supervisory or managerial position.
The Work You Will Do: The duties of this position may include but are not limited to:
- Assists the Bureau Chief with the supervision and oversight of the Civil Litigation – North Florida Bureau.
- Provides backup to the Bureau Chief for administrative duties necessary to the operation of the Bureau, including the review and assignment of all new litigation matters, personnel matters which include, but are not limited to, hiring new personnel (i.e. creating job descriptions, interviewing applicants, and preparing hiring packages); provides input as to annual evaluations; prepares case audits; coordinates the internship program and supervises interns.
- Responsible for mentoring new attorneys and staff members, providing hands-on training, and reviewing attorney and staff member work product for competency.
- Manage and evaluate paralegals and legal assistants including working directly with paralegals and legal assistants to ensure compliance with Bureau and Division policies and procedures.
- Advises the Bureau Chief regarding issues affecting the Bureau and provides recommendations for improvements.
- Prosecutes and defends civil litigation on behalf of state agencies and officials in state and federal trial courts and appellate courts including researching and drafting motions, answers, replies, interrogatories, memoranda, briefs, opinions, orders and other miscellaneous pleadings and documents; attends trials, hearings and appellate oral arguments; performs investigations and conducts related discovery; and provides legal advice and information to the client.
- Maintain current expertise in relevant practice areas, including staying abreast of judicial decisions, attending continuing legal education and other professional seminars.
- Assist in conducting legal training for the Bureau and Division, as requested by Bureau Chief and Associate Deputy.
- Performs related duties as needed or directed by the Bureau Chief and acts on behalf of the Bureau Chief as directed or assigned in the Bureau Chief’s absence.
The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:
- Annual and Sick Leave benefits.
- Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.
- State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance option.
- Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please clickwww.myfrs.com).
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Tuition waivers.
- And more!
For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To be considered for the position, all applicants must:
Submit a complete and accurate application profile necessary for qualifying such as dates of service, reason for leaving, etc. In addition, all applicants must ensure all employment and/or detailed information about work experience is listed on the application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained. NOTE: Any required experience and/or preferences listed in the advertisement must be verified at the time of application.
- Ensure that applicant responses to qualifying questions are verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the employment application and/or resume. Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position.
- The elements of the selection process require the submission of a recent writing sample.
- Current and future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of up to six months. Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement to be considered for that vacancy.
- OAG employees are paid biweekly. All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113, F.S.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: All OAG positions are "sensitive or special trust" and require favorable results on a background investigation including fingerprinting, pursuant to s. 110.1127(2)(a), F.S. The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free Workplace, all employees are subject to reasonable suspicion or other drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. We hire only U.S. citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
E-VERIFY STATEMENT: The Office of the Attorney General participates in the U.S. government’s employment eligibility verification program (e-verify). E-verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the employment eligibility verification form (i-9).
REMINDERS: Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website at: https: //www.sss.gov. If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.