Requisition No: 802124
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: ATTORNEY - 77070300 1
Position Number: 77070300
Salary: $47,000.00 - $50,000.00 annually
Posting Closing Date: 05/31/2023
FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL
ATTORNEY SES – 77070300
*Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply*
Incumbent will have financial disclosure reporting responsibility in accordance with Section 112.3145, Florida Statutes.
Pay commensurate with experience.
This position requires up to 10% travel.
A resume, letter of interest and writing sample must be uploaded and submitted with the profile application.
Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal history check (fingerprint-based) in accordance with Chapter 435, Florida Statutes. The criminal history check must be completed prior to or within the first three days of employment.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s mission is to manage fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people. The commission has the authority to exercise the executive and regulatory powers over wildlife, fresh water aquatic life, and marine life through Article IV, Section 9 of the Florida Constitution, as well as statutory authorities for statewide law enforcement, boating and waterways, and invasive plant management. The Legal Office provides a wide range of legal services to the Commission and its staff. Services include but are not limited to representing FWC in litigation, providing general legal counsel to FWC, preparing legal opinions, developing and reviewing contracts, legislation, rules, and other legal instruments.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION
Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school by at least Spring 2023; and Active member of the Florida Bar or registered for the summer Florida Bar Exam. If not a current member of the Florida Bar, must pass the Florida Bar and become an active member within one year of hire date.
The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
State of Florida employees enjoy top-tier benefits offerings including comprehensive health coverage to meet the needs of you and your family while maintaining low deductibles and low monthly out-of-pocket contributions. State employees also enjoy the option of selecting between the FRS Pension Plan and the FRS Investment Plan for retirement. As an additional benefit, state employment affords you the opportunity to take part in the tuition waiver program within the state university and community college systems.
- Health Premiums $4.17- Single / $15.00- Family Biweekly
- No Cost $25,000 Life Insurance
- Nine Paid State Holidays, One Personal Holiday per year
176 hours Annual Leave and 104 hours Sick Leave per year
For a more complete list of benefits, visit https://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected at all times to be aware of and abide by the Commission’s standard of conduct, as well as any and all Commission rules, directives, policies, and/or procedures.
The employee in this position is responsible for performing the following legal activities for the Commission:
- Performs research for legal interpretations, briefs, real estate transactions, pleadings, court hearings, trials, and related legal matters.
- Consults with and advises Commission staff on matters relating to the legal requirements for program development, implementation, strategic planning, and internal management activities.
- Participates in development, negotiations, and review related to procurement, contracts, and other agreements.
- In coordination with the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, provides litigation support to Commission’s litigation attorney(s) and may be called upon to represent the Commission and staff before various judicial and administrative bodies, engaging in various forms of litigation. In addition, this position will be called upon to respond to public, law enforcement, and judicial inquiries pertaining to the Commission’s powers and duties.
- Assists with Advising and working with one or more of the various Divisions and Offices in the area of program development, identification, and analysis of the legal ramifications of programs and activities undertaken by the subject Division or Office.
- Assists with public records and discovery requests.
- Occasionally, receives legislative bill drafting, reviewing, commenting, and tracking assignments.
- Participates in development and promulgation of Commission rules through assuring legal and technical requirements of rulemaking are met.
- Performs various additional administrative and legal duties as needed and will advise and represent staff members as appropriate.
The Commission expects its employees to be courteous and respectful while assisting Commission stakeholders, ensuring each encounter is as positive as possible. Employees should promptly resolve questions or problems relating to the Commission, its programs and/or fish and wildlife resources. Employees should seek to gain public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida’s citizens in a positive and proactive manner and by listening to what the customer wants and striving to meet their needs. When appropriate, employees will explain the reasons for agency actions or decisions while communicating a consistent Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) point-of-view.
Work at FWC is cross-functional meaning duties may cross division/office lines. The Commission expects employees to function across FWC’s organizational structure by providing their skills and expertise wherever needed through work on teams or as directed.
Responsible for following the provisions and requirements in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, related to the Department of Financial Services rules and FWC’s invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures.
The State Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. If a conditional offer of employment is made, you will be required to provide identification and proof of citizenship and or authorization to work in the United States for the hiring authority to which applications is made. E-Verify will be used to confirm work authorization. See E-Verify for additional information.
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.