Requisition No: 802004
Agency: Children and Families
Working Title: ATTORNEY SUPERVISOR - 60006971
Position Number: 60006971
Salary: $75,000 - $85,000
Posting Closing Date: 05/24/2023
Office of General Counsel
Department of Children and Families
100 North Main St. Chattahoochee, FL 32324
Current employees will be compensated in accordance with the DCF salary policy.
What you will do:
- Serves as general counsel for Florida State Hospital, a state mental health facility with more than 2,500 employees and 1,200 residents, both civil and forensic.
- This is advanced professional work supervising and directing employees. The primary duty of the incumbent in this position is to spend the majority of their time communicating with, motivating, training and evaluating employees, planning and directing their work; and having the authority to effectively recommend actions such as: hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, promote, discharge, assign, and reward or discipline direct reports. Evaluates employees against established standards and takes appropriate actions when necessary (i.e. recognition, reward, corrective action, etc.).
- Serves as a member of the Hospital's Senior Leadership Team and provides legal advice on Hospital related issues to management staff.
- Provides legal advice in personnel matters including the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, employee discipline, and administration of collective bargaining agreements.
- Reviews corrective and/or disciplinary actions for FSH personnel.
- Directs the activities of the Hospital Attorney's Office which provide the following services:
- Represents the Hospital in all matters relating to Chapters 394 and 916, Florida Statutes, in circuit court hearings and administrative hearings pursuant to Ch. 120, F.S.
- Represents the Hospital in continued hospitalization hearings, involuntary medication administration & surgical treatment hearings, career service appeals, and arbitrations.
- Monitors court reports and transmits (files and serves) those reports to the committing courts throughout the state. Assists regional legal counsel with providing model orders and filing motions regarding individuals committed for treatment.
- Serves as liaison and assists outside counsel appointed to represent DCF in civil litigation involving Florida State Hospital.
- Performs other related duties.
- Member of the Florida Bar
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 options;
- Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
- Flexible Spending Accounts;
- Tuition waivers;
- And more!
For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov.
BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies.
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.