Requisition No: 801687
Agency: Business and Professional Regulations
Working Title: OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL/ATTORNEY/MULTIPLE VACANCIES - 79000718
Position Number: 79000718
Posting Closing Date: 05/27/2023
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
Position Number: 79000718
Hiring Salary: $50,582.22-$55,000.14
79010566-DIVISION OF REAL ESTATE LEGAL
79000718-DIVISION OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD LEGAL
79001107- DIVISION OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD LEGAL
79000754-DIVISION OF PROFESSIONS LEGAL
79001231-DIVISION OF UNLICENSE ACTIVITY LEGAL
MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE VACANCIES
Our Organization and Mission:
License efficiently. Regulate fairly. Florida counts on DBPR to ensure a lot of important matters are handled well. They range from the safety of food service to the integrity of real estate transactions, to the transparency of condominium governance, and of course, the qualifications of licensure that ensure work requiring a skilled professional is performed safely and sufficiently. Our stakeholders include these professionals and their customers alike.
Under the direction of Secretary Melanie S. Griffin, the agency oversees many of Florida’s professions and industries in the areas above, and many more which can be seen on our website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/.
- Must have a valid driver's license; and
- Must be a member of the Florida Bar in good standing; and
- Must have at least one year of professional experience in the practice of law.
The Work You Will Do:
The Office of the General Counsel, Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics Legal Unit, is seeking a highly motivated individual who is organized, possesses excellent writing skills, and has the ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships. This position is located in Tallahassee, Florida.
This is a highly responsible position in the Office of the General Counsel that will work under the direction of the Chief Attorney for the Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics Legal Unit. This position will assist the Division in enforcing chapter 499, Florida Statutes, to prevent fraud, adulteration, misbranding, or false advertising in the preparation, manufacture, repackaging, or distribution of medical drugs, devices, and cosmetics in the State of Florida. The Division’s enforcement actions help to safeguard the public health and promote the public welfare by protecting the public from injury by product use and by merchandising deceit involving drugs, devices, and cosmetics. For this purpose, Florida law is administered in conformity with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and regulations issued thereunder. This position will primarily be responsible for the timely prosecution of administrative cases targeting licensed entities and unlicensed entities alike.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Evaluates investigative reports and evidence;
- Analyzes violations of statutes or administrative rules for regulated professions and recommends appropriate action;
- Researches/drafts/reviews/amends pleadings, complaints, motions, dismissal orders, consent orders, settlement agreements and memoranda of law;
- Negotiates settlements;
- Reviews, edits and evaluates proposed rule packages;
- Responds to consumer and industry inquiries;
- Analyzes bills;
- Compiles exhibits;
- Prepares witnesses to testify;
- Takes and defends depositions;
- Initiates and responds to discovery;
- Prosecutes and defends enforcement actions before the Division of Administrative Hearings and the agency's informal hearing officer;
- Prosecutes and defends final orders, emergency suspension orders, declaratory judgments, and rule waiver and variance decisions;
- Provides legal advice to division staff and other agency employees.
The Difference You Will Make:
At DBPR, you will always have an opportunity to make a difference in the daily lives of Floridians and the communities where they live and work. As an employee, you help to “make DBPR and Florida great places to do business.” To that end we will invest in you, treat our licensees as valued customers and partners, and uphold laws that protect the public and Florida’s competitive marketplace.
How You Will Grow:
DBPR employees are expected to uphold these seven core values: Accountability, Innovation, Integrity, Ownership, Responsiveness, Respect and Teamwork. In turn, we will involve you on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.
Where You Will Work:
Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Boasting proximity to the coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder. Attorneys wishing to work from another location other than Tallahassee headquarters, will be permitted to work from one of DBPR's satellite offices, which are located in Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Ft. Pierce, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Margate, Miami, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.
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 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.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Skill in drafting legal documents;
- Skill in managing multiple complex cases;
- Ability to prioritize work;
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
- Ability to communicate effectively;
- Ability to conduct legal research;
- Ability to make oral presentations in court and in large groups;
- Ability to recognize and act on emerging issues and shifting priorities;
- Ability to travel.
NOTE: This advertisement may be used to fill multiple positions.
Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.
NOTE: This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.
Applicants are required to apply through the People First system by the closing date, by applying online. All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement. If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.
The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed
to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and
improving employment outcomes.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://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.
We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
Do you have a valid driver’s license?
Are you currently a member of the Florida Bar in good standing?
Do you have at least one year professional experience in the practice of law?
How did you hear about this requisition?
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.