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DBPR/OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL/SENIOR ATTORNEY - 79010402/OPEN COMPETITIVE

Company: State of Florida
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

DBPR/OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL/SENIOR ATTORNEY - 79010402/OPEN COMPETITIVE The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website . Requisition No:--333361-- Agency: Business and Professional Regulations Working Title: DBPR/OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL/SENIOR ATTORNEY - 79010402/OPEN COMPETITIVE Position Number:--79010402-- Posting Closing Date: 04/05/2021-- OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL SENIOR ATTORNEY DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO POSITION NUMBER: 79010402 Hiring Salary: $2,192.31 Biweekly/$57,000.06 Annually *OPEN COMPETITIVE*

  • Must have a valid driver's license; and
  • Must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar; and
  • Must have at--least one year of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, legal writing, teaching law, or in administrative or judicial hearings.

    --***ATTENTION CANDIDATES***

    To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation:
    • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
    • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position. Putting "see resume" does not substitute for completing all sections of the Candidate Profile.
    • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.
    • Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.

      Duties & Responsibilities:
      This is a highly responsible position in the Office of the General Counsel that works under the direction of the Deputy Chief Attorney for the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco.
      • Evaluates investigative reports and evidence;
      • 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;
      • Prepares witnesses to testify;
      • Takes and defends depositions;
      • Initiates and responds to discovery;
      • Prosecutes and defends enforcement actions and rule challenges 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;
      • Files answers in foreclosure cases;
      • Defends and initiates forfeiture actions in circuit court;
      • Files claims and intervenes in bankruptcy proceedings and federal court actions as requested by the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco;
      • Provides legal advice to division staff and other agency employees.

        Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
        • Knowledge of Chapters 120, 210, 386, 561-565, and 567-569, Florida Statutes;
        • Knowledge of Florida Administrative Code Rule 61A, et al.;
        • 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 travel.

          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 either applying online or faxing a completed application to the People First Service Center to 1-888-403-2110. 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. --
          SPECIAL NOTES:
          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.--
          --
          --

          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. For assistance, call the People First Service Center at (877) 562-7287 Monday - Friday,
          8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern time

Keywords: State of Florida, Tallahassee , DBPR/OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL/SENIOR ATTORNEY - 79010402/OPEN COMPETITIVE, Legal , Tallahassee, Florida

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