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Requisition No: 204421
Agency: Office of the Attorney General
Working Title: CHIEF-DEPUTY SOLICITOR GENERAL - 41000311
Position Number: 41000311
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posting Closing Date: 09/04/2020
**This is a Full-Time Position**
“This is a re-advertisement. Prior applicants need not
AGENCY BENEFITS: The State of Florida offers a variety of
employment benefits beginning with: Paid vacation, sick leave and
holidays. Comprehensive health insurance and life insurance with
accidental death and dismemberment benefits. As well as
supplemental dental, vision, life, disability and hospitalization
insurance. In addition, employees are offered promotional
opportunities and Tuition-Free college courses.
INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT: The Office of the Attorney General,
Department of Legal Affairs (OAG) is a pre-eminent, constitutional
office, which serves as the chief lawyer to all state agencies and
provides legal protections for Floridians against fraud and through
the enforcement of the state’s laws. The OAG, is a cabinet agency
in the executive branch of Florida state government.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To be considered for the position all
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 your application
(including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer
work, internships, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained.
Applicants who do not provide all information necessary to qualify,
will not be considered for this position.
Verify 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 may include a skill
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 Florida Statutes.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants for the position of Chief
Deputy Solicitor General should have excellent written and oral
advocacy skills, outstanding academic credentials, demonstrated
proficiency in the field of criminal appellate litigation, the
ability to handle a large and demanding caseload, and at least five
years (and preferably ten years) of legal experience. Substantial
supervisory experience is strongly preferred, as is a clerkship on
a federal appellate court or the Florida Supreme Court. The
Solicitor General’s Office is located in Tallahassee, Florida.
NOTE: If selected, an applicant who is not already a member of the
Florida bar must gain such admission within one year of the date of
appointment. All new hires are required to make a two-year
commitment to the Office. Salary is commensurate to experience.
JOB SUMMARY: This position is in the Office of Solicitor
The Florida Solicitor General’s Office is accepting applications
for a new position: Chief Deputy Solicitor General for criminal
appellate litigation. The Office of the Solicitor General
represents the State of Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court and the
Florida Supreme Court, litigates cases of exceptional public
importance in federal and state appellate courts, supervises
appellate litigation in cases to which the State is a party,
provides legal advice and policy guidance to the Attorney General,
and coordinates the State’s amicus practice. The Chief Deputy
Solicitor General for criminal appellate litigation will assist the
Solicitor General in supervising all aspects of the Office’s
criminal appellate practice, with particular focus on litigation in
the U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida Supreme Court. The incumbent
Chief Deputy Solicitor General will continue to supervise the
Office’s civil appellate practice. The creation of a second Chief
Deputy position reflects the Office’s growing portfolio in the area
of criminal appellate litigation.
Applicants for the position of Chief Deputy Solicitor General
should have excellent written and oral advocacy skills, outstanding
academic credentials, demonstrated proficiency in the field of
criminal appellate litigation, the ability to handle a large and
demanding caseload, and at least five years (and preferably ten
years) of legal experience. Substantial supervisory experience is
strongly preferred, as is a clerkship on a federal appellate court
or the Florida Supreme Court.
The Solicitor General’s Office is located in Tallahassee,
Florida. If selected, an applicant who is not already a member of
the Florida bar must gain such admission within one year of the
date of appointment. All new hires are required to make a two-year
commitment to the Office.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITY/ADA STATEMENT: The OAG supports the
employment of individuals with disabilities and encourages them to
seek employment within our agency. If you need an accommodation
because of a disability, as defined by the Americans with
Disabilities Act, in order to participate in the application
process, please notify the people first service center at
877-562-7287. If you need accommodation during the selection
process, please notify the hiring authority in advance to allow
sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
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 Services 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:
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
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