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ATTORNEY - 55010049 at State of Florida in TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Requisition No: 25721 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: ATTORNEY - 55010049

Position Number: 55010049 

Salary:  $45,000.00 - $65,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/19/2017 

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION

916 / General Counsel

OPEN COMPETITIVE

SELECTED EXEMPT SERVICE

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:  CLINT DOUD, CHIEF COUNSEL, 605 SUWANNEE STREET, MS58, TALLAHASSEE, FL  32399

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (850) 414-5367

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

 

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.   In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.  

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The attorney in this position handles cases in defense of the Department or in the pursuit of the Department’s rights.   This position is responsible for handling litigation through the use of independent judgment; must exhibit quality litigation and research skills in handling cases in areas such as eminent domain, inverse condemnation, environmental, labor and employment, regulatory, claims, construction, contract, tort, administrative, and civil rights.  Personally prepares or closely supervises the preparation of pleadings, discovery, jury instructions, and all related activities.  Must be prepared to litigate in federal, state circuit, and county jurisdictions and the Division of Administrative Hearings.       

 

The attorney in this position is responsible for the diligent, accurate, and thorough review, research, analysis, and editing of  documents such as contracts, settlement agreements, rules, procedures, and proposed legislation, for legality, grammatical accuracy, Department consistency, and clarity, and to provide quality recommendations as required.   Responsible for the negotiation, drafting, and  review of significant and complex contracts and commercial transactions and agreements affecting the Department.   

  

The attorney in this position is responsible for the diligent, accurate, and thorough review, research, and analysis of public records requests and all tasks necessary, either directly or through supervision, to locate, review, redact, respond to, and provide documents responsive to such requests, ensuring statewide consistency in all responses.   

 

The attorney in this position is responsible for administrative duties, including but not limited to:  completing and submitting time and travel records; reviewing general mail and email; preparing internal reports; managing expenses; preparing litigation and expert budgets;  and managing contracts to ensure that the work to be performed and the contracted amounts are accurately estimated, contractors stay within their budgets and abide by all contract terms and deadlines, amendments are timely executed, funds are promptly encumbered, and settlement agreements are kept to a minimum. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of litigation and civil rules of procedure and practice and Government In the Sunshine Law. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communications. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.  Ability to utilize problem solving techniques.  Ability to work independently.  Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Ability to use word processing, graphic presentation software, database, and mainframe applications.

 

REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Must be a member of The Florida Bar.

 

OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Overnight travel is required.

 

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.

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