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FDLE-SENIOR ATTORNEY - 71000695 at State of Florida in TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Requisition No: 23006 

Agency: Department of Law Enforcement

Working Title: FDLE-SENIOR ATTORNEY - 71000695

Position Number: 71000695 

Salary:  $64,314.12 

Posting Closing Date: 02/23/2018 

To be considered as a potential candidate, you must meet the minimum requirement(s) listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A member of the Florida Bar for two or more years as of December 1, 2017, and a minimum of two years of legal work experience. Must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.

DUTIES: Incumbent is an attorney within the Office of General Counsel of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, with primary responsibility to provide legal assistance to the Criminal Justice Professionalism Program and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC). Duties include administrative rule promulgation, rule waivers/variances, legal review of CJSTC curriculum of basic, advanced, and specialized courses, and defending challenges to the CJSTC State Officer Certification Examination. Preference will be given to applicants with administrative rule promulgation experience and/or experience as a Florida criminal prosecutor. Incumbent is based in Tallahassee in the FDLE Headquarters Building. In-state travel by car may be required. Must have good computer skills, in particular, Microsoft Word, use of Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint. Must be an effective communicator and have a practical and workable understanding of the Florida criminal justice system, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Rules of Criminal and Civil Procedures. Must have the ability to effectively work under occasional stressful deadlines or circumstances. Must be able to clearly articulate and advocate one's position verbally and in writing.

SPECIAL NOTES: Preference will be given to applicants with administrative rule promulgation experience and/or experience as a Florida criminal prosecutor. All applicants must submit a completed State of Florida employment application via the People First System, specifically identifying required experience and current salary. In addition, applicants must email a legal writing sample demonstrating applicant's ability to articulate his or her legal position to the attention of Erin Tupper, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Office of General Counsel, email address: erintupper@fdle.state.fl.us. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Position will be filled at a salary of $64,314.12.

NOTES: Applicants being considered for employment must pass a drug screen and an extensive FDLE background investigation which will include a financial credit check. Responses to qualifying questions will be credited only if verifiable by skills and/or experience listed on the employment application, including specifically required software/computer skills. Applicants may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated time frame may exclude the applicant from further consideration. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement.


  1. 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/.
  2. 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 or suspended depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien worker

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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