Closing Date: 29th December, 2021

Description:

Our Organization and Mission:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship - protecting our air, water and land. The vision of DEP is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystem.

Program Overview:
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) provides legal counsel to and represents DEP and the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (Board). OGC focuses on helping DEP and the Board accomplish Florida’s environmental priorities, such as restoring America’s Everglades, improving air quality and protecting the water quality in Florida’s springs, lakes, rivers and coastal waters; conserving environmentally sensitive lands; and providing citizens and visitors with varied recreational opportunities.

How You Will Grow:
DEP believes in supporting and encouraging employees as they take on important and often complex projects while offering 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 a beautiful natural environment with a modern pace of life. It’s no surprise that the City has received awards and accolades as being one of the top 10 cities in the south and recognized as a Tree City. 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 gulf coast, a diverse selection of springs, over 700 miles of trails, award-winning cuisine and located not far from larger cities, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location to live, play, and work. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you are on the career ladder.

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.

Pay: Negotiations start at $45,000/year with possible upward adjustment depending on experience.

Your Specific Responsibilities:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel, in Tallahassee is seeking to fill an entry-level attorney position in its Litigation Section.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited College or University.
  • Membership in Good Standing with the Florida Bar