Closing Date: 21st December, 2021

Description:

To be considered as a potential candidate, you must meet the minimum qualifications(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; and
  • A minimum of two years of legal work experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Incumbent is an attorney within the Office of General Counsel of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), with primary responsibility to handle all legal issues related to the FDLE’s obligations under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.852, (Capital Post Conviction Public Records Production). This position coordinates the receipt, processing and responses to notifications to produce records and demands for records in criminal post-conviction death penalty cases. In addition, this position is responsible for providing assistance on legal issues related to FDLE’s obligations under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes (Public Records Law). Preference will be given to applicants with experience as a Florida criminal prosecutor and/or civil litigation experience. From time to time, the incumbent may be assigned legal training and presentation responsibilities. 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:
Administrative and appellate experience is a plus, but not required. All applicants must submit a completed State of Florida employment application via the People First System, specifically identifying required experience and current salary. Public records law experience must be detailed either on the application or by a supplement thereto. In addition, applicants must attach a resume and legal writing sample demonstrating applicant's ability to articulate his or her legal position to the State of Florida employment application. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Position will be filled at a salary of no more than $64,314.12.

Our Salary & Benefits:
  • Starting salary will be the minimum of the class pay range, unless otherwise dictated by FDLE’s pay policy. FDLE is a State of Florida Employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave;
  • HMO and PPO health insurance options with premiums starting as low as $50 per month;
  • $25,000 in automatic life insurance coverage;
  • Multiple supplemental insurance options including: dental, vision, disability and more;
  • Pension and investment retirement plan options;
  • Tax deferred medical and child care reimbursement accounts; and
  • State of Florida Tuition Waiver Program.

Hiring Process:
You will be evaluated for this job based on your previous knowledge and experience. Additional reviews may be performed to screen for preferred qualifications, experience and education. Your qualifications will be based on knowledge, skills, and abilities and other elements relevant to this position supported by the information in your application. Qualifying questions will only be credited if verifiable by the information provided on your application including specifically required software/computer skills. You may be contacted to participate in a selection process which may consist of written exercises, work samples, skills tests, and interviews. You may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated timeframe may exclude you from further consideration. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement.

Background:
FDLE requires an extensive background process of all recommended applicants. The elements of a background include: financial credit check, criminal history of applicant and applicant’s immediate family or roommates, personal references, employment and education verifications (which includes official transcript(s)), drug screen and fingerprinting. This information will be utilized to make the final hiring decision.