Closing Date: 9th August, 2024

Description:

The Difference You Will Make:
A Government Entity is a consumer-oriented agency responsible for supporting individuals with unique abilities and their families in living, learning, and working within their communities by creating multiple pathways to possibilities. https://apd.myflorida.com/The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at A Government Entity is dedicated to providing sound and thorough legal guidance with a high degree of professionalism and ethics, with respect and understanding for the individuals and families the Agency serves. The OGC is committed to the goal of providing the highest possible quality representation to our client.

The Work You Will Do:
The Licensing Attorney position is in the Office of the General Counsel, providing legal representation to A Government Entity in licensing actions before various forums including the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), as well as other state or appellate courts, as required. This role is critical to the Agency and requires coordination and communication with Agency staff, attorneys, consumers, and their representatives. This position reports directly to the Licensing Attorney Supervisor.

How You Will Grow:
The OGC offers a unique opportunity to enrich your administrative law experience and expand your knowledge in multiple areas of the law, that includes appearance in criminal and civil court, contractual disputes, and cases involving human resources and personnel litigation. There are pathways for promotion for those who want to be leaders in the courtroom and for those who would rather be leaders in the office. As a tight-knit team of attorneys and staff, the OGC serves the broader legal needs of the Agency. This fosters a culture of teamwork, unity, and collaboration. Working for the OGC also provides the chance to maintain a healthy work-life balance, with flexibility and ample leave benefits. You will have the unique opportunity to work under a Board Certified Specialist General Counsel and if desired you will be encouraged and supported to earn your own certification. Open learning opportunities will be provided through free CLE courses with the General Counsel.

Where You Will Work:
OGC is headquartered at the State Office in Tallahassee, located within the Capital Circle Office Complex at 4030 Esplanade Way.

Tallahassee, Florida's Capital City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. 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 coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder.

The Agency recognizes the special responsibility associated with the licensed practice of law. It is a necessary implication, as a member in good standing with the Florida Bar, that you will work outside the normal work hours as necessary to provide quality representation for our client. Due to this, and subject to workload and legal deadlines, some flexibility in hours and location to achieve a work life balance may be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of legal terminology.
  • Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure, including administrative procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge and experience with public records and their exemptions, HIPAA, Medicaid, and laws and ethics in government. (Preferred)
  • Ability to provide legal counsel and represent the Agency at the administrative and appellate level.
  • Ability to perform legal research and prepare various legal documents.
  • Ability to interpret state and federal legislation, laws, and rules.
  • Ability to employ legal reasoning and to foresee possible legal problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to engage in alternative dispute resolution.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public, including unrepresented litigants.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments independently for a high volume caseload.
  • Willingness and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to conduct meetings and to make presentations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, Excel, and SharePoint) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Willingness and ability to learn and adapt to continually evolving software and technology.
  • Ability to travel.

Qualifications:
Member of the Florida Bar in good standing with a minimum of 2 (two) years of experience as an Attorney.

Ability to travel for work purposes.

Valid Driver's License or other reliable transportation.