Closing Date: 23rd April, 2024


The Work You Will Do:
The Department has an open senior counsel position in its litigation division which supports the Division of State Human Resource Management and the Office of Human Resources. Amongst other things, this position will have the opportunity to provide advice and counsel on issues that affect the entire State Personnel System, including collective bargaining activities; administration of the state's labor contracts; and oversight of various state employment programs such as attendance and leave, classification, and compensation.

How You Will Grow:
This position provides the opportunity to develop expertise in all facets of labor and employment law. The program areas that this position supports work in a multi-faceted, ever-changing environment, allowing the attorney ongoing exposure to new subject matter and the unique opportunity to assist with structuring and implementing new programs in compliance with both Florida and federal law.

The Office of General Counsel also supports attorney development by providing Continuing Legal Education opportunities and allowing its attorneys to gain exposure to other areas of the law that the office assists with by promoting collaboration and cross-training in these highly specialized areas (e.g., real estate, information technology, health care). Ultimately, these positions will allow the right candidates the opportunity to gain practical experience and grow professionally while working alongside a team of talented and professional attorneys in a collegial atmosphere.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The attorney should possess the following:
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency policies and procedures or ability to thoroughly research such.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, and analyze data.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and timely complete work assignments.
  • Ability to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Basic proficiency in office information technology.

  • A juris doctor from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to, and good standing with, the Florida Bar.
  • At least three years of experience as a licensed attorney.
  • At least two years of labor or employment law experience.
  • Experience with employment litigation is highly desired.
  • Experience with Florida's Sunshine Law is highly desired.
  • Experience with bill analyses is highly desired.