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SENIOR ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL - 76005271
Date: Jan 25, 2023
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Requisition No: 793001
Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle
Working Title: SENIOR ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL - 76005271
Position Number: 76005271
Salary: $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 02/15/2023
Office of Executive Director
Office of General Counsel
Open Competitive Advertisement
To be considered for this position, applicant responses to qualifying questions must be clearly stated within the employment history. Software systems, actual work experience, and years of employment must be clearly defined, or the application may not be considered for the position.
Contact Person: Jonathan Sanford, JonathanSanford@flhsmv.gov
Total Compensation Statement
Your Benefits are a significant part of your state compensation. The total compensation package could be anywhere from $108,350 to $120,302 annually. The total compensation package includes annual salary, insurance, retirement, leave and holidays.
Who are We?
At the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) we are committed to providing highway safety and security through excellence in service, education, and enforcement. Our nearly 4,300 members around the state are dedicated to fulfilling this mission and positively impacting the safety and wellbeing of all Florida residents and visitors.
Our Benefits include
Annual and Sick Leave Package
Nine Paid Holidays
State Health and Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
To learn more about FLHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at: flhsmv.gov/careers .
Duties and Responsibilities
This Senior Assistant General Counsel position reports directly to the Chief Counsel for Administrative Services within the Office of General Counsel. The position is responsible for drafting and analyzing legislative bills and amendments; coordinating legislative bill reviews for the Department; and oversight of the implementation of new legislation. Further, this position will have primary responsibility for supervising Department-wide administrative rulemaking. In addition, this position may handle other work which includes reviewing and drafting contracts and leases; reviewing and drafting Department-wide policies and procedures; and providing legal advice regarding public records. This position will represent the Department in administrative, legislative and civil venues, and will be responsible for preparing pleadings, briefs and research projects as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the Legislative process, including review of proposed legislation.
Proficiency in civil, appellate and administrative litigation.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Knowledge of Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, and Federal laws, rules, and regulations.
Knowledge of the rule making process.
Knowledge of contracts and public procurement law.
Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Ability to use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
At least five (5) years of civil or administrative law experience.
At least three (3) years of experience in legislative bill drafting and bill analysis with a State of Florida agency.
The selected applicant must be a member of The Florida Bar in good standing.
The position you are applying is subject to a Level 2 background check, along with Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) clearance, to include a fingerprint-based check of the criminal records of the FBI, as a condition of employment pursuant to Chapter 110.1127, 435 and 943, Florida Statutes. Please note that, since this position requires CJIS clearance, the Department will have access to all an applicant’s criminal and juvenile delinquency records, even those that have been sealed or expunged.
The position requires the incumbent to have and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing. A driver’s license history review will be conducted on all candidates in consideration for the position.
Travel, to include overnight travel, may be required.
The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment and/or oral interview.
Applicants being considered for employment will be required to submit to a fingerprint-based background investigation, which will include a check of the criminal history records of the FBI. Fingerprints and associated information/biometrics will be retained in the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system and fingerprints may continue to be compared against fingerprints submitted to or retained by NGI.
The process for selecting applicant(s) for this position could take up to six months. Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement to be considered for that vacancy.
FLHSMV employees are paid once a month on the last workday of each month. All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.
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.
Nearest Major Market:Tallahassee
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