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N/A FL Full Time Posted by: State of Florida Posted: Saturday, 1 August 2020
 
 
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

Requisition No: 209021

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

Working Title: DEPUTY SOLICITOR GENERAL-DLA - 41001350

Position Number: 41001350

Salary: $90,000 - $100,000

Posting Closing Date: 08/21/2020

*This is a Full-Time Position*

Multiple vacancies may be filled from this posting

AGENCY BENEFITS: The State of Florida offers a variety of employment benefits beginning with: Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Comprehensive health insurance and life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefits. As well as supplemental dental, vision, life, disability and hospitalization insurance. In addition, employees are offered promotional opportunities and Tuition-Free college courses.

INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT: The Office of the Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs (OAG) is a pre-eminent, constitutional office, which serves as the chief lawyer to all state agencies and provides legal protections for Floridians against fraud through the enforcement of the state's laws. The OAG is a cabinet agency in the executive branch of Florida state government.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To be considered for the position, all applicants must:

Submit a complete and accurate application profile necessary for qualifying, such as dates of service, reason for leaving, etc. In addition, all applicants must ensure all employment and/or detailed information about work experience is listed on your application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained. Applicants who do not provide all information necessary to qualify will not be considered for this position.

Ensure that applicant responses to qualifying questions are verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the employment application and/or resume. Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position.

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment exercise.

Current and future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of 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.

OAG employees are paid biweekly. All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113, Fs.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school. Admission to the bar, and membership in good standing, of at least one state. 5 years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings.

*These positions may be assigned to any one of the following locations: Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Tampa or West Palm Beach*

JOB SUMMARY: The Florida Solicitor General's Office is considering applications for the position of Deputy Solicitor General. The Office of the Solicitor General represents the State of Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida Supreme Court, litigates cases of exceptional public importance in federal and state appellate and trial courts, supervises appellate litigation in cases to which the State is a party, provides legal advice and policy guidance to the Attorney General, and coordinates the State's amicus practice as well as its involvement in multistate litigation. Deputy Solicitors General assist the Solicitor General and two Chief Deputies (one on the civil side, and one on the criminal side) with all aspects of the work of the Office. Accordingly, they regularly brief and argue high-profile cases, including constitutional challenges to significant state statutes, in the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and lower state and federal trial and appellate courts. In addition, Deputies routinely work on cutting-edge legal issues, interact with the State's leading lawyers and policymakers, and collaborate with top appellate attorneys serving in private practice, other states, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Applicants for the position of Deputy Solicitor General should have excellent written and oral advocacy skills, outstanding academic credentials, at least five years of legal experience, and demonstrated proficiency litigating civil appeals, criminal appeals, or constitutional issues. A clerkship on a federal appellate court or the Florida Supreme Court is highly desirable.

If selected, an applicant who is not already a member of the Florida bar must gain such admission within one year of the date of appointment. All new hires are required to make a two-year commitment to the Office.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITY/ADA STATEMENT: The OAG supports the employment of individuals with disabilities and encourages them to seek employment within our agency. If you need an accommodation because of a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in order to participate in the application process, please notify the people first service center at 877-562-7287. If you need accommodation during the selection process, please notify the hiring authority in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: All OAG positions are "sensitive or special trust" and require favorable results on a background investigation including fingerprinting, pursuant to s. 110.1127(2)(a), F.S. The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free Workplace, all employees are subject to reasonable suspicion or other drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. We hire only U.S. citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

E-VERIFY STATEMENT: The Office of the Attorney General participates in the U.S. government's employment eligibility verification program (e-verify). E-verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee's eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the employment eligibility verification form (i-9).

REMINDERS: Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website at: https://www.sss.gov. If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

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.


N/A FL, United States of America
Legal
State of Florida
State of Florida
JS209021-EN_US
8/1/2020 10:24:41 PM


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