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TALLAHASSEE FL Full Time Posted by: State of Florida Posted: Tuesday, 30 June 2020
 
 
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

Requisition No: 197982

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL - 64080698 1

Position Number: 64080698

Salary: Up to $79,999.92, Commensurate with Level of Experience

Posting Closing Date: 07/10/2020

Florida Department of Health

CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL - 64080698

Open Competitive

Tallahassee, FL

Up to $79,999.92, Commensurate with Level of Experience

This position shall serve as a Chief Legal Counsel in the office of General Counsel, overseeing and assisting the Bureau of Human Relations, Equal Opportunity Office, Public Records Office, the Office of the Inspector General and serves as the Department's Ethics Officer. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing human resources litigation across all divisions of the State Health Office of the Department of Health, supporting the 67 County Health Departments and supervising the Public Records Office. The position requires excellent research and writing skills, experience guiding clients and supervising attorneys and support staff. The incumbent will be expected to communicate effectively with clients in a timely and efficient manner with the flexibility to handle matters in an expedited manner.

The primary responsibilities of this attorney will be:

  • Represents the Department of Health in administrative matters before the Division of Administrative Hearings and Public Employees Relations Commission and in civil matters in state and federal courts.
  • Conducts legal research to support the litigation positions of the Department.
  • Drafts complaints, settlement agreements, proposed recommended orders, briefs, motions, discovery, and various pleadings.
  • Reviews and advises on legal sufficiency of proposed disciplinary actions.
  • Provides legal advice on ethics questions and reviews and advises on ethics issues related to dual and outside employment.
  • Prepares witnesses, advises investigators, and consults with clients on litigation matters.
  • Examines and interprets laws, rules and regulations to determine advisability of supporting or defending litigation.
  • Confers with colleagues with specialized legal expertise.
  • Attends meetings and provides legal counsel for the assigned programs.
  • Handles special projects as assigned.
  • Conducts risk-assessment of complaints and develops sound legal strategies for the Department.
  • Performs other duties as required by General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel.
  • Travel is occasionally required.

Note:

We request that all applications be completed with People First. Faxed or mailed applications will not be accepted. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.

When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please be advised:

Florida DOH is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

This position requires fingerprinting and a security background check. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number in order to conduct this background check. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety- sensitive positions.

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.

Direct deposit of salary is a condition of employment.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or to perform other emergencies. Duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: 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.

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country

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.


TALLAHASSEE FL, United States of America
Legal
State of Florida
State of Florida
JS197982-EN_US
6/30/2020 10:07:28 PM


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