MyFlorida CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL - 64084257 in TALLAHASSEE, Florida


Date:Oct 12, 2017

Location:TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 22188

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL - 64084257

Position Number: 64084257

Salary: $33,057.44 - $80,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 10/27/2017

DESCRIPTIONThis position shall serve as a Chief Legal Counsel for the Litigation Practice Group. The incumbent is responsible for providing litigation services to multiple clients related to all divisions of the State Health Office of the Department of Health. The position requires excellent research and writing skills as well as an ability to communicate effectively with clients. The incumbent will also be expected to handle matters in an expedited matter. In addition, this position supervisors the senior attorneys in the Litigation Practice Group.Duties include, but are not limited to:The primary responsibilities of this attorney will be:• Represents the Department of Health before the Division of Administrative Hearings, state and federal trial, and appellate courts.• Drafts complaints, settlement agreements, proposed recommended orders, briefs, motions, discovery, and various pleadings.• Prepares witnesses, advise investigators, and consult with clients on litigation matters.• Prosecutes licensees regulated by the Department of Health.• Conducts legal research to support the litigation position of the Department.• 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 client• Special projects as assigned• Conducts risk-assessment of complaints and develops legally sound strategies for the Department;• Perform other duties as required by General Counsel and Deputy General CounselSuccessful candidates should possess the experience, knowledge, and skills as follows:• Law degree from an accredited law school;• Minimum of 5 years of substantive and applicable experience;• Member of the Florida Bar;• Knowledge of the State of Florida Personnel System and Career Service laws and rules.• Broad background in providing advice and counsel to human resources and management in complex employment and labor-related matters related to government agencies;• Experience interfacing with government and/or labor and employment agencies which maintain jurisdiction over employment and labor-related legal matter;• Experience with leading-edge employment and labor-related policies, programs and systems, and up-to-date knowledge of labor and employment issues and case law;• Ability to expeditiously identify and analyze issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason;• Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with individuals at all levels;• Ability to foster relationships and individual accountability across the organization;• Excellent written and oral communication skills; to include ability to use word, excel, powerpoint, etc.• Excellent conflict management skills, and ability to influence without coercion;• Strong organizational and time management skills;• Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and to facilitate the implementation of creative solutions;• Ability to work independently, take ownership of and effectively resolve problems; and Ability to expeditiously identify and assess issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good Department practices and reason.

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