Department of Management Services SENIOR ATTORNEY - SES - 72000898 in TALLAHASSEE, Florida

SENIOR ATTORNEY - SES - 72000898

Date: Apr 14, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 30600

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - SES - 72000898

Position Number: 72000898

Salary: 52,000 - 58,000

Posting Closing Date: 04/27/2018

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply.

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Position Summary:

Senior Attorney, Office of the General Counsel

The Department of Management Services’ (DMS) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is seeking a senior attorney to provide advice, counsel, and legal representation to the agency. More specifically, this position supports the Division of State Purchasing and the Office of Supplier Diversity through oversight of vendor certifications and convictions under Chapters 287 and 295, Florida Statutes, and Rule 60A-1.006, Florida Administrative Code, oversight of and participation in the competitive procurement process, and coordination of public records compliance.

DMS provides an excellent opportunity for attorneys who thrive in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment that requires resolution to a broad array of significant legal issues.

Pay Range:

$52,000 – $58,000

Organization Background:

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Rick Scott and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. The Department of Management Services is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government. The Department of Management Services facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Erin Rock, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees. Learn more about the business and workforce arm of Florida government here: http://www.dms.myflorida.com/.

Location:

With its canopied roads shaded by moss-draped oaks, temperate climate and award-winning state park system, Tallahassee is truly a gem within Florida – a state that has created more than 1.3 million private sector jobs since 2010 and offers its workers an excellent quality of life with no state income tax. Tallahassee is home to two major universities, a community college, the epicenter of state government, hundreds of industry association headquarters and multiple private sector interests. It is in close proximity to the crystal clear waters of Destin and Mexico Beach, the old-Florida charm of St. George Island, the Nature Coast, and the hospitality of several quaint South Georgia towns. Explore upcoming events and activities in Tallahassee: www.visittallahassee.com.

Position Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities of the senior attorney include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide competent and strategic legal advice and counsel to DMS.

  • Develop an expertise in assigned subject matter, with a specific emphasis on vendor certifications and convictions under Chapters 287 and 295 and Rule 60A-1.006, Florida Administrative Code, compliance with Florida’s public record laws, and procurements under Chapters 287, 110, 957, and 255, Florida Statutes.

  • Provide and assist others who provide legal representation for the agency in administrative, judicial, and appellate proceedings.

  • Provide polished, timely work products that reflect a thorough understanding of applicable law and an accurate knowledge of the facts.

  • Successfully manage assigned caseload and assist with the OGC’s overall responsibilities and priorities.

  • Articulate and appropriately summarize complex legal issues to others with varying backgrounds.

  • Successfully collaborate with other attorneys, support staff, senior leadership, and division employees.

  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Conduct special projects as assigned.

Candidate Profile Experience:

The senior attorney should possess the following qualifications:

  • Admission to the Florida Bar is required.

  • At least two years’ experience as a licensed attorney.

  • Litigation experience is highly desired.

  • Experience with Florida’s public records law is preferred.

  • Experience in administrative law is highly desired.

  • Experience in government procurement and contracting is preferred.

  • Demonstrated superior verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency in office information technology.

Education:

  • A juris doctor degree from an accredited law school at the time of graduation is required.

Reporting Relationships:

This position reports to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel.

Recruiting Contact:

Karen Beard

Recruiter

Florida Department of Management Services

Telephone: 850-487-1502

Email: Karen.Beard@dms.myflorida.com

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses.

DMS.Ability@dms.myflorida.com

DMS.Veterans@dms.myflorida.com

An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR 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, Florida Statutes, Drug-Free Workplace Act.

The State of Florida and the Department of Management Services participate in E-Verify. This federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

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