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Litigation - General Attorney in Tallahassee, FL

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Company name

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

USA Tallahassee, FL

Date Last Verified

Dec 07,2017

Posted on

Dec 06,2017

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Senior Attorney The candidate will provide essential daily counsel and guidance for division management and staff in the administration of licensing, auditing, and law enforcement regulatory programs and leads the development and maintenance of division policy through management of formal rulemaking initiatives relating to the regulation of alcoholic beverage and tobacco products in Florida. Will serve as the lead regulatory counsel for division programs and daily operations, including: Prepare the division’s annual regulatory plan and manage the drafting, review, approval, and filing of all necessary records for the creation, amendment, or repeal of administrative rules of the division. Plan and facilitate public workshops and hearings on rule development initiatives of the division as requested. Review and respond to correspondence from the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee and other correspondence directed to the division relating to administrative rules. Coordinate the routine review of division administrative rules to ensure the rules promulgated by the division are substantiated by proper authority and reflect standards consistent with current law. Assist division and bureau staff with the development and promulgation of forms incorporated by the administrative rules of the division. Will review and analysis of filed legislation or legislative analysis prepared by bureau and division staff. Assist with the development and execution of implementation action plans for the timely and effective updates of division practices, rules, forms, or other matters needed to correspond to amendments in law. Design, develop, and deliver legal training for division staff relating to laws, rules, and other matters as assigned. Will review and authorize the release of responsive public records upon request of members of the public and media organizations, including the redaction of content deemed exempt or confidential pursuant to law. Will draft, review, and/or approval of division and bureau policies and procedures guided toward compliance with laws, regulations, department policies, and other standards applicable to division programs. Assist with drafting and review of division correspondence or responses to inquiries from public and industry stakeholders. Coordination of these duties and responsibilities and related tasks with the chief attorney or other senior attorneys assigned to the division. Assist with other tasks and duties as assigned. Will also serve as the primary compliance counsel for assisting and advising division law enforcement members with administrative and criminal matters of law governing division operations, including: Coordination with bureau management, supervisors, special agents, and investigation specialists regarding counsel and guidance needed for the lawful and efficient execution of the division’s compliance and enforcement obligations. Review of investigative reports, inspection records, evidence, data, and other sources of information for the purpose of assisting with the planning and execution of administrative and criminal investigations regarding alleged violations of law. Monitor state and federal legal opinions relating to law enforcement operations, standards and processes of criminal law, standards and processes of administrative law, and other pertinent subjects. Prepare training or other guidance for apprising division and bureau staff regarding the standards of law and methods or practices of the division impacted by applicable legal precedents. Review draft subpoenas and search warrants as presented for approval in division investigations and recommend edits or approval as warranted. Assist with preparation and filing of other court-related documents as assigned. Assist personnel of the division’s administrative case unit with research, review, and recommendations relating to case actions pending service, pending compliance, or pending action upon request of a case respondent. Assist division and bureau management and coordinate with the designated department employment counsel in facilitating legal review of personnel and labor issues in accordance with applicable laws and collective bargaining agreements. Serve as a liaison of the division to offices of State Attorneys, United States Attorneys, state and federal courts, and local, state, or federal agencies as necessary to effectively achieve the law enforcement functions of the division.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have Juris Doctor degree conferred by an ABA-approved law school. Admission to the Florida Bar with membership in good standing. Should have 3 or more years of professional experience in the practice of law. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must have knowledge of and ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to businesses regulated by the department. Must demonstrate and maintain working knowledge of current substantive law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, evidence, and other legal precedents governing the administrative and criminal legal actions and operations of the division. Must be able to apply the appropriate laws and procedures to the review and approval of division reference tools, forms, administrative rules, case reports, administrative complaints, policies and procedures, legislative analyses, and other matters as assigned. Must have strong legal research and writing skills and the ability to utilize these skills for objective and persuasive tasks as necessary. Must be able to evaluate and analyze data and other information to identify trends, develop recommendations, and implement resolutions for accuracy and consistency of division operations. Must have ability to develop substantive and creative training methods for delivery of information to audiences of diverse background and experience. Must demonstrate strong attention to detail and a consistent commitment to the full and accurate review of matters assigned for planning, drafting, feedback, or approval. Must be able to use available technology to perform assigned duties, including computer software, hardware, and data systems. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. Must have strong organization and time management skills for managing multiple tasks and competing deadlines. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Experience as a licensed attorney in the drafting and promulgation of administrative rules for a state agency in accordance with the Florida Administrative Procedure Act. Experience as a licensed attorney in advising law enforcement officers regarding legal matters in the operations of law enforcement and the prosecution of criminal acts. Experience in interpreting and applying Chapter 119, F.S., relating to public records, particularly records involving active criminal intelligence or investigative information.

Closing Date: 12/11/2017.

Additional info

Requisition No: 25215

Company info

Pamela Hill Pace
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1027
Phone: 850-717-1116