Requisition No: 228905
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY – 64085568
Position Number: 64085568
Posting Closing Date: 10/01/2020
Florida Department of Health
SENIOR ATTORNEY – 64085568
THIS REQUISITION WILL BE OPEN FOR ONE MONTH AND WILL BE USED TO FILL VACANCIES AS THEY OCCUR IN THE PROSECUTION SERVICES UNIT.
The incumbent in this position works independently within a team to provide legal services to the Department in evaluating and prosecuting violations of state law and administrative rules by licensees of the various professions regulated by the Division of Medical Quality Assurance, pursuant to Chapters 120 and 456, Florida Statutes.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
- Attorneys review case files, develop legal opinions and recommendations for administrative action or closure of cases.
- Attorneys prepare recommended action for Probable Cause Panels to include dismissals, letters of guidance or Administrative Complaints; and present cases before the probable cause panels.
- Drafts pleadings, discovery and legal memoranda; represents the Department before the Division of Administrative Hearings and in Circuit Court.
- Provides timely and professional representation in all aspects of litigation including timely trial preparation; motions practice; presentation of the case at hearing or trial; preparation of post hearing pleadings in accordance with statute and rule.
- Attorneys evaluate and prioritize pending caseloads by utilizing Department reports and work to timely resolve pending cases in accordance with statutory requirements.
- Works with assistants to maintain electronic case files, reviews investigative and legal files, advises investigators throughout the state who are assigned to gather evidence for the Department;
- Timely responds to public records requests, inquiries from counsel, requests pursuant to Chapter 456, Florida Statutes, and from other agencies regarding current cases.
- Prepares and presents cases for final action before the boards.
We request that all applications be completed with People First – no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. 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 a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
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 emergency. 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.
The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.
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.