37010210-51193799-20161017121510 Agency Name: Environmental Protection


Working Title: DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL-DEPBroadband/Class Code: 11-9199-03Position Number: 37010210-51193799Annual Salary Range: $90,000 - $105,000Announcement Type: Open CompetitiveCity: TALLAHASSEEFacility: COMMONWEALTH OFFICE COMPLEXPay Grade/ Pay Band: BB021Closing Date: 11/7/2016

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel, in Tallahassee is seeking an experienced litigator to represent the Department in federal, state, and administrative proceedings as the Deputy General Counsel in the Litigation Section, which represents the Department’s regulatory programs and six Districts in: (1) legal matters involving compliance and permitting decisions; (2) challenges to existing and proposed Department rules; (3) state and federal lawsuits filed on behalf of and against the Department; (4) matters involving the Board of Trustees; and (5) various other matters. The successful candidate will be responsible for: (1) supervising and directing the activities of the attorneys in the Litigation Section, including litigation, transactional, legislative activities, or other matters; (2) reviewing the day-to-day activities of attorneys and legal support staff; and (3) mentoring/training attorneys and staff. Strong ethics and ability to handle high volume case load in a fast paced environment are required. Salary is negotiable, depending on experience; salary range $90,000 to $105,000.

Job Qualifications:

  • Member of the Florida Bar

  • Minimum of 8 years litigation experience, preferably acting as lead counsel at trial or final hearing, appellate experience is a plus

  • Supervisory experience preferred, although not required

  • Significant experience in the field of environmental law, including knowledge of state and federal environmental statutes

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the rules of procedure and evidence in federal, state and administrative proceedings

  • Proven high level of communication skills and a dedication to client service

  • Demonstrated confidence and comfort working under pressure and with deadlines

  • Proven superior organizational skills and ability to lead a complex litigation team

  • Travel, although not frequent, will be required

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