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Florida Legislative Employment Information

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The Florida House of Representatives

Job Title

Attorney (Local Administration & Veterans Affairs)

General Summary

This position primarily focuses on local government matters, the local bill process, military and veterans issues, as well as affordable housing. Under close supervision of the staff director and policy chief, the attorney applies this expertise when researching and preparing staff analyses, reports, legislation, and amendments; responding to inquiries; and developing correspondence.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Analyzes and objectively summarizes proposed legislation to determine its effectiveness and the impact of its passage on the state, local governments, and other entities and individuals.
  • Conducts local, state, and federal legal research and analyzes and interprets local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Drafts legislation and amendments to legislation.
  • Monitors and coordinates the progress of committee legislation through committees of reference and on the floor.
  • Monitors the implementation of legislation to ascertain that legislative intent is met.
  • Keeps abreast of new and ongoing issues affecting assigned area(s) of responsibility by collecting resource materials, attending workshops and conferences, reading industry publications, and communicating with agency and local government personnel.
  • Prepares oral and written reports on research and committee work such as end of session committee reports, interim projects, and oversight reports.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal research methods.
  • Knowledge of committee subject areas.
  • Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure.
  • Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, research, and organization.
  • Ability to interpret local, state, and federal legislation, laws, and rules.
  • Ability to employ legal reasoning and to foresee possible legal problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to take action in situations that lack clear direction.
  • Ability to take initiative on independent research projects.
  • Ability to produce quality work under pressure.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the demands of legislators and their staff, the public, and lobbyists.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member and to contribute to the efficient internal functioning of the committee staff.
  • Ability to conduct in-depth, carefully documented, and credible analysis under minimal supervision within established deadlines.
  • Ability to conduct meetings and make presentations.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to perform legal writing and prepare various legal documents.
  • Ability to research legal documents and legal references.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications

Attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar. Will consider applicants who recently took the Florida Bar Exam.

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience.
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

This position is not eligible for remote work.

Application Deadline

Open until filled.

Submission of Application

Interested parties may send a resume and completed Florida Legislature Employment Application to:

Office of Administration & Professional Development
Florida House of Representatives
402 South Monroe Street, 1201 Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Or email HouseAPD@myfloridahouse.gov

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.