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Florida Legislative Employment Information

The Florida Legislature
Florida House of Representatives

Job Title

Attorney (Office of the General Counsel)

Working Title

Deputy General Counsel

General Summary

The Deputy General Counsel works with the General Counsel to provide legal advice to House leadership on a variety of matters. The Deputy General Counsel also works with the General Counsel to provide ethics advice to members of the House, and to oversee the House’s responses to public records requests.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Assist with legal research and analysis in evaluating proposed and potential legislation.
  • Assist with responses to subpoenas, including drafting motions to quash.
  • Assist with drafting amicus and other briefs to defend legislation against constitutional challenges.
  • Supervise the House’s responses to public records requests to ensure compliance with public records laws.
  • Respond to ethics inquiries from members of the House, including occasional drafting of formal ethics opinions under the General Counsel’s supervision.
  • Assist with providing advice on employment law matters.
  • Assist with substantive review of House contracts prior to execution.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of federal and state constitutional law
  • Knowledge of Florida statutory law and civil procedure
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong legal research and writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to foresee potential legal challenges and to propose appropriate solutions
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and courteously with members of the House
  • Ability to take initiative and to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Minimum Qualifications

Attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar

At least two years of experience in the practice of law

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, writing sample, 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.