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Florida Legislative Employment Information

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Florida House of Representatives

Job Title

Attorney - Insurance & Banking Subcommittee

General Summary

This position primarily focuses on insurance matters. The attorney conducts legal research; analyzes legislation; drafts bills, amendments, staff analyses, legal memoranda, and other documents; and provides counsel and advice to legislators and legislative committees.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Drafts legislative bills, amendments, and staff analyses. 
  • Monitors and coordinates the progress of committee legislation through committees of reference and on the floor.
  • Assists in planning committee meetings including agenda, speakers, presentations, and materials.
  • Briefs legislators orally or in writing on issues to be discussed in committee, on the floor, or with constituents.
  • Provides legal counsel and advice to legislators and legislative committees on legal matters including the development of legislation and legislative programs; interprets state and federal legislation related to programs of any governmental unit. 
  • Recommends needed changes to legislation based upon trends in case law, agency comment or citizen request. 
  • Performs legal research concerning the interpretation of Florida Statutes and on other matters in question for legislators and staff; answers telephone inquiries and composes routine responses to questions from legislators and the public. 
  • Maintains knowledge of issues affecting the jurisdiction of the subcommittee by collecting resource materials, reading industry publications, communicating with industry representatives and agency personnel, and attending workshops and conferences.
  • Reviews agency action pursuant to Chapter 120, the Administrative Procedures Act, to identify instances of the invalid exercise of delegated legislative authority; monitors Florida court cases and administrative decisions and advises agencies accordingly. 
  • Maintains communications with agency heads, or their assigned deputies, assistants, and agency general counsel. 
  • Performs other related duties as required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of legal terminology. 
  • Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure. 
  • Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, research, and organization. 
  • Ability to provide legal counsel. 
  • Ability to interpret 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 which lack clear direction. 
  • Ability to take initiative on independent research projects. 
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public, press, and lobbyists. 
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 
  • Ability to use independent judgment when releasing information to the public. 
  • Ability to collect and analyze data. 
  • Ability to conduct meetings and to make presentations. 
  • Ability to perform legal writing and prepare various legal documents. 
  • Ability to research legal documents and legal references. 

Minimum Qualifications

Attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in insurance related matters and/or the legislative process. 

Salary

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

Submission of Application

The Florida Legislature Employment Application is available on the Legislative website at http://www.leg.state.fl.us.  
 
Interested parties may send a cover letter, resume and completed Florida Legislature Employment Application to:
Lawanda Williams
Florida House of Representatives
Office of Administration, 1001 Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL  32399
 
 

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.