Job Opportunities

Assistant County Attorney, Palm Beach County

Expires: September 26, 2021

Summary:

The Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of an Assistant County Attorney.  Membership in The Florida Bar is required.  Excellent academic record and effective oral and written communication skills are essential.  A minimum of five (5) years’ legal work experience is preferred, but exceptional candidates with less experience may be considered.  Must have ability to represent the County in various types of local government civil matters and provide legal advice to departmental, administrative, and elected officials.   Experience in local government, transactional law, land use, building or construction law is preferred.  Must have diligent work ethic, strong interpersonal skills and be a team player.  Great benefits, competitive salary based on experience.  Position open until filled.

To Apply

Send resume to Robert Banks, Chief Assistant County Attorney, 301 North Olive Avenue – Suite 601, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 or by email to:  COATTYemail@pbcgov.org.

EO/AA Employer M/F/H/V (DFWP)

Editor, Current Municipal Problems

Expires:  September 13, 2021

Summary:

Thompson Reuters is looking for someone who would be interested in being the editor of Thomson Reuter’s publication called Current Municipal Problems (CMP). The editor would be an attorney in good standing and would gather (and get permission to republish) articles which appear in Municipal publications,  for inclusion in CMP. There are four issues of CMP per year and Thomson Reuters pays $500.00/issue to the editor. 

To Apply:

Please contact Erbayne Jarvis more information: 

Erbayne W. Jarvis
Attorney Editor
Thomson Reuters
the answer company
Phone: +1 (763) 326-3440
erbayne.jarvis@tr.com
thomsonreuters.com

Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Counsel, Palm Beach County

Expires:  September 8, 2021

Summary:

The Palm Beach County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is seeking a private attorney to serve as VAB Counsel.  VAB Counsel’s primary role is to advise the VAB on all aspects of the VAB review process to ensure that all actions taken by the VAB and its appointees meet the requirements of law. Counsel must advise the board in a manner that will promote and maintain a high level of public trust and confidence in the administrative review process. VAB Counsel is not an advocate for either party in a VAB proceeding.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Current membership in The Florida Bar
  • Five (5) years of professional experience practicing law
  • Must be an attorney in private practice
  • Real estate and local government experience preferred

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

VAB counsel is prohibited from representing the property appraiser, the tax collector, any taxing authority, or any property owner in any administrative or judicial review of property taxes.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of F.A.C., Rule Chapter 12D-9 and F.S. 194
  • Knowledge of the statutory provisions that govern Value Adjustment Board (VAB) procedures
  • Extensive knowledge the role of evidence in quasi-judicial hearings
  • Ability to provide expert legal advice to the VAB and other officials of the department
  • Ability to interpret and clarify applicable law (statutes, case law and rules)
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, orally and in writing

ROLE OF POSITION:

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Ensures that VAB proceedings are fair and consistent with Florida law
  • Advises VAB of the actions necessary for compliance with Florida law
  • Advises VAB regarding matters including: composition and quorum requirements; statutory training and qualification requirements for special magistrates and members of the VAB; legal requirement for recommended decisions and final decisions; public meeting and open government laws; any other duties, responsibilities, actions, or requirements of the VAB or its members under applicable law
  • Answers legal questions from VAB staff and special magistrates
  • Advises the VAB and its staff and special magistrates in all legal matters affecting the VAB
  • Reviews and responds to written complaints alleging noncompliance with the law by the VAB, special magistrates, VAB clerk, and the parties
  • Conducts annual VAB orientation for all special magistrates
  • Reviews taxpayer letters requesting a review of special magistrates’ recommendations and makes recommendations to the VAB after file review
  • Keeps VAB members and VAB staff updated on laws, statutes, rules, case law, and Department of Revenue bulletins, directives and guidance affecting the VAB
  • Attends all VAB meetings
  • Is available to attend all VAB hearings, typically conducted October through March
  • Reviews requests for late-filed petitions and determines if “good cause” exists to accept or deny the late-filed petition
  • Reviews requests to reschedule petitions
  • Addresses lawsuits filed against the VAB
  • Audits special magistrate worksheets for compliance
  • Performs other functions deemed necessary by the VAB

To Apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and desired hourly compensation to HR@mypalmbeachclerk.com. Salary is depended on qualifications.

 

Assistant City Attorney, St. Augustine

Expires: August 24, 2021

Summary:

The City of St. Augustine currently has an opening for an Assistant City Attorney.  This position is responsible for assisting the City Attorney in providing legal support to the City Commission, Departments and related City Boards and Committees.  The Assistant City Attorney works on all aspects of municipal law.  Work includes ordinance drafting, civil and criminal code enforcement litigation, public hearings, contracts and procurement, interlocal agreements, annexations, Florida public records law and Government in the Sunshine requirements.

https://www.citystaug.com/354/Full-Time-Employment

Required qualifications include graduation from an accredited law school and membership in good standing with the Florida Bar Association with a minimum of two years’ experience.  

To Apply:

Additional details and how to apply can be found on our website: www.CityStAug.com. or email: dhayes@citystaug.com

ASSISTANT SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY – PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Expires: August 14, 2021

Summary:

Minimum Qualifications:  Florida Bar member in good standing; at least three years’ experience in one or more areas ( see Job Description at https://www.pcsb.org/Page/1661 ); and other items noted in Job Description. 

Preferred Qualifications:  At least three years’ experience as an attorney for a Florida public school district or other public agency; Florida Bar Board Certification in Education Law; and other items noted in Job Description. 

Salary range: $90,000 – $120,000.  Excellent benefits and work environment. 

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to michelottik@pcsb.org  before August 14, 2021.   Same ad accessible here:  https://www.floridabar.org/classified-ad-category/attorney/

County Attorney Legal Services, Santa Rosa County

Expires:  August 13, 2021

Summary:

The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is requesting letters of interest from interested parties to provide County Attorney legal services for the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners. The BOCC will entertain responses that propose a private firm acting as the County Attorney. Please note, the County is also considering the option of employing an attorney as the County Attorney.

To Apply:

Questions concerning this request should be directed to the Santa Rosa County Procurement Office in writing at bidinfo@santarosa.fl.gov prior to 12:00 p.m. on July 30, 2021. All letters of interest must be received by 10:15 a.m. on August 13, 2021.  For further instruction on submission, please visit: https://www.santarosa.fl.gov/391/Procurement-Office @ “Bid Opportunities”.

Assistant County Attorney, Nassau County

Expires: August 10, 2021

Summary: The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners is hiring for the position of Assistant County Attorney.  This is a high-level professional position performing a variety of complex legal work requiring considerable responsibility, initiative, and judgement.  This position performs under the supervision of the County Attorney.   

Assistant County Attorney Brochure

Salary Range: $112,090.86 – $170,559.22 Annually Depending On Qualifications

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an Accredited Law School and a member of The Florida Bar.
  • Experience, interest and skills in local government law and in matters pertaining to the duties of an attorney for a local government agency desired.
  • Employee must reside in Nassau County or move to Nassau County within one-hundred eighty (180) days of employment.

To Apply:

To view and apply for Nassau County Board of County Commissioners job openings, visit https://nassau.munisselfservice.com/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Nassau County is a drug free workplace.  Note: This position is exempt from Veteran’s Preference in accordance with Florida Statute 110.205(2).

Land Use Attorney, Berlin Patten Ebling, PLLC 

Expires:  August 7, 2021 

Summary:

The Sarasota office of the Berlin Patten Ebling, PLLC law firm is seeking a land use attorney with expertise in handling rezonings, comprehensive plan amendments, variances and other development order applications through to public hearing.  Three to five years prior employment with a local government is a plus. A candidate must be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar.  Salary and benefits will be based on the candidate’s level of experience and qualifications.   Berlin Patten Ebling is a dynamic, vibrant law firm with a progressive legal team and technologies.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a statement of interest and resume to Stephanie Dechant at  sdechant@berlinpatten.com

Assistant County Attorney, Broward County

Expires:  August 1, 2021 

Summary:

The Broward County Attorney’s Office seeks two transactional attorneys. The ideal candidates will have a minimum of three years’ experience in handling transactional work, with strong contract drafting skills.  However, applicants of any experience level will be considered.  Experience with information technology agreements or social services agreements is a plus but is not required. Candidates desiring remote working arrangements will be considered.  Our fifty attorneys provide a full range of litigation, transactional, and regulatory legal services.  We offer a competitive compensation package that includes participation in the Florida Retirement System and excellent employee benefits.  

To Apply: Candidates should send a resume and writing sample to Deputy County Attorney Danielle French at dfrench@broward.org.  Please note that any submission will become a public record upon receipt.

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