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City Attorney, City of Melbourne

Expires: February 28, 2023

Summary & To APPLY: The City of Melbourne, FL is seeking an experienced, professional local government attorney to provide full-service legal leadership to the City.  The City Attorney serves as the chief legal officer for the City, City Management, and City departments. The position is responsible for providing legal representation in the areas of code enforcement, utilities, police and fire, finance and taxation, recreation, housing, purchasing, engineering, real property, land use and zoning, and other areas of municipal law. This position requires a minimum of an Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and degree of Juris Doctorate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. A minimum of ten (10) years legal experience that includes administrative and local governmental law; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience of which five (5) years must be in Florida local government practice. More information can be found on our website at www.melbourneflorida.org.  Salary is negotiable, dependent upon experience, and is complemented by an excellent benefits package. This position is open until filled.

Senior Assistant City Attorney (Labor & Employment), West Palm Beach

Expires: January 14, 2023*

Summary & To Apply: The City of West Palm Beach is seeking an experienced labor and employment litigation attorney to join the Office of the City Attorney.  The position to be filled is a Senior Assistant City Attorney and requires a minimum of eight years of legal experience with 5 years of local government experience.  Direct experience shall include labor and employment administration and litigation in State and Federal courts, civil service, collective bargaining, Section 1983, American with Disabilities Act and related employment areas; appeals, arbitrations, and FCRA.  The successful candidate will also provide general local government legal services, as assigned, such as attending meetings and providing legal representation to various city boards; preparing resolutions and ordinances, reports, memoranda, and legal opinions recommending course of action; providing legal advice and assistance to the Mayor, City Commission, City Administrator, Internal Auditor and various City departments. 

Depending on qualifications, the starting salary for this position will be in the range of $117,302 -$175,952 (min-max)

Benefits: Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance, Basic Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Defined Contribution Plan (401a) with employer match (6.5%); 12 holidays, accrued vacation, and sick time. 

Management Category II Benefits: Four (4) Days of Management Leave per Year and additional $50,000 life insurance policy.

For more information and to apply, visit:  https://www.wpb.org/government/human-resources/job-opportunities

Administrative Staff Attorney, Broward County Clerk of Courts

Expires: 12/31/2022

Summary & To Apply: The Broward County Clerk of Courts is seeking an Administrative Staff Attorney.  For more information on the position and to submit an application, please visit: https://hr.browardclerk.org/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx.

Assistant County Attorney, Leon County

Expires: December 28, 2022*

Summary: Leon County Government is accepting applications for the position of Assistant County Attorney, providing legal support primarily to the County’s Department of Human Services & Community Partnerships, Code Compliance Services Division, and Parks & Recreation Division.  The Assistant County Attorney represents the County in quasi-judicial hearings before the Code Enforcement and Nuisance Abatement Boards, and also provides counsel for human and housing services programs administered by the County.  The Assistant County Attorney will prepare and analyze various legal documents, including legal opinions, agreements and contracts, grants, leases and license agreements, mortgages, satisfactions, releases, subordinations, policies, forms, bylaws, agenda items, resolutions, and ordinances, as well as general office documents such as letters and memoranda.  Active membership in good standing with The Florida Bar is required.  Experience in local government law, administrative law and transactional law is preferred.  Applicants must have the ability to provide sound legal advice to department and administrative personnel and elected officials and to represent the County in various types of local government civil matters, including litigation. The successful applicant will have a diligent work ethic, possess strong interpersonal skills, and be a team player.  The successful applicant will also have excellent oral and written communications skills, be well organized, and have a good working knowledge of Office 365.  Salary is negotiable, dependent upon experience, and is complemented by an excellent benefits package.  Current annual salary range is $75,087 – $123,893.  Leon County is a member of the Florida Retirement System.  A completed Leon County Government application, a resume, and a recent representative writing sample are required.  The position will remain open until filled.

To Apply:  For additional information and to apply online, go to: http://www2.leoncountyfl.gov/HR/jobs/joblist.asp  If you have any questions, please contact the Leon County Human Resources Division, 315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite #210, Tallahassee, FL 32301, (850) 606-2400, LCHR_Recruitment@leoncountyfl.gov

Assistant County Attorney, Escambia County

Expires: December 27, 2022*

Summary & To Apply: START THE NEW YEAR WITH A CHANGE. The Escambia County Attorney’s Office is seeking an Assistant County Attorney. This full-time position will be responsible for land use, general local government, employment law, litigation, and administrative proceedings. The County offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, a healthy work-life balance with no billable hours, and a collegial work environment with a team of six in-house attorneys practicing multiple specialties. Starting salary will be determined based upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Must be a member of the Florida Bar in good standing. Prior experience representing local government(s) is preferred but not required. If interested, please apply online at https://myescambia.com/our-services/human-resources/employment.

Construction Law Attorney, Broward County

Expires: December 22, 2022*

Summary & To Apply: The Broward County Attorney’s Office seeks an experienced construction law attorney. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate has a strong academic record and a minimum of ten years’ construction law experience, including serving as first or second chair trial counsel in construction litigation and substantial experience handling construction defect, design, and delay claims. Candidates with less construction experience but with significant experience handling complex commercial litigation or sophisticated commercial transactions will be considered. Position open until filled. Send resume to Danielle W. French at dfrench@broward.org. Please note that any submission will become a public record upon receipt. Alternatively, to speak with someone about this position, please call our Legal Administrator, Melissa McGhie, at (954) 357-7573. EO/AA Employer M/F/H/V (DFWP)

Assistant City Attorney, Tampa

Expires: December 20, 2022*

Summary & To Apply: The City of Tampa City Attorney’s office is currently seeking an Assistant City Attorney with experience in land use for its Land Use and Real Estate practice group.

The City of Tampa Attorney’s Office is a midsize in-house law firm located in one of America’s best places to live.  We serve as the legal advisor to Tampa’s mayor, city council and all of the city’s departments, officers, and boards.  Under the general direction of the City Attorney, the primary duties will consist of conducting legal research and preparing reports, memoranda and opinions on zoning, permitting, code enforcement compliance, permitting, variances, and other land use matters; preparing resolutions, ordinances, and other proposed legislation on land use matters; advising and assisting City officials and staff with land use matters; and attending quasi-judicial meetings of the city council and other administrative boards (e.g., code enforcement board, historic preservation boards, variance review board, etc.); may require attendance at meetings outside of normal working hours.  Candidates must be highly motivated, solution-oriented, capable of managing assignments independently, and have excellent writing and communication skills.  Preferred candidates should have a minimum of 2 to 3-years’ experience representing local government in general land use matters and in quasi-judicial hearings before administrative boards.  Please email resume and writing sample to Susan.Johnson-Velez@tampagov.net.  

Senior Assistant City Attorney, City of Clearwater

Expires: December 18, 2022*

Summary & To Apply: The City of Clearwater, Florida, is excited to meet our next Senior Assistant City attorney.  This full-time position is envisioned as a general transactional role.  Responsibilities will include a wide range of contract review, drafting, legal research, and negotiation of contracts ranging from software licensing to affordable housing.  With a team of six in-house lawyers, the City Attorney’s Office combines the sophistication of a larger office with the diversity of practice available in smaller offices.  As a governmental employer, the city offers a sensible work-life balance with no billable hours.  Relocation expenses may be available for applicants who currently reside outside the region.  Minimum requirements for this position include three (3) years’ experience in the practice of law.  Preferred qualifications include prior experience representing local government, or private sector experience serving as corporate counsel.  If interested, apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/clearwaterfl 

Assistant City Attorney, City of St. Augustine

Expires: December 18, 2022*

Summary & To Apply: The City of St. Augustine is seeking an Assistant City Attorney I. This position is responsible for assisting the City Attorney in providing legal support to the City Commission, City of St. Augustine Departments and related City Boards and Committees.  The Assistant City Attorney works on all aspects of municipal law as assigned.  Work includes, but is not limited to, 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. Work is performed within the framework of established policies and requires considerable responsibility, initiative and judgment. Occasional weekend coverage of first appearance and evening public hearing work is required. Interested applicants should apply online at the City of St. Augustine’s webpage.

Starting Salary: $76,844.00 
Salary is based on entry level applicants. Applicants who have gained sufficient local government experience to be eligible for Board Certification in City, County and Local Government Law or be within 1-2 years of eligibility at hire will be eligible for higher starting salary.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/citystaug/jobs/3766733/assistant-city-attorney-i

Legal Secretary & Paralegal Positions

Housing Paralegal, Lake County

Expires: December 30, 2022*

Summary and To Apply:  The Lake County Attorney’s Office is seeking applications for one full time Housing Paralegal.  This position is focused on programs administered by the Office of Housing and Community Services.  Preference will be given to applicants with a background in the following areas:  real estate, closing agent, housing programs or other social service programs. For more information and to apply, go to: https://bccnet.lakecountyfl.gov/human_resources/job_details.aspx?rtfid=5217

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