Job Opportunities

Assistant City Attorney, Fort Pierce

Expires: December 11, 2021

Summary:

The City of Fort Pierce has an opening for an Assistant City Attorney.

Essential job functions include:

  1. Providing legal advice to City officials, department heads, and staff;
  2. Drafting contracts, briefs, resolutions, ordinances, and other legal documents; and
  3. Litigating on behalf of the City in court and administrative proceedings in various areas of municipal law, including matters pertaining to code and law enforcement.

Fort Pierce offers competitive salary based on qualifications and excellent benefits.

To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to tearley@cityoffortpierce.com, or submit an application via the City’s website: https://www.cityoffortpierce.com/178/Employment-Opportunities.

Assistant County Attorney, Charlotte County

Expires: December 7, 2021

Summary:

Charlotte County seeks ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY with minimum 3 years experience to provide advice primarily to the Building Department and Parks and Recreation Department. This position also represents staff before Code Enforcement Special Magistrate and Construction Industry Licensing Board. Must be admitted to practice law in Florida and be an active Florida Bar member in good standing. Competitive salary with extensive benefits package offered based on level of experience.

To Apply: Complete and submit application online at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/charlottecountyfl

Local Government Attorney –  Torcivia, Donlon, Goddeau & Rubin, P.A.

Expires: December 6, 2021

Summary:

If you would like to practice law at a Firm that values team work, collegiality and the provision of high quality legal services to our clients, please send your resume to glen@torcivialaw.com. We serve as City/Town/Village attorney for a dozen municipalities, as well as representing School Districts, Special Districts and constitutional officers. Practice areas include contracts, procurement, land use, Public Records, Sunshine Law and labor & employment law. For more information about our Firm please visit www.torcivialaw.com.

To Apply: Please send your resume to glen@torcivialaw.com

OUTSIDE COUNSEL & GENERAL COUNSEL, SCHOOL BOARD OF St. Lucie

Expires: November 16, 2021

Summary:

OUTSIDE COUNSEL: Effective November 1, 2021, the position of counsel to The School Board of St. Lucie County will be open to members of an outside firm.  The St. Lucie Board has a long history of mutual respect and collegiality, and its Superintendent and the entire School District staff hold well-deserved reputations for professionalism; the successful candidate will find this a great institution to represent. 

GENERAL COUNSEL: The School District is also looking to fill the General Counsel position (fka Executive Director of Legal Services), which is an in-house, full time position. The General Counsel reports to the Superintendent and oversees the Legal Department which handles a majority of the District’s legal needs. 

To Apply: Expressions of interest in the position of outside counsel to the St. Lucie Board may be submitted directly to the Board Chair, The Honorable Deborah A. Hawley, at DEBORAH.HAWLEY@stlucieschools.org.

For the General Counsel position, contact Johnathan A. Ferguson, Executive Director of Legal Services, at john.ferguson@stlucieschools.org or visit the District’s job application portal

ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL POSITION

Expires: November 15, 2021

Summary:

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s (SFRTA’s) Legal Department is seeking an experienced attorney to fill the position of Assistant General Counsel. 

Location: Pompano Beach, FL

Position Salary Range: $91,932 – $141,108 (Salary commensurate with experience.)

Candidates must have a minimum of four (4) years’ experience as a licensed attorney.  Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school is required. Candidates must also be admitted to, and be in good standing with, the Florida Bar. 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

To Apply: For additional requirements and benefits, please see the SFRTA career page at: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sfrta.  

SFRTA is an equal opportunity employer, supports a drug free workplace, and participates in E-Verify.

Assistant County Attorney, Sarasota County Attorney

Expires: November 15, 2021

Summary:

SARASOTA COUNTY OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY seeks an attorney with minimum 5 years’ experience to practice transactional and local government law in a high-achieving environment.  Recent local government experience preferred including the areas of local government revenues, public utilities, procurement, and contract drafting.    Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and strong legal research and analytical skills.  Membership in The Florida Bar is required.  By County policy only nonsmokers are eligible for hire.  Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran’s Preference Employer.  Excellent benefits package. 

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to kevering@scgov.net

Environmental/Community Development Clinic Professors,  UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW 

Expires: November 10, 2021

Summary:

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW  welcomes applications from candidates interested in teaching and directing three legal clinics at the Levin College of Law: our Immigration Clinic, Environmental/Community Development Clinic, and Mediation Clinic.  These clinics are already established at the Levin College of Law, and we welcome candidates interested in evolving each clinic within the broad parameters of the subject matter focus.  Successful candidates will be appointed as non-tenure-track Legal Skills Professors and join a faculty committed to innovation and leadership in experiential learning.

Legal Skills Professors participate fully in College of Law governance and committee work.  After three years of successful teaching and service, Legal Skills Professors are eligible for five-year, presumptively-renewable contacts.  Legal Skills Professors do not have scholarship responsibilities, but they are encouraged to participate in the scholarly life of the law school and are provided with professional development funds. This is a non-tenure accruing position. 

https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/92608

Special District Legal Services – Invitation to Bid

Expires: November 5, 2021

Summary: Barefoot Bay Recreation District (hereinafter referred to as “BBRD”) is an independent special district established pursuant to Brevard County Ordinance 84-05 as amended and Fla. Stat. Secs. 418.30 through 418.309. BBRD is comprised of approximately 5000 residential lots, BBRD owned common areas, and BBRD owned leased commercial facilities. BBRD is governed by an elected five-member Board of Trustees with quasi-judicial committees and advisory committees (currently not active). BBRD maintains various public recreational amenities including an 18-hole golf course, 3 heated pools, fishing pier, beach access, shuffleboard, miniature golf, tennis courts, bocce ball, lawn bowling, softball, walking paths, multiple meeting rooms, restaurant, and lounge. BBRD maintains common parcels it owns and the stormwater system for the community. BBRD has the duty of enforcement of the Deed of Restrictions for the community and provides nighttime security. For more information please go to www.bbrd.org. Other governmental services are provided by Brevard County. BBRD currently has a $7 Million annual budget and approximately 120 authorized employees (76.61 FTEs). BBRD is managed via a Management Services Agreement with Special District Services, Inc.  The Board of Trustees holds regularly scheduled meetings the second Friday (1:00 p.m.) and fourth Tuesday (7:00 p.m.) of each month, except for November and December when only the Friday meetings are held. Additionally, occasional Board of Trustees Workshops are scheduled for specific issues. Typically, there are six or fewer workshops per year.
Hence, BBRD is requesting unsealed proposals for “Legal Services” of a new General Counsel.

SCOPE OF WORK

General Counsel, as outside counsel (not an in-house position), shall furnish to the BBRD all applicable professional and legal services, including, personnel, management, materials, and related items, and shall perform all operations necessary to satisfactorily carry out the Scope of Services set out as follows:

  1. Attend all meetings of the BBRD Board of Trustees as designated and directed by the BBRD.
  2. Defend the BBRD as directed by the BBRD in all legal matters and litigation and/or work with assigned claims counsel in liability matters
  3. Prosecute such legal causes as directed by the BBRD.
  4. Draft such resolutions, agreements, laws and other legal documents as required by the BBRD.
  5. Render such legal opinions, advice, and legal counseling as requested by the BBRD.
  6. File proceedings to validate obligations, certificates, or bonds to be issued by the BBRD and/or work with outside counsel for this purpose.
  7. Prepare necessary legal documents and close all real estate transactions entered into by the BBRD.
  8. Legal advice to BBRD Community Manager, and/or designees, related to BBRD operations.
  9. Such other legal services as requested by the BBRD including review of and/or amendments to the BBRD Charter and/or Deed of Restrictions.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The preferred candidate should be an attorney practicing in Florida for no less than seven (7) years with at least five (5) years of experience specifically representing local government entities or special districts. Member of the Florida Bar in good standing is required. An equivalent combination of experience and qualifications will be considered.

To Apply: PROPOSALS DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, November 05, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Proposals package shall be e-mailed or hand-delivered to the Office of the District Clerk, located at the BBRD Administration Building, 625 Barefoot Blvd., Barefoot Bay, Florida 32976. Proposals are to be received NO LATER THAN 3:00 p.m. after which time the invitation will be officially closed. Proposals received after the specified time and date will not be accepted. BBRD will not be responsible for mail delays, late, or incorrect deliveries. The time/date of the email or written on the package by staff in the BBRD Administration Building will be the official authority for determining late Proposals.

Proposals shall contain a resume for lead counsel and any supporting attorneys, applicable qualifications/experience of all team members, and the hourly billable rate for each individual.

CONTACT: Stephanie Brown, District Clerk
E-MAIL: sbrown@bbrd.org
PHONE NUMBER: 772.664.3141

ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY, LEON COUNTY

Expires: November 3, 2021

Summary:

LEON COUNTY is accepting applications for the position of Assistant County Attorney. Active membership in good standing with The Florida Bar and a minimum of four (4) years of practicing law in Florida is required. Experience in procurements and contracting is also required; government procurements and contracting experience is preferred. Applicants must be able to provide sound legal advice to department, administrative, and elected officials and to represent the County in various types of local government civil matters. 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 $67,036 – $110,609. The position will remain open until filled.

To Apply: 

For further information and to apply online, go to: http://www2.leoncountyfl.gov/HR/jobs/joblist.asp Reasonable accommodations and assistance are available to disabled applicants under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Preference is given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. Leon County is a member of the Florida Retirement System and is a Drug Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer.

SENIOR ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEYS, PASCO COUNTY

Expires: October 30, 2021

Summary:

The Pasco County Attorney’s Office, which represents the Board of County Commissioners of Pasco County, a rapidly growing area located on Florida’s West Coast, is currently seeking two qualified members of the Florida Bar for positions as Senior Assistant County Attorneys.  These attorneys will have frequent and significant interaction with the County staff.  The one position will be responsible for eminent domain litigation which includes handling litigation, including administrative proceedings (when necessary) as well as real estate transactional matters. The second position will have an emphasis on reviewing and drafting transactional documents, including contracts and agreements for procurement.  Both positions will be responsible for preparing memoranda and letters; resolutions and administrative regulations; attending meetings of staff, advisory boards, and the Board of County Commissioners.  Emphasis on local governmental law preferred.  Salary is dependent on the attorney’s experience and knowledge in the above-referenced area(s) of law.

To Apply: 

Submit resume and salary history to: Pasco County Attorney, West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, Suite 340, New Port Richey, Florida 34654. Email address: csupeau@pascocountyfl.net. Resumes submitted must include dates of employment and employment phone numbers. Deadline for response is 30 days from the date of publication of this advertisement in the Florida Bar News.  EEO/MF/ADA

Assistant County Attorney, St. John’s County 

Expires: October 28, 2021

Summary:

St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is seeking an Assistant County Attorney for the Office of the County Attorney whose headquarters are located in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida. 

St. Johns County residents enjoy a healthy quality of life with many perks including the #1 rated public school system in the State of Florida, miles of beach shoreline, peaceful estuary scenery of the St. Johns River, long established agriculture and equestrian scene, and the nation’s oldest city, historic St. Augustine. In 2019 St. Johns County was ranked the 10th fastest growing county in the United States showcasing that there is truly something for everyone in St. Johns County! 

The Assistant County Attorney serves as legal counsel to the Board of County Commissioners, County Administrator, elected officials, advisory boards, Agency and Department Heads, members of the County’s management staff, and other County employees and entities as assigned; attends various meetings to provide advice and legal counsel. 

The Assistant County Attorney drafts or reviews and/or edits contracts, deeds, leases, resolutions, ordinances and other legal documents as required and researches and gathers facts, reviews files, answers correspondence, and prepares responses to legal requests. Participates in the preparation and presentation of seminars, workshops and training initiatives on various legal issues as required. Performs other duties as assigned by the County Attorney or the Deputy County Attorney.

Examples of Duties

The ideal Assistant County Attorney must possess St. Johns County’s core values of compassion, innovation, and trustworthiness and must work well in a collaborative team environment. 

Typical Qualifications

Candidates for the Assistant County Attorney are encouraged to apply if they meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/ internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. 
  • Must possess a valid license to practice law in the State of Florida.
  • Significant experience, interests, and skills in local governmental law, and in matters pertaining to the duties of an attorney for a local governmental agency are preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a practicing attorney, a considerable amount of which shall have been in the practice of local government law preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position.
  • Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others.
  • Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language.
  • Must be able to operate a computer.

Supplemental Information

NOTE TO APPLICANTS:  St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is a drug free workplace and equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, handicap, disability, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Salary: $81,853.61 Annually

To Apply:  For more information or to apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sjcfl/jobs/3259053/assistant-county-attorney 

Assistant County Attorney, Palm Beach County

Expires: October 25, 2021

Summary:

The Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant County Attorney.  Membership in the Florida Bar is required.  Effective oral and written communication skills are essential.  A minimum of two (2) years’ civil law 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 transactional matters, and provide legal advice to departmental, administrative and elected officials. Department representation before administrative boards or magistrates may be required.  Experience in local government, construction law, transactional law, land use, or code enforcement is preferred. We are willing to grow talented, motivated individuals that are interested in building a great career in a top notch organization with great benefits.  Must have excellent work ethic, strong interpersonal skills, and be a team player. Competitive salary based on experience. Position open until filled. Resumes submitted in response to the prior ad will be considered and need not be resubmitted.

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.

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