[tabi] FW: Chief Attorney for Senate Committee on Ways and Means

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  • Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 01:28:14 -0400

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Subject: FW: Chief Attorney for Senate Committee on Ways and Means

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The Florida Legislature

The Florida Senate

Committee on Ways and Means


Job Title:

Chief Attorney


General Summary:

This is highly complex legal work providing legal counsel, advice, and
representation for the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.  An employee in
this position serves as the senior legal expert to the committee.


Candidates with experience in Florida's budgeting process are preferred.


Examples of Work Performed:

Participates in conducting complex legal research in highly technical and
specialized areas, specifically the budgetary process, requiring extensive
legal experience. 


Performs legal research concerning the interpretation of Florida Statutes
and on other matters in question for members and staff of the Legislature.


Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of legal terminology. 

Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure. 

Knowledge of the Florida Constitution. 

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

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

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with

Ability to use independent judgment when releasing information to the

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. 

Ability to draft legislation.


Minimum Qualifications:

Admission to The Florida Bar and three years of professional experience in
the practice of law, legal research, teaching law, or in administrative or
judicial hearings.



$59,772 - $131,568

The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.



Application Deadline:

Open until filled.


Submission of Application:

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and
resume to:


          Office of Legislative Services

          Human Resources Office

          Suite 701, Claude Pepper Building

          111 West Madison Street

          Tallahassee, FL   32399-1400


Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's website Online
Sunshine or by calling (850) 488-6803.


Accommodation for Disability:

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human
Resources at (850) 488-6803.





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