[tabi] FW: Job Announcement: Senate Committee on Reapportionment (2 Positions)

  • From: "Joe Plummer" <joeplummer@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 16:53:34 -0500

FYI, if cannot use it pass it along to someone who can. See attachments.

Joe Plummer (JP)
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 3:38:08 PM
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Subject: Job Announcement: Senate Committee on Reapportionment (2 Positions)
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The Florida Legislature

The Florida Senate

Committee on Reapportionment

Job Title:

Attorney (2 Positions)

General Summary:

This is legal work conducting research relating to the Senate Committee on

The person in this position functions as a technical expert to the
committees, other legislators, and the public on subject matters under the
jurisdiction of the committees.  Under supervision of the staff director and
committee members, the legislative attorney applies this expertise when
researching and preparing staff analyses, reports, legislation, and
amendments; responding to inquiries; developing correspondence; and
providing legal counsel and advice to the committees.

Examples of Work Performed:


Assists with legal research in evaluating state statutes and preparation of
legal opinions on questions submitted by authorized persons.

Prepares and drafts routine contracts, agreements, and related legal
documents for authorized parties.

Drafts legislative bills, resolutions, and amendments in technically
complete language.

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 members and staff of the Legislature;
answers telephone inquiries and composes routine responses to constituents.

Assists in representing the Legislature in court and at legislative or
administrative hearings under supervision of more experienced attorneys.

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

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. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Admission to The Florida Bar.


$38,220 - $82,608 annually.

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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