Current Job Opportunity

Readvertisement, Previous applicants will be considered and need not reapply.


March 1, 2018

Closing Date

March 8, 2018

Position Number


Position Title

Senior Attorney I

Job Location

Office of the State Courts Administrator, Innovations and Outreach, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$5,311.83 Monthly*

*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position is to provide legal advice and support to court program offices and judicial commissions, committees, and other collaborative workgroups. Specific subject areas addressed by the position change depending on the work of the judicial workgroups. Currently, the subject areas include guardianship law, access to civil justice issues, and other topics as assigned. The position is responsible for conducting legal research and analysis, drafting legal memoranda and detailed reports, organizing and facilitating meetings of judicial workgroups, creating and implementing strategic plans, implementing and reporting on grants, and monitoring and analyzing legislation.

This position requires a high degree of flexibility and professionalism. Periodic travel and additional work hours should be anticipated.

Education and Training Guidelines


  • Juris doctorate degree.


  • Five years’ experience in the practice of law. Experience with guardianship law is preferred.
  • Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required:

Requires membership in good standing in the Florida Bar. Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.


Data Responsibility:
Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; modifies policies, procedures, or methodologies based on findings.

People Responsibility:
Advises, counsels, and guides people with diverse levels of education and experience in the subjects addressed.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving economies and/or preventing losses through the providing of legal counsel.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.

Communications Requirements:
Reads and interprets highly complex professional and legal materials involving abstract theories and concepts; writes complex legal memoranda and reports; develops and presents reports.

Complexity of Work:
Applies principles of logic, scientific, or legal practice to define and analyze problems; collects data and solves abstract problems with widespread unit or organizational impact; may require sustained, intense concentration for accurate result and continuous exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decision:
Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization and may affect other organizations and the general public.

Equipment Usage:
Handles office machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs, such as word processing.

Safety of Others:
Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.

Special Comments

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to use Microsoft Office products and Westlaw or Lexis.

Ability to research case law, state and federal law, court rules of procedure, and other legal reference material.

Knowledge of strategic planning.

Ability to staff committees or similar collaborative groups.

Ability to draft legal memoranda and reports.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, judicial workgroup membership, and outside entities.

Ability to work independently, to research and make recommendations on innovations and best practices for assigned projects, and to meet deadlines.

How to Apply

Submit/upload a legal writing sample that analyzes and interprets case law and a current and complete State of Florida Employment Application to the People First Service Center online at

For additional information, please contact Tina White at (850)488-3743.

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.