Current Job Opportunity


September 10, 2019

Closing Date


Position Number


Position Title

Senior Attorney I

Job Location

Office of the State Courts Administrator, Office of Court Improvement, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$5,311.83 - $11,261.09 Monthly*; *The successful candidate will be hired at or near the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide legal interpretation and support to court program offices and judicial commissions and committees and/or assist with continuing judicial education programs. The position is responsible for providing legal interpretation of statutes, rules and case law; assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of court or judicial education programs, and assisting with policy development; the Senior Attorney I may supervise administrative and support staff. The position works independently, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Education and Training Guidelines

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis and additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis.    

Juris doctorate degree and three years of related experience including two years of experience in the appropriate specialty area of law for the position.
Requires membership in the Florida Bar.


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:
Negotiates or exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs, or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.
Assets Responsibility:
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management or handling of moderate amounts of money or the providing of legal counsel.
Mathematical Requirements:
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.
Communications Requirements:
Reads and interprets highly complex professional materials involving abstract theories and concepts; writes for professional publications; develops and presents reports and papers.
Complexity of Work:
Performs work involving the application of broad principles of professional management and leadership to solve new problems for which conventional solutions do not exist; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to unusual pressure.
Impact of Decision:
Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization and may affect other citizens.
Equipment Usage:
Leads or handles 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:
Refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public. Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.

Special Comments

The Senior Attorney I must be familiar with court procedures and the legal interpretation of statutes, rules and case law.  Knowledge of court procedures regarding domestic violence and delinquency cases is preferred.  Work activities require the ability to maintain excellent working relationships with judges and court staff.  The applicant must have significant experience with legal writing.  Experience with budgets and grant management are also preferred.

How to Apply

How To Apply:

Submit/upload a current and complete State of Florida Employment Application to the People First Service Center online at

For additional information, please contact Kathleen Tailer at (850) 617-4007.

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.