Current Job Opportunity


February 12, 2019

Closing Date


Position Number


Position Title

General Counsel

Job Location

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, West Palm Beach, Florida

Salary Range

$7,159.60 Monthly

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to serve as legal advocate and counsel for the interests of the circuit. The position is responsible for staff supervision, providing legal counsel, formulating and implementing policies to comply with statutory and rule requirements, overseeing services and programs, managing fiscal activity, and performing administrative functions, including reporting. The position formulates long range goals for the organization based upon legal requirements; develops policy and position papers and works with chief administrative officer and elected officials, including local government.

Education and Training Guidelines


Refers to job specific training and education that is recommended for entry into the position. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis. Juris doctorate degree.


Refers to the amount of related work experience that is recommended for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the required tasks. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience. Seven years of related experience, including extensive knowledge of Florida State Courts System operations.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required:

Requires membership in the Florida Bar.


Data Responsibility:
Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations. Conducts research to discover new methodologies or to find solutions for unresolved problems.

People Responsibility:
Mentors others by advising, counseling, or guiding them regarding problems that may be resolved by legal or other professional principles.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving wide-spread economies and/or preventing losses through the management of a department that has an organization-wide impact or significant impact on the general population, or the supervision of a staff of attorneys.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

Communications Requirements:
Reads and interprets highly complex professional materials involving abstract theories and concepts; writes for professional publications; develops and presents papers at professional conferences.

Complexity of Work:

Addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressuPerforms 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 Decisions:
Makes decisions with very serious impact - affects entire organization and the general public.

Equipment Usage:
A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics. Leads or handles machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications.

Safety of Others:
Requires management level responsibility for application and interpretation of the policies regarding the provision of continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

Special Comments

Successful applicant must have minimum Juris doctorate degree, member in good standing of the Florida Bar, member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Must possess seven years of related experience, including extensive knowledge of Florida State Court Systems Operations.

How to Apply

Application package must include cover letter, resume, legal writing sample (7 pages max), and State of Florida Application.

Only accepting electronic applications to
For additional information, please contact:

Tammy Anton, Chief of Personnel Services 
Telephone 561-355-2431

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.