Current Job Opportunity


October 8, 2019

Closing Date

October 14, 2019

Position Number


Position Title

Senior Attorney I

Job Location

Office of the State Courts Administrator, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$5,311.83 - $11,261.09 Monthly

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 senior attorney I will develop and refine a series of interviews to be used in conjunction with document assembly software that will enable the completion of pleadings and documents for both parties to file in court for various legal proceedings, including, but not limited to, landlord and tenant, small claims, and dissolution of marriage with no minor children and no real property. The senior attorney I will project manage this initiative, known as DIY Florida, an access to justice project designed to assist self-represented litigants. The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for developing and making available complete packets of basic required documents for parties on each side of a dispute to initiate and respond to actions in a legally sufficient format. The senior attorney I is expected to supervise an information systems analyst, who will program the interviews using an authoring software program and will provide completed programmed interviews for programming into a back-end document assembly engine. Additional duties may include staffing committees or commissions, obtaining and reviewing statistical data, drafting documents, revising/updating documents as the law changes, responding to inquiries, promoting the project, liaising with stakeholders, and supporting other related tasks.

The position works independently, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Education and Training Guidelines


Juris doctorate degree.

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


Three years of related experience including two years of experience in the appropriate specialty area of law for the position.

Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required:

Requires membership in the Florida Bar.    


Data Responsibility:

Refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations. 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:

Refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position. Negotiates or exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs, or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.

Assets Responsibility:

Refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization. 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:

Deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols. Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.

Communications Requirements:

Involves the ability to read, write, and speak. 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:

Addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures. 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:

Refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals. Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization and may affect other citizens.

Equipment Usage:

Refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics. 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

In addition to a law degree, a background in information technology or computer programming is preferred, although not required for consideration.

Supervisory experience is required.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application to the People First Service Center online at

For additional information, please contact Human Resources at 850-487-0778.

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 11:59:00 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.