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Florida Department of Corrections GUARDIAN AD LITEM OFFICE, STATE OFFICE-SENIOR PROGRAM ATTORNEY - 21014028 in ORLANDO, Florida

GUARDIAN AD LITEM OFFICE, STATE OFFICE-SENIOR PROGRAM ATTORNEY - 21014028

Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: ORLANDO, FL, US, 32801

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Requisition No: 424703

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: GUARDIAN AD LITEM OFFICE, STATE OFFICE-SENIOR PROGRAM ATTORNEY - 21014028

Position Number: 21014028

Salary: $57,703.00

Posting Closing Date: 07/30/2021

GUARDIAN AD LITEM

Appellate Attorney

MULTIPLE POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED FROM THIS POSTING.

THE STATEWIDE GUARDIAN AD LITEM IS SEEKING INDIVIDUALS TO SERVE IN A FULL-TIME POSITION AS AN APPELLATE ATTORNEY.

THE CANDIDATES FILLING THESE POSITIONS WILL WORK FROM HOME THEREFORE CAN BE LOCATED ANYWHERE WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

This position is not circuit specific and can be located anywhere within Florida, including but not limited to: Tallahassee/Leon County; Jacksonville/Duval County; Orlando/Orange County; Tampa/Hillsborough County; Pensacola/Escambia County and Miami/Dade County.

IMPORTANT! – Please navigate to the following website: WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG to apply for this position:

  • Click on “Career Opportunities” icon

  • Scroll down to the link titled, “Submit Your Guardian ad Litem Employment Application Here”

  • Complete the “mini” job application and attach your current and updated resume

  • Select STATE OFFICE for job location

    (PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE PEOPLE FIRST WEBSITE!)

    ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

    The Guardian ad Litem Program is Florida’s award winning, state-funded, child advocacy organization. With over 10,000 volunteers and 900 employees, its primary focus is powerful and effective “best interests” advocacy for Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children. Most of these children are abruptly removed from their homes and sadly end up in out-of-home care. The Program’s mission is achieved through operating an innovative partnership of local community volunteer advocates and professional staff. Utilizing a unique “child advocacy team” approach, the Program ensures that all children served receive quality legal representation, a safe place to live and increased attention to fulfilling their physical, educational, emotional and cultural needs. The Program’s core values strongly reinforce and enhance its mission. Those values are:

  • Commitment to Children

  • Communication Built on Trust

  • Collective Empowerment

  • Collaboration

  • Courtesy

    An excellent overview of the Guardian ad Litem Program can be found at the WWW.GUARDIANADLITEM.ORG website.

    ABOUT THE WORK

    This is professional highly responsible legal work providing appellate representation for the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office. This position requires legal research and writing on dependency and administrative law issues and analysis and evaluation of circuit court cases for appellate issues. Assigned to handle case appeals for specific regions/circuits; provide legal advice and representation on appellate issues impacting program legal operations at state and circuit level; drafts and files all necessary notices, briefs, motions, and other pleadings and papers in appellate courts; and represents the Guardian ad Litem Program by presenting oral arguments involving dependency matters in appellate courts. The person holding this position should have at least two years of appellate court experience, and preferably have dependency experience. The person should be able to work independently, and effectively manage a large caseload.

    ABOUT THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

    Graduation from an accredited law school, membership in the Florida Bar and two years of experience in the practice of appellate law. Must be a member of the Florida Bar in good standing. Dependency experience preferred.

    If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current benefits may be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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