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Palm Beach State College

General Information


Job title: General Counsel
Job location: Lake Worth, FL 33461 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 04/10/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Palm Beach State College offers a highly attractive Senior Management benefits package.
Starting Salary Range: $73,940 to $110,000

Job Classification

Job Category:In-house General Counsel

Job Description

Job description:
Reporting to the President and as chief legal officer, this position will oversee and manage the provisions of legal affairs affecting the College to ensure maximum protection of its legal rights and to maintain its operations within the limits prescribed by law; and counsel and assist College administration and District Board of Trustees in a legal capacity pursuant to the overall mission of the College. This position is responsible for the rendering of legal representation, advice and interpretation in all substantive areas of law affecting the College. Identify and bring forth legal issues and concerns to the attention of the administration and assist with appropriate responses. Develop, revise and interpret internal Board policies. Provide advice and representation of legal matters involving faculty, staff and students, including College governance, employment law, intellectual and real property, facilities, and contract negotiations. Serve as legal counsel and advise concerning compliance with Federal and state statutes and regulations affecting institutions of higher education.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association accredited institution required.

Minimum of eight years of practicing legal experience required.

Must be admitted to and in good standing with the Florida Bar Association.

Must have the ability to provide guidance and advice on legal/policy and legislative issues, and the ability to negotiate through collaboration.

Must have knowledge of contract process, documents, and preparation; and knowledge of contract, technology, property, and labor law.

Detail oriented, good problem solving skills, conflict resolution skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong leadership skills and multitasking capabilities are all required.
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