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Florida Attorney General

General Information


Job title: Assistant Attorney General
Job location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 02/11/13
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Assistant Attorney General

Job Description

Job description:
The anticipated starting salary range is $51,627 - $65,000. Position may be filled at the minimum of the starting range.
SPECIAL NOTES: ; This position entails primarily civil investigations and prosecutions of large businesses who engage in unfair and deceptive trade practices, deals with complex civil litigation, and involves some travel.
OTHER SPECIAL NOTES: ; Preference will be given to those candidates that have three (3) years or more of civil litigation experience in the State of Florida; Preference will also be given to those candidates with three (3) years or more of Consumer Protection experience.
Preference will be given to those with:
Extensive experience prosecuting or defending fraud, deceptive and unfair trade practices (Chapters 501, 542, 812, 817, 895, and 932 of the Florida Statutes).
Extensive motion hearing experience, particularly complex and adversarial evidentiary hearings.
Minimum one civil jury trial or three bench trials as first chair
Certifications/ training in the area of fraud, deceptive and unfair trade practices or white collar crime. 
Represents the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs, in trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals in proceedings relating to Chapters 501, 542, 812, 817, 895, and 932 of the Florida Statutes, the Florida Administrative Code, and other state and federal laws enforced or utilized by the Office of the Attorney General.
Participates and supervises investigations of alleged economic crimes by individuals and corporate entities; reviews reports of law enforcement officers, investigators, accountants and financial analysts; locates and obtains documentary evidence.   Directs the investigation of potential violations of state and federal consumer protection and trade practices law; gathers and evaluates evidence and prepares cases for appropriate legal proceedings.
Litigates economic crime cases in state and federal courts, including preparing and arguing pleadings, motions, memoranda of law and briefs; prepares legal research and evaluates the research of investigators; prepares subpoenas, conducts discovery and handles pretrial proceedings.  Attends trials, hearings, and appellate oral arguments.  Drafts and negotiates settlements, assurances of voluntary compliance and issuance of cease and desist orders.
Participates with other states through the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) by representing the State of Florida in multistate investigations and litigation.  Conducts legal research and assists in preparing legislation proposed by the Department.
Responds to correspondence and telephone inquiries concerning economic crime issues.
Represents the Department in meetings and conferences relating to economic crime investigation and litigation.  Establishes lines of communication with local, state and federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors; serve on federal and state task forces and work with those agencies; initiates contact with and process information from law enforcement agencies in order to locate appropriate economic crimes cases;.
Maintains current expertise in areas of practice, including reading recent judicial decisions and case summaries and attending continuing legal education and other professional seminars.
Performs in a timely fashion other assigned duties, which may require extended hours and/or travel outside the worksite.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Admission to the Florida Bar and three years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings.
Membership in good standing in another state Bar can substitute for the required admission to the Florida Bar provided membership in the Florida Bar is attained within 12 months of appointment to a position in this class.
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