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MyFlorida GENERAL COUNSEL - 22011911 in LAKE CITY, Florida


Date: May 3, 2024


LAKE CITY, FL, US, 32055

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Requisition No: 828621

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: GENERAL COUNSEL - 22011911

Pay Plan: State Courts System

Position Number: 22011911

Salary: $95,064.24 Annually

Posting Closing Date: 05/24/2024

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Job Location

Third Judicial Circuit of Florida

Job Description

The position serves 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, managing legal subscriptions, and performing administrative functions, including statistical case status reporting. The position maintains a caseload of active appeals. The position formulates long range goals for the organization based upon legal requirements; develops policy and position papers and works with elected officials, including local government. Works under the general supervision of the Trial Court Administrator or designee.

Education and Training Guidelines

Juris Doctor from an accredited law school; and

Seven years of related work experience, including extensive working knowledge of Florida State Courts System operations.

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

Member in good standing with the Florida Bar.


Knowledge of the legal processes involved in each section of the Court System.

Knowledge of business and professional relationships and ethics involved among courts, judges, attorneys, and law enforcement agencies.

Knowledge of the principles of administration, office management, system analysis, and computer applications.

Ability to work effectively in a cooperative atmosphere with judges, attorneys, constitutional officers, and administrative staff functioning within a judicial circuit.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain a caseload of pending appeals like that of the trial court staff attorneys.

Special Comments

The circuit covers Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor Counties.

The Florida State Courts System offers a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a subsidized Health insurance plan, optional enrollment in Life, Dental, and Disability insurance plans, and paid term life insurance. Benefits include vacation and sick leave and paid holidays.

The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency. The successful applicant will be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting a criminal history record check. Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete online state employment profile application through the People First State of Florida Jobs website, view the State Courts System page at

Submit also cover letter, resumé, and self-edited writing sample of no more than ten pages, and law school transcript.

Submit all documents through the People First System.

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

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 p.m. on the closing date. When using the People First State of Florida Jobs website to apply and assistance is needed with using the system, contact the People First Service Center at 1-866-663-4735.

For additional information about the job advertised contact Lisa Butler by phone at 386-754-7107.

Location address is: Administrative Office of the Courts, 173 North East Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055.

To learn more about the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Florida visit the website at

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, color, ethnicity, sex or gender, religion or creed, national origin, age, marital status, genetic, disability, or political opinions or affiliations.

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position.

Persons using a TTY or TDD may call the contact person through the FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE: Voice is 1-800-955-8770, TDD is 1-800-955-8771, NATIONAL RELAY SERVICE is 711.

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.

Nearest Major Market:Lake City