Requisition No: 86848
Agency: Children and Families
Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 60074492 1
Position Number: 60074492
Posting Closing Date: 02/24/2020
Children’s Legal Services of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) is currently seeking to hire an attorney to be based in the Pensacola, FL.
Attorneys for Children’s Legal Services represent the people of the State of Florida, through DCF, advocating for the best interests of Florida’s children in dependency proceedings under Chapter 39, Florida Statutes. The position requires a strong interest in advocating for children’s best interests, good academic credentials, strong writing skills, excellent communication skills, a strong interest in courtroom litigation, excellent critical thinking skills, the ability to work independently, a positive attitude and membership in the Florida Bar. Exceptional candidates will be considered prior to Florida Bar admission. Applicants with moot court, and/or trial team participation are encouraged to apply. Law review and/or a certificate in advocacy are a plus. Please also highlight your litigation clinic experience or other related experience.
The salary is based on qualifications. The preference is for a minimum of 2 years legal experience. Will consider an entry level attorney depending on previous law school internships and work experience.
The salary for a senior attorney is $52,000 per year, and includes an excellent benefits package with health benefits, life insurance, dental insurance benefits, four weeks paid vacation, paid state holidays off with pay, a personal day, paid sick leave, and a state funded retirement package.
Children’s Legal Services: Strong Leadership, a New Paradigm, and New Opportunities!!! Come be part of an exciting and cutting edge statewide “law firm” with a vision focused on providing exceptional advocacy to the children and families of Florida achieving permanency, stability and security for abused, neglected and abandoned children.
To apply, please submit an online application that includes a cover letter, a resume, a law school transcript, a writing sample, and any additional documents you feel would assist the committee.
Thank you for your interest in Children’s Legal Services!
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: Pensacola