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  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:29 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Title: Assistant General Counsel (Energy Policy)
    Job Location: 255 Greenwich Street, 9th floor New York, NY 10007
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $ 75,000.00 - $ 85,000.00 (Annual)
    Job Category Legal Affairs
    Job Description: The Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS) is a New York City oversight and service agency that manages procurement citywide, from planning and release of agency solicitations to payment of vendors. Annually, agencies procure billions in products and services from a diverse pool of vendors that represent various industries. MOCS therefore aims to ensure that the procurement process remains fair, transparent, efficient and cost-effective.
    MOCS makes it easier to do business through use of end-to-end technology tools, increases transparency by publication of enriched data and hosting public hearings, and strengthens procurement operations by providing direct assistance and resources to all stakeholders. MOCS also partners with agencies and vendors to identify areas for policy reform, resulting in ongoing process improvement to reduce administrative burdens and increase the positive impact of services on communities. The MOCS Director serves as the City Chief Procurement Officer.
    MOCS team members operate in a collaborative, service-oriented environment, where flexibility and ability to achieve results are valued. Staff must conduct all duties relevant to their position in their assigned division and demonstrate an advanced level of expertise. This position requires a focus on aligning daily operations to the agency's strategic priorities, engage stakeholders in planning and ensure performance using well-defined success metrics and project management strategies. All staff are expected to deliver timely and quality work products and services, participate in ongoing improvement activities, proactively deepen their knowledge of procurement and government operations, and will use modern technology software and hardware to complete daily duties. This position must collaborate with other team members to implement projects, help to maintain and/or analyze operational data, and interact with external stakeholders.
    Under the direction of the General Counsel, with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, the Assistant General Counsel (Energy Policy) is responsible for assisting with legal and policy projects of the office; providing legal advice to the City Chief Procurement Officer (CCPO) and other MOCS and agency staff. Principal duties and responsibilities are as follows:
    • Providing legal advice and analysis to the CCPO, General Counsel, and agency contracting personnel on the City’s procurement rules and processes, with a focus on environmental policy and regulations;
    • Designing procurement-related compliance policies for Local Law 97 of 2019 – building greenhouse gas emissions;
    • Providing legal compliance oversight for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) laws and promulgation of new EPP rules and standards;
    • Managing compliance with Local Law 112 of 2021 regarding agency purchasing, use, and disposal of textiles;
    • Developing agency training materials and guidance regarding environmental purchasing;
    • Supporting the work of the MOCS General Counsel Unit, including:
    • Providing legal advice on a broad rang range of procurement-related matters, including but not limited to procurement innovation and vendor integrity information and processes, vendor appeals, FOIL requests and pending legislation;
    • Drafting of memoranda of policy and procedure, guidelines for implementation of new legislation, non-responsibility determinations, agency contracts, and public testimony for public hearings;
    • Representing the CCPO/MOCS in connection with various interagency task forces, working groups, and the City’s Contract Dispute Resolution Board;
    • Assisting in the resolution of disputes regarding contract registration issues, vendor protests and audit findings with the Office of the Comptroller; drafting and reviewing responses to audit findings;
    • Assisting agencies with compliance with various local laws, rules, and regulations.
    Minimum Qual. Requirements
    1. Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree; or
    2. Graduation from an accredited community college plus two years of experience with administrative, analytic, coordinative, supervisory or liaison responsibilities; or
    3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent plus four years of experience as described in “2” above; or
    4. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Preferred Skills
    1. Admission to the New York State Bar;
    2. One year of satisfactory United States legal experience after admission to any state bar; and
    3. Experience in the field of environmental law.
    Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
    Additional Information
    To best serve the City we represent, MOCS seeks individuals from a variety of backgrounds who can bring different perspectives to contribute to the work of the office. MOCS also seeks candidates who want to contribute to a work environment that values teamwork, inclusion and respect.
    As a current or prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. Please review the following notice to see if you may be eligible for programs and how to apply: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/mocs/downloads/pdf/2022.04.06_final_SLDNotice_CityEmployeesJobApplicants.pdf. For additional student loan information, please visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/Student-Loans.page.
    Job Requirements: Minimum Qual. Requirements
    1. Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree; or
    2. Graduation from an accredited community college plus two years of experience with administrative, analytic, coordinative, supervisory or liaison responsibilities; or
    3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent plus four years of experience as described in “2” above; or
    4. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.
    How to Apply To Apply:
    External Applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs and search for Job ID#: 531267.
    Current City Employees, please go to www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID#: 531267.
    Closing Date Oct 12, 2022
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:21 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Legal Services of Greater Miami and its 30 lawyers have provided legal representation to low income communities for 56 years. The firm is a leader in the legal aid community and has been recognized for its creative and aggressive advocacy for its clients. Legal Services is seeking a fulltime Florida licensed attorney with a minimum of 5-years’ experience who has a commitment and passion for social, economic, and racial justice and wants to protect the rights of low-income tenants living in Miami-Dade County.

    In addition to the essential functions and responsibilities of a Staff Attorney, the Senior Attorney in the Tenants’ Rights Unit is responsible for assisting the Advocacy Director of the assigned Unit in the development, supervision, leadership, and substantive advocacy of the Unit. The Senior Attorney is the back up to the Advocacy Director, performs all Advocacy Director duties in the absence of the Advocacy Director, and is a member of management. The Senior Attorney performs some or all of the following responsibilities as determined by the Advocacy Director based on the needs of the Unit.

    • Assist Advocacy Director with day-to-day Unit operations by supervising assigned Unit staff; providing clear, meaningful instructions to casehandlers and law clerks regarding case handling and intake-related questions; reviewing advice-only intake cases; and resolving conflicts.

    • Conduct administrative duties as needed, including but not limited to preparing intake schedules.

    • Effectively and efficiently run case review as requested, making appropriate case acceptance decisions.

    • Assist Advocacy Director to ensure compliance with all grants and contracts assigned to the Unit.

    • Direct Unit projects, including coordination of the development and implementation of projects, and providing guidance and instruction to staff assigned to oversee projects, so as to deliver high quality services and achieve project goals in a timely manner.

    • Identify cross-Unit issues, and cooperatively work with other Units to meet the legal needs of clients.

    • Assist Advocacy Director lead the Unit in developing strategies for the delivery of creative, effective advocacy.

    • A minimum of 2-years’ experience in supervising staff with general knowledge of landlord/tenant law and civil litigation a plus.

    • Co-counsel cases with Unit members.

    Excellent benefit package and competitive non-profit salary. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes paid holidays, paid vacation (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year), sick leave (15 days per year), five additional leave days. Full-time employees may participate in our benefits program on the 1st of the month following the date of hire. Our benefits include fully paid health insurance for employee & dependents, fully paid dental coverage for employees, dependents may also be included at a minimum fee, fully paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability policy as well as retirement savings plans with employer contributions after six months of service.

    Submit resume, cover letter and writing sample. Please specify this position on the cover letter.

    Apply for the Senior Attorney position – Tenants’ Rights Unit using the link below:

    https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=00d3fd8f-cc2e-49a2-b774-

    ee25d278df0b&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=440703&lang=en_US&source=CC4

    In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that each can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

    Legal Services of Greater Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Senior Attorney - Tenants Rights Unit.pdf

  • Friday, June 24, 2022 10:21 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Senior Associate Editor - Editorial Innovation (REMOTE)
    Job Location: REMOTE
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Practical Law is looking for a self-starter, driven to work on cutting edge products for the legal market to join our editorial team. The ideal candidate has experience as a transactional associate in a law firm or has done equivalent work at Practical Law and has comfort working across a broad range of legal issues and practice areas in the US. A passion for innovation and desire to work in legal technology and publishing are a must. This role can be remote.

    About the Role
    In this opportunity as Senior Associate Editor - Editorial Innovation you will be responsible for reading, analyzing, evaluating, and extracting insights from agreements across multiple US practice areas and bringing those insights to bear in our market-leading products. Working with our expert attorney editors and development teams, primary responsibilities include:
    Reviewing agreements, including commercial agreements, lease and purchase agreements, merger and acquisition agreements, and other agreements to identify data that reflect current market trends.  
    Provide guidance for the architecture, development, testing, and implementation of artificial intelligence models and validate that the final approach satisfies defined requirements.
    Extensive training of artificial intelligence models, including annotating documents to build training data and grade results.
    Providing support to the editorial and product management teams on new and evolving product initiatives as required. 
    Providing substantive editorial expertise for additional tasks and projects across Editorial.

    About You
    You're a fit for the role of Senior Associate Editor - Editorial Innovation if your background includes:
    J.D. from an accredited institution and licensed to practice law
    Two or more years' experience in a law firm and/or in a Practical Law editorial role with relevant experience, including two years of experience in one or more US transactional areas of practice such as M&A, securities, real estate, or commercial contracting.
    A working understanding of one or more transactional practice areas.
    Experience with analyzing and drafting transactional documents.
    Familiarity with corporate documents, the EDGAR database, and overall corporate transaction process.
    Analytical and research skills and ability to identify key information from sources.
    Ability to organize and present information in a clear and structured manner.
    Ability to work efficiently and within deadlines and communicate effectively across Practical Law practice areas and teams.
    A passion for developing and applying legal technology to solve our customers’ problems.
    Understands business and customer needs to meet objectives and improve user experience and access to relevant Practical Law resources.
    Proficiency in and familiarity with Microsoft Office 365.
    Ability to work flexibly in an agile product development environment.
    Candidates selected to advance will be required to submit a writing sample.
    Job Requirements: J.D.; law license in any state; two years experience in a transactional law setting
    How to Apply https://thomsonreuters.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External_Career_Site/job/USA-Eagan-610-Opperman-Dr/Senior-Associate-Editor---Editorial-Innovation--REMOTE-_JREQ159871
    Closing Date Aug 31, 2022
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:52 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney
    Job Location: Tampa, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Negotiable plus comprehensive bonus program
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Rissman is searching for recent law school graduates and attorneys practicing 1 to 4 years to join our hands-on, energetic and growing firm in our Tampa office.
    In this role, you will represent individuals and companies throughout the State of Florida in insurance defense matters ranging from medical malpractice, personal injury, automobile negligence and premises liability. 
    You will gain practical litigation experience from the moment you join our firm. While your day-to-day work will be varied, you can expect some of the following responsibilities:
    • Fact investigation
    • Case strategy development
    • Records collection
    • Client collaboration
    • Deposition and hearing attendance
    • Trial preparation 
    As we approach our 50-year anniversary, we continue to celebrate our commitment to provide superior resolutions for our clients. Our Liability Defense practice is recognized amongst the best in Florida and is comprised of exceptional lawyers who have tried over 1,500 jury trials. We pride ourselves on having a meaningful and highly successful mentorship program that enables new attorneys to learn from the best and will empower you with the tools and proficiency to deliver results that matter. We offer competitive benefits and compensation, as well as a supportive open-door professional environment.
    Please contact Adriana Paris, Director of Legal Recruiting and Professional Development, to learn more about the opportunity to join a growing and collegial team of attorneys and staff. 
    Job Requirements: Minimum 1 year experience in civil litigation
    How to Apply Email adriana.paris@rissman.com
    Closing Date Aug 01, 2022
  • Monday, June 13, 2022 7:52 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) is seeking two experienced local governmental lawyers for the positions of Deputy General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel. SFRTA operates the Tri-Rail commuter passenger rail service in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.  Significant experience representing governmental agencies is required. Excellent benefits and work environment. 


    The Assistant position has a salary range of $101,000 - $197,000. 

    The Deputy position has a salary range of $148,000 - $239,000. 

     

    Additional information and a link to apply for this position are below:

    Employment Opportunities | Sorted by Posting Date descending | . (governmentjobs.com)

  • Thursday, June 02, 2022 10:13 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    USAO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

    FORT LAUDERDALE BRANCH OFFICE, CRIMINAL DIVISION

    ATTORNEY

    500 EAST BROWARD BOULEVARD

    FORT LAUDERDALEFL 33394

    UNITED STATES

    22-SDFL-AUSA-02

    About the Office: 

    The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Florida (SDFL) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in one of the largest USAOs in the nation.  Its Divisions include: Appellate, Asset Forfeiture, Civil and Criminal. The Criminal Division is further divided into Sections: Major Crimes, Economic & Environmental Crimes, International Narcotics and Money Laundering, National Security, Public Corruption & Civil Rights, and Special Prosecutions. The USAO-SDFL is a leader in the prosecution of health care fraud, bank and other white collar frauds, narcotics offenses, human trafficking cases, public corruption, and national security matters. The Appellate Division provides advice and assistance to the litigation sections in appellate matters and handles all appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Asset Forfeiture Division handles some of the most significant and complex forfeiture cases in the nation using criminal and civil forfeiture statutes to take the profit out of crime and, in many cases, return assets to victims. The Civil Division defends the interest of the United States from suits alleging statutory torts, constitutional torts, employment discrimination, and a myriad of other claims. The Civil Division also prosecutes cases for fraud and other violations of federal laws and is responsible for collecting monies owed to the government as a result of criminal fines, defaulted student loans, mortgage foreclosures, bond forfeitures and civil judgments. The division's civil rights enforcement program investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination in the areas of housing, public employment, disability, voting and education. There are also three branch offices located in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce.

    Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

    Job Description: 

    The incumbent will represent the U.S. Government as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in a wide range of unique and complex criminal cases, in a District that extends over 300 miles from Key West to Vero Beach. The Southern District of Florida carries one of the busiest criminal trial dockets in the nation. 

    Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

    As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

    Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department’s evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component’s telework policy.

    Qualifications: 

    Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post J.D. experience.

    Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in criminal investigations and prosecutions is preferred.  Applicants should possess superior oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the capacity to function in a highly demanding environment with minimal guidance. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have strong academic credentials and at least 3 years of post J.D. experience.

    Key Requirements: You must be a U.S. Citizen or National and be registered for Selective Service, if applicable. See www.sss.gov.

    Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

    Salary: 

    AD 21-29, $86,898.00 to $118,358 Base Salary. A 23.80% locality adjustment will be added to the base.

    Travel: 

    May require 1 to 5 days a month; regular travel, both within and outside the district, will be required.

    Application Process: 

    Reference the vacancy number: 22-SDFL-AUSA-02

    A cover letter, resume and a writing sample  must be submitted by e-mail to: USAFLS-AUSAResumes@usdoj.gov. Electronic submission of applications is preferred, however, if doing so creates a hardship, applications may be sent by mail to the following address:

    United States Attorney's Office

    Southern District of Florida

    99 NE 4th Street

    Miami, Florida 33132

    Attention: Attorney Recruitment

    No telephone calls please.

    Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

    Relocation Expenses: 

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

    Number of Positions: 

    Few

    Updated January 27, 2022

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    Department Policies

    COVID-19 Vaccination:  Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex - including gender identity, sexual orientation, or pregnancy status - or because of age (over 40), physical or mental disability, protected genetic information, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit based factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

    Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:  The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.   

    Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

    Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

     

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    This and other vacancy announcements can be found under Attorney Vacancies and Volunteer Legal Internships. The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.


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  • Thursday, June 02, 2022 10:08 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    USAO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

    CRIMINAL DIVISION

    ATTORNEY

    99 NE 4TH STREET

    MIAMIFL 33132

    UNITED STATES

    22-SDFL-AUSA-01

    About the Office: 

    The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Florida (SDFL) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in one of the largest USAOs in the nation.  Its Divisions include: Appellate, Asset Forfeiture, Civil and Criminal. The Criminal Division is further divided into Sections: Major Crimes, Economic & Environmental Crimes, International Narcotics and Money Laundering, National Security, Public Corruption & Civil Rights, and Special Prosecutions. The USAO-SDFL is a leader in the prosecution of health care fraud, bank and other white collar frauds, narcotics offenses, human trafficking cases, public corruption, and national security matters.

    The Appellate Division provides advice and assistance to the litigation sections in appellate matters and handles all appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Asset Forfeiture Division handles some of the most significant and complex forfeiture cases in the nation using criminal and civil forfeiture statutes to take the profit out of crime and, in many cases, return assets to victims. The Civil Division defends the interest of the United States from suits alleging statutory torts, constitutional torts, employment discrimination, and a myriad of other claims. The Civil Division also prosecutes cases for fraud and other violations of federal laws and is responsible for collecting monies owed to the government as a result of criminal fines, defaulted student loans, mortgage foreclosures, bond forfeitures and civil judgments. The division's civil rights enforcement program investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination in the areas of housing, public employment, disability, voting and education. There are also three branch offices located in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce.

     

    Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

    Job Description: 

    The incumbent will represent the U.S. Government as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in a wide range of unique and complex criminal cases, in a District that extends over 300 miles from Key West to Vero Beach. The Southern District of Florida carries one of the busiest criminal trial dockets in the nation.  Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

    As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

    Qualifications: 

    Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post J.D. experience.

    Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in criminal investigations and prosecutions is preferred.  Applicants should possess superior oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the capacity to function in a highly demanding environment with minimal guidance. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have strong academic credentials and at least 3 years of post J.D. experience.

    Key Requirements: You must be a U.S. Citizen or National and be registered for Selective Service, if applicable. See www.sss.gov.

    Salary: 

    AD 21-29, $86,898.00 to $118,358.00 Base Salary. A 23.80% locality adjustment will be added to the base pay.

    Travel: 

    May require 1 to 5 days a month; regular travel, both within and outside the district, will be required.

    Application Process: 

    Reference the vacancy number: 22-SDFL-AUSA-01.

    A cover letter, resume and a writing sample must be submitted by e-mail to: USAFLS-AUSAResumes@usdoj.gov. Electronic submission of applications is preferred, however, if doing so creates a hardship, applications may be sent to: OR by mail to the following address:

    United States Attorney's Office

    Southern District of Florida

    99 NE 4th StreetMiami, Florida 33132

    Attention: Attorney Recruitment

    No telephone calls please.

    Information about the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdfl

    Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

    Relocation Expenses: 

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

    Number of Positions: 

    Several

    Updated January 27, 2022

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    Department Policies

    COVID-19 Vaccination:  Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex - including gender identity, sexual orientation, or pregnancy status - or because of age (over 40), physical or mental disability, protected genetic information, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit based factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

    Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:  The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.   

    Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

    Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

     

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    This and other vacancy announcements can be found under Attorney Vacancies and Volunteer Legal Internships. The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.


    Click Here To Apply

  • Monday, May 16, 2022 12:31 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    General Position Information

    Position Summary

    This position develops, establishes, and maintains an effective Equal Opportunity and ADA Compliance Program in accordance with Chapter 8, Part B, Section 2(b) of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. This position ensures the University of South Florida's compliance with federal, state and local anti-discrimination statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances. This position develops, implements, monitors and manages these equal opportunity and anti- discrimination programs and compliance activities consistent with the USF's objective to have both a workplace environment and academic setting free of unlawful discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation.

    Special Skills/Training: Education: Juris Doctor. Training: Civil Circuit Mediation; Certificate in Human Resources; Word, Outlook and PowerPoint; Time Matters Case Management Tracking System; Policy Writing and Affirmative Action Program and Planning. Knowledge of federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Knowledge and skill in how to conduct an investigation; how to supervise other; how to write an effective, comprehensive investigative report; communication skills; general writing, listening; problem solving; and rapport building.


    Education/Experience

    Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor?s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of seven years related exempt experience, including five years of managerial experience. Experience leading a team, project, program or function.

    Preferred Qualifications: Education: Juris Doctor. Training: Civil Circuit Mediation; Certificate in Human Resources; Word, Outlook and PowerPoint; Time Matters Case Management Tracking System; Policy Writing and Affirmative Action Program and Planning.

    Click the link below for full Position Profile Description.

    USF Equal Opportunity and ADA Compliance Officer.pdf

  • Monday, May 09, 2022 8:56 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Cole, and Bierman, P.L. is looking for a transactional construction attorney to help local governments with construction transactions and contracts. 

    Position requirements include: extensive experience in municipal work, construction contract drafting and negotiations, knowledge of public construction bid procedures and protests, procurement issues, construction litigation experience a plus but not required. Highly competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

    Offices in Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Tampa.

    Please reach contact Susan Trevarthen at strevarthen@wsh-law.com if you are interested.

  • Monday, May 02, 2022 11:34 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Workers’ Compensation Defense Associate Attorney
    Job Location: Orlando, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $90,000.000-105,000.00, commensurate with experience. 
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Firm Description:
    Established in 1984, Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe is one of the largest law firms in Central Florida, is AV-rated through Martindale-Hubbell, has earned a respected reputation within the business and legal community as a firm that achieves results, and has been repeatedly named one of the top 100 best places to work by the Orlando Sentinel. ZKS offers competitive salaries, superb benefits, and a congenial, community-oriented culture.
    Summary:
    Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe has an immediate opening for a Workers’ Compensation Associate Attorney. This ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience practicing Workers’ Compensation law in Florida.
    Supervisory Responsibilities: Assigns work to department legal assistants.
    Qualifications:
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please contact Human Resources.

    Responsibilities, Skills and Abilities:
    • Provide exceptional, determined legal representation to clients through memorable interpersonal connections.
    • Desire to utilize a strong set of ethics.
    • Aggressively fight for the rights of the clients.
    • Handle all functions of the case from initial client meeting through to case completion required.
    • Motion practice, trial experience, and litigation procedures.
    • Experience with workers' compensation law.
    • Client focus, collaboration/teambuilding skills, communication proficiency, leadership, and problem solving/analysis.
    • Ability to work at a fast pace with frequent deadlines.
    • Local area and occasional overnight travel possible.
    • Portable business is a strong plus, but not required.
    Education and Experience:
    • Licensed in the State of Florida (Required).
    • 5+ years' experience in Workers' Compensation Defense in Florida (Required).
    Physical Requirements:
    • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
    Work Environment:
    • Onboarding and training are likely to occur on-site, although the team is working from home on a scheduled basis. Successful candidates will feel confident about their ability to effectively and collaboratively work from home.
    • We are committed to following COVID safety policies and CDC protocols in the office and have had no in-office spread.

    Other Duties:
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
    Job Requirements: • Licensed in the State of Florida (Required).
    • 5+ years' experience in Workers' Compensation Defense in Florida (Required).
    How to Apply Submit your resume to Rebecca Schulte (rschulte@zkslawfirm.com) and Julianne Vosika (jvosika@zkslawfirm.com).
    Closing Date May 25, 2022
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