Associate General Counsel (61301)

Tallahassee, Leon County
Apr 25, 2014

Job ID: 37163

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 05/08/2014

Office of the General Counsel

Anticipated Salary Range
Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and budgetary considerations.

Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school; active member in good standing of The Florida Bar with at least five years law practice.

Florida State University seeks an attorney with significant legal practice in general transactional law, such as contracts, leases, real estate transactions, risk management, nonprofit corporations, garnishment, forfeiture actions, Sunshine and Public Records laws, employment agreements, regulation making, and general administrative and civil law matters for an in-house position.

Strong legal research and analytical skills, and ability to provide accurate, timely, responsive, critical, focused and persuasive legal advice and recommendations regarding highly complex and sensitive cases, policies, procedures and processes

Knowledge and experience in a broad range of general substantive law areas and processes

Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply related Board of Governors and University regulations, policies, procedures, principles, and practices

Some litigation experience, including representation before administrative hearing bodies, is desirable

The Associate General Counsel is responsible for advising University officers of the applications of state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and the regulations of the Florida Board of Governors, the Florida State University Board of Trustees, and of the University, to various University operations. This responsibility necessitates that counsel research, interpret, and prepare opinions regarding application of said laws and regulations for academic, direct support organizations, student and administrative programs. The Associate General Counsel is responsible for the review of drafting of proposed University policies to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and assisting in promulgating regulations for all departments within the University. The Associate General Counsel is also responsible for providing advice and the preparation and/or review of documents or instruments of legal character, related to contracts, license agreements, leases, real estate transactions, risk management, nonprofit corporations, garnishment, forfeiture actions, Sunshine and Public Records laws, intellectual property, bid protests, employment agreements, worker's compensation, and the like, in all areas of University operations, including academic program administration, finance and administration and student affairs. Finally, the Associate General Counsel represents Florida State University in all legal proceedings in federal and state courts, such as forfeiture proceedings, and before various administrative agencies of federal and state government, including arbitrations and mediations. This responsibility includes the preparation of all pleadings associated with federal and state court litigation and all other proceedings before courts or agencies.

Pay Plan
This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

How To Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

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