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  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:03 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking a Single-Family Foreclosure Commissioner in Florida. Under the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, 12 U.S.C. § 3751 et. seq., HUD may exercise a non-judicial Power of Sale of single family HUD-held mortgages and the Secretary of HUD may appoint a Foreclosure Commissioner to do this under the provisions of federal law. The foreclosure commissioner must be a resident of the State of Florida or an entity duly authorized to transact business under the laws of the State of Florida, and must be responsible, financially sound, and competent to conduct the non-judicial foreclosures. Interested persons must submit a Letter of Interest by email to Regional Counsel Sharon M. Swain at Sharon.M.Swain@hud.gov and Deputy Regional Counsel Kiara B. Griggs at Kiara.B.Griggs@hud.gov and by U.S. Mail to the same persons at this address: U.S. Dept. of HUD, Five Points Plaza Building, 40 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30303.

  • Wednesday, November 07, 2018 12:43 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
    City of Sunrise Logo
    CITY OF SUNRISE
    invites applications for the position of:

    Assistant City Attorney 102918


    SALARY:  $95,957.68 - $149,661.41 Annually
    OPENING DATE:  10/29/18
    CLOSING DATE:   Continuous

    DESCRIPTION:

     

    NATURE OF WORK

    This is highly responsible professional work acting as a legal advisor and counselor for the various City departments.
     
    An employee in this classification is responsible for preparing contracts, resolutions, ordinances and other written documents involving the City; for performing legal research and preparing legal opinions; for advising City officials; and for representing the City in litigation and administrative proceedings.  The employee represents the City in legal matters, including the bringing and defending of suits and negotiating settlements.  The employee attends meetings of the City Commission and advisory boards, as necessary; advises the City Commission, City Manager and City departments in reference to legal questions.  Duties include representing the City before various local and state departments and other governmental subdivisions. Supervision is exercised over legal and clerical staff, which includes training, and evaluating work performance.  General direction is received from the City Attorney however; the employee is expected to exercise considerable initiative and independent professional judgment in developing the technical aspects of the job.

    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

    ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

    • Researches, compiles, analyzes and summarizes information on statutes, legal decisions, opinions, rulings, codes and ordinances for internal departmental use and citywide use.
    • Drafts resolutions, ordinances, contracts, leases, deeds, pleadings and other legal documents
    • Conducts witness interviews, prepares legal correspondence and documents, prepares trial plans and drafts pleadings such as findings of fact or conclusions of law.
    • Examines and analyzes complaints and evidence of alleged or suspected violations of laws or regulations in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and procedures.
    • Reviews legal instruments or other related documents to assure completeness of information and conformance to applicable laws, rules, precedents and procedures.
    • Research, assemble and summarize information on legal instruments and various legal subjects.
    • Assists in case preparation for civil litigation or tries lawsuits.
    • Meets with clients and the public.
    • Negotiates various documents.
    • Performs related work as required.
    REQUIREMENTS:

    EDUCATION 

    • Graduation from law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a doctor of jurisprudence or a LLM.
    • PROOF OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF COMPLETED EDUCATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AS AN ATTACHMENT WITH APPLICATION. (Applications without attached proof of education will not be processed for consideration.)
    EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
    • Five (5) years' membership in The Florida Bar.
    • Broad range of experience and knowledge in local government law including  one or more of the following subject areas:  drafting municipal agreements, sunshine, ethics, public records,  utilities, land use/ zoning, code enforcement, public finance, civil litigation relating to section 1983 liability, criminal litigation, public procurement, grants, contract drafting and administration, labor and employment law, municipal pension law, construction law, police, fire,  or other local government related experience.

    SPECIAL CERTIFICATION

    • Be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar.
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact. 
    • Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, computers, scanners, calculator, copier, and fax machine.
    • No significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, sitting, standing, pushing, and pulling is required. 
    • Ability to perform minimal lifting, not to exceed 10 pounds of force, which may be required on a limited basis.
    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Considerable knowledge of the goals and objectives of the legal matters to which assigned.
    • Considerable knowledge of local, state and Federal statutory law.
    • Considerable knowledge of legal procedures in the areas of assignment.
    • Considerable knowledge of legal instruments in applicable fields of law.
    • Considerable knowledge of the sources and availability of current legal decisions, opinions, rulings and statutes.
    • Ability to apply knowledge of the law and legal procedures to a variety of legal assignments.
    • Ability to analyze procedural problems and recommend solutions in assigned fields of law.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to conduct thorough legal research and prepare various legal documents and summaries.
    • Ability to prepare cases for civil litigation.
    • Ability to express ideas clearly and to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
    • Ability to assign and supervise work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
    • Ability to achieve rapport with various government officials and members of the public requesting information.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials, representatives of private businesses, service and civic organizations, and the public.


    It shall be the policy of the City of Sunrise to hire well-qualified persons to perform the many tasks necessary in providing the services the City is called upon to render. An integral part of this policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons for employment and to recruit and administer hiring, working conditions, benefits and privileges of employment, compensation, training, appointments for advancement, including upgrading and promotions, transfers, and terminations of employment including layoffs and recalls for all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, age or physical or mental disabilities who are qualified for the jobs they are seeking. As provided in the Florida Statutes, preference in initial appointment will be given to applicants who are eligible for Veterans' Preference. Eligible applicants must complete the Veterans' Preference section of the application at the time it's submitted, and include a copy of their DD214 (separation papers) indicating character of service. Applicants must also include any additional required documents to support their level of preference eligibility such as their VA Letter of Disability, if applicable.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -M/F/D/V

    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sunrisefl/jobs/2253655/assistant-city-attorney-102918?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs or http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sunrisefl/default.cfm

    Position #Assistant City Attorney
    ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY 102918
    JK
    10770 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
    Sunrise, FL 33351
    954-838-4522
    hr@sunrisefl.gov

  • Tuesday, November 06, 2018 7:45 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
    City of Atlanta


    Court Administrator


    Location:  City Of Atlanta
    Divisions:  JDA MUNICIPAL COURT OPERATIONS


    Description

     

    Salary : Commensurate with Experience

    Position Expires: 11-30-2018

    General Description and Classification Standards

    The individual in this position is responsible for the overall management of the Municipal Court of Atlanta. Duties include, but are not limited to: coordinating, organizing, supervising, and the managing the various case processing activities of the court. Providing direction to a group of managers engaged in multiple activities related to the area of leadership responsibility; establishing operating policies; providing management coaching and guidance; building relationships across departments, in addition to City organizations as needed; and managing the court budget.

    This is the highest level of strategic and/or operations management reporting to the Municipal Court Chief Judge. Position manages a primary function of the department and recommends high level policy and procedure subject to department, mayoral, and/or City Council approval.

    Directing activities; keeping the Municipal Court Chief Judge informed about professional and fiscally responsible recommendations regarding budget policy, adoption and adjustments; presenting and explaining the Court’s finances, budgets, and forecasts to City Council and to the Office of the Mayor.

    Supervision Received

    This position reports to the Municipal Court Chief Judge. Direction is received from the Municipal Court Chief Judge and Court Judges with a focus on strategic objectives and policy making.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Individual may perform other duties as assigned.

    • Oversees record management including computer operations, record retention, record-keeping and reporting of court minutes.
    • Ensures the preparation of a balanced and fiscally responsible annual budget that is in compliance with the City Charter.
    • Develops, defends, and revises such budget within the context of meetings with the Office of the Mayor, City Council, and Human Resources.
    • Presents and explains the Municipal Court finances, and budgets to the members of City Council.
    • Monitors the administration of the budget; makes and recommends adjustments to the Municipal Court Judges, the Office of the Mayor, City Council, and Human Resources.
    • Supervises the financial aspects of court operations including the collection, receipt, and accounting of fees, fines, bonds, and escrow funds.
    • Provides recommendations regarding new initiatives, contracts, and other items related to the operation of the Court.
    • Directs activities related to budget policy, adoption, and adjustments.
    • Develops the preliminary court budget, forecasts revenues and expenditures, and participates in budget hearings.
    • Keeps the Municipal Court Chief Judge and Court Judges informed regarding major financial developments, which may impact the City.
    • Makes recommendations to the Municipal Court Chief Judge and Court Judges for pending and forthcoming legislation; assists in writing legislation and securing funds.
    • Monitors activities within the departments to ensure all responsibilities are performed accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Interacts with executive level management on a peer basis.
    • Participates in the development of the Court’s plans and programs.
    • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning of new programs and strategies to the Municipal Court Chief Judge and Court Judges.
    • Develops staffing strategies to identify and retain talent at the court and implement improvement plans.
    • Resolves conflict and able to reach a consensus on countervailing interests.
    • Manages administrative matters, such as conducting special studies, preparing special projects, developing and administering training, and providing for staff technical and professional growth.
    • Establishes credibility throughout the court with management and employees to effectively solve problems and employee concerns.
    • Enhances, develops, implements, and enforces human resources policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the Court.
    • Manages the case management systems database and provide necessary reports for the critical analyses of the Court.
    • Conducts research, prepares program evaluations, makes recommendations, and conducts presentations on the court structure for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the Court.
    • Works closely with the Office of the Mayor, City Council, Municipal Court Judges, and Human Resources to achieve city goals and objectives.
    • Advises, negotiates, manages, and administers contracts with all Court vendors.
    • Interprets and executes statutory mandates, rules of court, and judicial system policies, as they relate to administrative matters.
    • Formulates and implements policy with respect to the operations of the court administration.
    • Develops and/or modifies procedures to ensure compliance and supervises the implementation.
    • Maintains an awareness of city ordinances/regulations, as well as state and federal laws to ensure compliance.
    • Analyzes and prepares court security plans.
    • Clearly articulates information within the organization, to the Municipal Court Chief Judge and Court Judges, the Mayor’s Office, Council Members, interdepartmental leads, and other public forums as requested and necessary.
    • Performs other related work as required.

    Decision Making

    This is a policy-advisory level of management; establishing and maintaining organizational strategies and policies within required legislative and/or executive limitations. Works within and strives to achieve the Municipal Court’s overall mission. Accomplishes short-term, mid-term, and long-term objectives; applies professional standards of operation and assures the court functions meets all legal and regulatory requirements.

    Leadership Provided

    Provides guidance to managers, supervisors, and staff, while setting the overall goals and objectives for the Court and provides guidance on performance standards in accordance with city policies and the applicable law.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Advanced knowledge of the court functions; knowledge of core technical and/or operations related to court management principles and approaches.
    • Advanced leadership required in addition to motivational skills for identifying strategic issues and developing long-term resolutions.
    • Skill in operating computers with extensive proficiency, covering a wide variety of applications.
    • Ability to visualize and anticipate organizational needs, while accomplishing administrative goals.
    • Must possess exceptional relationship management skills within the organization and with external constituents/partners.
    • Knowledge of State of Georgia reporting requirements.
    • Knowledge of Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) procedures.
    • Knowledge of City and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws.

    Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

    • Master’s degree or Juris Doctor’s degree, from an accredited College or University, in criminal justice, management, business administration, or any equivalent field; and 7- 8 years of related experience with extensive project management and/or leadership experience.

    Preferred Education & Experience

    • Juris Doctor’s degree, from an accredited College or University; and 10 or more years of project management and court administration experience.
    • Current certification and relevant years of experience in Lean Six Sigma.
    • Progressive experience in leadership and management of an organization with 100 or more staff members.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of a successful budget plan for a multi-million-dollar budget.

    Licensures and Certifications

    Court Clerk and/or Court Administrator certification required or must be acquired within 6 months of hire.

    Please apply here

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:59 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    Please email a cover letter, resume, & list of three references to jobs@acslaw.org.

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:40 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    ADJUNCT LAW FACULTY RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Sept. 26, 2018

    The Shepard Broad College of Law in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. is seeking candidates for the adjunct faculty teaching positions described below.

    Candidates must have a JD degree, and practitioners with at least 5 years of practice experience are preferred.

    Interested candidates should forward a resume and brief statement of qualifications by the deadlines indicated for each position below, to Richard Grosso, Professor of Law and Chair, Adjuncts Committee, at rgrosso@nova.edu.

    Thank you,

    Richard Grosso,

    Professor of Law

    Chair, Adjuncts Committee

    I.

    Law Office Management Workshop

    We are seeking an adjunct professor to teach this course beginning in the Summer 2019 semester.

    The course description is as follows:

    Law Office Management Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0651

    This workshop provides hands-on experience in the practical aspects of organizing a law practice. The workshop is divided into units covering The Office and Its Technology, Bar Grievances and Attorney Malpractice, Trust Accounting in Florida, Good Billing Practices, Marketing, and Small Firm Survival. Included in these units are concepts useful in both litigation and transactional practices, such as corporate structure, real estate contracts, employment procedures, and office infrastructure. Additional Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): Professional Responsibility.

    If interested in this position, please submit a resume and brief statement of qualifications by October 15, 2018 to rgrosso@nova.edu.

    II.

    Criminal Pre-Trial Practice

    We are seeking an adjunct professor to teach this course beginning in either the Fall 2019 semester or the Winter 2020 semester.

    The course description is as follows:

    Criminal Pre-Trial Practice (2 Credits) LAW 0711

    This workshop simulates pre-trial practice in the criminal law context. Students may participate in motion hearings, and depositions along with drafting pleadings, discovery and motions. Additional Prerequisite(s): Criminal Procedure and Evidence.

    If interested in this position, please submit a resume and brief statement of qualifications by November 9, 2018 to rgrosso@nova.edu.

    III.

    Civil Pre-Trial Practice

    We are seeking an adjunct professor to teach this course beginning in either the Fall 2019 semester or the Winter 2020 semester.

    The course description is as follows:

    Civil Pre-Trial Practice (3 Credits) LAW 0517

    ALSV Workshop involving simulation of the pre-trial process. Students participate in motion hearings and oral depositions. They also draft attorney fee agreements, pleadings, written discovery, motions and accompanying memoranda of law, a final pre-trial order, and jury instructions. Additional Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): Evidence.

    If interested in this position, please submit a resume and brief statement of qualifications by November 9, 2018 to rgrosso@nova.edu.

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:36 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
    City of North Port Logo
    CITY OF NORTH PORT
    invites applications for the position of:

    Assistant City Attorney


    SALARY: $88,591.93 - $132,887.89 Annually
    OPENING DATE: 09/11/18
    CLOSING DATE: 09/25/18 05:00 PM
    GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

    Under the general direction of the City Attorney, provides a wide range of professional legal services to the City Commission, City departments and various boards and committees.  Performs related administrative and professional work as required.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    •  Assists the City Attorney as legal counsel for the City in all municipal areas.
    • Represents the City and its officers and employees in litigation matters, including preparation of pleadings, briefs, motions and other documents in preparation for trial of cases and handling of appeals.
    • Appears before all federal and state courts and administrative agencies on behalf of the City.
    • Reviews, drafts and approved ordinances, charter amendments, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, permits, licenses and other legal documents.
    • Prepares written legal opinions and renders legal advice to City Commission, boards, committees and City departments.
    • Interprets federal, state, county and City statutes, ordinances, charters, rules, regulations, court decisions, etc.
    • Confers with and renders assistance to City departments in establishing departmental policies by developing and applying legal points and procedures; recommends changes in policies and procedures in order to meet legal requirements.
    • Attends meetings of the City Commission, boards and committees to advise on legal matters.
    • Conducts legal research as needed.
    • Analyzes and reports to affected City departments on proposed and enacted legislation.
    • Handles public inquiries. 
    • Performs related duties as required.
    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
    • Knowledge of legal principles and procedures, including civil, appellate and administrative law and procedures, court rules and rules of evidence, methods of legal research, including computer research.
    • Must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
    • Must be able to analyze and prepare a wide variety of legal documents.
    • Conduct research on legal problems and prepare sound legal opinions.
    • Prepare and present cases in court.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other employees and members of the public.
    • Have thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the Department as they pertain to the performance of duties of the position.
    • Have knowledge of the organization, practices, procedures and resources of City departments, boards and committees.
    • Knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.
    • Has knowledge of legal principles and procedures, including civil and administrative law and procedures.
    • Has knowledge of court rules and rules of evidence.
    • Has knowledge of the methods of legal research, including computer research.
    • Has knowledge of standard human resources practices and procedures.
    • Has knowledge of proper English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to analyze and prepare a variety of legal documents.
    • Ability to conduct research on legal problems and prepare sound legal opinions.
    • Able to effectively present cases in court.
    • Able to perform multiple tasks and work effectively on a tight deadline as necessary.
    • Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.
    • Possess the mathematical ability to handle required calculations.
    • Is able to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.
    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

    Must have membership in the Florida Bar. Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. 3-5 years in Municipality or County setting.

    (A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the above qualifications.)

    Licenses and Certifications:

    Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license by date of hire.



    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
    http://www.cityofnorthport.com

    4970 City Hall Blvd
    North Port, FL 34286
    (941) 429-7134

    ndelamater@cityofnorthport.com

    Position #201400674
    ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY
    ND         


  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:28 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)



    Please send cover letter and resume to jpla@floridajusticeinstitute.org.

  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:05 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:51 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Monroe County Attorney’s Office is looking for an attorney with construction law experience. Ideal candidate will have experience with procurement, contracting, permitting, and litigation involving public construction projects. Candidates with experience in civil litigation, risk management, environmental law, federal grant requirements, and/or general local government law experience may also be considered. Board certification in Construction Law and/or City, County, and Local Government law a plus. Salary range $68,849.98 to $130,955.55 depending upon qualifications and experience. To apply please contact Ken Clarke at clarke-ken@monroecounty-fl.gov or at (305) 292–4557. Applications can be downloaded at www.monroecounty-fl.gov. Deadline – Open until filled., E.O.E. Please submit resume and representative writing sample along with application.

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