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  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:17 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Home - Three Rivers Legal Services Free Civil Legal Help

    Job Title: Executive Director
    Job Location: Gainesville, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: DOE
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Three Rivers Legal Services (TRLS) is seeking an Executive Director to lead this nonprofit legal services corporation dedicated to providing quality legal assistance to the poor, abused, disabled and elderly, and to their empowerment through preventive legal education. TRLS provides free civil legal help in northern Florida, serving seventeen counties from offices in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Lake City.
    Job Requirements: JD
    How to Apply

    Application instructions can be found here.

    www.trls.org for information

    Closing Date Nov 04, 2020
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:49 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Florida Regional Office
    Job Location: Miami, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Miami, Fl: $126,225+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Florida Regional Office of Earthjustice is looking to hire a Staff Attorney whose docket will include work done in partnership with community-based organizations, environmental justice groups and others advancing the rights of disproportionately burdened communities, especially in South Florida.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups to engage on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    Our healthy communities work is at the heart of Earthjustice’s mission to defend the right of all people to a healthy environment. This encompasses work on clean air, clean water, toxic chemicals, pesticides and waste facilities. The attorney selected for this position will focus on local enforcement, litigation and other legal advocacy driven by the concerns of communities and partners in the region, particularly in South Florida. For more information on Earthjustice’s Healthy Communities work, click here https://earthjustice.org/healthy-communities.
    This position will be based in Miami. The Staff Attorney will collaborate with Florida staff in both Miami and Tallahassee on the office’s other environmental litigation as needed. To learn more about the Florida Regional Office, click here https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/florida.
    Our goal is to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, equitable, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment. The Florida Regional Office (Miami and Tallahassee combined) has a staff of 12, consisting of 8 attorneys, 1 research and policy analyst, 2 litigation assistants, and a legal practice manager. We also have a communications strategist based in Tallahassee and a major gifts officer based in Miami.
    Responsibilities
    Help expand our outreach to and partnerships with environmental justice groups and others advancing the rights of disproportionately burdened communities, especially in South Florida community-based groups.
    Coordinate community-based environmental advocacy with national strategies and litigation in other program areas, as appropriate.
    Work with clients, other attorneys, experts and partners to investigate, develop, and litigate cases in a strategic fashion.
    Lead complex cases and the full range of litigation tasks, including factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, trials, and oral advocacy, and otherwise manage new and existing cases in state or federal courts and administrative tribunals.
    Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, project management and trial work.
    Train and mentor associate attorneys, including by building their litigation skills in the course of legal advocacy.
    Supervise the work of associate attorneys, interns and litigation assistants.
    Manage relationships with outside co-counsel, clients and coalition partners.
    Work with our media and policy and legislation teams, as well as clients and partners, to leverage legal advocacy to obtain positive change and results.
    Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Miami, Fl: $126,225+
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    For litigators and legal advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Lawyer with at least six years of litigation experience who is admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the Florida bar.
    Experience in environmental justice, public health, or public interest law preferred.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills; trial skills preferred.
    Experience partnering with environmental justice, community-based or other grassroots groups.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    Ability to travel as needed for case work, court appearances and presentations.
    Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission, including a desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    How to Apply To Apply
    Interested candidates should submit a:
    Resume
    One or two page cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission; and/or, (2) any experiences you have working with people and communities who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms or other injustice.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date

    Nov 25, 2020

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:49 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Assistant County Attorney 1 or 2

    The Pinellas County Attorney’s Office seeks one experienced in-house attorney to litigate, try and appeal civil and administrative actions before the State and Federal Courts, hearing officers, and Administrative Law Judges. This position involves the handling of litigation involving the County or Constitutional Officers including but not limited to cases in one or more of the following areas: torts; employment; construction; real estate-related matters; inverse condemnation or eminent domain; and other civil and administrative litigation as assigned.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have significant first chair trial experience in a range of types of cases and venues, on behalf of a Florida local government. Minimum qualifications include admission to, and good standing with, the Florida Bar; and 1-4 years of litigation experience for Assistant County Attorney 1 ($60,174 - $96,283), or 5 years of litigation experience for Assistant County Attorney 2 ($93,454 – $149,510). Board Certification in an applicable area is preferred.

    Compensation and Benefits

    Salary and title will depend on qualifications. Pinellas County offers a comprehensive and competitive array of employee benefits (see www.pinellascounty.org/hr/whatweoffer).

    How to Apply

    Send or email resume, a list of significant cases you have handled as first chair, a writing sample, and references to Jewel White, County Attorney, 315 Court Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756; or email to sestrada@pinellascounty.org by October 16, 2020. Pinellas County is a Drug Free Workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that practices Affirmative Action and complies with the American with Disabilities Act. 9/18/20 EOE/AA/ADA/DFW/VP: Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. The position flyer can be viewed  here.

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:45 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Right to Zero
    Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Los Angeles, CA: $132,050+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our California Regional team in its Los Angeles office. This position will focus on litigation and advocacy to compel a shift away from fossil fuels and toward equitable zero-emissions solutions across the transportation, power, and building sectors in California. This work serves as an important part of our work to clean up places in the country with the most polluted air, in addition to reducing harmful climate pollution.
    Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on major, precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished history of using litigation and advocacy to achieve significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
    The Los Angeles office opened in 2015 to work on issues around clean air, clean energy, and healthy communities. Now, the office houses multiple Earthjustice programs, including staff in California Regional and Community Partnerships, in addition to communications and development professionals. Learn more about the California Regional Office and its work at - https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/california.
    Earthjustice has a longstanding track record of success with our litigation and advocacy to attack dangerous air emissions and climate pollution, and to advance a transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. In recent years, we have achieved major successes in shifting to a zero-emissions future in California in which fossil fuels will be replaced by clean energy, including advancing zero-emission transportation. We see this position as an opportunity to further this work.
    This Staff Attorney will work closely with our existing team of attorneys, a Research and Policy Analyst, and a Litigation Assistant/Legal Practice Administrator, in addition to other dedicated staff from the California Regional Office. Additionally, staff attorneys are expected to help nurture the development of early career attorneys and other staff. Staff attorneys oversee the work of more junior staff in connection with their work on particular projects, and may be asked to serve as the formal supervisor for one or more members of the junior staff.
    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities
    Conduct and supervise advocacy before agencies, state and local governments, and courts as warranted.
    Manage new and existing cases from start to finish.
    Coordinate the development and execution of non-litigation advocacy strategies in collaboration with attorneys, policy staff and communications staff as appropriate.
    Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation advancing the goals of our clients.
    Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Policy Advocates, Research Analysts, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks individually and as part of litigation teams.
    Develop and manage relationships with co-counsel, and with a diverse group of clients and coalition partners.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, Operations, and Policy and Legislation.
    Collaborate with and oversee the work of technical experts.
    Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Help develop and execute effective media strategies.
    Join other staff in long-term planning, strategy development, goal-setting, and work plan management that advances a collective vision for future California Regional Office work.
    Participate as an active member of a learning and mentorship culture, and engage with colleagues in manner that is respectful, professional, and supportive.
    Participate actively in organizational and office-specific efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and personally engage with colleagues, clients, and partners in a manner that is consistent with those efforts.
    Recruit and hire qualified candidates who fit position requirements and the work environment.
    Promote change in terms of the expected benefits, as well as removing or lowering the impact of potential obstacles.
    Set clear team direction that aligns with Earthjustice strategy, mission, and vision.
    Develop staff by identifying and encouraging training and professional development opportunities appropriate to role and creating development plans for all staff.
    Create or identify strategic opportunities for team building and individual and overall staff engagement with one another in order to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration.
    Desired Qualifications
    Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an ABA accredited law school.
    A minimum of five years of relevant litigation and advocacy experience.
    Admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the California State Bar.
    Willingness and ability to relocate to Los Angeles.
    Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental and administrative law is preferred.
    Experience with advocacy campaigns directed at boards, agencies or commissions is a plus.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media.
    Excellent legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Initiative, good judgment, a collegial work style, and a strong work ethic.
    Proficient at working with technical issues and experts.
    Ready and able to develop and conduct complex litigation and advocacy from day one, independently if necessary, to lead teams, and to work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with community-based or other grassroots groups interested litigation and other advocacy in the attorney’s area of focus.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances, presentations, staff meetings, and conferences.
    Willingness to help the office recruit, hire, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    Willingness and ability to effectively supervise and mentor early career staff in connection with litigation and advocacy projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment.
    Formal management experience is a preferred.
    Commitment to serving the public interest and Earthjustice’s mission.
    Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Los Angeles, CA: $132,050+
    How to Apply Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oPjdcfwh&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite:
    Resume
    One to two-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) Why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) Aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues; and (3) Management experience if any.
    Writing sample that reflects your own legal analysis and writing (i.e., not jointly written with or edited by other people).
    List of three professional references.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Nov 09, 2020
  • Thursday, October 01, 2020 11:25 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Broward Health

    ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL- #38826

    Fort Lauderdale, FL, US . September 30, 2020.

    Broward Health is Broward County’s largest healthcare services provider and is one of the nation’s top public health systems. We are seeking a qualified professional to join our team.

    MONDAY – FRIDAY – VARIOUS HOURS  – WEEKEND AS NEEDED 

    Conducts legal research and prepares memoranda on legal issues. Provides advice and guidance on a variety of legal matters brought to the office of the General Counsel, including, without limitation, in connection with physician arrangements, access to care, conflicts of interest, clinical research, medical staff issues, procurement matters and hospital operations. As requested by the General Counsel, reviews, drafts, revises and evaluates numerous types of agreements including, without limitation, physician contracts, leases, licenses, clinical research studies, supply chain contracts, etc.

    • JD & LL.M from an ABA accredited law school
    • One to two years experience in legal practice. Healthcare experience required
    • Admission to The Florida Bar
    • Healthcare Certification preferred

    Thank you for your interest in Broward Health. Broward Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action procurer of goods and services.

    Please Apply Here

  • Thursday, October 01, 2020 11:16 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Florida Supreme Court

    SUPREME COURT STAFF ATTORNEY


    Date: Sep 24, 2020

    Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

    Requisition No: 240983

    Agency: State Courts System

    Working Title: SUPREME COURT STAFF ATTORNEY - 22000001

    Position Number: 22000001

    Salary: $57,906.69

    Posting Closing Date: 12/31/9999

    Open Until Filled

    Job Location:  Florida Supreme Court, Justice Lawson’s Suite - Tallahassee, Florida

    Salary Range:  $57,906.69*

    Education and Training Guidelines

    Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar.

    Special Comments

    Primary selection criteria: Class rank in top 10%; law review or comparable (law review editor preferred); writing and research experience.

    *The minimum salary for staff attorneys is $57,906.69, with graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar. The minimum salary is increased to $67,650.06 for a staff attorney with two years of experience in the practice of law, subsequent to Bar admission or two years’ experience as a judicial law clerk or staff attorney. The positions will be filled at the minimum due to budget constraints. Appointments are 10% below the minimum if the individual is not a member of the Florida Bar.

    How to Apply

    Application Procedure:

    cover letter, including statement of interest

    resume, including GPA and class rank

    writing sample

    list of references

    transcripts (law school and undergraduate)

    Submit application procedure listed above to:

    Deborah Riddell

    Judicial Assistant to Justice Alan Lawson

    The Florida Supreme Court

    500 South Duval Street

    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1925

    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, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability

    If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.

    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.

  • Monday, September 28, 2020 3:56 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)



    Associate General Counsel


    Position Vacancy Announcement

    Job ID:  3180

    LocationTallahassee, FL - Main Campus

    Full/Part Time:  Full-Time

    Regular/Temporary:  Regular

    The Division of Legal Affairs is pleased to announce the acceptance of a qualified applications for the Associate General Counsel vacancy in the Office of the General Counsel.

    Responsibilities

    The Associate General Counsel and Director of Labor Relations (AGC) represents the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees (FAMU) in all legal proceedings in State and Federal Courts, and various administrative agencies of Federal and State Government. The AGC shall be familiar with administrative operations of the University.  This responsibility includes the preparation of all pleadings associated with Federal and State court litigation and all other proceedings before courts or agencies.  The AGC is also responsible for the preparation and/or review of most documents or instruments of legal character, e.g., contracts, leases, bid specifications, letters of agreement, and the like, in all areas of the University operations, including academic program administration, administrative affairs, student affairs, and University direct support organizations.  The AGC participates in the review, preparation, interpretation, and implementation of a wide range of institutional policy statements, regulations, rules, and opinions, including those related to the use of University facilities, and rules regarding ownership of and rights in materials subject to copyright or patent.  The AGC is otherwise responsible for the interpretation of the State and Federal laws, rules and regulations; and the rules and regulations of the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, insofar as they affect any internal operation of the University.  The AGC is responsible to advise key University officials regarding the application of said laws, rules and regulations.

    In this position, the AGC shall provide legal advice and services on a wide variety of legal matters for FAMU and affiliated entities with a primary emphasis on:  labor and employment, human resources, employment matters related to academic units, investigations, training, and dispute resolutions, including, without limitation represention of FAMU in litigation, grievances, mediations and arbitrations, in administrative and court proceedings; collective bargaining matters; immigration matters; civil rights, equal employment and ADA matters; and employment contracts.  The AGC will assist outside counsel retained on behalf of FAMU.  The AGC will also be responsible for legal and regulatory aspects of University compliance matters, for conflicts of interest and ethics opinions/matters, and for the development of policies, regulations, and rules in labor and employment, and other division, department and program specific policies. Additionally, the AGC will assist with student and academic affairs related litigation.

    The AGC shall also: Manage the labor relations program for the University by analyzing the collective bargaining agreements and developing interpretation of intent, and terms of contract to counsel management in the development and application of labor relations policies and practices; prepare reports of the types and frequency of actions taken concerning grievances, arbitrations, mediations, and related labor relations activities to identify problem areas as required; verify adherence to terms of labor contract by monitoring day-to-day implementation of policies concerning wages, hours, and working conditions; represent FAMU in labor contract negotiations or serve as resource to negotiators by providing information on provisions of current contracts and the significance of proposed changes; furnish reference documents and statistical data concerning labor legislation, labor market conditions, prevailing union and management practices, wage and salary surveys, and employee benefits programs for labor contract negotiations; apprise the Board of Trustees and central administrative officers of the application of State and Federal laws, rules and regulations, and the rules, policies, procedures and regulations of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors impacting University operations concerning employment and labor matters; serve as Step Two Reviewer, as appropriate and needed; assist outside counsel as appropriate in labor relations matters; and Perform other related duties as assigned by the President or the General Counsel and Associate General Counsel (Deputy).

    Minimum Qualifications

    A J.D. degree from an ABA Accredited Institution; member of the Florida Bar in good standing; actively engaged in the practice of law for a minimum of two years as a licensed attorney.

    Recommended Competencies

    • Effective Communication - Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;
    • Information Compilation - Advanced ability to gather, interpret, report, and/or edit information;
    • Laws, Rules & Regulations - Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations;
    • Trend Analysis - Ability to identify trends, predict impact of actions on system operations, detect discrepancies in the function of an organization, and take necessary action to correct performance;
    • University Policy - Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply related University policies, procedures, principles, and practices; and
    • Working Relationships - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

    Preferred Qualifications

    The incumbent must have at least 7 (seven) years of experience as a practicing attorney, and demonstrated ability to handle litigation matters.

    Pay Plan

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

    Conditions of Employment

    Successful candidate is subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks and verification of education. An official college transcript, a high school diploma, or other educational documents must be submitted, where applicable, at the time of employment.

    Only United States (U.S.) citizens or aliens who have a legal right to work in the U.S. are eligible for employment. Federal law requires proof of your authorization to work in the United States. You will be required to provide proof of your identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of employment.

    Section 110.1128, Florida Statutes, prohibits employment by the State (including re-hire after a break in service) of any male born after October 1, 1962, who failed to register with the Selective Service System, under the provisions of the U.S. Military Selective Service Act, during the person’s period of eligibility (ages 18 through 25). Additionally, if currently employed by the State, this law prohibits the promotion of such person. You may be required to provide documentation.

    How To Apply

    Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history and education details even if attaching a resume. If you are a current FAMU employee, you must apply through Self Service in iRattler. This search is being conducted under Florida law, including the Sunshine law and Public Records law.

    Reasonable Accommodation

    If you require a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAA), please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at (850) 599-3076 at least ten (10) days prior to the start of the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling TDD via FRS (800) 955-8771.

    Equal Opportunity/Access

    Florida A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer including minorities, women, Veterans' and individuals with disabilities.

    Please Apply Here

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:31 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Alliance - Hollywood

    DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY

    THE COMMUNITY

    Rich in history and poised for the future, the City of Hollywood is located within minutes of the second busiest cruise port in the world and adjacent to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. It is strategically located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami insuring convenience and access while offering a corporate and residential lifestyle all its own.  The City is home to approximately 150,000 residents and has a total area of 31 square miles and is the twelfth largest city in Florida.

    Joseph W. Young founded the city in 1925. Young had a vision of having lakes, golf courses, a luxury beach hotel, country clubs, and a main street, Hollywood Boulevard; Hollywood is a planned city. On Hollywood Boulevard is the Mediterranean-style Joseph Young Mansion, built around 1921, making it one of the oldest houses in Hollywood.

    Hollywood is filled with parks, golf courses, and sandy beaches that run for more than five miles.  The famous Hollywood Beach is known for its great boardwalk that extends about 2.5 miles along the Atlantic Ocean.  Parking is available on side streets or in parking garages, and public trolleys run through the day. Countless restaurants and hotels line the boardwalk along with a theatre, children’s playground, and many other attractions including bicycle rental shops, ice cream parlors, souvenir shops, and a farmer’s market. Many of the restaurants offer outdoor seating for patrons to enjoy the sea breeze and scenery. The boardwalk is vibrant and lively and is a scenic place for walking and jogging; there are also bike lanes for bicyclists and rollerblades. In the evenings, many restaurants and the bandshell off Johnson Street showcase musicians and spontaneous dancing may occur on the boardwalk.

    Hollywood is made up of 32 public and charter schools with 13 private schools. The public schools are operated by the Broward County Public Schools.

    Learn more about the City of Hollywood by visiting:

    www.hollywoodfl.org

    THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

    The City Charter prescribes that Hollywood operate under the Commission/Manager form of government. Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in the City Commission, which consists of a Mayor and six Commissioners. The Mayor is elected at-large, and the Commissioners are elected by district on a non-partisan basis to four-year concurrent terms.

    The Commission is responsible for, among other things, passing ordinances, adopting the budget, approving labor contracts and expenditures, appointing committees and hiring the City Manager and City Attorney.  The City Manager is the final appointing authority for all other City employees and is responsible for exercising control over all Departments and Offices. The total Budget for Fiscal year 2020 is $567,542,781 and there are 1,305 full-time City employees including Police, Fire, Public Works, and a regional Public Utility.

    THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY

    Under the administrative direction of the City Attorney, the Deputy Attorney provides assistance to the City Attorney through management of administrative details of the City Attorney’s office and special projects, as directed by the City Attorney.

    The Deputy Attorney performs the duties of Acting City Attorney during the City Attorney’s absence and performs the duties and activities to which attention must be given.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    ·         Performs duties of City Attorney during City Attorney’s absence.

    ·         Supervises Senior Assistant Attorneys

    ·         Supervise both professional and clerical staff in the performance of their duties.

    ·         Researches legal issues as directed by the City Attorney.

    ·         Is responsible for pension and labor matters, procurement issues, and the review and revision of contracts.

    ·         Conducts independent legal research.

    ·         Advises on litigation as directed.

    ·         Provides legal advice to City officials.

    ·         Participates in commission, intra-departmental and inter-departmental meetings.

    ·         Reviews collective bargaining proposals and contracts for negotiation and provides advice on the legality of same.

    ·         Prepares and reviews City ordinances and resolutions.

    ·         Effectively and positively represents the City in delivering and performing work with colleagues and clients, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or sexual orientation.

    ·         Establishes and maintains effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors, and managers.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE’S KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    In evaluating applicants for this position, the City Attorney will be looking for he/she to have the following characteristics and competencies:

    ·         Knowledge of federal, state, county and municipal laws.

    ·         Knowledge of laws relating to cities’ rights and privileges.

    ·         Skill in researching and analyzing day to day problems.

    ·         Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.

    ·         Ability to match deadlines with workload through proper scheduling.

    ·         Ability to logically research and present alternate solutions to complex problems.

    ·         Ability to manage administrative details.

    ·         Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors, managers and the public.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    The successful candidate will have a minimum:

    Required:

    ·         Graduation from an accredited law school.

    ·         Admission to the Florida Bar.

    ·        The preferred candidate will have extensive experience in pension and labor matters, procurement issues, and the review and revision of contracts.

    ·         At least seven (7) years of practical law experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    ·         Member in good standing in the Florida Bar Association.

    Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

    ·         Member in good standing in the Florida Bar Association

    ·         Valid Driver’s License: With proof of automobile insurance

    ·         Background Check: Must have an acceptable background record

    ·         Driving Abstract: Must have an acceptable driving record

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    Depending on qualifications and experience, the expected starting salary for the successful candidate will be between $125,000 to $155,000 annually.

    Employee benefits are competitive and include:

    ·         Medical coverage and dependent coverage.

    ·         Dental plans.

    ·         Vision plans.

    ·         Life Insurance

    ·         Retirement Plan with 7 years vesting.

    ·         Annual Vacation Days (200 hours); on the 4/10 schedule it is 20 days (5 weeks).

    ·         Paid Holidays (13).

    ·         Sick Days (96 hours)

    ·         Personal Days (40 hours).

    ·         Cell phone Stipend

    ·         Automotive Allowance

    ·         And More.

    HOW TO APPLY

    For additional information on this outstanding opportunity, please contact Dona Higginbotham, Senior Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc. at, DHHiggin@att.net

    Position will remain OPEN UNTIL FILLED

    Resume review September 25, 2020, and each seven days thereafter.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to:

    Dona Higginbotham

    Senior Vice President

    The Mercer Group, Inc.

    Email – DHHiggin@att.net

    Resumes are subject to the provisions of Florida Public Records Statutes

    The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, political ideas, or disability in employment or in the provision of services.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:18 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Fossil Fuels
    Job Location: Chicago, IL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Chicago, IL with 5+ years of experience: $132,050+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels Program is hiring a Staff Attorney to join us in using the power of the law to protect communities and our environment from an onslaught of new oil and gas development. The position will focus on the Ohio River Valley in Appalachia and will be based in Chicago, Illinois.

    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups and supporters to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Chicago, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

    At a time when we desperately need to reduce greenhouse emissions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, the oil and gas industry is aggressively expanding fossil fuel infrastructure, locking us into decades of future fossil fuel use and directly harming the communities already hardest hit by climate disruption. Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels program is confronting this massive build-out. We use litigation, administrative advocacy, and partnership to advance an end to U.S. oil and gas extraction and production, and stop new infrastructure (e.g. petrochemical facilities, export terminals and pipelines). The Staff Attorney will focus on challenging upstream and new and expanding fossil fuel infrastructure development with an emphasis on the Ohio River Valley in Appalachia.
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities:

    Develop new cases in a strategic fashion; conduct factual investigations; develop legal theories; draft pleadings and briefs; and otherwise manage new and existing cases within state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
    Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.
    Develop and maintain partnerships with clients, allies, and coalition partners in litigation and other advocacy.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks.
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies, working effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

    Qualifications:

    Lawyer who is admitted or willing to apply for admission to the Illinois bar;
    At least five years of litigation experience;
    Excellent litigation skills, including proven legal research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills, and ability to manage a litigation docket effectively;
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media;
    Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and in leading a team;
    Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, and work ethic;
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances, and presentations;
    Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission;
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations;
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

    Salary is based on number of years of litigation experience and location.

    Salary range in Chicago, IL with 5+ years of experience: $132,050+

    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney.
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit the following here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=on0gdfwA&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Resume.
    One page cover letter that addresses each of the following: (1) aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above; (2) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (3) how your time at Earthjustice would contribute to your career aspirations.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    List of three references.

    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Oct 22, 2020
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:15 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Toxic Exposure and Health Program
    Job Location: New York, NY or Remote from Washington, DC
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in New York, NY with 7+ years experience: $151,600+ Salary range in Washington, DC with 7+ years experience: $144,020+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is seeking a Staff Attorney to join the Toxic Exposure & Health Program. The work of the Toxic Exposure and Health Program is at the heart of Earthjustice’s mission to defend the right of all people to live, work, and raise children in a healthy environment. The attorney selected for this position will work closely with other professionals (attorneys, scientists, policy analysts, legislative advocates, communications experts) seeking to protect families, communities, and populations—especially those most overburdened or susceptible to harm—from toxic chemicals in the workplace, in consumer products, in the built environment, and in the outside environment. The attorney also will partner with Earthjustice staff who focus on securing clean air, clean water, and sustainable food and agriculture. The successful candidate will be housed in either our New York City office or will work remotely based out of Washington, D.C. (note all Earthjustice staff are working remotely while offices are closed due to COVID-19), and may be called on to litigate around the country.

    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We have approximately 140 attorneys working in fourteen regional offices around the country. Founded in 1971, we have a distinguished track record of using litigation and legal advocacy to achieve lasting environmental progress. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to tackle the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

    Earthjustice’s Staff Attorneys are experienced attorneys who, on behalf of our clients, develop, file, and litigate cases that align with the goals and needs of the program or regional office in which they work. We compensate our Staff Attorneys in lockstep based on their geography and years of legal experience; some staff attorneys have fewer than ten years of litigation experience while others have been with us for decades, and many are nationally-recognized leaders in their fields.

    Exposure to toxic chemicals is linked to chronic diseases and health conditions, many of which are on the rise as toxic exposures have increased. The goal of the Toxic Exposure & Health Program is to use litigation and other legal advocacy to ensure that all people have safe workplaces and neighborhoods, access to safe drinking water and food, and live in homes that are free of hazardous chemicals. In recent years, attorneys doing this work have won a groundbreaking lawsuit requiring EPA to improve its lead hazard standards, successfully petitioned the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban a toxic class of flame retardants in consumer products, prevailed in a challenge to rules that would have allowed EPA to ignore the risks posed by legacy uses of toxic substances, such as lead in drinking water pipes, when it conducts chemical risk evaluations, and sued the United States Department of Defense for incinerating the dangerous and persistent chemicals known as PFAS without environmental review.

    We expect the staff attorney we hire for this position to play a leading role in developing and leading litigation and seeking opportunities to further the Program’s work using litigation as well as other forms of legal advocacy. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience with all aspects of complex litigation—including developing cases, motion practice, evidentiary hearings, oral argument, and appeals. Prior experience with environmental law is not required, but prior experience with administrative law, as well as a demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a public-interest environment, is strongly preferred. While a science background is not required, candidates should be comfortable reading and working with scientific material.

    The Staff Attorney’s time will be spent on substantive case/legal matter work (70%), supervision/mentoring (20%), and administrative matters (10%).
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities

    Develop cases and legal advocacy strategies to support the goals of the Toxic Exposure and Health Program, and the organization.
    Litigate cases from beginning to end, taking the lead on all aspects of litigation.
    Work with Earthjustice lobbyists and coalition partners to advance legislative and other advocacy strategies.
    Supervise the work of associate attorneys, fellows, interns, and litigation assistants.
    Cultivate new allies and engage in partnerships with, and representation of, community groups, workers, organizations, coalitions, and others.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Support and contribute to a positive and collegial work environment and help to advance Earthjustice’s efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that centers equity and justice.
    Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice and, where appropriate, clients.
    Work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues throughout Earthjustice, including Litigation, Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.

    Qualifications

    Law school graduate admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the New York State Bar or the DC Bar.
    At least seven years of litigation experience, including top-notch legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills, with a preference for attorneys with at least ten years of litigation experience.
    Some science education or background, or, at a minimum, comfort parsing scientific information.
    Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Earthjustice’s mission.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    How to Apply Apply here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oX3fdfwc&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite:

    Resume
    One or two page cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Earthjustice and/or what life experiences draw you to Earthjustice’s mission.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief, that primarily reflects your work. Please include a cover sheet explaining the extent of editing.
    List of three professional references.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

    Closing Date Oct 23, 2020
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