The School Board of Broward County, Florida General Counsel (A-017)
The School Board of Broward County, Florida
General Counsel (A-017)
Compensation: As Negotiated
The School Board of Broward County, Florida (SBBC) (Fort Lauderdale) is seeking a legal professional to serve as its General Counsel (GC). The GC will provide full time, exclusive General Counsel services, including without limitation, attendance at all School Board meetings, advice to the School Board and District Administration, management of “in-house” attorneys and outside counsel, legal representation in litigation and administrative matters, and ensure appropriate legal training for designated staff. The legal professional may be provided by a law firm. For more details please visit: https://www.applitrack.com/broward/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Administration%2c+District&showinternal=false&subcategory=Legal
Individual/Law Firm may send Cover Letter and Resume/Curriculum Vitae electronically to the Office of the Chief Human Resources & Equity Officer – Broward County Public Schools. [email protected]
Deadline: Open Until Filled (Interview Process to begin early as 11/30/21)
General Counsel & Magistrate
HOW TO APPLY
Submit a current and complete State of Florida Employment Application to the People
First Service Center online at https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm.
General Counsel & Magistrate
Full-Time Florida State Courts System Position (.5 FTE General Counsel Position Number
012081 & .5 FTE Magistrate Position Number 012082)
Total Combined Annual Minimum Salary: $87,013.37 (position will be hired at the minimum)
Class Codes: 5430 & 5415
The General Counsel serves as in-house counsel for the Second Judicial Circuit, reporting
directly to the Trial Court Administrator as a member of the executive management team. The
General Counsel provides legal services to the circuit which may include:
- drafting all administrative orders and contracts;
- advising the Trial Court Administrator on personnel matters;
- reviewing and responding to public record requests;
- providing ethics training to the judiciary and court staff;
- serving as the ADA representative for the circuit; and
- providing general assistance on administrative law.
The Magistrate is a professional, quasi-judicial position, reporting directly to the Trial Court
Administrator but also working on behalf of Circuit Judges. The position’s essential function is
to conduct hearings and make recommendations on matters referred for hearing by circuit judges.
The position is responsible for setting referred cases for hearings, conducting hearings, making
findings of fact, preparing recommendations, and draft proposed orders for the referring circuit
The Magistrate may hear matters referred by the circuit judges in one or more of the following
divisions: Family, Juvenile, Civil, and Probate (Mental Health).
In addition, the Magistrate may be assigned to one or more of the six counties within the Second
Judicial Circuit (Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla), which may require some intra-circuit reimbursable travel.
Education and Training Guidelines:
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school is required for this position.
Seven years of related legal work experience, including extensive working knowledge of
the Florida State Courts System operations and knowledge of employment law and court
public records law are advantages but not prerequisites.
Five years of work experience in the practice of law. Knowledge of the Florida State
Courts System preferred, but not required.
Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required:
Must be a member in good standing with The Florida Bar.
- A thorough background check will be conducted on all finalists.
- Two part-time positions with different duties, equals a full-time position.
- Total combined annual minimum salary: $87,013.37.
- State of Florida full-time employment benefits including health and life insurance, leave
accrual, and Florida Retirement System (at 1.6%).
- Position advertised until filled.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
color, sex, age, national origin 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.