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ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL

Recruitment #U8445-00-o24045

Introduction

Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.   

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc. 

Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.

MAJOR FUNCTION

Reporting to the General Counsel, this position will review the legal sufficiency of contracts and agreements in accordance with federal, State, local and Aviation Authority operating directives, rules and regulations.  The incumbent will assist in ensuring that contracts, leases and agreements clearly define the interests of the parties involved; are consistent; accurately identify the parties’ obligations; outline performance standards and DBE goals and expectancies; and represent the current regulatory environment.

MAJOR DUTIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  

  • Assists in legal matters for the Aviation Authority (AA) and is responsible for the performance of a wide variety of legal duties including providing advice and/or counsel to staff and various in-house departments, including the Planning, Development and Construction departments.
  • Reviews leases, contracts and agreements for the AA such as airline agreements, concession/commercial development agreements, land acquisition and ground leases, and construction and consultant agreements and the lease of airport facilities at the AA’s four airports.
  • Drafts and prepares contracts or other legal documents.
  • Provides research services for various legal issues.
  • Researches and prepares memorandums of law for various legal issues.
  • Provides mediation and dispute resolution services.
  • Oversees outside counsel litigation.
  • Attends depositions, court hearings and other matters on behalf of the AA.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Juris Doctor degree from an accredited school of law; and
Admission to the Florida Bar; and 
Five years of legal experience in either construction, governmental land use or zoning.

Conclusion

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE:  The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

 

NOTE: Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.

 

NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.  They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.

 

EXAMINATION: Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience. 


 

 
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