SEMINOLE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL
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The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office will be accepting applications for ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL
. The position of Assistant General Counsel involves providing legal counsel on a wide variety of administrative, personnel, public records, civil liability, forfeiture, training and criminal law issues. The position includes among other things training, legal research, review and evaluation of law enforcement, detention and administrative topics affecting the Sheriff’s Office. Candidates are preferred to have a thorough understanding of civil liability, criminal law, employment law, disciplinary procedures and contract law. Starting salary for this position begins at $67,600 depending upon experience and qualifications. The Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive benefit package including paid retirement, paid health insurance, personal time off program, and much more. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
Minimum qualifications for the position listed above include the following:
All candidates must fully complete and then submit a pre-screen questionnaire which can be secured from our website or by visiting the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Information Desk located at 100 Eslinger Way Sanford, Florida 32773. The pre-screen questionnaire may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by hand delivering to the Information Desk.
- At least 5 years of practice as an attorney
- Must be a member of the Florida Bar
- Required to Submit a Writing Sample
Each applicant must have a Background Investigation Waiver (included with the pre-screener questionnaire package) notarized. Failure to have this document completed and submitted with your pre-screen questionnaire will disqualify your application. Any costs associated to the completion of this form are the responsibility of the applicant. The Sheriff’s Office does not provide notary service for this form.
Successful applicants will be required to complete and submit an entire employment application which will be provided to the applicant by Human Resources. The applicant will then submit to a thorough background investigation, which includes, but not limited to, past employment/education verification, driver’s license review, credit history, prior drug use history, arrest/conviction record, and computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA). A certified examiner administers the CVSA with questions addressing illegal drug use and general questions of honesty and criminal history. Any dishonesty or deception on the pre-screen questionnaire or employment application will disqualify your application.
The background investigation process may take 3-6 months depending upon the complexity of the applicant’s background. Applicants selected for employment will be provided a conditional offer and required to submit to a medical examination with drug screening.
Candidates for employment must comply with the Body Ornamentation policy which includes tattoos, brands, intentional body/tongue piercing (not including normal piercing of the earlobe for earrings) or mutilation and dental ornamentation. “Visible” is defined as body ornamentation that is visible on the arm below the sleeve of a short sleeve or golf-style shirt or above the collar of a short sleeve or golf-style shirt. Any visible body ornamentation must be disclosed at the time of application.
Applicants who are not selected for employment will receive written notification from Human Resources, to include justification based on the following disqualifiers: negative background, failure to meet minimum qualifications as outlined in the specific job description, or any additional information discovered during the interview process. Applicants will be eligible to reapply with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office after one year from the date of notification.
Please direct any questions to:
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
Human Resources Division
100 Eslinger Way
Sanford FL 32773
The Sheriff’s Office is committed to a diverse work force, is a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.