Overview

Job Description

The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving 8.1 million residents. It is the oldest and largest of the states five water management districts. Our mission is to safeguard and restore South Floridas water resources and ecosystems, protect our communities from flooding, and meet the regions water needs while connecting with the public and stakeholders.
The Districts Office of Counsel is seeking to hire a Senior Attorney with the background and experience to represent the District in a wide variety of litigation matters, including but not limited to general civil litigation, construction law, and real estate. Superior analytical and writing skills with a keen eye for details is a must, regardless of experience level. The ability to work in a collaborative, diverse environment is also required.

Employment Guidelines
Typically has a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and 6+ years of experience in substantive and procedural law characterized by complex legal problem solving to resolve difficult legal issues. Must have experience in general civil litigation, construction law, or real estate litigation. Position requires the ability to travel throughout the Districts jurisdiction.


License
Active member of the Florida Bar

Valid State of Florida Drivers License

Physical Requirements/ Working Environment
Due to the Districts response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may, at times, require support before, during, and after major storm events and emergencies, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.

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