Work for Our Water Resources.
Dive in, explore your potential, and commit to a cause that matters—for today and generations to come. Take up challenges that take on greater meaning by the day. Drive a variety of projects and initiatives with life-changing impact. Be part of an entrepreneurial team that is committed to preserving one of our most vital resources. And build a career that can become your life’s work with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District).
Join our Office of General Counsel
and make a lasting impact.
Support the District’s Office of General Counsel in this challenging and exciting role! The Human Resources Attorney will develop and evaluate strategies for solving legal problems, generate alternative solutions and strategies, and implement a plan of action for a variety of human resources and employment law issues relating to the District's business operations. The Attorney will also interpret and provide advice on a broad range of employment law issues, including wage and hour laws, workplace safety, disability leave, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, workplace harassment, employee discrimination, employee benefits, discipline, and discharge. This opportunity offers an ability to make an impact on the organization and provides flexibility and a true work-life balance. You’ll have the chance to work with a wide range of teams in this promising position, each of which plays a vital role in our efforts to preserve our most valuable natural resources. Using your expertise, you’ll play an important role in enhancing the results to ensure a brighter future for the environment of Florida.
For helping to maintain our valuable water resources, we offer:
Staff Attorney: $64,400.00 - $83,000.00, pay grade 116
Senior Attorney: $69,550.00 - $89,700.00, pay grade 117
5% to approximately 50% annual rates displayed. Starting pay will be based upon education and experience.
The successful candidate must be self-motivated and able to develop and evaluate strategies to solve legal problems, generate alternative solutions and strategies, and develop a plan of action for a variety of human resources and employment law issues relating to the District’s operation. The candidate must possess a high level of proficiency in her or his ability to identify legal issues, develop and implement policies and procedures, formulate relevant legal theories, and synthesize legal argumentation. It is expected that a senior attorney can plan and organize work, investigate facts, search legal precedents, draft the necessary legal documents, and develop conclusions and recommendations regarding case assignments with minimal supervision. The position may also include direction to junior staff on methods, strategies, and other legal assignments.
The successful candidate must also have a working knowledge of the legal principles that govern the employer-employee relationship, and must be able to interpret and provide advice on a broad range of employment law issues, including wage and hour laws, workplace safety, disability leave, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, workplace harassment, employee discrimination, employee benefits, discipline, and discharge.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee works in a standard office environment. Occasional travel usually during the workday is required. Performs continuous repetitive tasks (to include keyboarding) with one or both hands. Occasionally lifts and carries objects up to 10 pounds. Occasionally requires bending and reaching above shoulder level. Occasionally required to drive automotive vehicle for 2 hours or more at a time. Some travel may be required which may take place during evenings or weekends.
Employee may be subject to call-in outside of regularly scheduled work hours, or required to be on call, including on nights, weekends or holidays, to respond to emergency management activities or other incidents requiring rapid response in support of District operations.
Required Credentials for Staff Attorney Opportunities
Required Credentials for Senior Attorney Opportunities
Applicants are required to submit:
This position is typically scheduled to work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, out of the Tampa, FL office, however work will temporarily be remote. This position is eligible for compensatory time for hours worked over 40 hours, in a week.
This position is also eligible for relocation reimbursement, limited to moving expenses, upon meeting mileage and program criteria.
Yes. Some travel, using District vehicle, within District's coverage area.
Accepting applications until October 21, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Managing the water resources for west-central Florida, our district includes approximately 10,000 square miles of territory spanning 16 counties and serving more than 5 million residents. Established in 1961 as a flood-protection agency, our objective is to meet the needs of current and future water users, protect and preserve our water resources, manage the water supply, protect water quality, and preserve water-related functions.
This could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Click on the link to apply and put yourself to work for our water resources.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Veterans Preference/Drug-Free Workplace/Tobacco Free Campuses.
All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, or medical condition. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge and abilities, and the feasibility of any necessary job accommodation(s).
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in regard to job application procedures, hiring, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is further the policy of the District to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Donna Kaspari, Sr. Performance Management Professional, at 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4706; or emailADACoordinator@WaterMatters.org. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice). In the event of a complaint, please follow the grievance procedure located atwww.watermatters.org/ADA.
The District participates in E-Verify employment eligibility verification. We will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
The District will not sponsor applicants for work visas.