The Florida Department of Health, Office of the General Counsel, is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as Chief Legal Counsel for its legal office in Broward County. This position practices public health and administrative law, providing legal representation to public health officials.
For more information and to apply: CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL – 64041745 1 (myflorida.com)
The Florida Department of Health, Office of the General Counsel, is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as Chief Legal Counsel for its legal office in Broward County. This position practices public health and related administrative law, providing legal representation to a wide variety of public health programs, including communicable disease control, epidemiology, environmental health, chronic disease detection and treatment, public health preparedness and response, dental health, school health, family planning, nutrition, supplemental assistance for women, infants and children, and vital statistics, among others. The Chief Legal Counsel works closely with the Health Officer, Senior Leadership, and public health professionals, requiring the ability to review facts and applicable law and rules to provide quality legal advice and representation on the issues which emanate from the agency’s public health programs.
The Office of the General Counsel is an integrated law firm of attorneys and legal support professionals representing the State Health Office, Prosecution Services for Medical Quality Assurance, and County Health Departments through 12 legal offices around the state. Attorneys representing County Health Departments have a proactive, client-centered practice, providing quality representation with the ability to make an immediate impact on the public health of our communities and the people we serve. The Chief Legal Counsel is supported by a Legal Assistant, with an office located within the Department of Health in Ft. Lauderdale. The Chief Legal Counsel reports to the Deputy General Counsel for County Health Departments and County Health Systems.
The successful applicant must be committed to providing the highest quality of legal services, committed to the mission, vision and values of the Department of Health, and have the ability to work collaboratively with medical and legal professionals to support extensive agency priorities and goals.