This highly visible position will require a person with superb management and communication skills. The successful candidate will be a strong, successful administrator with experience managing and problem solving in a government environment. He/she must have excellent interpersonal skills to deal tactfully and effectively with County administrative officials, local governmental officials, employees, court officials and the general public.
The candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications at the time of application:
- Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school
- Admission to the Florida Bar
- Ten years professional experience as an attorney with advanced and extensive experience as a practicing attorney
- Five years of directly related legal experience administering public sector law to include expertise in local governmental law
- Two years supervising or managing other attorneys
Our organization highly values leadership and is continually striving to improve our organizational performance. While a full array of leadership competencies is desirable, the County Attorney Oversight Committee has identified the following competencies as most desirable:
- Composure - Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
- Conflict Management - Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
- Ethics and Values - Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches.
- Integrity and Trust - Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
- Listening - Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.
- Managerial Courage - Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
- Negotiating - Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be both direct and forceful as well as diplomatic; gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations; has a good sense of timing.
- Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer.
- Building Effective Teams - Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
- Written Communications - Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
Compensation and Benefits
The current salary range is $162,302 to $253,282.
The starting salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications. Relocation expenses and other benefits may be available as negotiated.
Pinellas County offers a comprehensive and competitive array of employee benefits including group health, paid time off, life insurance, short and long term disability, dental, vision, and more. The County participates in the Florida Retirement System which offers two options: Pension Plan or Investment Plan. The County also offers an optional deferred compensation plan (IRS Section 457) with a choice of four plan providers.
For more information about the benefits package, visit www.pinellascounty.org/hr/benefits.
How to Apply
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information for five professional references via email to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on May 21, 2017.
For questions, contact Bryan Cook, Human Resources Workforce Strategy Manager, at (727) 464-3367 or by email at email@example.com.
Under Florida’s public records act, once a candidate has submitted a resume or application, that information is public.
Pinellas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Requests for accommodation in the application and selection process may be made to Human Resources by contacting (727) 464-3367 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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