General Counsel

Enterprise Florida

Aug 4th, 2022
$ 80000 - 115000 / Year

Job Title: General Counsel

Department: Operations

FLSA Status: Exempt

BASIC PURPOSE:

Enterprise Florida, Inc. works to expand and diversify the state’s economy through private-sector job creation.

As a public-private partnership of business and government leaders, our goal is to promote Florida as a premier business destination and expand the state’s economy. In pursuit of this mission, EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners.

EFI serves as the state’s primary entity for trade and export development supporting more than 60,000 Florida exporting businesses. The organization also assists small and minority businesses through its capital programs, supports Florida’s defense industry through the Florida Defense Alliance and Florida Defense Support Task Force, and champions sport industry growth through the Florida Sport Foundation

The General Counselis responsible for providing legal guidance, serving as a subject matter expert, and ensuring that EFI is compliant with all laws, regulations and contractual obligations in its operations and agreements, with particular attention to EFI’s operating agreement with the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise senior management on all legal matters affecting the organization’s operations and governance including legal review and advice on risks and implications of new projects and with business arrangements to support strategic and operational decision-making. Address and respond to legal issues directly or through managing outside counsel.
  • Negotiate, draft, and execute contracts and agreements, including commercial and professional service contracts, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements and annual funding agreements with the State of Florida, including corporate measures and standards.
  • Review all agreements executed by EFI for legal sufficiency and compliance
  • Employment law – Remain current on new legislation affecting the workforce. Communicate information as needed to senior management
  • Sunshine, Public Records and Ethics – Serve as subject matter expert and review organizational compliance with laws relating to public records requests, sunshine laws and ethics
  • On an on-going basis, review laws and regulations that impact the organization’s compliance requirements.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws, including legal guidance regarding employment law and related issues.
  • Consult on the dissemination of information, answering of questions, and serve as a subject matter expert for the organization on all compliance-related issues especially as relates to legal requirements of sunshine and public records laws.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Other duties will be assigned to the incumbent, in order to make it a full-time position. The additional assignments will be based upon the incumbent’s unique abilities and qualifications. This position may be combined with an existing position.

SUPERVISION: None
ACCOUNTABILITY: Impact and Scope: Position is housed in Administration: provides support and guidance to all units regarding contracts, archiving and compliance with state contract and EFI policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Member in good standing with the Florida Bar
  • Minimum two years as a practicing attorney in a law firm or corporate environment, combined with experience in business, economic development or Government
  • Initiative and ability to identify risks and manage them effectively
  • Outstanding judgment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Legal background in business, finance and/or state government operations
  • Experience managing professional and administrative staff
  • Experience presenting to Boards with senior executives
  • Skillful use of Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, organization and follow-through

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

EFI is subject to the Public Records Law and the Sunshine Law; therefore, submissions to this job announcement could be subject to public disclosure.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 – $115,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

License/Certification:

  • Florida Bar Membership (Preferred)
  • license to practice law in Florida (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach Enterprise Florida directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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