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Associate General Counsel

St. Petersburg College
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 16, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate General Counsel

Compensation: $85,006.50
Openings: 1
PeopleSoft ID: 4520
Formal review of applications begins: Aug 15, 2021
Department: General Counsel
Location: EpiCenter

Key Position Information:

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel is responsible for administering, reviewing internal legal matters of the College, and assisting with litigation proceedings and other internal legal processes, as requested. Duties include advising the College administration on higher education legal issues, reviewing and negotiating contracts, working with Facilities and Risk Management on legal matters.

Typical Essential Duties
  • Examines items and issues within the college to determine and evaluate legal ramifications;
  • Prepares responses to legal items and issues, and represents the College in the adjudication of matters of an internal nature;
  • Renders legal advice and assistance to administrators concerning legal matters, including that pertaining to the College's direct support organizations;
  • Renders legal advice on personnel matters as requested;
  • Reviews and advises departments concerning records production pursuant to subpoenas and public records law;
  • Provides legal advice pertaining to Worker's Compensation filings as requested;
  • Prepares responses to audit and compliance reporting requirements;
  • Reviews and researches federal laws and regulations, state policies and Board decisions to determine and evaluate the impact on the operation of the college;
  • Provides assistance to the General Counsel concerning legal matters under investigation;
  • Writes legal memorandum and articles concerning key legal issues for college faculty and staff, where requested;
  • Reviews and negotiates contracts and agreements on behalf of the College; drafts facilities related contracts for construction, contractor and engineering contracts, etc.; drafts and negotiates facility leases, subleases, amendments and rental agreements; works with college departments and vendors to negotiate and write contracts; drafts purchase and sales agreements and other documents related to real property, as requested; reviews affidavits and contractor lien waivers for final payments as necessary;
  • Assists in the development and review of documentation related to competitive solicitations and bids, including construction;
  • Reviews and responds to bankruptcy filings for the College.
  • Provides legal advice to Risk Management related to insurance and claims, as requested.

This is the first of five levels in the Administrative Management series. The classification is responsible for directing the activities of an assigned administrative related department or program. Incumbents work in an administrative related department or function which enables the College to function fiscally, operationally, or administratively. Incumbents will develop strategies to accomplish goals, implement policies and procedures, and develop and monitor an assigned budget. Incumbents may need to perform professional level work within assignment and will supervise employees or student workers.


LL.B. or JD from an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in the State of Florida.


Three (3) years experience in the legal field.

* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.

  • Law pertaining to educational institutions, especially in the area of contracts, employee relations (workers’ compensation, insurance, unemployment compensation, labor) students, faculty and liability.
  • Management and leadership principles;
  • Strategic planning principles;
  • Public relations principles;
  • Budget administration principles;
  • Program management principles;
  • Marketing principles;
  • Negotiation and mediation techniques;
  • Grant and/or contract administration principles;
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations;
  • Advanced principles of assigned area of responsibility;
  • Computers and related software applications.

  • Monitoring and evaluating employees;
  • Prioritizing and assigning work;
  • Analyzing and developing policies and procedures;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals;
  • Analyzing, interpreting, and understanding technical and statistical information;
  • Preparing and giving presentations;
  • Speaking in public;
  • Mediating and resolving conflicts and problems;
  • Managing multiple projects and programs simultaneously;
  • Writing technical procedures, policies, grants, contracts, and/or other related detailed materials;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

  • Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Licensed to practice law in the State of Florida.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

Potential Frequency
Directs staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
Daily - 10%

Develops the operational plans to meet short- and long-range program goals and objectives; interprets and applies organizational policies and procedures to assigned area.
Daily - 20%

Develops, oversees, and evaluates various programs and events; determines what programs to offer to meet strategic objectives by overseeing the content, marketing, and advertising publications.
Daily - 30%

Facilitates, leads, and/or participates in meetings, proceedings, and committees; represents the department at campus meetings and conferences; serves as a liaison between departments, external organizations, the general public, and other agencies.
Daily - 15%

Prepares and/or reviews reports, contracts, proposals and studies; makes recommendations on a wide variety of administrative or management policies.
Daily - 15%

Administers and monitors the departmental budget including allocating resources and approving expenditures.
Daily - 10%

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
As Required

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The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at
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