Attorney, Business Ethics, Contract Law, Labor Relations
As the Staff Attorney, you will provide legal services and guidance to the Superintendent and District administration. You will also review and negotiate contracts relating to District operations, including real estate, intellectual property, litigation, employment, delivery of ancillary services, and third-party agreements.
Essential Job Functions:
Represent the District as legal counsel in labor law related court litigation and third-party proceedings, such as grievance arbitrations, impasse proceedings, mediations, and Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC) hearings.
Provide advice and legal assistance to the Superintendent and Chief Human Resources Officer on all matters related to the management of the District’s labor relations program.
Develop and maintain a program of equal employment opportunity for the District and ensure that the program is carried out in an exemplary manner.
Provide direction and services necessary to meet compliance with all state and federal equal employment opportunity and disability legislation and regulations; review complaints and grievances, conduct investigations, and write reports; respond to requests for information from federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity and disability compliance officials.
Review and negotiate contracts relating to District operations, including real estate, intellectual property, transportation, construction, employment, delivery of ancillary services, and third-party agreements.
Assist the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer with any legal duties and responsibilities, particularly with the office of Procurement Services.
Assist in coordinating and directing investigations of whistleblower complaints.
Assist and provide legal guidance on issues related to public records requests.
Conduct applicable inservice training on legal issues for the District.
Provide quarterly reports to the Chief Legal Counsel on pending litigation.
Maintain confidentiality of privileged attorney-client matters.
Practice and maintain high standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in all professional matters.
Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school.
Member in good standing of the Florida Bar.
Admitted or eligible for admission to the bar of the United States Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Three (3) years of experience as a practicing attorney with two (2) years of experience in labor relations matters, including litigation and representation.
Internal Number: 20211228
About School District of Lee County
School District of Lee County is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 32nd-largest school district in the United States*. We proudly educate over 90,000 students in grades K-12. Our District is a model for others in the state and nation - from our Microsoft Certified High School (Dunbar High) to our National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (The Sanibel School) to one of the top IB High Schools in the world (Fort Myers High.)
While the unprecedented growth we've experienced the past few years has slowed, families are still moving to our area. The reason is simple, Lee County's 645,000+ residents live and work in an attractive environment. Exotic trees and plants flourish in the subtropical climate, and local waterways support a host of fish, birds and other animals. There are beautiful waterfronts everywhere.
Schools in Lee County play a key role in community life. With 12,000+ full- and part-time employees, the School District is one of the county's largest employers, and with the District's construction program, building new schools and renovating and expanding existing facilities, the District has been the area's largest developer.