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FCN In House Counsel

Company: Citrus Health Network, Inc.
Location: Miami
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide legal advice and representation for the corporation and its officers and employees.
  • Represent the organization at community meetings.
  • Prepare and review contracts, assist in contract negotiations and disputes.
  • Assist Privacy Officer in compliance issues related to federal and state privacy laws.
  • Assist organization in the following compliance tasks: promptly reviewing all alleged compliance issues; promptly reporting all compliance violations to the Chief Executive Officer; reporting all alleged wrongdoings to the Board of Directors.
  • Assist in transactions with insurance and Federal Tort Claims Act coverage for organization, including renewal applications and reporting of claims filed.
  • Act as liaison with insurers and outside Counsel regarding defense of liability lawsuits brought against CHN and advise executive staff and senior management as needed.
  • Participate in Board meetings and report to the Board as may be required by law.
  • Participate in Scholarly Activity Committee and Institutional Review Board Committee.
  • Review or draft research collaboration agreements and subawards.
  • Ensure compliance with Sunshine Law.
  • Assist in the review and development of corporate policies and procedures.
  • Act as liaison with the Department of Children and Families Child Welfare Legal Services Department, as well as contracted providers.
  • Review files that are pending appeals and prepare witnesses for testimony at Fair Hearings
  • Attend court hearing, depositions and settlement proceedings as needed.
  • Serve as legislative liaison and advocate regarding public policy issues affecting CHN and its target populations.
  • File and maintain tax-exempt status filings and corporate registrations.
  • Serve as liaison with outside counsel when necessary. Act as liaison with the Department of Children and Families Child Welfare Legal Services Department, as well as contracted providers.
  • Provide procedural and tactical advice regarding special cases and corporate governance issues as required.
  • Review files that are pending appeals and prepare witnesses for testimony at Fair Hearings.
  • Attend Fair Hearings and handle witness testimony in conjunction with Office of the Attorney General.
  • Review packages for RTI, EFC, PESS and Aftercare for legal sufficiency.
  • Be familiar with all applicable statutes and rules that govern RTI, EFC, PESS and Aftercare.
  • Assist in drafting proposed legislation and rule changes that impact the Transitioning Youth Program.
  • Review Notices of Appearances and Motions to intervene in pending appellate matters filed by OAG.
  • Advise staff regarding any changes in Legislation or Administrative Code impacting the Transitioning Youth program or other Citrus activities.
  • Responds to public information requests, coordinates the retrieval of information and addresses questions or problems as necessary.
  • Evaluates whether any record or part of a record is exempt, redacts records, and prepares appropriate redaction and exemption logs.
  • Coordinate and maintain a comprehensive records retention program and develop procedures to identify and control the destruction of records according to the State Records Retention Guidelines.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of the Florida Public Records Act.
  • Represent the organization at community meetings.
  • Assist with grant applications and new program descriptions. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    • Juris Doctor Degree.
    • Admitted to the Florida Bar and eligible to practice law in the State of Florida.
    • Ability to draft and write documents in English well.
    • Preferred: experience and knowledge in juvenile and dependency matters, Administrative law, Non-Profit Corporations and Employment law.
    • Possess a current Background Clearance Screening as required by DCF.

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