The Florida Solicitor General’s Office is currently considering applications for the positions of Deputy Solicitor General and Chief Deputy Solicitor General. The Solicitor General represents the State of Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida Supreme Court, presides over civil appeals to which the state is a party, provides legal advice and policy guidance to the Attorney General and her senior leadership, and coordinates the State’s amicus practice as well as its involvement in multistate litigation. The Chief Deputy and five Deputy Solicitors General assist the Solicitor General with all aspects of the work of the Office. Accordingly, they regularly brief and argue cases of exceptional public importance, including constitutional challenges to significant state statutes. Both positions afford a rare opportunity to litigate high-profile cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts, interact with the State’s leading lawyers and policymakers, and collaborate with top appellate attorneys serving in other states and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Applicants for the position of Deputy Solicitor General should have excellent written and oral advocacy skills, strong academic credentials, demonstrated proficiency in the field of appellate litigation, and at least two years of legal experience. An appellate clerkship is not required but is highly desirable. The Chief Deputy has additional supervisory and administrative responsibilities. Accordingly, applicants for the Chief Deputy position should have at least five years of legal experience; substantial supervisory experience is strongly preferred.
The Solicitor General’s Office is located in Tallahassee, Florida. If selected, an applicant who is not already a member of the Florida bar would have to gain such admission within one year of the date of appointment.
The anticipated salary range for incoming deputies is $75,000 to $90,000, depending on prior experience. The Chief Deputy’s salary is negotiable based on prior experience.
To apply for a position, please e-mail a resume and brief cover letter to the Solicitor General, Amit Agarwal, copying his administrative assistant, Jenna Hodges. Their contact information is included below. A candidate may apply for both positions at the same time; separate letters are not required. Interested parties are requested to submit applications by Friday, October 6.