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Inspector General Department of State

The Department of State seeks a highly responsible individual to manage, direct and supervise the activities of the Office of the Inspector General. This is a Senior Management Service (SMS) position required to evaluate and enhance the performance of the agency by improving the efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of the agency’s operations. The incumbent is responsible for conducting, supervising, and coordinating audits, investigations, and management reviews relating to the Department’s programs and operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities of the inspector general include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage, direct and supervise activities of the Office of Inspector General.
  • Plan, conduct, and coordinate audits, investigations, and management reviews.
  • Develop long-range and annual audit plans that are approved by the Agency Head and submitted to the Chief Inspector General based on periodic risk assessments.
  • Inform the Chief Inspector General of the suspected or confirmed fraud, waste, abuse, and deficiencies relating to programs and operations administered or financed by the agency and reporting on the progress made in implementing corrective action plans in response to any findings.
  • Represent the agency in working with the Auditor General’s Office, ensuring the agency fulfills its obligation related to audits conducted by the Auditor General.
  • Monitor the implementation of the agency’s response to reports issued by the Auditor General or the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.  Assists in the development of performance measures, standards and procedures for the evaluation of agency programs and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Administer investigations into complaints or information that fall within the definition provided in Chapter 112.3187(5), the Whistleblower’s Act, and in accordance with standards adopted by the State of Florida Inspectors General community.
  • Manage complex, confidential and independent investigations into allegations against the agency’s employees for violations of statutes, administrative rules or agency policy, to include but not limited to receiving complaints and coordinating all activities of the Department.
  • Prepares and submits reports, as required.
  • Not later than September 30 of each year, prepares an annual report summarizing the activities of the Office of Inspector General during the immediately preceding fiscal year.

Minimum Qualifications:

In accordance with section 20.055(4), Florida Statutes, the position incumbent shall possess the following qualifications:

The Inspector General must have a 4-year degree from an accredited institution of higher learning or have at least 5 years of experience in at least one of the following areas:

  1. Inspector General
  2. Supervisory experience in OIG or a similar investigative public agency
  3. Local, state, or federal law enforcement officer
  4. Local, state, or federal court judge.
  5. Senior-level auditor or comptroller.
  6. The administration and management of complex audits and investigations.
  7. Managing programs for prevention, examination, detection, elimination of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, malfeasance, or misconduct in government or other organizations.

An advanced degree in law, accounting, public administration, or other relevant field may substitute for 1 year of required experience.

Due to the size of the Office of Inspector General, this candidate shall also possess the following:

  •  (a) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, or with a major in business which includes five courses in accounting, and 5 years of experience as an internal auditor or independent post auditor, electronic data processing auditor, accountant, or any combination thereof. The experience shall at a minimum consist of audits of units of government or private business enterprises, operating for profit or not for profit;
    OR
  • (b) A master’s degree in accounting, business administration, or public administration from an accredited college or university and 4 years of experience as required in paragraph (a);
    OR
  • (c) A Certified Public Accountant license issued pursuant to chapter 473 or a Certified Internal Audit Certificate issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors or earned by examination, and 4 years of experience as required in paragraph (a).

Further, the Inspector General may not hold or be a candidate for an elective office of the state while inspector general or may not hold office in a political party or committee.

The Inspector General should possess at appointment, or obtain within the first year, a certification from the Association of IG as a certified inspector general. The Inspector General should have at least one other professional certification such as a: certified IG investigator, certified IG auditor, certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, certified governmental financial manager, certified fraud examiner, certified financial crimes investigator, hold some other certification or be a licensed attorney.

Reporting Relationships:

The Inspector General reports to the Chief Inspector General, who reports to the Governor.  For administrative purposes, this position is also under the general supervision of the Agency Head.  The inspector General’s direct reports include two (2) Management Review Specialists.

Special Note:

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of The Professional Practices of Framework issued by The Institute of Internal Auditors and The Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General issued by the Association of Inspector Generals.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and procedures to include the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Government Auditing Standards.
  • Knowledge of the methods of compiling and analyzing data.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to review, analyze and evaluate data.
  • Ability to determine the extent of compliance, the extent to which assets are accounted for and the reliability of accounting procedures utilized within an organization.
  • Ability to plan and direct program activities.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:

A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment.  If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints.  We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

Relatives of current Florida Department of State employees will not be considered.

We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of Veterans, individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates from diverse cultures and backgrounds, abilities, skills, and talents to join our inclusive workforce.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: https://www.sss.gov

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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Inspector General OFR

The Florida Office of Financial Regulation (Office) is seeking a highly responsible individual for the position of Inspector General.  The Florida Office of Financial Regulation is structurally under the Florida Financial Services Commission. The Florida Office of Financial Regulation is responsible for licensing, chartering, examining, and regulating depository and non-depository financial institutions and financial service companies, including state chartered banks, credit unions, trust companies, loan originators, mortgage lenders, securities dealers, investment advisors, consumer collection agencies and money transmitters throughout the state of Florida. The agency head of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation is the Commissioner and the position of Inspector General statutorily reports to the Commissioner.  The duties of the Inspector General include, but are not limited to, the following: evaluation of the performance of the Office’s various programs and making recommendations for improved efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity; keeping the Commissioner informed regarding concerns of fraud, abuses and deficiencies in reference to Office operations; conducting and supervising internal audit activities, special projects and investigations and managing effective cooperation between the Florida Auditor General, federal auditors, and other governmental bodies with a view toward avoiding duplication.

Applicants are required to have one or more of the following professional certifications: certified inspector general investigator, certified inspector general auditor, certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, certified governmental financial manager or certified fraud examiner. The Inspector General position supervises one full-time position.  The responsibilities of the Office of the Inspector General are promulgated in Section 20.055, Florida Statutes.

Minimum annual salary: $54,228.72.  The starting salary will commensurate with the selected candidate’s competencies and qualifications.

This advertisement will close Friday, January 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). UPDATE: The Office of Financial Regulation has extended the application deadline to Friday, January 24, 2020.

Interested applicants should submit a current resume to: Kim Faris, Resource Management Administrator at Kim.Faris@FLOFR.com

Special Notes:

All applicants seeking employment with the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) are subject to mandatory background checks conducted through the Department of Financial Service (DFS), Bureau of Human Resource Management in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S. and reviews by OFR. Applicants may be disqualified for employment with OFR based on the information that may be obtained through research and/or OFR’s review process.

Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority. Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a position. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.

Inspector General HSMV

Inspector General – HSMV

Salary Range: $56,779.84 – $130,000.00 Annually

Note: Salary may vary based on qualifications and experience

Contact Person: Chief of Personnel Services, Terry Stepp, #850-617-3207

The Organization:

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. With a workforce of over 4,300 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles, and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.

At the Department, we come into contact with nearly every Floridian, as well as, many visitors to our state. People get a driver license to operate their vehicles or for photo identification purpose.  They register and title their automobiles, mobile homes and boats. They may receive assistance from the Florida Highway Patrol if they are involved in a crash or their vehicle breaks down along Florida’s highways.

Our Benefits include:

  • Annual and Sick Leave Package
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • State Health and Life Insurance
  • Educational Benefits
  • Contributory Retirement Plan

To learn more about DHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at: flhsmv.gov/careers.

Description of Job:

The Inspector General reports directly to the Executive Director and serves as the Chief Audit Executive for the Department. The Inspector General is responsible for strategic direction and guidance in the operations and planning of audit and investigative activities.  This position directs and coordinates a comprehensive internal auditing program, monitors agency compliance with standards and conducts investigations relating to allegations of fraud, waste and abuse. The Inspector General reports the status of management’s implementation of audit recommendations to Executive Leadership.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Directs audit and consulting engagements in accordance with Florida Law, rules, standards and guidelines.
  • Plans the audit activities to ensure effective use of audit resources and provides recommendations to improve accountability and integrity of programs and activities.
  • Directs investigations conducted by the Office of Inspector General in accordance with Section 20.055, F.S., collective bargaining agreements, standards and guidelines.
  • Manages complex, confidential, and independent internal investigations relating to administrative and management issues on a statewide basis, reporting directly to the Executive Director.
  • Manages independent investigations into allegations against department employees for violations of statutes, administrative rules, or agency policy.
  • Responsible for administration of investigations into complaints or information that falls within the definition provided in Chapter 112.3187(5), the Whistleblower Act, and in accordance with standards adopted by the State of Florida Inspectors General community.
  • Coordinates and may perform joint investigations with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Makes recommendations to the agency Executive Director for operational corrective action, policy revision, structural change, personnel action, and/or other modification as a result of investigations, internal audits, and studies.
  • Acts as liaison with the Office of the Chief Inspector General, Office of the Auditor General and Office of Program Policy and Government Accountability.

 Requirements of the Position:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business which includes five courses in accounting, and five years of experience as an internal auditor or independent postauditor, electronic data processing auditor, accountant, or any combination thereof; or
  • A master’s degree in accounting, business administration or public administration from an accredited college or university and four years of experience described above; or
  • A certified public accountant license issued pursuant to chapter 473 or a certified internal audit certificate issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors or earned by examination and four years of experience described above; or
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and
  • Four years of experience in accounting, auditing, financial analysis, law, management analysis, program evaluation, public administration, investigation, or criminal justice administration.

 Special Note:

The selected applicant must pass a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) criminal history background check.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

General Information:

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment and/or oral interview.

Applicants being considered for employment will be required to submit to a fingerprint-based background investigation, which will include a check of the criminal history records of the FBI.

The process for selecting applicant(s) for this position could take up to six months.  Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement in order to be considered for that vacancy.

HSMV employees are paid once a month on the last workday of each month. All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.

 The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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