Inspector General

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Florida Department of Revenue

Inspector General

Inspector General’s Office

Salary: $95,000.00 – $115,000.00

The Florida Department of Revenue seeks a highly responsible individual to manage, direct and supervise the activities of the agency’s Office of the Inspector General. This is a Senior Management Service (SMS) position reporting to the agency head which will evaluate and enhance the performance of the agency by improving the efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, and productivity of the agency’s operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In accordance with section 20.055(2), Florida Statutes, the Inspector General shall have the duty and responsibility to:

(a) Advise in the development of performance measures, standards, and procedures for the evaluation of state agency programs.

(b) Assess the reliability and validity of the information provided by the agency on performance measures and standards, and make recommendations for improvement, if necessary, before submission of such information pursuant to section 216.1827, Florida Statutes.

(c) Review the actions taken by the agency to improve program performance and meet program standards and make recommendations for improvement, if necessary.

(d) Provide direction for, supervise, and coordinate audits, investigations, and management reviews relating to the agency’s programs and operations, except that when the Inspector General does not possess the qualifications specified in section 20.055(4), Florida Statutes, the director of auditing shall conduct such audits.

(e) Conduct, supervise, or coordinate other activities carried out or financed by the agency for the purpose of promoting economy and efficiency in the administration of, or preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in, its programs and operations.

(f) Keep the agency head informed concerning fraud, abuses, and deficiencies relating to programs and operations administered or financed by the agency, recommend corrective action concerning fraud, abuses, and deficiencies, and report on the progress made in implementing corrective action.

(g) Ensure effective coordination and cooperation between the Auditor General, federal auditors, and other governmental bodies with a view toward avoiding duplication.

(h) Review, as appropriate, rules relating to the programs and operations of the agency and make recommendations concerning their impact.

(i) Ensure that an appropriate balance is maintained between audit, investigative, and other accountability activities.

(j) Comply with the General Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General as published and revised by the Association of Inspectors General.

Additional duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Plan, conduct, coordinate and supervise audits, investigations, and special projects related to the agency’s programs and operations.
  • Develop long-range and annual audit plans that are approved by the agency head and based on periodic risk assessments.
  • 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 agency employees for violations of statutes, administrative rules or agency policy, to include but not limited to receiving complaints and coordinating all related activities.
  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Inspector General shall possess the following qualifications:

(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;
(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);
(c) A Certified Public Accountant license issued pursuant to Chapter 473, Florida Statutes, 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).
Other Requirements

The Inspector General shall possess at appointment, or obtain within the first year of appointment, a certification from the Association of Inspectors General as a certified inspector general.

The Inspector General must have at least one other professional certification such as a: certified Inspector General investigator, certified Inspector General auditor, certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, certified governmental financial manager, or certified fraud examiner, certified financial crimes investigator, or hold other related certification or be a licensed attorney.

Required 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 Inspectors General.
  • 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 verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other.

Special Notes:

The Inspector General may not hold, or be a candidate for, an elective office of the state or a municipality, county, or other political subdivision of the state while Inspector General and may not hold office in a political party or committee.

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in the applicant’s employment history listed in their application and/or resume’.


A satisfactory Level 2 (national) criminal background check pursuant to Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, is a condition of employment.  If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints to complete the background check.


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