Inspector General

Business and Professional Regulations OIG

Inspector General- SMS

Position Number: 79000567 

Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Office of the Inspector General

Annual Salary: $80,000.00 – $105,000.00

*OPEN COMPETITIVE*

Our Organization and Mission:

Our mission is to license efficiently, regulate fairly.  Our vision is to make DBPR and Florida great places to do business. To that end, we invest in our employees, treat our licensees as valued customers and partners, and uphold laws that protect the public and Florida’s competitive marketplace.

Under the direction of Secretary Julie Brown, the agency oversees many of Florida’s professions and industries which can be seen on our website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/.

The Work You Will Do:

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

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

  • Advise in the development of performance measures, standards, and procedures for the evaluation of the Department’s programs.
  • Assess the reliability and validity of the information provided by DBPR on performance measures and standards, and make recommendations for improvement, if necessary, before submission of such information pursuant to s. 216.1827.
  • Review the actions taken by the Department to improve program performance and meet program standards and make recommendations for improvement, if necessary.
  • Provide direction for, supervise, and coordinate audits, investigations, and management reviews relating to the programs and operations of DBPR,
  • Conduct, supervise, or coordinate other activities carried out or financed by DBPR for the purpose of promoting economy and efficiency in the administration of, or preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in, its programs and operations.
  • Keep the DBPR Secretary or the Chief Inspector General informed concerning fraud, abuses, and deficiencies relating to programs and operations administered or financed by the state agency, recommend corrective action concerning fraud, abuses, and deficiencies, and report on the progress made in implementing corrective action.
  • Ensure effective coordination and cooperation between the Auditor General, federal auditors, and other governmental bodies with a view toward avoiding duplication.
  • Review, as appropriate, rules relating to the programs and operations of such state agency and make recommendations concerning their impact.
  • Comply with the General Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General as published and revised by the Association of Inspectors General.
  • Receive complaints and coordinate all activities of the agency as required by the Whistle-blower’s Act pursuant to ss. 112.3187-112.31895.

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and 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.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

  •   A four-year degree from an accredited institution of higher learning

OR

  • At least five years of experience maintaining one of the following roles or experience performing the duties:
    • Inspector general
    • Local, state, or federal law enforcement officer
    • Local, state, or federal court judge
    • Senior-level auditor or comptroller
    • Assuming supervisory role in an Office of the Inspector General or in a similar investigative public agency
    • Administering and managing complex audits and investigations
    • Managing programs for prevention, examination, detection and/or elimination of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, malfeasance or misconduct in government or other organizations
    • An advanced degree in law, accounting, public administration or another relevant field may substitute for one year of required experience.

The Inspector General should be selected on the basis of integrity, leadership capability, and experience in accounting, auditing, financial analysis, law, management analysis, program evaluation, public administration, investigation, criminal justice administration or other closely related field.

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. In addition, the inspector general should possess at least one other professional certification—such as certified IG investigator, certified IG auditor, certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, certified governmental financial manager, certified fraud examiner, certified financial crimes investigator, etc.—or be a licensed attorney.

***Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.***

NOTE: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.

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.

Applicants are required to apply online through the People First system by the closing date. All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement.  If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

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

SPECIAL REMINDERS:

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: http://www.sss.gov.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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

To apply for this job please visit jobs.myflorida.com.