Website Department of Children and Families

Office of Inspector General

Agency: Children and Families


Pay Plan: SES

Position Number: 60070418

Salary:  $50,000.08 to $55,000.14

Posting Closing Date: 03/05/2024

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Internal Audit Section is searching for qualified applicants for one Management Review Specialist – SES (Auditor) vacancy located in Tallahassee, Florida.  The hiring range for this position is $50,000.08 to $55,000.14 annually (or $1,923.08 to $2,115.39 bi-weekly), depending upon experience.  This advertisement closes on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.  Previous applicants will be considered.  Travel is generally less than fifteen percent.



Possession of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license;
Possession of an audit-related certification including such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA);
Three to five years’ experience conducting internal audits in accordance with either International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing published by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. or Government Auditing Standards published by the General Accounting Office; and
Two or more years’ experience working in an Office of Inspector General.
Duties and Responsibilities

The management review specialist (auditor) position reports to the Director of Auditing.  This position is expected to work independently with minimal supervision by applying sound decision-making processes, organizing, and prioritizing routine duties and special assignments, and completing those tasks in an efficient manner with quality results.  The incumbent appropriately handles confidential information in accordance with Department operating procedures.  The incumbent complies with all standards that accompany this description and is responsible for the accuracy, integrity, security and privacy of client, employee, and program information under the direct control of this position.


Duties include the following:


Audit Planning

Ensures that assigned audits are adequately planned and researched. Conducts preliminary surveys and effectively evaluates internal control systems including assessing fraud risks, prior to conducting audit fieldwork. Performs audit-related work in accordance with applicable audit standards and the Internal Audit Procedures Manual.

Audit Fieldwork and Reporting

Ensures that audit fieldwork achieves audit objectives. Performs audit-related work in accordance with applicable audit standards and the Internal Audit Procedures Manual.

Audit Follow-up

Ensures that audit follow-ups are timely performed and statuses of corrective action implementation are communicated to management. Performs audit-related work in accordance with applicable audit standards and the Internal Audit Procedures Manual.

Administrative and Non-Audit Tasks

Ensures that administrative and other required tasks are timely performed with quality, attention to detail, and due professional care.  Administrative and non-audit activities are performed in accordance with the Internal Audit Procedures Manual and Office of Inspector General and Internal Audit Section guidelines.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of internal auditing and government auditing standards
Strong data analytics skills
Proficient in developing findings and recommendations
Ability to analyze complex data, document relevant supporting information, and develop reasonable conclusions
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Word
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Ability to effectively gather information
Ability to perform at a high level in a team environment
Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments to meet deadlines
Ability to effectively research and summarize key information
All applications for employment must be submitted and received through the People First system.  This position requires a background check and participation in direct deposit.

Note:  You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.  Please ensure that your responses to qualifying questions for this position are verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.


Position Description – Management Review Specialist (Internal Auditor)

This position is assigned to the SES under the provision of § 110.205(2)(w), Florida Statutes (F.S.), as confidential.  This position supports the functions of the Inspector General.  This highly responsible, professional position in the Office of Inspector General/Internal Audit is responsible for preparing reports in accordance with § 20.055, F.S., Internal Audit operating procedures, and the International Professional Practices Framework.


This employee shall perform his/her duties in accordance with § 20.055, F.S.  In addition, in accordance with § 20.055, F.S., the Inspector General and staff shall have access to any records, data, and other information of the state agency as deemed necessary to carry out the duties of the position, including information exempt in Chapter 119, F.S.  Employee actively obtains, analyzes, and maintains highly confidential information, and is responsible for handling such information with discretion to ensure its integrity and confidentiality.


This employee is given wide latitude to accomplish work assignments independently.  By the very nature of the position, it is not unusual for the employee to work by themselves while conducting auditing tasks.  Instructions are given in face-to-face meetings with the Audit Director and in writing.  During these meetings, assigned staff and the Director determine audit scope and objectives for projects selected from the annual audit plan or otherwise requested by management.


The incumbent plans and conducts field work of Department operations, systems, programs, activities, and providers.  Evaluates internal control systems and program performance in accomplishing desired program objectives.


The incumbent utilizes the Integrated Internal Audit Management System (IIAMS) to conduct work and is responsible for preparing initial draft report for review and group editing.  To assist the Department in continual improvement, staff will identify opportunities and challenges and make recommendations for improvement.  Conducts follow-up work as necessary to ensure corrective action is taken and recommendations are implemented.


The incumbent confers with Department management in order to obtain or clarify information and records, discuss findings and recommendations, or answer questions regarding procedures and standards used.  Participates in entrance and exit conferences.


The incumbent provides assistance in investigations or special assignments in response to requests from the Secretary, Inspector General, Legislature, etc., as directed by the Director of Auditing.  Provides technical assistance to auditors, investigators, or other Departmental staff.


The incumbent maintains and improves professional knowledge and skills through participation in staff meetings, staff development activities, continuing education training opportunities, professional networking and review of office literature, reference materials and current periodicals.


The incumbent performs related work as required.


Candidate Profile (application) must be completed in its entirety.

Include supervisor names and phone numbers for all periods of employment.
Account for and explain any gaps in employment so that the hiring process is not delayed.
Experience, education, training, knowledge, skills and/or abilities as well as responses to pre-qualifying questions must be verifiable to meet the minimum qualifications.
It is unacceptable to use the statement “See Resume” in place of entering work history.
If you experience problems applying online, please call the People First Service Center at (877) 562-7287.

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:

No state income tax for residents of Florida;
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
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Flexible Spending Accounts;
Tuition waivers;
And more!
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Growth Opportunities:

With 12,000 employees across the state DCF promotes opportunities and training for all.  Our jobs are among the most challenging, complex, and difficult in State government. They are also among the most rewarding. All employees are encouraged to take advantage of available Department opportunities for advancement and professional development.

Where you will work:

Florida is the only state that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.  In other words, no matter where you land in Florida, you’re never more than 60 miles from a body of saltwater.  And if the beach isn’t your scene, there are 175 state parks to explore!  Meanwhile, Floridians hail from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, and walks of life, making it an incredibly diverse melting pot that many residents and visitors to Florida love.  The Sunshine State is a great place to live and work – Come join our team!

About Department of Children and Families:

Mission:  The mission of the Department of Children and Families is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

Vision:  We are a highly skilled workforce committed to empowering people with complex and varied needs to achieve the best outcomes for themselves and their families. In collaboration with community stakeholders, we will deliver world class and continuously improving service focused on providing the people we serve with the level and quality that we would demand and expect for our own families.

Values:  A workforce that operates with integrity maintains loyalty to a code of ethics that requires the courage to take responsibility for providing the highest quality of service to the vulnerable. We are a solutions-focused learning organization built on a foundation of transparency in action and accountability of results. Both within the organization and among our stakeholders, we thrive in a culture of respect for diversity of opinion that is nurtured through open communication. High performing and committed, we are unified in our goal of excellence in achieving quality outcomes for those we serve.

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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 suspended or voided, and you will be required to repay all benefits received depending upon the date of your retirement.
The position will perform all job tasks in accordance with laws, rules, regulations, policies, and requirements applicable to state and federal laws or procedures.
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

Participation in the State of Florida Direct Deposit Program is required as a condition of employment per F.S. 110.113, and enrollment must be completed within the first 30 calendar days of your appointment.

SELECTIVE SERVICE:  Male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:


BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S.  No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency.  Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies.


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.

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