Inspector General- HSMV (FL)

Website State of Florida, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

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

Note: Salary may vary based on qualifications and experience.

Contact Person:  Chief of Personnel Services, Terry Stepp


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.

To learn more about DHSMV visit our website at

Our Benefits include

·       Annual and Sick Leave Package

·       Nine Paid Holidays

·       State Health and Life Insurance

·       Educational Benefits

·       Contributory Retirement Plan

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 post-auditor, 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.

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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