72000735-51269026-20161012131509 Agency Name: Management Services


Working Title: INSPECTOR SPECIALIST - SESBroadband/Class Code: 13-1041-04Position Number: 72000735-51269026Annual Salary Range: $47,000 - $57,000Announcement Type: Open CompetitiveCity: TALLAHASSEEFacility: CAPITAL CIRCLE OFFICE COMPLEXPay Grade/ Pay Band: BB010Closing Date: 11/1/2016

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Position:Inspector Specialist – SES, Office of the Inspector General

Organization:Florida Department of Management Services, State of Florida

Pay Range:$47,000 – $57,000


With its canopied roads shaded by moss-draped oaks, temperate climate and nationally renowned park system, Tallahassee is truly a gem within Florida – a state that has created nearly 900,000 private sector jobs in just four and a half years and offers its workers an excellent quality of life with no state income tax. The Capital City shares a deep-rooted history and culture with ample doses of fun and authenticity. Tallahassee is home to two major research universities, a community college, the epicenter of state government, hundreds of industry association headquarters and multiple private sector interests. It is in close proximity to the crystal clear waters of Destin and Mexico Beach, the old-Florida charm of St. George Island, the Nature Coast, and the hospitality of several quaint South Georgia towns. The city boasts several public A-rated elementary, middle and high schools that consistently exceed the highest of state and national standards, in addition to various private school options for families. Two regional hospitals offer services to more than a half million people in the metropolitan area and include satellite emergency rooms, urgent care centers and outpatient clinics conveniently located in every corner of the city. Tallahassee residents are treated to a three-time College Football National Championship team in their own backyard, and the city routinely hosts major concerts and entertainment events at venues such as the Leon County Civic Center, Ruby Diamond Theater and Cascades Park. Explore upcoming events and activities in Tallahassee:

Position Summary:

This is an independent professional position reporting to the Chief of Investigations. Under supervision of the Chief of Investigations, the employee in this position will act as the lead investigator in conducting independent internal investigations.

Organization Background:

Though Florida boasts the third largest population in the country, our state workforce comparatively ranks among the smallest in the nation on a per capita basis. This ratio of residents to state employees reflects the ideals of our statewide leaders, who prize efficiency and productivity among our state workforce, and encourage timely, creative and cost-effective resolutions to the issues impacting the taxpayers of our state. Though Florida is richly diverse in both population and landscape, residents across our state do share some universally accepted principles: Floridians expect transparency from their governmental entities and accountability of their elected and appointed officials.

The Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Florida Governor Rick Scott and the executive leadership team at DMS, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. The Department of Management Services is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees in doing their jobs to serve our Floridians. Department of Management Services staff facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is amidst this backdrop that the Florida Department of Management Services strives to achieve its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Chad Poppell, DMS employees strive to embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.

Reporting Relationships:

This position will report to the Chief of Investigations, who reports to the Inspector General for DMS’ Office of the Inspector General.

Position Responsibilities:

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

  • Act as the lead investigator in conducting independent internal investigations as they pertain to section 20.055, Florida Statutes, and involve alleged violations of Florida Statutes including the Whistleblower Protection Act; Florida Administrative Code; DMS policies, procedures and internal directives; fraud, waste and abuse; and improprieties. Investigations arise from complaints received by the Office of the Inspector General against DMS employees; external parties performing services under contract with DMS; and employees of the Florida Commission on Human Relations, Florida Public Employees Relations Commission, State Board of Administration and Division of Administration Hearings, as requested. The lead investigator is required to do the following:

  • Develop, prepare and maintain investigative paper and electronic reports and files, including investigative plans, audio and written statements, supporting documentation, evidence and reports of investigation.

  • Provide briefings in preparation for, and testifying at, civil or criminal trials and administrative or personnel hearings.

  • Confer with management officials on recommendations resulting from investigations performed by the Office of the Inspector General.

  • Present and provide briefings to, serve as a liaison to, and coordinate interagency activity with prosecutors; local, state and federal law enforcement agencies; and public officials.

  • Assist in conducting background screenings of candidates for employment with DMS, DMS contractors, Florida Commission on Human Relations, Florida Public Employees Relations Commission, State Board of Administration and Division of Administration Hearings.

  • Provide education to DMS employees relating to the role and function of the Office of the Inspector General; economic crime and misconduct indicators; and other areas as identified, requested or recommended by DMS management.

  • Perform other duties and assignments as required.

Candidate Profile Experience:

The inspector specialist should possess the following qualifications:

  • Analytical thinking, including the ability to determine applicable governing directives of conduct to a given fact scenario and to identify the elements and develop a case plan necessary to determine whether a violation of the identified directives occurred.

  • Ability to adapt interviewing/interrogation techniques to elicit information from witnesses and subjects, including admissions from subjects reasonably believed to have violated governing directives of conduct.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary to convey investigative findings, including written reports of investigation and verbal briefings.

  • Ability to review, analyze and evaluate data contained in files, including financial records, procurement documents, contracts and personnel dossiers.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license.

  • Possession of or ability to obtain a Florida Notary Public.

  • Three or more years of investigative experience, preferably with at least one year in an Office of Inspector General, Internal Affairs or similar/equivalent environment.

  • Experience conducting one or more of the following types of investigations: sexual harassment, discrimination, whistleblower, administrative or criminal.

  • Experience conducting sworn interviews of complainants, witnesses and subjects of investigations.

  • Experience identifying, collecting and preserving evidence.

  • Ability to travel in state.

  • Certified Inspector General Investigator certification (preferred).

Recruiting Contact:

Karen BeardRecruiterFlorida Department of Management ServicesTelephone: 850-487-1502Email:Karen.Beard@dms.myflorida.comThe State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

DMS appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members. Further, DMS recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at 850- 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR 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, Florida Statutes, Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.