Working Title: INSPECTOR SPECIALIST – CS – 72000735
Salary: $55,000 – $60,000
Posting Closing Date: 09/20/2019
Office of Inspector General
State of Florida Department of Management Services
This position is located in Tallahassee
This position is pending re-classification to Career Service
The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing the various business and workforce-related functions of state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, technology, private prisons, fleet, and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. DMS is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government. DMS 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 against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Jonathan Satter, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies, and challenge the status quo.
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 as they pertain to section 20.055, Florida Statutes, and involve alleged violations of Florida Statutes including the Whistle-blower’s 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 Inspector General against DMS employees; external parties performing services under contract with DMS; and employees of 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 perform 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 in accordance with governing directives.
Ensure that all correspondence and investigations are processed, reviewed, conducted and completed in accordance with section 20.055, Florida Statutes; the Florida Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA), Inspector General’s Manual; and the Office of Inspector General Procedures’ Manual.
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 Inspector General.
Present and provide briefings to, serve as a liaison and coordinate interagency activity with, prosecutors; local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; and public officials.
Manages the CFA Accreditation Program for the Investigations Section performing oversight and management of section and individual compliance with standards and knowledge of investigative techniques when conducting fraud and misconduct investigations.
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 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Analytical thinking, including the ability to determine applicable governing directive(s) of conduct to a given fact scenario, and identify the elements and develop a case plan necessary to determine whether a violation of the identified directive(s) occurred.
Ability to adapt interviewing/interrogation techniques to illicit information from witnesses and subjects, including admissions from subjects reasonably believed to have violated governing directive(s) 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.
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods.
Capacity to perform sedentary work with repetitive motions.
Accountability, Communication, Empowerment, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork.
Three or more years of investigative experience is required. At least one year in an Office of Inspector General, Internal Affairs, or similar/equivalent environment is preferred.
Experience conducting one or more of the following types of investigations: sexual harassment, discrimination, Whistle-blower, administrative, or criminal.
Experience conducting sworn interviews of complainants, witnesses, and subjects of investigations.
Experience identifying, collecting, and preserving evidence.
At least one-year of experience reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating data contained in files, including financial records, procurement documents, contracts, or personnel dossiers
One year of employment which required strong written and verbal communication skills necessary to convey investigative findings, including written reports of investigations and verbal briefings
Experience with CFA Accreditation Program requirements in an Office of Inspector General preferred.
Ability to travel in state 25%.
Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver license.
Must possess or be able to obtain a Florida Notary Public
Certified Inspector General Investigator preferred.
DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses.
An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Candidates 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.
Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.
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.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee