Date:  Dec 8, 2023


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Requisition No: 808465 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration

Working Title: 68058482 - FIRE PROTECTION SPECIALIST

Position Number: 68058482 

Salary:  $1,753.36 biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 12/25/2023 

Agency Overview:


The Agency for Health Care Administration is Florida's chief health policy and planning entity. The Agency is responsible for administering the Florida Medicaid program, the licensure and regulation of nearly 50,000 health care facilities, and empowering consumers through health care transparency initiatives.


Under the direction of Agency Secretary Jason Weida, the Agency is focused on advancing Governor DeSantis’ vision for Florida’s health care system to be the most cost-effective, transparent, and high-quality health care system in the nation. Current Agency initiatives include implementing Florida’s groundbreaking Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program, overhauling Florida’s healthcare technological ecosystem, and increasing insight in the cost of health care services.


Agency Objectives:



Emphasizing quality in all that we do to improve health outcomes, always putting the individual first.



Supporting initiatives that promote transparency and empower consumers in making well informed healthcare decisions.



Leveraging Florida’s buying power in delivering high quality care at the lowest cost to taxpayers.


Position Overview:


This position may require extensive travel, including significant overnight travel.


Successful completion of a criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.


This position is individually responsible to provide life safety inspection expertise for the licensure and certification of health care facilities.


Requirements may include performing these duties as a team leader, team member or individually as assigned.


The incumbent will perform on-site surveys, document findings, and prepare reports.


The incumbent will provide independent specialized work on all aspects of fire safety, fire prevention and other areas of life safety.


Responsibilities also include understanding and enforcement of national, state, and local fire safety NFPA codes and laws.


The incumbent may also be required to conduct surveys of other types of licensed providers, as assigned by management.


The incumbent must be proficient with computer equipment and software programs, such as Microsoft Word and Outlook, as well as smart phone technology.


The incumbent must also be available to work before and after normal work hours including weekends and holidays.


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:


     •      State Group Insurance Coverage Options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other  supplemental insurance options;

     •      Flexible Spending Accounts;

     •      State of Florida retirement options, including employer contributions;

     •      Generous annual and sick leave benefits;

     •      9 paid holidays a year and 1 Personal Holiday each year;

     •      Career advancement opportunities;

     •      Tuition waiver for courses offered by Florida’s nationally ranked State University System ;

     •      Training and professional development opportunities;

     •      And more!


This position will be hired at the minimum base salary of  $1,753.36 biweekly/non-negotiable.



- Knowledge of the methods, techniques, and equipment used in fire prevention.

- Ability to conduct fire inspections of properties for fire safety and prevention. 

- Knowledge of construction standards.

- Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to fire prevention.

- Skill in the use of computer equipment and software to enter, retrieve and manipulate data required to perform work functions.

- Ability to evaluate data and make recommendations.

- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

- Ability to communicate effectively.

- Ability to prepare reports.

- Ability to lift a laptop/ tablet computer, work manuals, and ladders with or without accommodations.

- Ability to climb ladders to inspect smoke / fire walls and roofs/ roof mounted equipment. 



-- FEDERAL REQUIREMENT:  Applicant must possess National Fire Protection Association Fire Inspector I Certification (CFI1) AND Florida Fire Inspector I Certification; AND


-- Two years professional or paraprofessional experience in fire prevention, fire protection systems installations, or other construction inspection related experience.


-A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred and can substitute for one year of professional or paraprofessional experience in fire prevention, fire protection systems installations, or other construction inspection related experience.


----NOTE: Pro Board certification will not meet the requirement for a NFPA Certified Fire Inspector 1 (CFI-1)

certification certificate.



Fire Inspector’s Certification as required by section 633.081, Florida Statues.


CONTACT:  MAIRA FUENTES (561) 381-5840

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 

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