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Date:  Aug 2, 2022

DORAL, FL, US, 33166

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website.

Requisition No: 702604 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: DRUG INSPECTOR - 79001981

Position Number: 79001981 

Salary:  $3,203.75 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 08/15/2022 

Position Number: 79001981
Hiring Salary Range: $41,789.47 -
$134,225.35 Annually


**Open Competitive Advertisement**



Our Organization and Mission


The Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics (DDC) regulates under provisions of the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act (Chapter 499, F.S.) by licensing, registering, inspecting and investigating the manufacturing, distributing, and sale of drugs, medical gases and cosmetics in the State of Florida. The Program carries out its responsibilities through three bureaus: Compliance & Enforcement, Licensing and Legal.


The Work You Will Do:


The dynamic individual interested in joining a dynamic team will provide guidance to inspectors responsible for inspecting and investigating the manufacturing, distributing, and sale of drugs, medical devices and cosmetics in the State of Florida. This position will be responsible for enforcing Chapter 499, Florida Statutes, the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act (the “Act”), the administrative rules promulgated under the Act, codified as Chapter 61N-1, Florida Administrative Code (the “Rules”), registration, inspection and investigative activities necessary to meet requirements specified in the Act and Rules. The Act principle purpose is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by preventing fraud, adulteration, misbranding, and false advertising in the preparation, manufacture, repackaging, or distribution of drugs, devices and cosmetics.


The Difference You Will Make:


The Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics safeguards the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the state of Florida from injury due to the use of adulterated, contaminated, misbranded drugs, drug ingredients and cosmetics.


How You Will Grow:


DDC, employees will continuously be provided with opportunities to improve their knowledge, training and understanding of the division as well as opportunity to be a part of the decision making in division improvements.


Where You Will Work:


This position is located in Miami, Florida, the coastal metropolis of southeastern Florida.  This city is the second-most populous city of Florida full of restaurants, parks, and lots things to do. Miami is also the home of the National Football League Miami Dolphins. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder.


The 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 of Florida retirement package: 3% employee contribution required
  • Nine annual paid holidays and one personal holiday
  • Ability to earn up to 104 hours of paid annual leave annually as a new employee with the State of Florida
  • Ability to earn up to 104 hours of paid sick leave annually
  • The State of Florida offers health insurance coverage (i.e. individual and family coverage) to eligible employees
  • The State of Florida provides a $25,000 life insurance policy to eligible employees
  • Additional supplemental insurance policies are available for dental, vision, hospital supplement, cancer, etc.
  • Tax deferred medical and child care reimbursement accounts are available
  • Tuition waiver program to attend an approved State of Florida College or University


For additional benefit information, please visit the following website:


Your Specific Responsibilities:


This is a career service, non-sworn investigator position assigned to the Miami/Doral Office.  The selected applicant: 

  • Inspects monitors and investigates persons and establishments subject to the Act, including applicants for permits issued under the Act and establishments permitted under the Act, for compliance with the Act and the Rules.
  • Investigates violations of the Act, the Rules, and state and federal statutes, rules, regulations and other laws concerning drugs, devices and cosmetics.
  • Gathers and analyzes evidence, and prepares and submits technical and operational documents related to inspections and investigations, including inspections and investigation reports, complaints, notices of inspection results, and warning letters – all within specified time limits.
  • Serves as a statewide subject matter expert for the Act and the Rules.
  • Provides consultation and technical assistance in matters relating to compliance with the Act, the Rules, and state and federal statutes, rules, regulations and other laws concerning drugs, devices, or cosmetics.
  • Reviews product registrations under the Act and Rules as assigned.
  • Participates as assigned in training the DDC’s and other personnel concerning best inspection/investigative practices and procedures, and requirements of the Act, the Rules, and state and federal statutes, rules, regulations and other laws concerning drug, devices and cosmetics.
  • Assists in developing, and trains other department personnel concerning, the DDC’s operational tools, including equipment, hardware and software used in performing assigned duties.
  • Advises the Pharmaceutical Program Manager and the Chief of Compliance and Enforcement on policies, procedures and training.
  • Educates the regulated industry concerning compliance with the Act, the Rules, and state and federal statutes, rules, regulations and other laws concerning drugs, devices or cosmetics.
  • Advises, and interfaces and coordinates, with federal, state and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies and authorities, including, as assigned, interagency task forces.
  • Represents the DDC as recognized source of expertise and authority in conferences, meetings, and presentations involving issues of considerable importance.
  • Provides testimony at trials, hearings, depositions, and proceedings concerning matters within the scope of the described duties, including inspections, investigations, chain of custody, and records. May be required to provide testimony as a designated records custodian for purposes of authenticating department records.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, including providing assistance as needed in response to and recovery following natural or manmade disasters, or other emergencies


   Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, standards and terminology of pharmacy and related manufacture and distribution industries.
  • Ability to evaluate pharmacy methods, procedures and services.
  • Knowledge of drug types, contents and properties.
  • Knowledge of Florida and federal laws and regulations for drugs, devices and cosmetics, including, without limitation, as regards to state and federal good manufacturing practices, supply chain integrity, and import/export of drugs, devices and cosmetics
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, is essential.
  • Skills in using computer programs for the department, including Microsoft Office software required.
  • Ability to plan, organizes, and coordinates work assignments.
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to train others
  • Ability to manage significant workload and meet performance goals with minimal day-to-day oversight.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a perpetual inventory control system.
  • Ability to utilize problem solving techniques, and to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.
  • Flexibility and ability to meet deadlines on short notice.




Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree and three (3) years of compliance/regulatory, investigative or legal  experience; OR
  • Licensed U.S. Pharmacist with a diverse pharmacy practice background, and/or compliance/regulatory, investigative or legal experience; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of compliance, regulatory, investigative or legal experience; OR
  • Associates degree and ten (10) years of compliance/regulatory, investigative or legal experience; OR
  • High school diploma/GED & twelve (12) years of compliance/regulatory, investigative or legal experience.


Preferred Requirements:

  • A diverse pharmacy practice background, and/or investigative experience with a government agency directly related to state or federal drug laws.
  • Significant responsibility for regulatory compliance at a prescription drug manufacturer, wholesale distributor, hospital system, or chain pharmacy warehouse.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience with Administrative law.


***Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.***

Note: Successful applicant must pass a Level 2 background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.


Applicant Note: if you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.


NOTE: This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.


Applicants are required to apply through the People First system by the closing date, by either applying online. All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement.  If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.


The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed

to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and

improving employment outcomes.


Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.



Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website: .


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 canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation values the sacrifices veterans and their family members have given to our country and supports the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.


A candidate for veterans’ preference who believes he or she was not afforded employment preference may file a complaint in accordance with Rule 55A-7.016, F.A.C., with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Preference Coordinator, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311, Largo, FL, 33778. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has also established an email where people can electronically file claims or ask questions. The email is


The Department of Business and Professional Regulation will only hire U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Janetta Sampson at 850-717-1819 / E-mail at 

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Miami