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Date: Nov 6, 2019

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Requisition No: 86899 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations


Position Number: 79900505 

Salary:  $16.50 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 12/01/2019 

Position Number: 79900505
Hiring Salary: $16.50 Per Hour




This is a re-advertisement and will be used to fill position located in Dade County.


“Previous Applicants Need Not Re-Apply”


The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics, Compliance and Enforcement Unit is looking for someone who is interested in joining a dynamic team of inspectors/investigators responsible for inspecting and investigating the manufacturing, distributing, and sale of drugs, medical devices and cosmetics in the State of Florida.  This position is an entry level position, with emphasis on the inspection of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of medical gases for compliance with state regulations.  The person selected for the position will be assigned a state vehicle, will be expected to work independently under the general supervision of a Drug Inspector and may have the option to work a flexible schedule.  A geographic area of primary responsibility will be assigned and daily travel will be required.


Minimum Requirements:

  •  A high school diploma or the equivalent and six (6) years related professional or paraprofessional experience; and/or
  •  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of professional investigative, legal, administrative, systems analysis, management analysis, program planning, program research or program evaluation experience; and/or.
  •   A master's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.
  •   Valid Driver License.


***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile. Work History with month and year, hours worked and formal education are required to qualify for this position. Reponses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes’ and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information. ***


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


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and conducts investigations of allegations of violations of the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act (“Florida Act”).
  • Interviews witnesses to obtain evidence to substantiate allegations and prepares reports of findings for appropriate authorities.
  • Inspects medical gas manufacturer, medical gas wholesale distributor and medical oxygen retail establishment facilities to ensure compliance with the Florida Act.
  • Conducts follow-up inspections of drug and cosmetic facilities to ensure correction of prior violations.
  • Conducts seizures, voluntary quarantines and issues stop-sale where deemed immediately necessary or as directed.
  • Ensures that prescription medical oxygen is delivered only to individuals or their representatives that have a valid prescription for medical oxygen.
  • Coordinates drug, device and cosmetic inspections and registration information activities within the assigned district.
  • Monitors and investigates persons and facilities for violations.
  • Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the terminology and principles related to medical gas manufacturing and wholesale distributing.
  • Knowledge of industry standards for safety, storage and security of medical gases.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.
  • Ability to conduct medical gas inspections to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Ability to collect, review and verify data relating to medical gas inspections.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to medical gas inspections.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.


Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & 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 or faxing a completed application to the People First Service Center to 1-888-403-2110. 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.


We hire only 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Miami