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Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33309

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Requisition No: 287983 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations


Position Number: 79011353 

Salary:  $32,696.82 - $72,718.43 (Annual) 

Posting Closing Date: 01/21/2021 

Position Number: 79011353
Hiring Salary: $32,696.82 - $72,718.43 (Annual)
Minimum Requirements:
  • Five (5) years of investigative or gaming experience.
  • A valid Florida Driver's 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.

Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes

and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.***



  • Successful applicant must pass a Level 2 background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.
  • Must be able to travel as required for this position.





Investigative experience is defined as independent investigative experience which includes the following activities: interviewing and interrogating witnesses, collecting and analyzing data and evidence, writing and summarizing case narratives, and testifying at criminal proceedings and administrative hearings. Experience must be clearly supported on employment application.


NON-QUALIFYING INVESTIGATIVE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES: Routine police patrol, traffic enforcement, building surveillance, collection of delinquent accounts, skip tracing, credit checking, hotel or store detective, parole officer, correction officer, security guard, or any other position which does not involve the level of field investigation as those positions described above.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary duties of the position will require the investigation of complaints and alleged violations of Chapter 550 and 551, and Section 849.086, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 61-D, Florida Administrative Code.
  • Conducts background investigations of applicants for PMW/Slots occupational licenses.
  • Responsible for securing, evaluating and documenting evidence.
  • Opening of case files in Versa Regulation and preparing written, detailed investigation reports.
  • Coordinates with law enforcement agencies on violations of mutual concern.
  • Assists attorneys in the preparation of cases, and testifies at hearings of substantiated violations.
  • Contacts and interviews witnesses and takes sworn statements.
  • Monitors permit holders internal controls.
  • Conducts undercover investigations and operates surveillance equipment as needed.
  • Performs regular and routine inspections of pari-mutuel/slot facility operations to ensure compliance with Section 849.086, Chapter 550 and 551, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 61D, Florida Administrative Code.
  • Briefs and advises the Investigative Supervisor and Chief of Investigations regarding active investigations and developing areas of concern.
  • Performs related work as assigned. 
  • Processing of appeals and/or extensive field work involving alleged complex violations of Florida Statutes.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to understand and apply applicable Florida Statutes, rules, policies and procedures relating to the pari-mutuel industry.
  • Ability to collect, record, and verify data relating to the pari-mutuel industry. 
  • Ability to operate surveillance equipment.
  • Ability to use available technology to perform duties including computer software, hardware and data systems.
  • Ability to conduct research and identify essential information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment.  


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.


NOTEThis position requires a security background check, fingerprinting 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 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 and Professional Regulation is committed

to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and 

improving employment outcomes.


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




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 and 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.


If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33708. 

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.

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: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami