Date:  Sep 19, 2023

FT MYERS, FL, US, 33901

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Requisition No: 812679 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations


Position Number: 79900079 

Salary:  $15.00-$20.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/20/2023 



Position Number: 79900079

Hiring Salary: $15.00/hour - $20.00/hour



Our Organization and Mission:

License efficiently. Regulate fairly. Florida counts on DBPR to ensure a lot of important matters are handled well. They range from the safety of food service to the integrity of real estate transactions, the standards of racing to the transparency of condominium governance, and of course, the qualifications of licensure that ensure work requiring a skilled professional is performed safely and sufficiently. Our stakeholders include these professionals and their customers alike.

Under the direction of Secretary Melanie Griffin, the agency oversees many of Florida’s professions and industries in the areas above, and many more which can be seen on our website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/.  

The Work You Will Do:

This position is located within the Division of Regulation, Fort Myers Regional Office.  This position is responsible for investigating alleged violations of Florida Statutes and Board rules governing a variety of professions regulated by the department in the counties of Sarasota, DeSoto, Highlands, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, and Collier.

  • Interviews complainants, subjects, and other appropriate witnesses.  Collects and analyzes corroborative evidence, perform various record searches, review legal documents, review financial data, prepare and serve subpoenas, notices to cease and desist, notices of non-compliance, citations, administrative complaints, and other administrative processes as required. Mediates complaints when appropriate pursuant to Division of Regulation’s policy and procedures.
  • Writes comprehensive reports including a chronological presentation of facts and testimony in the prescribed report format used by the Division of Regulation.  Testifies truthfully in depositions, criminal, civil and administrative hearings when called upon.
  • Perform preliminary investigations in a timely manner to determine the legal sufficiency needed to pursue a full and formal investigation pursuant to division policies.   Perform supplemental investigations in a timely manner as directed by the Office of General Counsel or other supervisory personnel within the chain of command pursuant to division policies. 
  • Respond to reported unlicensed activities of regulated professions pursuant to division policies.  
  • Conducts covert sting operations, sweeps, or other proactive enforcement efforts in conjunction with various regulatory and law enforcement agencies to combat the unlicensed practice of regulated professions.  
  • Engage in outreach programs to various governmental agencies, professional associations, trade shows, schools and consumer groups.  Provide constructive and positive information to such groups of DBPR’s responsibilities and enforcement activities.  Participate in Department directed and approved public relation activities, to include media ride-a-longs.   Develops and maintains relationships with other federal, state, county and city governmental entities.  Interact and coordinate with these entities to respond to natural or man-made disasters or emergencies.  Uses these relationships to aid in the enforcement of statutes and rules governing various regulated practices.



The Difference You Will Make:

At DBPR, you will always have an opportunity to make a difference in the daily lives of Floridians and the communities where they live and work. As an employee, you help to “make DBPR and Florida great places to do business.” To that end we will invest in you, treat our licensees as valued customers and partners, and uphold laws that protect the public and Florida’s competitive marketplace.

 How You Will Grow:

DBPR employees are expected to uphold these seven core values: Accountability, Innovation, Integrity, Ownership, Responsiveness, Respect and Teamwork. In turn, we will involve you on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.

 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 Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • The candidate must be able to communicate clearly and effectively both in verbal and written forms.
  • Possess analytical skills necessary to identify violations of statutes and rules, and identify elements of the alleged violations. 
  • Must be proficient in the use of computers.  Proficient in windows based computer software programs, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle safely in different driving environments.  
  • Ability to work flexible hours within the regional boundaries and occasional overnight travel within the state of Florida.


Minimum Qualifications:

The selected incumbent should possess the following:

  • Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college or university in a regulatory-related field; or
  • Associates’ degree (in any field) & 2 years regulatory-related experience; or
  • Four (4) or more years’ of regulatory-related experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education; and
  • Investigative experience; and
  • Experience formatting, editing, and creating comprehensive investigative reports using Microsoft Word; and 
  • A valid Florida Driver’s License is required
  • Ability to work flexible hours with regional travel and occasional overnight travel

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. 

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 and date of birth in order to conduct this background check. 

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. 

Applicants are required to apply online through the People First system by the closing date. 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. 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 


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: http://www.sss.gov

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: Fort Myers
Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral