Share this Job


Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32606

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

Requisition No: 346462 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations


Position Number: 79011191 

Salary:  $1074.08 

Posting Closing Date: 04/18/2021 


 Regulatory Specialist II

Position Number: 79011191

Hiring Salary: $1074.08 Biweekly



Anticipated Vacancy


Minimum Requirements:           

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of professional or nonprofessional experience in  consumer complaint program work, business administration, customer or public relations, investigations, insurance, utilities engineering or utilities rate analysis, administrative work and/or professional regulation in a field related to area of responsibility.
  • Professional or nonprofessional experience in administrative work and/or professional regulation or a related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
    . To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation:
  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position. Putting “see resume” does not substitute for completing all sections of the Candidate Profile.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.
  • Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.
    Duties and Responsibilities
    This position is located in the Division of Certified Public Accounting.  The incumbent will analyze and process CPA applications for examination and licensure in accordance with applicable statutes and rules, to include data entry and saving documents to imaging system.  Other duties include: responds to in-person, written and telephonic inquiries regarding application requirements; coordinates, prepares agendas and participates in Board of Accountancy committee meetings; reviews and make recommendations for updates to the division's internal and external webpages. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of Florida Statutes and board rules governing the practice of certified public accounting to ensure accurate processing of all Certified Public Accounting licensure and examination applications to include examination, licensure reactivations, renewals, original licensure,  licensure by endorsement, firm applications, temporary permits, licensure maintenance, and CPE sponsor and courses.  
  • Reviews the more complex applications for licensure to determine eligibility for registration, certification, or licensure; independently evaluates qualifications and licensure criteria in accordance with law and rules.  Reviews complex background information to determine eligibility for licensure. Independently analyzes applications for Certified Public Accounting licensure and examination requirements to include detailed review of all applications within 90 days to determine eligibility for examination and licensure.  Research course content to determine acceptability and appropriate category for course eligibility.  Reviews curriculum, transcripts, degrees and other educational materials of applicants having received education and training in foreign countries in order to determine applicant eligibility for certification and licensure, and the continuation of practice in the respective profession.  After complex review, applies rules to determine approval of application.  Process applications for board review and final action at regularly scheduled board meetings.
  • Composes and authorizes preparation of correspondence regarding licensure and regulation of professionals.  Provides application status updates, provides guidance to applicants seeking cure of application deficiencies, including processing requests for petitions, and responds to general public inquiries regarding examination and licensure requirements; includes communicating either verbally or in writing.  Responds to complaints and inquiries to the public, potential licensees and licensees, and provides information.  Provides applicants personal guidance regarding certification and licensure, discipline and other regulatory functions.
  • Serves as Tier-N resource to resolve inquiries from applicants, internal department staff and external inquiries, to include providing Certified Public Accounting updates on statute and rule changes.  Recommends and reviews improvements in procedures. Utilizes email, telephone, written correspondence, data base, website to communicate up to date and accurate information regarding Certified Public Accounting. 
  • Coordinates and attends Certified Public Accounting committee meetings to include reviewing applications, collecting and organizing materials for agenda, and preparing agenda for meeting.  Provides meeting materials to members and interested parties in accordance with division policy and procedures.  Provides committee with follow up information to include research committee's inquiries or education institutions, course content, service providers, and statistical data.   Posts meeting notice in Florida Administrative Register in accordance with established procedures.   Prepares meeting minutes for chairperson's signature and ensure signed minutes are placed on agenda for ratification by the Board of Accountancy at regularly scheduled board meeting.
  • Utilizes department software to maintain application processing.  Retrieve CPA exam scores from national database and update licensing system as required, code application updates according to department guidelines for tracking purposes, scan supplemental information to imaging system on a daily basis, update contact history on all customer interactions.
  • Analyzes applications for financial transactions to determine appropriate processing fees.  Completes required documentation for refund processing. 
  • Serves as inter office support staff as needed to include but not limited to answer phones, attend technology meetings, testing technology tickets, process division mail, prepare mail packages to Tallahassee, process final orders, conducting grade audits, and other duties as defined by management.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:     
  • Knowledge of applicable Florida Statutes, board and department rules governing licensure and regulation and consumer protection. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, ability to train individuals, ability to investigate, analyze and resolve complaints.
  • Ability to understand and explain statutes, rules and regulations. 
  • Ability to use available technology to perform duties including computer software, hardware & data systems. 
  • Knowledge of educational programs. 
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities. 
  • Ability to communicate and deal with people effectively. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

    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 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
    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: Gainesville