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Date:  Mar 16, 2023


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Requisition No: 716242 

Agency: Financial Services


Position Number: 43000252 

Salary:  $31,200.00 

Posting Closing Date: 03/30/2023 







A high school diploma or equivalent is required.


Additional requirements:

  • Possess a Fire Inspection Certification FS 633.081 or be willing to obtain it within the first year of employment.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience using Microsoft software products, Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Experience compiling and analyzing data.
  • Experience creating reports.


Additional preference will be given to applicants with experience conducting or preparing public outreach programs.


This position will be filled at the base annual salary of $31,200.00 which is non-negotiable.


This position requires a security background check, including fingerprint as a condition of employment. 


Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle. 


Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by the State application and any omission, falsification or misrepresentation in the answering of the qualifying questions will be cause for immediate elimination from the selection process.


Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of administrative principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of office procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, and analyze data
  • Ability to organize files and other records
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations
  • Ability to correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to handle telephone calls in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to use computer equipment and software programs
  • Ability to type
  • Ability to safely operate motor vehicle



Under supervision, performs initial fire safety inspections and equipment, component, machinery, and buildings. When significant violations are found the inspection is turned over to higher authority for further investigation.  Aids in the enforcement of all laws under the jurisdiction of the State Fire Marshal relating to the prevention of fires. Assist with investigations into the cause and circumstances of fires, and reports violations of appropriate fire safety rules to a Fire Protection Specialist Supervisor.  Assist in the inspection and approval of new construction and renovations prior to occupancy.  Helps verify that construction materials and methods meet safety performance standards, fire protection codes, and manufacturer’s specifications. Assist in the investigations into the circumstances of fires, for the purpose of determining the adequacy of codes and fire safety standards, and the effect compliance or non-compliance had on the fire. Conducts research of code requirements and help prepare written reports on fire safety inspections.  Compiles and analyzes data. Collects data to assemble regional, monthly and reports to be submitted by the 3rd working day of each month. Transcribe notes, prepares and types letters, prioritizes incoming and outgoing office correspondence, memorandums and reports technical subject matter. Maintains liaison with key personnel who are involved with fire protection in order to keep informed of the latest concerns, techniques, and developments in the field of fire safety.  Receives complaints of fire safety violations and helps investigate the compliant under the supervision of a Fire Protection Specialist Supervisor. Provides assistance to the public, other state government agencies and other agencies such as fire departments and law enforcement departments. Interprets established policies and provides the information for the resolution of problems


Assist in Educational training programs for local fire services, state agencies, private industry, and the general public.


Provides some administrative and logistical support to office staff within a region office. Prepares replies for routine documents, tracks and ensures response in a timely manner. Coordinates travel arrangements and processes paperwork in a timely manner. Operates and/or utilizes a variety of standard office machines and computer equipment and software.


Arranges material for supervisor’s use in public speaking or classroom presentation.


Performs other duties as assigned.


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 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: Jacksonville