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REGULATORY CONSULTANT - 43002089

Date: Oct 3, 2019

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Requisition No: 81962 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: REGULATORY CONSULTANT - 43002089

Position Number: 43002089 

Salary:  $32,696.88 

Posting Closing Date: 10/17/2019 

*****OPEN COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY*****

DIVISION: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION 

BUREAU: COMPLIANCE

CITY: MIAMI

COUNTY: DADE

SPECIAL NOTES:

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required. Equivalent work experience in a relevant field (insurance, auditing, accounting, workers’ compensation investigations, mediation and/or consultation with regards to insurance and/or workers’ compensation) may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Applicants are required to have:

  • Three (3) or more years of experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook in a professional environment
  • Skill in the use of effective communication verbally and in writing (both in-person or over the phone)

Preferences will be given to applicants with:

  • One (1) or more years’ experience with investigative, legal and/or regulatory report writing;
  • The ability to fluently speak and write Spanish;
  • One (1) or more years’ experience serving legal, regulatory enforcement and/or other confidential documents;
  • Knowledge of the Bureau of Compliance Audit process;
  • Knowledge of Chapter 440.02, 440.05, 440.10, 440.107, 440.38 Florida Statutes and 69L-6 of the Florida Administrative Code; and
  • One (1) or more years’ experience meeting with the public to explain rules, policies, statutes, regulations, etc.

Some travel required.

This position will hire at or near the minimum annual salary of $32,696.88.   

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:
Ability to utilize Excel; collect, analyze and interpret data; work independently; facilitate the penalty calculation process between the auditor and employer; utilize problem solving techniques; plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; review business records for auditing purposes; examine and evaluate data; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures; prepare and generate clear and understandable written communication; handle telephone calls in a fast, courteous and effective manner; deal with the public and co-workers in a tactful and courteous manner; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data; various other Microsoft programs and applications

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Incumbent may learn on the job):
Ability to proficiently utilize Excel; the Coverage and Compliance Automated System (CCAS); the Automated Image Tracking system (AITS);  to calculate and review penalties in accordance with 440.02, 440.05, 440.10, 440.107, 440.38 Florida Statute, and Rule 69L-6 of the Florida Administrative Code.  Knowledge of workers’ compensation compliance rules and procedures.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

The Regulatory Consultant shall facilitate the transition of noncompliance cases from the investigative process to the penalty audit process. This includes the receipt and examination of employer’s business records associated with the calculation of the statutory penalty for non-compliance.  This position requires a thorough knowledge of the compliance and liability provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Law, workers’ compensation compliance rules and procedures (s. 440.02, 440.05, 440.10, 440.107, 440.38 F.S. and 69L-6 F.A.C.).  The incumbent of this position is required to have access to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Sun Tax data.  As such, a Level 2 background check is required every five (5) years. 

  • Meet with employers to discuss the penalty audit process and educate employers of their rights, responsibilities and obligations under the workers’ compensation law;
  • Determine compliance, if necessary, issue the Agreed Order of Conditional Release (AOCR) and accept the required down payment;
  • As needed, serve Stop Work Orders (SWOs), Business Records Requests (BRRs) and Amended Orders of Penalty Assessments (APOs);
  • As needed, sign SWO satisfaction and release forms;
  • Consults with investigators and to ensure adequate records are requested on the BRR;
  • Consults Penalty Audit section, employers and investigators to clarify issues and/or discrepancies regarding business records provided to the Bureau;
  • Enters employers into Periodic Payment Plans (PPOs);
  • Conduct a review of employer business records submitted for penalty calculations to ensure completeness based on the served BRR. and, if applicable, review
  • documentation for the application of credit to be applied to the noncompliance penalty by the Penalty Audit Section;
  • Review the con-compliance penalty and the Penalty Audit Summary form for accuracy;
  • Meet with employers to review and explain the non-compliance penalty;
  • Analyze, evaluate, and interpret various sections of Chapter 440, FL Statutes and 69L-6 F.A.C.;
  • Write narratives to clearly explain interactions (i.e. meetings, telephone calls, e-mail) with the employers regarding non-compliance penalties;
  • Serve as a witness in court and provide testimony for those cases in which the employer has challenged the Division’s enforcement actions;

Other duties assigned by the management team or Bureau Chief.

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.  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. 


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