Date:  Sep 12, 2023

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32801

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Requisition No: 812071 

Agency: Financial Services


Position Number: 43061890 

Salary:  $35,966.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/12/2023 






A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.


Preference will be given for the following:

  • Applicants that are bilingual.
  • Applicants that are willing to travel extensively.


Travel may require use of your personal owned vehicle. Occasional overnight travel for an extended period of time may be required.


This position will hire at $35,966.00 per year.


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


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


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:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationship with others.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team with shared mission and goals.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize assignments to ensure timely completion of tasks.
  • Ability to use deductive reasoning.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluation information.
  • Ability to be flexible and adjust investigative plans-based developments.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Travel may require use of your personally owned vehicle.
  • Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.



The mission of the Division of Public Assistance Fraud is to aggressively identify and eliminate fraud, waste, and abuse to safeguard the integrity of taxpayer funded public assistance programs administered by the State of Florida.


The Financial Crimes Investigator I is an entry level position that supports this mission by conducting the following investigative activities under the direct supervision of an Investigations Manager.

  • Reviews case files related to suspected fraud in public assistance programs
  • Identifies documentary evidence pertinent to the suspected fraud
  • Prepares investigative plans
  • Gathers information necessary to investigate allegations
  • Utilizes public and private data systems as part of the investigative process
  • Interviews targets of the investigation and other community contacts as needed
  • Obtains written and/or verbal statements as required
  • Documents investigative efforts in automated information system
  • Applies Florida Statutes and public assistance policy as appropriate
  • Prepares affidavits with supporting documentary evidence and witness testimony
  • Works closely with Investigation Manager to determine outcome of investigations based on available evidence.  Cases may be referred to the States Attorney for criminal prosecution or to an administrative hearing process managed by the social service agency.  Should the investigation result in a lack of evidence to support referral for either criminal or administrative process, the investigation may be terminated.
  • Provides testimony in court, depositions, and hearings



The Financial Crimes Investigator I is an entry level position that will be in training status to ensure the incumbent acquires specific knowledge of investigative techniques; public assistance program policy, and Departmental procedures to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.  As part of that process, the incumbent is expected to:

  • Successfully complete all required training programs
  • Work closely with the Investigation Manager and experienced investigators as appropriate to develop skills


Administrative Activities

  • Follows all Department of Financial Services Administrative Policies and Procedures
  • Documents investigative hours and expenses for cost accounting purposes
  • Utilizes automated information systems to enter, track, and update assigned cases


Performs other Duties as required


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. 

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