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Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 411801 

Agency: Economic Opportunity


Position Number: 40097974 

Salary:  $18.00/HR 

Posting Closing Date: 10/29/2021 

JOB TYPE:  Full Time/OPS


Our Organization and Mission:

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce and our local communities. We are dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters.

In collaboration with our partners, we salute our nation’s veterans and are honored to have the opportunity to support them and their family members by encouraging them to apply for positions at DEO that fit their skill sets.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)

Let DEO’s mission become yours. To find out more about us, click on the link :


The Work You Will Do:

  • This is a OPS Government Operations Consultant I position in Tallahassee, Florida with the Department of Economic Opportunity working under the Bureau of Small Cities and Rural Communities within the Division of Community Development.
  • This position supports and assists Bureau staff, including GOC II’s and GOC III’s with the federal and state grant management.


The Difference You Will Make:

You will be helping DEO support Florida communities by supporting grant managers staff with the federal and state grant management of the CDBG program.


How You Will Grow:

DEO encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies.  Trainings are made available throughout the year and on request with our Office of HR Training.

  • Furthers Florida’s economic vision by providing support that enhances the economy and develops, safe, and healthy communities.
  • Meets customer/client expectations with an emphasis on responsiveness, quality, quantity, and timeliness of work.
  • Provides information clearly, accurately, and succinctly; and also exhibits good listening skills.
  • Works collaboratively to optimize the effectiveness of DEO's available resources and tools.
  • Uses knowledge acquired through education, training, or experience to complete tasks.

These expectations are for all our employees, and you will be expected to model these as a leader.  We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience.  


Where You Will Work:   

Tallahassee is Florida’s Capital City and continues to grow attracting development and new business. Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend.  DEO is in Downtown Tallahassee, the political epicenter that draws in visitors each year to visit the Capitol. Each spring, the legislative session opens and people pour in to see the State perform its business. So regardless of what brought you here, being here will guarantee you an experience vibrant with entertainment, culture and delight. Tallahassee is:

  • Known for its beautiful parks, rolling hills and oak trees, canopied roads, hotels, dining, museums, arts, music and natural resources ( )
  • Home to major college campuses, Florida State University(FSU), Florida A & M University (FAMU) and Tallahassee Community College (TCC).
  • Approximately 22 miles from the nearest beach ( 
  • Within a state having no state income tax for residents of Florida



 Some benefits applicable to OPS employees:

  • Participation in Alternative Retirement Plan
  • Participation in state group insurance (effective January 1, 2014, must meet eligibility requirements, please contact People First Service Center at 1-866-663-4735 for enrollment and changes).
  • Coverage under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Coverage under the State of Florida Workers’ Compensation Plan

As an OPS employee, you may be eligible for health benefits based on the number of hours worked.



  • Any form of paid leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Reinstatement rights or retention rights

PAY: $18.00/HR




  • Ability to communicate effective through verbal and written communication. 
  • Working knowledge of computer software including, word processing, spreadsheets and Email systems. 
  • Demonstrates organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Ability to demonstrate adaptability and flexibility and handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to establish effective internal and external relationships.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.



This position provides program support to local governments, the Bureau Chief, Community Program Managers, GOC II’s, GOC III’s and department staff for the programs operated within the Bureau of Small Cities and Rural Communities, including the Small Cities Community Development Block Program (CDBG).


  • Supports and assists Bureau staff, including GOC II’s and GOC III’s in federal and state grant management.  This includes support and assisting Bureau staff, including GOC II’s and GOC III’s with reviewing and processing all correspondence, payment requests, citizen complaints, conflicts of interest, contract modifications, wage decision requests, policies and procedures, contract clearances, plans and specifications packages, procurement documents, waiver requests, monitoring reports and closeouts to ensure compliance with federal and state statutes.
  • Supports and assists Bureau staff, including GOC II’s and GOC III’s in maintaining all files on the contracts from application to final closeout.  Support and assist Bureau staff in providing technical assistance to local governments, consultants and citizens regarding programs within the Bureau.
  • Independently coordinates and reviews all mail and Bureau work products. Independently prepares correspondence for the Bureau and proofreads correspondence prepared by Bureau staff. Routes various procedural memoranda, publications and other information to the Bureau staff for review.  Maintains files and records of correspondence, documents and other information.
  • Maintains calendar for the Bureau, arranges meetings, scans documents, answers phones for the Bureau, schedules itineraries and travel as required.  Prepares travel reimbursement vouchers and related reports for staff.  Maintains a calendar for all Bureau-related events.  Supports records management, including maintenance of all filing systems and the archiving of files for all programs operated within the Bureau of Small Cities and Rural Communities.  Assists staff with notices to be published in the Florida Administrative Register and with other on-line submissions.
  • Maintains office supply inventory, prepares supply and purchase requisitions and processes invoices.  Responsible for purchasing and processing charges utilizing the office purchasing card.
  • Other duties as assigned.


This position’s advertisement may also be viewed by registering on the Employ Florida website at
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)
If you think you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with either the recipient’s Equal Opportunity Officer, or the Director, Civil Rights Center:

  • Equal Opportunity Officer, Department of Economic Opportunity, Caldwell Building – MSC 150, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-4129; or
  • Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210.


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: Tallahassee