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Date: Mar 20, 2020

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Requisition No: 160021 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration

Working Title: 68019462- RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Position Number: 68019462 

Salary:  $1,128.63 BI WEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 04/03/2020 

This is a career service position with regularly scheduled hours of Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and anticipated to be filled at or near the rate of $1,128.63 bi-weekly, based upon the candidate's qualifications and experience. This position may involve travel-related activities from 1-15%. Successful completion of a background investigation is a condition of employment.


This is an exciting opportunity within the Agency's Bureau of Medicaid Program Integrity (MPI). The Florida Medicaid program is one of the top five largest in the country, and has an estimated $28 billion annual budget. Each month, Florida Medicaid covers medical services for almost 4 million recipients. To most effectively serve this large patient population, one of the Agency goals is to ensure fewer budgeted dollars are lost to fraud, abuse, and waste. MPI does this specifically through audits and investigations of healthcare providers suspected of engaging in fraudulent or abusive behavior, as well as overpayment recoveries, administrative sanctions, and the referral of suspected fraud or other criminal activities for law enforcement investigation.


The selected candidate will report to a supervisor in the Operations Unit and will be responsible for various administrative activities. This position will be privy to sensitive information and the incumbent is expected to maintain information in the strictest confidence. The incumbent will work independently, and with the Operations Unit as a team supporting the bureau's administrative operations and mission.

This includes daily office management task such as:

• Coordination of meetings, trainings, and projects.

• Assisting and responding to public records requests.

• Completing travel arrangements, travel authorization requests, travel reimbursements, and reconciling Purchasing Card transactions.

• Responsible for bureau records retention and maintaining files consistent with HIPAA and statutory requirements.

• Retrieving files and documents for reproducing of records and reports. 

• Assisting with special projects and other related duties as assigned.


Agency for Health Care Administration offers an excellent array of benefits, including:                

•Health insurance

•Life insurance

•Dental, vision, and supplemental insurance     

•Retirement benefits   

•Vacation and sick leave

•Paid holidays

•Opportunities for career advancement

•Tuition waiver for public college course

•Training opportunities


For more information, please view MPI's section of "Florida's Efforts to Control Medicaid Fraud and Abuse FY 2018-2019" located at:



  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of research and analysis.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and SharePoint.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to collect and organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents, and other written materials.
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding research.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to research and analysis.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to multi task. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.



  • One year of professional work experience in a professional office setting conducting tasks such as: meeting coordination, public records research, coordination of travel arrangements and authorizations, and Purchasing Card reconciliation.
  • One year of professional use of computer software programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a related degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the preferred college education.


CONTACT PERSON: Sterling Abney 850-412-4600

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: Tallahassee