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BOARD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - 64080511 - *Open Competitive*

Date: Nov 9, 2020

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 262781 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: BOARD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - 64080511 - *Open Competitive*

Position Number: 64080511 

Salary:  $70,000 - $83,599.88 Max/Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 11/29/2020 

Division of Medical Quality Assurance

Bureau of Health Care Practitioner Regulation

Board of Medicine

Board Executive Director

Tallahassee, FL

Full Time, Selected Exempt Service Position

Salary: $70,000 - $83,599.88 Max/Annually

**Open Competitive**


The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) serves the public by licensing qualified health care providers, enforcing standards among licensees and facilities, and informing licensees and the public.  If you have a desire to serve the people of Florida, a career with MQA allows you to do so while enjoying generous benefits including:

  • Ten paid holidays and paid annual and sick leave
  • Health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options
  • Retirement options to fit your specific needs
  • Up to eighteen hours per year of free tuition at Florida public universities through the State Employee Tuition Waiver program
  • Opportunities for professional growth


Duties & Responsibilities

With a history dating back to at least 1881, the Florida Board of Medicine is the legislatively created entity to ensure Floridians obtain health care in the state that meets the minimum requirements for safe practice. As the Executive Director for the Board, the incumbent can lead this highly influential and prominent entity and work alongside six other executive directors for health care boards within the Bureau of Health Care Practitioner Regulation. We are ideally looking for an incumbent who can use their passion and knowledge for public health to continue the proud history of the Florida Board of Medicine and enhance the efficiency of the medical licensure process; foster beneficial relationships with state legislators and their staff, the Department’s and State’s legal counsels, other government entities connected to the practice of medicine and public health, practicing medical professionals and their related societies and associations, and others with a stake in the practice of medicine in the state; and proudly represent the Division of Medical Quality Assurance when communicating with the public, the legislature, academia, and the medical community.


The incumbent will be supervised by the Chief of General Operations of the Bureau and must be able to meet the following duties and responsibilities:


  • Serve as a leading problem-solver and creative thinker in proposing, analyzing, revising, and administering programs, statutes, and organizational policies to more efficiently meet the legal requirements and expectations related to the Board of Medicine, the regulation of health care practitioners in the state more generally, as well as the daily functioning of the Division, Bureau, and the Board itself


  • Head the analysis of proposed bills and administrative rules related to the practice of medicine in the state of Florida, as well as spearhead the implementation of and auditing compliance of all relevant statutes and rules by Department staff, licensure applicants, health care practitioners, and other applicable parties


  • Take responsibility for ensuring only qualified candidates are issued licenses for professions governed by the Board of Medicine, and that all licensees comply with Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code requirements


  • Supervise and manage a staff of approximately 40, the second largest in the Bureau; make recommendations on annual budget requirements based on personnel and resource needs; and maintain effective relationships with the Board’s legal counsel and Department of Health legal counsel


  • Collaborate with the 15 members who make up the Board of Medicine, its committees, and members of the Council on Physician Assistants, to ensure that activities involved in licensing, monitoring, disciplining, and educating physicians and other practitioners contribute to a high level of confidence and trust in the standard of health care provided to the people of Florida


  • Act as an agent for the Board for the service of legal process upon the Board in suits naming the Board, board members, and/or the executive director as respondent; implements decisions of the Board in disciplinary matters that may include signing or executing final orders; as well as give testimony or depositions in administrative hearings or in court proceedings in the capacity of the Board Executive Director or custodian of the Board’s records


  • Represent the Board and the Division of Medical Quality Assurance at local, state and national associations and society meetings, and in meetings with other state agencies, the legislature, and within the department


  • Remain knowledgeable on current issues, standards, and legal policies related to the practice and regulation of medicine within the United States


  • Demonstrate strong enthusiasm and dedication to public health and have excellent  communication skills to effectively present matters and issues to the Board of Medicine, members of the legislature and their staff, government agencies, medical societies and associations, and the general public that assist in making the Division and Department’s goals for Floridians’ health and responsive, competent, and trustworthy governance a reality



The desired start date for this position is early January 2021 and preference will be given to those with a bachelor’s degree or higher and relevant work experience, specifically analyzing and/or implementing legislative bills, managing people and processes, health care administration, and/or legal experience.


How to Complete an Application

  • All applications must be received via the online People First System
  • Applicants must fully complete their People First Application and Candidate Profile for consideration. Applicants may attach a resume to their application but stating “see resume” in required fields or only attaching a resume does not count as a fully complete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • A fully complete application means:
    • Including all completed or in progress Education beginning with a high school diploma or equivalent in the Candidate Profile and all required fields for each listed education
    • Including all Periods of Employment beginning with graduation from high school to the present in the Candidate Profile and all required fields for each listed position
    • Explaining in the Candidate Profile all gaps in employment longer than 6 months not covered by education as either a separate “job” or via the reason for leaving field for the previous job
    • Answering all required fields on the People First application
    • Answering each Qualifying Question
  • All responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable by documentation provided through the online People First System
  • Use correct spelling and grammar throughout the application



Other Important Information

This requisition may be used to fill other positions of the same class title within the Bureau.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:


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.


Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.


The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.


Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or to perform other emergency.  Duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural..


Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.

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