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Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 53490 

Agency: Financial Services


Position Number: 43004007 

Salary:  $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/21/2019 





A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and five (5) or more years in a management or supervisory position in a regulatory or law enforcement capacity is required.

Preference will be given for a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in Finance, Accounting or Criminal Justice or a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting or Criminal Justice.

Additional Preference will be given for any of the following:

  • Experience working with law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies in referring investigative findings for criminal enforcement action
  • Experience drafting and approving search warrant and probable cause affidavits
  • Knowledge of regulatory and statutory requirements related to the financial services industry including registration; examinations; compliance and enforcement activities in areas such as securities, consumer finance and banking
  • Experience testifying in court proceedings involving complex financial crimes or violations of statute or administrative rules related to financial services.
  • Experience in public speaking.
  • Experience conducting thorough financial investigations.

Anticipated starting salary is $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 depending on overall experience of selected applicant.

This position requires a valid driver’s license and a security background check 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. 

All applicants seeking employment with the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) are subject to mandatory background checks conducted through the Department of Financial Service (DFS), Bureau of Human Resource Management in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S. and reviews by OFR. Applicants may be disqualified for employment with OFR based on the information that may be obtained through research and/or OFR’s review process. 

Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of regulatory and statutory requirements related to the financial services industry including registration; examinations; compliance and enforcement activities in areas such as securities, consumer finance and banking
  • Knowledge of investigative techniques and rules of evidence
  • Knowledge of court procedures and requirements
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and management
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques; Ability to use deductive reasoning 
  • Ability to supervise and manage people 
  • Ability to prioritize work load; to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to assess budgetary needs 
  • Ability to analyze information and determine its validity; Ability to prepare reports. 
  • Ability to prepare and conduct training programs 
  • Ability to make independent decisions
  • Ability to conduct thorough financial investigations and maintain strict confidentiality 
  • Ability to and skilled in effective written and oral communication
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Other KSA’s (Incumbent may learn on the job):

  • Must be proficient in the utilization of the REAL system.


A senior leadership position that reports directly to the Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Financial Regulation.  Complete responsibility for the Bureau of Financial Investigations, including the investigation of complex financial crimes. 

  • Manages and directs the Bureau of Financial Investigations (BFI’s), which includes oversight and hiring decisions of BFI employees. 
  • Establishes policies and procedures to ensure effective and efficient operations of the Bureau, including the central office and regional offices. 
  • Meets with Bureau personnel to perform case review and discuss emerging opportunities for BFI action to ensure OFR investigations are conducted in an effective, efficient and ethical manner with an emphasis on measurable enforcement outcomes. 
  • Maintains and oversees the development and management of processes related to financial investigations and serves as OFR’s principal liaison with all local, state and federal criminal investigative and prosecutorial agencies.
  • Works with senior-level managers in aligning agency resources to achieve agency goals.
  • Engages other regulatory and law enforcement agencies to accomplish OFR’s mission through information and resource sharing (including training).
  • Develops, implements and ensures BFI goals are met and that uniformity of staff procedures and processes regarding all stages of investigative life-cycles are adhered, which may include the development of training programs for investigators.
  • Monitors, updates and ensures best practices and procedures are followed as detailed in the Bureau’s Investigative Standards and Operations guide.
  • Oversees quality control regarding all facets of the Bureau’s work product, which include written reports, entries in the case records management system and communications with external stakeholders.
  • Represents the agency on behalf of the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.
  • Ensures adherence to internal and external policies governing the use of Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) databases by Bureau Personnel and ensures continued access to CJIS through regular updates to information sharing agreements with other agencies.
  • Ensures adherence to internal and external policies governing the use of non-CJIS confidential information by Bureau Personnel.
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee