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Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32303

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Requisition No: 344781 

Agency: Financial Services


Position Number: 43004708 

Salary:  $43,507.32 

Posting Closing Date: 05/06/2021 







                 200 EAST GAINES STREET

                 TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32399-0324

PHONE NUMBER:   Job Line #: (850) 413-4063         


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: apply online at the State of Florida Employment Site AND mail in to the address listed above a DIFS Civilian Supplemental Application found at:

This supplemental application MUST be received no later than five (5) business days after the closing date of this advertisement in order to be considered for this position.

Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university preferred.

Must possess a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Certificate OR five (5) years of professional experience

Knowledge and understanding of investigative techniques required

Additional preferences:

  • Possess a Certified Fraud Examiner Certification;
  • Possess a State of Florida Certified Contract Manager Certification;
  • Experience with State Term Contracts;
  • Experience with Financial Investigations;
  • Experience with Criminal Investigations;
  • Knowledge of Criminal Court Processes;
  • Knowledge of Florida State Statutes;
  • Knowledge in Accounting Principles;
  • Knowledge in Audit Principles.
  • Three (3) or more years professional experience reviewing and analyzing bank records.
  • Three (3) or more years of professional experience investigating economic/financial crimes.
  • Three (3) or more years of professional experience writing investigative or audit reports
  • Experience conducting interviews.
  • Training in basic investigative techniques.
  • Experience testifying before a court, grand jury, or in a deposition with regards to criminal, civil, or administrative action.

Some travel required.

The base annual salary for this position is $43,507.32.

This position requires a successful completion of the following: a security background check, including fingerprinting, polygraph assessment, and urine drug test 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.

Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of basic accounting and auditing principles, methods of compiling and analyzing data, monitoring techniques, basic mathematics, advanced investigative techniques, rules and evidence, court procedures and requirements.

Ability to review, analyze and evaluate financial data, examine and audit financial records, prepare financial audit reports, understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, conduct research and prepare reports, probe and obtain critical facts, utilize problem-solving techniques, plan, organize and coordinate work assignments, communicate effectively, establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to conduct investigations, prepare exhibits and schedules for presentation in court, present information in a concise and organized manner, provide expert testimony in state and federal court.

Incumbent is under the direct supervision of the Fiscal Integrity Lieutenant:

  • Conducts complex investigations, traveling when required, in various areas of responsibility within the Department of Financial Services’ jurisdiction.
  • Reviews and analyzes complaints, issues subpoena, reviews and analyzes financial records and reports, interviews witnesses, takes sworn statements, develops cases and gives testimony in administrative, civil and criminal cases.
  • Prepares details charts, exhibits and reports for use by Department attorneys and state and federal prosecutors.
  • Conducts joint investigations with other agencies on the local, state and federal level.
  • Provides assistance to other investigators and prosecutors on the local, state and federal levels in the investigation of complex financial crimes.

Assists the Fiscal Integrity Lieutenant:

  • Handling of complex investigations through administrative, civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Briefing the Fiscal Integrity Lieutenant regarding reviews of on-going complex financial investigations.

Perform 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.  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