FINANCIAL INVESTIGATOR-CRIMINAL ENFORCE - 43005149

Date:  Dec 30, 2023
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 817786 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: FINANCIAL INVESTIGATOR-CRIMINAL ENFORCE - 43005149

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 43005149 

Salary:  $48,140.40 

Posting Closing Date: 02/27/2024 

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*****OPEN COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY*****

DIVISION: INVESTIGATIVE AND FORENSIC SERVICES

BUREAU: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD, OFFICE OF FISCAL INTEGRITY

CITY: TALLAHASSEE

COUNTY: LEON

 

The Division of Investigative and Forensic Services encompasses all law enforcement and forensic components residing within the Department of Financial Services. With this broad responsibility, the division investigates a wide range of fraudulent and criminal acts including:

  • Insurance Fraud Investigations
  • Workers' Compensation Fraud Investigations
  • Fire, Arson, and Explosives Investigations
  • Theft/Misuse of State Funds
  • Fire and Explosives Sample Analysis

 

Mission Statement

Serving and safeguarding the public and businesses operating in the State of Florida against acts of fraud, arson, and the misuse of state funds.

 

Available links to the Agency and Division:

 

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, SUBMIT A STATE OF FLORIDA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ONLINE IN PEOPLE FIRST AND EMAIL IN A SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW. THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND AT:

 

https://www.myfloridacfo.com/division/difs/career-opportunities

 

Email Address:  hiringdifs@myfloridacfo.com

 

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.

 

Job Line Phone number: (850) 413-4063

 

SPECIAL NOTES:

High School Diploma or its' equivalent is required.

 

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

 

Additional requirements:

  • Experience with Financial Investigations.
  • Experience in analyzing or auditing financial records.
  • Experience in accounting and/or financial auditing.
  • A valid Florida driver's license.

 

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Professional experience reviewing and analyzing bank records.
  • Professional experience investigating economic/financial crimes.
  • Professional experience writing investigative or audit reports.
  • Experience conducting interviews.
  • Experience testifying before a court, grand jury, or in a deposition with regards to criminal, civil, or administrative action.
  • Experience with Criminal Investigations.

 

This position requires a security background check which includes a financial credit report, and fingerprinting.

 

Special consideration may be given to eligible candidates who have bilingual verbal & written skills that meet a critical need of the agency’s mission.

 

All successful candidates will be contacted for an interview by email that is provided on your state application.

 

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.

 

WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?

Selection is a three-to-six-month process that consists of the following:

  • Completed State of Florida Employment Application
  • Completed Department of Financial Services, Division of Investigative and Forensic Services Supplemental Application
  • Interview
  • Fingerprinting
  • Background Investigation
  • Financial credit report

 

OUR SALARY & BENEFITS:

The annual salary for this position is $48,140.40.

 

Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle.

 

Benefits include:

  • Paid holidays, vacation and one personal holiday.
  • Ability to earn up to 104 hours of paid annual leave as a new employee.
  • Ability to earn up to 104 hours of paid sick leave annually.
  • Pension and investment retirement plan options (MyFRS).
  • Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts.
  • Tax deferred medical and childcare reimbursement accounts.
  • State of Florida Tuition Waiver Program (must be accepted by a Florida colleges/universities).
  • Public Service Student Forgiveness Program (PSLF) - (Eligibility required) https://studentaid.gov/sites/default/files/public-service-application-for-forgiveness.pdf  
  • Career training opportunities.
  • $25,000.00 in automatic life insurance coverage.
  • Affordable health insurance options starting as low as $30.00 per month.
  • Multiple supplemental insurance options including dental, vision, disability and more.

 

For a more complete list of benefits, visit https://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/.

 

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. 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 plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to present detailed verbal presentations.

 

OTHER KSAs (Incumbent may learn on job):

Knowledge of advanced investigative techniques. Knowledge of the rules of evidence. Knowledge of court procedures and requirements. Ability to collect and analyze evidence. Ability to write accurate investigative reports. Ability to conduct thorough investigations. Ability to conduct investigations and prepare exhibits and schedules for presentation in court, present information in a concise and organized manner, provide expert testimony.

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

If applicable, (Incumbent of position is a member of DFS’ Disaster Response Team and, in that capacity, may be required on short notice to perform duties and necessary attendant travel in support of disaster relief efforts.)

 

This position has responsibilities involving procedures adopted by the Department, Division, and Bureau. The procedures are part of the internal control structure used to provide reasonable assurance that objectives are met. This position shall use, comply with, and, if needed, improve these controls and procedures in the performance of duties within the Office of Fiscal Integrity.

 

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.

  1. Reviews and analyzes complaints, issues subpoena’s, reviews and analyzes financial records and reports, interviews witnesses, takes sworn statements, develops cases, and gives testimony in administrative, civil, and criminal cases.
  2. Prepares details charts, exhibits, and reports for use by Department attorneys and state and federal prosecutors.
  3. Reconciles accounts in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or other comprehensive basis of accounting.
  4. Analyzes or audits financial records to identify irregularities or illegal activities.
  5. Performs complex financial analysis to determine trends and identify causes and results.
  6. Analyzes and documents accounting and administrative controls and procedures.
  7. Audits or analyzes complex financial statements and exhibits.
  8. Prepares reports to reflect the results of audit work or analysis.
  9. Conducts joint investigations with other agencies on the local, state, and federal level.
  10. 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.

  1. Handling of complex investigations through administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings.
  2. 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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 


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