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Date: Jan 26, 2022

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 513701 

Agency: Economic Opportunity

Working Title: GOVERNMENT ANALYST I - 40000182

Position Number: 40000182 

Salary:  $36,467.60 - $41,199.96 

Posting Closing Date: 02/01/2022 

Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply


JOB TYPE:  Full Time Career Service - Government Analyst I


Our Organization and Mission:

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce and our local communities. We are dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters.


In collaboration with our partners, we salute our nation’s veterans and are honored to have the opportunity to support them and their family members by encouraging them to apply for positions at DEO that fit their skill sets.


The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)


Let DEO’s mission become yours. To find out more about us, click on the link :


The Work You Will Do:

This is a career service Government Analyst I position in Tallahassee, Florida with the Department of Economic Opportunity working under the Bureau of Small Cities and Rural Communities within the Division of Community Development.


The Difference You Will Make:

The Government Analyst I, is responsible for administrative and budget management activities of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs.  The position works closely with the CDBG Program Manager and Contract Managers.


How You Will Grow:

DEO encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies.  Trainings are made available throughout the year and on request with our Office of HR Training.

  • Furthers Florida’s economic vision by providing support that enhances the economy and develops, safe, and healthy communities.
  • Meets customer/client expectations with an emphasis on responsiveness, quality, quantity, and timeliness of work.
  • Provides information clearly, accurately, and succinctly; and also exhibits good listening skills.
  • Works collaboratively to optimize the effectiveness of DEO's available resources and tools.
  • Uses knowledge acquired through education, training, or experience to complete tasks.

These expectations are for all our employees, and you will be expected to model these as a leader.  We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience.  


Where You Will Work:   

Tallahassee is Florida’s Capital City and continues to grow attracting development and new business. Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend.  DEO is in Downtown Tallahassee, the political epicenter that draws in visitors each year to visit the Capitol. Each spring, the legislative session opens and people pour in to see the State perform its business. So regardless of what brought you here, being here will guarantee you an experience vibrant with entertainment, culture and delight. Tallahassee is:

  • Known for its beautiful parks, rolling hills and oak trees, canopied roads, hotels, dining, museums, arts, music and natural resources ( )
  • Home to major college campuses, Florida State University (FSU), Florida A & M University (FAMU) and Tallahassee Community College (TCC).
  • Approximately 22 miles from the nearest beach ( 
  • Within a state having no state income tax for residents of Florida



 Some benefits applicable to OPS employees:

  • Participation in Alternative Retirement Plan
  • Participation in state group insurance (effective January 1, 2014, must meet eligibility requirements, please contact People First Service Center at 1-866-663-4735 for enrollment and changes).
  • Coverage under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Coverage under the State of Florida Workers’ Compensation Plan

As an OPS employee, you may be eligible for health benefits based on the number of hours worked.



  • Any form of paid leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Reinstatement rights or retention rights

PAY/RANGE: $36,467.60 - $41,199.96




  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments and effectively handle multiple tasks. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. 
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and/or local grants or contract management regulations and processes. 
  • Demonstrated ability to perform fiscal reviews regarding budgets, purchases orders, invoices and contracts. 
  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to develop and interpret fiscal reports and to track financial expenditures. 
  • Working knowledge of financial management and budgeting for state and federal funds. 
  • Ability to create error free spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel and prepare documents in Microsoft Word.  



This position reports directly to the Bureau Chief and is responsible for administrative and budget management activities of the CDBG Programs.  The position works closely with the CDBG Program Managers and Contract Managers in carrying out the position’s duties and responsibilities that include, but are not limited to the following:


Duties and responsibilities include:


Reviews and evaluates monthly financial reports (i.e., FLAIR, Administrative Summary, Schedule of Allotment Balances, Encumbrances and SERA and internal Excel ledgers) to identify discrepancies and /or problem areas and provide recommendations for correction to management.

  • Responds to requests for information regarding the Bureau’s budget requests as needed. 


  • Identifies de-obligated funds available for distribution among HUD approved program activities.   
  • Reviews new contracts and contract amendments to ensure coding and budget reflected is accurate. 
  • Reviews Financial Closeout Packages to ensure local government expenditures are accurate and in agreement with SERA expenditure reports, prior to forwarding to DEO F&A.
  • Accurately record Long Range Program Planning (LRPP) data, beneficiaries and de-obligated funds on spreadsheets.
  • Serves as Program Cashier and ensures that refunds, program income and settlement agreements are receipted and forwarded to the DEO Finance and Accounting Office for deposit, distributes copies to contract managers and records in SERA and Excel ledgers as required.
  • Prepares accurate Bureau related monthly reports in a timely manner to include grant awards, modifications, grant tracking, expenditures by contract and funding cycle, closeout status, and other information and reports as requested.
  • Assists contract managers with all aspects of development, routing and execution of program agreements.
  • Ensures all grant payments are processed and submitted to the Division of Finance and Administration within the required timeframe.
  • Routes federal grant award for signature and request appropriate authority and coding to be established.  Establish Federal program contract numbers. Provide staff training covering the effective use of the grants management SERA database as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


This position’s advertisement may also be viewed by registering on the Employ Florida website at


The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)

If you think you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with either the recipient’s Equal Opportunity Officer, or the Director, Civil Rights Center:

  • Equal Opportunity Officer, Department of Economic Opportunity, Caldwell Building – MSC 150, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-4129; or
  • Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210.



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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee