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Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 51015 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: GOVERNMENT ANALYST I - 43004742

Position Number: 43004742 

Salary:  $36,467.64 - $70,109.18 

Posting Closing Date: 01/23/2019 







High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Must have at least four (4) years of communications/journalism, public relations, marketing, or related professional work experience.

Additional requirements:

  • Four (4) or more years of experience writing professional communications materials such as press releases, video scripts, website content, print resources, media advisories and other outreach materials.
  • Four (4) or more years of professional experience proofreading and editing documents.
  • Four (4) or more years of professional experience developing and coordinating educational events for the public.
  • Four (4) or more years of professional experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Preference will be given for applicants who have/are:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in English, communications/journalism, public relations, marketing, or a related field.
  • Fluent in Spanish and have the ability to present information in Spanish at outreach and public speaking events.
  • Two (2) or more years of public speaking experience.

Some travel required. Must have valid driver’s license.

This position requires a security background check, including fingerprint 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 the rules of grammar and punctuation; knowledge of the principles and techniques of public relations, public information, mass communications, journalism, news reporting, editing, advertising or marketing; ability to assist in developing long-range goals and objectives; ability to develop and coordinate strategies for disseminating information to the media and the public; ability to develop information and education programs; ability to review and assess information and communications theories for possible applications to a public information program; ability to select and provide appropriate information to others; ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff and external partners. Knowledge of various methods of data collection and analysis, and the ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data and feedback to develop alternative recommendations; ability to initiate and coordinate demographic research; ability to coordinate educational events for the public; ability to determine work priorities, delegate work and ensure proper completion of work assignments; ability to conduct fact-finding research, solve problems and make decisions; and ability to work within a team and independently. Skill in use of personal computer and laptop. Skill in use of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Brief Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a professional position that assists in the development, management and administration of the Division’s financial and insurance education and marketing programs through the development of written resources for the public and the coordination of community outreach events.      

Assists in the development, management and administration of comprehensive financial literacy campaigns to educate consumers about insurance and financial-related matters, including developing educational video scripts, tip sheets, content for online and print publications, etc., Assists in the development, management and administration of comprehensive marketing plans and campaigns to promote the Department, the Division and the services that are available to consumers, including developing content for the Department’s and Division’s website, social media accounts, outreach materials, etc.

Develops and cultivates community and business partnerships with organizations, associations and other entities that will assist the Division in promoting its initiatives and marketing its services. Prepares written communication and correspondence. Assists in identifying and developing consumer protection and awareness initiatives. Evaluates effectiveness of education and outreach programs using data from consumer satisfaction surveys and audience feedback, and provides suggestions to increase effectiveness. 

Researches data/information to assist in developing original content. Develops, coordinates and attends public events and forums, as requested. Represents the Department and Division at outreach and media events, as requested, which may require travel. Distributes information on consumer awareness and protection activities to appropriate sources.

Serves as a member of the DFS disaster response team and in that capacity, may be required, on short notice, to perform duties in support of disaster relief efforts. 

Performs other related duties and responsibilities as directed.

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