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Date: Jan 5, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 44938 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: INSURANCE SPECIALIST III - 43000904

Position Number: 43000904 

Salary:  $35,797.08 - $61,625.76 

Posting Closing Date: 01/18/2019 







High School Diploma or Equivalent is required.

Preference will be given to applicants with an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. 

Applicants are required to have to have the following: 

  • Three (3) or more years of experience as an insurance representative, insurance agent or insurance adjuster for an insurance agency or insurance company or a degree in insurance or Risk Management.
  • Experience in generating original business correspondence.  

Preference will be giving to applicants fluent in English and Spanish (oral and written).

Position may require early mornings, nights, weekends or holiday work, as directed by the supervisor.

Some travel required. Must have the ability to travel for a period of 7-10 days. 

This position will start at the minimum salary of $35,797.08 annually/$2,983.09 monthly. 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 insurance principles.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to review and resolve insurance complaints.
  • Ability to effectively manage workload and work well independently.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Skill in use of computers.
  • Skill in use of Microsoft Word.


Investigates and responds to sensitive, complex and high priority consumer inquiries concerning insurance issues. Answers the Consumer Helpline to provide assistance on insurance related questions and/or concerns. In addition, this position answers calls from consumers concerning Agent Licensing, Unclaimed Property, Insurance Fraud, Rehabilitation and Liquidation and Get Lean. Serves as a First Responder for Hurricane/Disaster Assistance, when 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