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Date: Mar 4, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 285041 

Agency: Elder Affairs

Working Title: OPERATIONS & MGMT CONSULTANT I - SES - 65000026

Position Number: 65000026 

Salary:  $2,875.13-$3,708.34 MONTHLY 

Posting Closing Date: 03/10/2021 









Mission Statement: To promote the well-being, safety, and independence of Florida’s elders, their families, and caregivers.

Vision Statement: For all Floridians to live well and age well.




Performs independent, objective assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and improve department operations.  To help the department accomplish its objectives through a systematic, disciplined audit approach, and to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of its risk management, system of internal controls, and governance processes.


Conduct financial, compliance, performance, and information systems audits of the agency and prepare both preliminary and final audit reports of the findings.  All audits will be conducted in accordance with Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, pursuant to section 20.055, Florida Statutes.


Performance will be measured on the incumbent's ability to plan and conduct audits from preliminary survey through audit testing.  Performance will also be measured on the quality of the evidence obtained to support findings and recommendations, and the ability to maintain working papers that contain sufficient information to enable an experienced auditor with no previous connection to the engagement to ascertain the-auditors significant conclusions and judgments.  The most important performance criteria is the ability to effectively communicate with auditees and agency management while planning the audit, conducting the field work, and reporting results (findings and recommendations) upon completion of the engagement.


Act as liaison and coordinate all engagements with external auditors, to include, but not limited to the Florida Auditor General, the Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA), other state agencies, Federal Government Auditors and other contracted external auditors.


Monitor the implementation of the agency's response to any internal or external audit findings and recommendations.  And conduct both six (6) and eighteen (18) month follow-up reviews (in accordance with Florida Statute and Office of Inspector General policies and procedures) of all internal and external audit engagements, and report on the status of corrective actions taken.


Conduct special projects, management reviews and other accountability activities of the administration of programs and operations carried out or financed by the department for the purpose of promoting economy and efficiency, or preventing and detecting fraud and abuse.


Develop both long-term and annual audit plans based on the findings of periodic risk assessment.


Advise in the development of performance measures, standards, and procedures for the evaluation of department programs.   Assess the reliability and validity of department performance measures, and make recommendations for improvement, if necessary, prior to submission of those measures to the Executive Office of the governor pursuant to section 216.0166(1), Florida Statutes.


Assist in conducting preliminary inquiries, investigations, as assigned.  Accepts and documents allegations and complaints of fraud or misconduct by citizens, Department employees, contractors, vendors or suppliers who identify or maintain a relationship with the Department.  Complete case updates and closures in accordance with the Office policies and procedures and at the direction of management.  Prepares thorough, complete and accurate documentation of work performed.


Other Duties as assigned.



Incumbent should have knowledge of accounting, auditing, data collection and/or analysis; basic computer hardware/software. 


Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data; utilize problem-solving techniques; plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; conduct audits, investigations and other accountability activities; organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents and other written material: use Microsoft Excel and Word.



The incumbent must obtain eighty-hours (80) of continuing professional education and training every twenty-four (24) months, which contributes to the incumbent’s professional proficiency.  At least twenty (20) hours should be completed in any one-year of the two-year period, and at least twenty-four (24) of the hours must be in subjects directly related to the government environment and to government auditing.



Preference will be given for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and professional experience in accounting, auditing, analyzing data, or contracts and grants. 


Further preference will be given to an applicant with a professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Information Systems Auditor.


Preference will be given to the Department of Elder Affairs employees.



A Successful completion of a Level 2 Criminal History Background Check is required for all applicants selected for this position.



Applicants should apply on-line via the People First Website by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of the position vacancy advertisement but are strongly encouraged to apply by 6:00 p.m. on the closing date to avoid any system down times or any other complications that may arise.


If you have problems applying on-line, call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287. Paper applications will not be accepted by the agency.


The Department of Elder Affairs is an "older worker-friendly" employer and also lists vacancies on the Silver Edition website, found at, that connects persons age 50 and older with other businesses/volunteer organizations/employers who specify they are "older worker-friendly."


The Department of Elder Affairs is an E-Verify employer and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each New Employee’s I-9 Form to confirm work eligibility.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee