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Date:  Mar 14, 2023


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Requisition No: 797562 

Agency: Financial Services


Position Number: 43001449 

Salary:  $60,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 03/28/2023 








SPECIAL NOTES:            

Preference will be given to applicants with the following:

  • Experience as a spokesperson for an organization or experience working with members of the media.
  • At least three (3) years of communications or writing and editing experience.


The starting annual salary for this position is $60,000.00.


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 administrative principles and practices, knowledge of the methods of data collection, knowledge of principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communication; ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data relating to administrative functions such as accounting, personnel, purchasing or report writing; ability to prepare correspondence and administrative reports; ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures; ability to utilize problem-solving techniques; ability to work independently; 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 others; skill in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook, knowledge of office procedures and practices; ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) strives to promote a stable and competitive insurance market for consumers. With a workforce of approximately 250 staff members, OIR regulates one of the largest, most complex insurance markets in the world.  


OIR offers a range of challenging and rewarding opportunities for individuals looking to grow in their career and offers a wide variety of top insurance industry-related courses and professional certifications to ensure that its staff has the industry knowledge needed to succeed. OIR employees also have access to the State of Florida’s tuition waiver program, which offers educational assistance to all full-time, salaried employees.


As a State Agency, OIR offers premium benefits such as health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, and much more. OIR also offers annual and sick leave, a generous holiday schedule, and flexible work schedules.


Click the links below to see the many benefits and retirement options you have as a State of Florida employee.



  • Serve as the primary spokesperson and first point of contact for media relations, including the development and distribution of press releases and other communications. Serve as point of contact for collecting information from OIR subject matter experts to facilitate media responses.
  • Develop and draft strategic messaging regarding matters of significance for OIR, including the creation of talking points for Senior Management to use at meetings, hearings and other events. Coordinate OIR events.
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment to create, coordinate and send media advisories, press releases, office statements and related content for internal and external distribution and confer with the Communications Director and Senior Management. Acts in a confidential capacity while in the performance of duties to ensure content and correspondence released does not jeopardize the mission of the office or the integrity of an investigation.
  • Serve as lead content director for OIR website ( and Intranet (internal employee website) and makes recommendations to the Communications Director. Manages content maps, implement review of current content, and draft/edit as needed. Create, maintain and update the OIR website policy and make recommendations based on best practices. Using analytics, provide recommendations on user interface, including enhancing searches often performed by members of the media and improving public records techniques via the OIR website. Service as backup to the Communications Coordinator for submitting website requests for posting of new multi-media content and other documents or updates as needed.
  • Works with the Communications Coordinator to develop social media content for appropriateness and approval.
  • Reviews daily news clips content for appropriateness and approval.
  • Develops annual OIR education calendar and makes recommendations to the Communications Director and Senior Management.
  • Continually research digital communications strategies and make recommendations to Senior Management regarding implementation.
  • Serve as a member of the Incident Management Team and in this capacity may be required on short notice to perform duties and necessary attendant travel in support of disaster relief efforts.
  • Direct special projects and other related work as delegated by the Communications Director.


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee