Date:  May 23, 2024


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Requisition No: 827536 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: PROGRAM CONSULTANT - 60070536

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 60070536 

Salary:  Salary to be determined, based on experience, up to $65,000. 

Posting Closing Date: 06/02/2024 

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

Open competitive opportunity.

Multiple positions available.


Department of Children and Families

Programs & Project Management Consultant - GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT II - 60070536

Strategic Programs and Innovation unit

Class title: Government Operations Consultant II


This is a full-time Career Service position.

Regular business hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST, Monday to Friday.

Location: DCF Headquarters, located at 2415 North Monroe St, Suite 400, Tallahassee, FL 32303


Salary to be determined, based on experience, up to $65,000.

If selected for hire, current DCF employees will be compensated in accordance with the DCF salary policy. 

Some travel may berequired to assist the DCF Disaster Response Team.


Minimum qualifications:

  • At least two (2) years of professional experience working where the primary responsibilities are project or program focused.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in managing a team.


Preference may be given to candidates that meet the following criteria:

  • Experience working for DCF in the ESS program or other community agencies, non-profits, and other Governmental agencies.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree or relevant equivalent work experience.
  • Experience working in an emergency management/disaster response and recovery capacity, which should consist of directly working in one of these roles, or supporting one of these functions.


Job Description: Project Management Team – Program Consultant

This is a highly responsible professional position in the Economic Self Sufficiency (ESS) program. The Program Consultant manages multiple projects that support the Department’s program needs by following project management methodologies. The Program Consultant is responsible for organizing, planning, and supporting program management projects from concept through implementation. Collaborates with other internal and external agency partners to identify project tasks, achieve progress, and ensure milestones are reached. This is not a supervisory position however, the individual in this position must be able to manage, direct, and lead cross functional DCF teams involved in project activities.  The incumbent must be organized and detail-oriented, have the ability to work with diverse teams, and possess the ability to proactively communicate tasks needed to meet department goals for assigned projects­­­­­­. The incumbent in this position will also be a member of the DCF disaster response team and may be required to perform emergency program and/or response duties and travel on short notice in support of agency and ESS specific disaster relief activities.

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide program support and oversight for assigned programs to ensure conformity with Federal and State laws and regulations and the Department policies and operating procedures.
  • Effectively implement program management and/or project management principles to lead the implementation of programs and related projects as assigned.
  • Lead the development of long- and short-term project plans, including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines and ensures program and developing and tracking project deliverables.
  • Provide program support and oversight for assigned programs to ensure conformity with Federal and State laws and regulations and the Department policies and operating procedures.
  • Utilize technology tools to managed program and project support activities, track deliverables and document updates for assigned programs.
  • Serve as a point of contact to lead meetings, coordinate progress reports, and interface with key stakeholders and leadership.
  • Develop strategies and recommendations for leadership to ensure program goals are achieved.
  • Identify and implement operational process improvements.
  • Manage project risks related to timelines, scope, budgeting, and quality.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with support offices across the agency to complete project tasks.
  • Prepare reports and data visualizations by gathering, analyzing, and summarizing relevant information.
  • Conduct monitoring activities related to program implementation and participate in post program evaluations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Knowledge of various project management tools and techniques
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Knowledge of Spreadsheets and Data Analysis
  • Experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, others)
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task
  • Ability to discuss technical issues and make sound decisions
  • Ability to write technical documentation
  • Ability to contribute to a high-performing, highly motivated team by applying interpersonal communication and collaboration skills to achieve project goals
  • Ability to work with business unit staff to identify and document business requirements
  • Ability to motivate business unit staff to accept changes in policies and procedures
  • Ability to draft communications for program-wide distribution
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively


Mission:  The mission of the Department of Children and Families is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.



Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • No state income tax for residents of Florida.
  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits.
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options.
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contribution (For more information, please click
  • Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Tuition waivers.
  • And more!
  • For a more complete list of benefits, visit


Candidate Profile (application) must be completed in its entirety.

  • Include supervisor names and phone numbers for all periods of employment.
  • Account for and explain any gaps in employment so that the hiring process is not delayed.
  • Experience, education, training, knowledge, skills and/or abilities as well as responses to pre-qualifying questions must be verifiable to meet the minimum qualifications. 
  • It is unacceptable to use the statement “See Resume” in place of entering work history.
  • This position is designated as an essential position.  Incumbents are expected to work during emergency situations or natural disasters and may be required to work before, during and beyond normal work hours/days.


DCF Employment Requirements:

  1. We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
  2. 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 suspended or voided, and you will be required to repay all benefits received depending upon the date of your retirement.
  3. The position will perform all job tasks in accordance with laws, rules, regulations, policies, and requirements applicable to state and federal laws or procedures.
  4. SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:
  5. BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency.  Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies.
  6. BENEFIT RECOVERY SCREENING: Candidates applying to positions in the Economic Self-Sufficiency Program may have a Benefit Recovery check completed to validate current or former public assistance case information before completing the hiring process.​​​



If you experience problems applying online, please call the People First Service Center at (877) 562-7287.

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. 

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