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Date: Oct 2, 2019

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Requisition No: 70332 

Agency: Florida Commission on Human Relations

Working Title: REGULATORY SPECIALIST I - 72004053

Position Number: 72004053 

Salary:  $25,479.22-$28,027.22 

Posting Closing Date: 01/04/2019 

Florida Commission on Human Relations


This advertisement will be used to fill multiple positions. 

In order to be considered for a position, applicant responses to the qualifying questions, software systems, actual work experience, years of employment and hours worked per week must be clearly defined within your work history, or the application may not be considered for the position.

Regulatory Specialist 

Hiring Rate Range:$25,479.22-$28,027.22 

Contact Person: Tiia Williams (850) 907-6830

About the Commission:

The Florida Commission on Human Relations is the state agency charged with enforcing the state’s civil rights laws and serves as a resource on human relations for the people of Florida. It is against Florida law to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status or familial status. The Commission investigates complaints of discrimination in the areas of areas of employment, housing, public accommodations and state employee whistle-blower retaliation.

The Commission is responsible for promoting fair treatment, equal opportunity and mutual respect among members of all economic, social, racial, religious and ethnic groups and works to eliminate discrimination against groups and their members.

The Commission is a great place to work!  We offer a stable environment with regular work schedules.  Learn and grow with us!  The State of Florida offers a generous benefits package including vacation and sick leave, retirement, health insurance (over 80% employer paid), life insurance (80% employer paid), 10 holidays per year, flexible work schedules, tuition waivers, qualification for student loan forgiveness, and so much more! We’re all about quality!  Are you ready to take the next step in your career?  Apply today!

What will I be doing?

This is independent professional position as the Regulatory Specialist I conducting inquires about discrimination cases within the State of Florida. Incumbent will gathering and recording information accurately and thoroughly through interviews and or correspondence with parties involved in the investigation. Conducting research and collecting facts about any complaint assigned and must be able to write investigative reports within the statutory timeframes. Testifying and appearing before the Commission panels and in civil court proceedings and administrative hearings, regarding investigative findings and recommendations.

The Regulatory Specialist I is a highly professional position performed under the supervision of the Housing/Employment  Investigations Manager. The successful candidate for this position will conduct inquiries, counsel inquirers, and potential complainants about housing discrimination under the provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1992. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Researches and obtains records, information, and evidence necessary to complete and investigate assigned cases.
  • Conducts fact-finding sessions and interviews, conciliation conferences, and investigations throughout the Agency’s Fair Housing Enforcement jurisdiction.
  • Counsels and provides information to the public about alleged discrimination in the area of Housing.


  • An associate’s degree from an accredited institution and two years of professional or nonprofessional experience in administrative work and/or professional regulation or field related to area of responsibility; or
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Professional or nonprofessional experience in administrative work, professional regulation, consumer complaint program work, interviewing, business administration, customer or public relations, or investigations may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of general office procedures practices
  • Knowledge of correct grammar usage
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic
  • Skilled in using logic and reasoning
  • Skilled in utilizing techniques of active listening
  • Ability to prepare reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work activities.
  • Ability to develop and implement office procedures.
  • Ability to review data for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ability to analyze information and determine its validity.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentially.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Preference will be given to those individuals who are bilingual (English/Spanish), fluent in both speaking and writing.


**All positions with the Florida Commission on Human Relations are positions of special trust. Therefore, the selected candidate must successfully pass a Level Two background screening (which includes fingerprinting) as a condition of employment. **

**All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your

State of Florida Employment Application. **


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening, and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct the background check.


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:


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 on 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