Date:  Jul 3, 2024


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Requisition No: 822339 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: REGULATORY SPECIALIST I - 79011103

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 79011103 

Salary:  $1,439.31.00 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 08/07/2024 

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Division of Service Operations

Customer Contact Center

Position Number: 79011103

Hiring Salary: Career Service $1,439.31.00 Bi-weekly

 OPS $15.00 hour



* This advertisement will be used to fill both Career Service and OPS positions*



Our Organization and Mission:


The Division of Service Operations manages the Central Intake and Licensure unit, the one-stop shop for intake of applications and payments. The Division also oversees the Customer Contact Center (CCC), which handles all initial interaction conducted via telephone and e-mail.  This position works as a Call Center agent for the Customer Contact Center (CCC).


The Work You Will Do:


  • Responds to customer inquiries by providing general licensing status information and requirements for DBPR regulated professions & businesses with minimal assistance and submits an escalation referral when further action is necessary for resolution.
  • Answers incoming calls to the Customer Contact Center in a courteous and professional manner, assesses customer’s inquiry, and provides accurate information in accordance with the department’s policies and procedures as well as Florida Statutes and rules.
  • Responds to telephonic inquiries regarding licensing matters or questions related to Real Estate, Barbers, and Cosmetology; including responding to questions regarding continuing education requirements and fees.
  • Reviews information in the call center system, DBPR’s intranet site and/or internet site, as well as laws and rules to provide responses to customer inquiries.  Updates call center systems with accurate and current information; updating records with information pertinent to each caller including their name, phone number and other relative information regarding the customer’s inquiry and the resolution offered.


The Difference You Will Make:


At DBPR, you will always have an opportunity to make a difference in the daily lives of Floridians and the communities where they live and work. As an employee, you help to “make DBPR and Florida great places to do business.” To that end we will invest in you, treat our licensees as valued customers and partners, and uphold laws that protect the public and Florida’s competitive marketplace.


How You Will Grow:


DBPR employees are expected to uphold these seven core values: Accountability, Innovation, Integrity, Ownership, Responsiveness, Respect and Teamwork. In turn, we will involve you on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.


Where You Will Work:


Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Boasting proximity to the coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder.


The 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:

  • State of Florida retirement package: 3% employee contribution required
  • Nine annual paid holidays and one personal holiday
  • Ability to earn up to 104 hours of paid annual leave annually as a new employee with the State of Florida
  • Ability to earn up to 104 hours of paid sick leave annually
  • The State of Florida offers health insurance coverage (i.e. individual and family coverage) to eligible employees
  • The State of Florida provides a $25,000 life insurance policy to eligible employees
  • Additional supplemental insurance policies are available for dental, vision, hospital supplement, cancer, etc.
  • Tax deferred medical and child care reimbursement accounts are available
  • Tuition waiver program to attend an approved State of Florida College or University


For additional benefit information, please visit the following website:


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally & in writing. 
  • Ability to understand and explain statutes, rules and regulations. 
  • Must be able to address and/or research inquiries regarding all DBPR licensing and regulation matters.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of the techniques for handling complaints and dealing with the public.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, policies and procedures.


Minimum Requirements:


  • Must have one (1) year of customer service experience.


***Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.***

Position Notes:


  • Candidates will be required to answer at least nine (9) calls per hour (CPH).
  • The applicant will be required to take a Skills Verification Test (SVT) and a typing test. The applicant will be required to pass the typing test with 25 correct words per minute to move forward to the next part of the hiring process.
  • Selected candidates will be given a permanent work schedule to begin as early as 8:00am and end at 5:00pm. 
  • This advertisement may also be used to fill OPS Regulatory Specialist I positions at $15.00 per hour.
  • This advertisement package may be used to fill additional Regulatory Specialist I vacancies occurring over the three month period immediately following the posting of this advertisement. 
  • Preference may be given to applicants who are bilingual, preferably in Spanish.
  • Career Service employees may qualify for teleworking after the completion of the probationary period.


NOTE: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.


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) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.


Applicants are required to apply online through the People First system by the closing date.  All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement.  If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.


The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and improving employment outcomes.


Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074.  DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.



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 upon the date of your retirement.



The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation values the sacrifices veterans and their family members have given to our country and support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.


A candidate for veterans’ preference who believes he or she was not afforded employment preference may file a complaint in accordance with Rule 55A-7.016, F.A.C., with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Preference Coordinator, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311, Largo, FL, 33778. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has also established an email where people can electronically file claims or ask questions. The email is

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation will only hire U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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