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Date:  Jul 28, 2022


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Requisition No: 702244 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: REGULATORY SPECIALIST I - 79011485

Position Number: 79011485 

Salary:  $1,200.00 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 08/13/2022 

Regulatory Specialist I
Position Number: 79011485
Hiring Salary Range: $31,200.00 - $67,364.96 Annually




**Open Competitive Advertisement**

This advertisement will used to fill multiple positions

Our Organization and Mission


The Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics (DDC) regulates under provisions of the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act (Chapter 499, F.S.) by licensing, registering, inspecting and investigating the manufacturing, distributing, and sale of drugs, medical gases and cosmetics in the State of Florida. The Program carries out its responsibilities through three bureaus: Compliance & Enforcement, Licensing and Legal.


The Work You Will Do:


The dynamic individual interested in joining a dynamic team must be highly motivated individual with excellent technical skills to review, evaluate and process initial and renewal applications from persons seeking licensure under the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act.  The incumbent in this position is required to understand and interpret statutes, rules and regulations.  Detailed research is required to respond to inquiries from individuals or groups concerning applications, licenses, regulations, and licensure status.  Must be able to independently exercise professional judgment when providing licensure and regulatory information to licensees, applicants and consumers.  This position requires the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.


The Difference You Will Make:


The Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics safeguards the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the state of Florida from injury due to the use of adulterated, contaminated, misbranded drugs, drug ingredients and cosmetics.


How You Will Grow:


DDC, employees will continuously be provided with opportunities to improve their knowledge, training and understanding of the division as well as opportunity to be a part of the decision making in division improvements.


Where You Will Work:


This position is located in Tallahassee, Florida. Florida’s Capital City is lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combine 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:


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a career service, non-sworn investigator position assigned to the Tallahassee Headquarters Office.  The selected applicant: 


  • The incumbent in this position performs professional work handling complex regulatory activities of the Drugs, Devices, & Cosmetic Program.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and processes Chapter 499 applications. 
  • Recommends approval or denial of applications from persons applying for initial licensure and renewal of a permit for permitted establishments under the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act. 
  • Reviews and analyzes the application, laws, rules, correspondence, reports, etc. to arrive at a recommendation for permitting.
  • Reviews and processes change of address, and name changes applications for permitted establishments.
  • Processes permitted establishment voluntary relinquishments and closures.
  • Request field inspections for all applications when necessary and maintaining a tracking system of the activity.
  • Completes license verifications, assigns permit fees to the appropriate permit and identifies overpayments for refund.
  • Maintains a tracking system of the activity for applications pending decision.
  • Communicates on a daily basis with the public, department officials, other state agencies and the private sector both verbally and in writing regarding permitting requirements and authorized activity under the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act.
  • Accurately enters all required data into the licensing and imaging system.
  • Accurately scans, imports and indexes documents into OnBase.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and backs up comparable position in the Drugs, Devices, & Cosmetic Program.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Knowledge of Florida Statutes and Board and Department rules governing licensure of professionals in Florida;
  • Knowledge of method of data collection;
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; 
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments;
  • Ability to utilize problem solving techniques;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.




Minimum Requirements:

  • One (1) year of customer service experience.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, and Outlook).


Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience processing business license/permit applications.


****Preference will be given to those with experience with processing business license/permit applications****


***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.***

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


NOTE: 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 through the People First system by the closing date, by either applying online. 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 supports 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.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Janetta Sampson at 850-717-1819 / E-mail at 

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