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Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 344382 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: REGULATORY SPECIALIST I - DBPR/Division of Service Operations *OPEN COMPETITIVE*

Position Number: 79001355 

Salary:  $979.97 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 04/17/2021 

Division of Service Operations

Customer Contact Center

Position Number: 79001355

Hiring Salary: $979.97 Bi-weekly


The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is the agency charged with licensing and regulating various businesses and non-medical professionals in the State of Florida, such as cosmetologists, veterinarians, real estate agents and pari-mutuel wagering facilities. Our mission is to license efficiently, regulate fairly, and we strive to meet this goal in our day-to-day operation. The Division of Service Operations manages the Bureau of Central Intake and Licensure, the one-stop shop for intake of applications and licensing. The division also oversees the Customer Contact Center, which handles all initial interaction conducted via telephone and e-mail.  This position is located in the Customer Contact Center.

Minimum Requirements:

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


***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history with month and year, hours worked and formal education are required to qualify for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.  Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.***

Position Notes:

  • This is a Call Center Agent position answering inquiries related to DBPR Professions.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who are bilingual, preferably in Spanish.
  • This advertisement may be used to fill current and future vacancies for up to six months from date of closing.
  • This advertisement may also be used to fill OPS Regulatory Specialist I positions at $12.00 per hour.
  • Selected candidates will be given a permanent work schedule to begin as early as 8:00am and end at 5:00pm. 
  • 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 SVT.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 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.


Applicant 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.


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 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 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


We hire only 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.  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