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REGULATORY SPECIALIST II - 64082256 *Open Competitive*

Date: Oct 17, 2020

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Requisition No: 237201 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: REGULATORY SPECIALIST II - 64082256 *Open Competitive*

Position Number: 64082256 

Salary:  $27,926.08 

Posting Closing Date: 10/31/2020 

Florida Department of Health

Division of Medical Quality Assurance

Bureau of Operations

REGULATORY SPECIALIST II - 64082256

*Open Competitive*

Tallahassee, FL

Salary: $27,926.08

 

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) serves the public by licensing qualified health care providers, enforcing standards among licensees and facilities, and informing licensees and the public.  If you have a desire to serve the people of Florida, a career with MQA allows you to do so while enjoying generous benefits including:

  • Ten paid holidays and paid annual and sick leave
  • Health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options
  • Retirement options to fit your specific needs
  • Up to eighteen hours per year of free tuition at Florida public universities through the State Employee Tuition Waiver program
  • Opportunities for professional growth
     
      
    DESCRIPTION

     
    This position is located in the Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, Communication Services Unit (Call Center).  Office hours are 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 

    This position performs more complex regulatory activities involving health care practitioner inquiries to determine avenues and eligibility for registration, certification or licensure.  The incumbent has to exercise independent judgment in dealing with potential applicants and licensees in resolving issues.  This position requires problem-solving skills and the ability to provide personal guidance to applicants and licensees regarding certification and licensure, discipline and other regulatory functions.
     
    Provides direction, technical assistance and personal guidance to potential applicants and licensees, both verbally and in writing regarding initial licensure requirements, issuance of license and instructions on how to complete electronic fingerprinting; advise customers of qualifications and licensure criteria in accordance with laws and rules.  Communicate in writing with internal and external customers as needed to obtain and provide licensure information.
     
    Communicates verbally and in writing with healthcare practitioners regulated by the Division of Medical Quality Assurance regarding licensure status.  Performs complex research using the department’s licensing database to respond to inquiries from applicants, the consuming public and licensees.  Responsible for assuring the accuracy of information given verbally and in writing regarding licensure process.  This includes updating database with information regarding contact with department.
     
    Independently responds to inquiries from healthcare practitioners regarding licensing matters related to continuing education requirements and fees.  Independently research and handle technical issues to determine avenues and eligibility for registration, certification or renewal.
     
    Maintain current information on licensees by independently reviewing documentation submitted by licensees, then accurately making the required changes in the Licensing and Enforcement Database and maintaining proper records.  Respond to licensees with written verification that change has been completed as authorized and appropriate, while maintaining confidentiality.  Prepares all supplemental documents for imaging.
     
    Assists supervisor in submitting tickets for making updates to the Licensing and Enforcement Database.
     
    Performs other duties as required.
     
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of professional or nonprofessional experience in consumer complaint program work, business administration, customer or public relations, investigations, insurance, utilities engineering or utilities rate analysis, administrative work and/or professional regulation in a field related to area of responsibility.
  • Professional or nonprofessional experience in administrative work and/or professional regulation or a related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

    **All applications for employment must be received via the People First System.
     
    **NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **
     
    Please be advised:
    Florida DOH is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.  Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired. 
    This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
    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. 
    Direct deposit of salary is a condition of employment.
    Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
    Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or to perform other emergency.  Duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.
    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: www.sss.gov.
    The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility. 
    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.
    Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.

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