Salary: $47,000 – $58,000
Posting Closing Date: 05/28/2018
Office of Inspector General
State of Florida Department of Management Services
This position is located in Tallahassee
This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply.
The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Rick Scott and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. The Department of Management Services is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government. The Department of Management Services facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Erin Rock, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.
This is an independent professional position reporting to the Chief of Investigations. Under supervision of the Chief of Investigations, the employee in this position will perform the following functions:
Act as the lead investigator in conducting independent internal investigations as they pertain to section 20.055, Florida Statutes, and involve alleged violations of Florida Statutes including the Whistle-blower’s Act; Florida Administrative Code; DMS policies, procedures, and internal directives; fraud, waste, and abuse; and improprieties. Investigations arise from complaints received by the Office of the Inspector General against DMS employees; external parties performing services under contract with DMS; and employees of Florida Commission on Human Relations, Florida Public Employees Relations Commission, State Board of Administration, and Division of Administration Hearings, as requested. The lead investigator is required to:
•Develop, prepare, and maintain investigative paper and electronic reports and files, including investigative plans; audio and written statements; supporting documentation; evidence; and reports of investigation in accordance with governing directives.
•Provide briefings in preparation for, and testifying at, civil or criminal trials; and administrative or personnel hearings.
•Confer with management officials on recommendations resulting from investigations performed by the Office of the Inspector General.
•Present and provide briefings to, serve as a liaison and coordinate interagency activity with, prosecutors; local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; and public officials.
Assist in conducting background screenings of candidates for employment with DMS, DMS contractors, Florida Commission on Human Relations, Florida Public Employees Relations Commission, State Board of Administration, and Division of Administration Hearings.
Provide education to DMS employees relating to the role and function of the Office of the Inspector General; economic crime and misconduct indicators; and other areas as identified, requested, or recommended by DMS management.
Perform other duties and assignments as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Analytical thinking, including the ability to determine applicable governing directive(s) of conduct to a given fact scenario, and identify the elements and develop a case plan necessary to determine whether a violation of the identified directive(s) occurred.
•Ability to adapt interviewing/interrogation techniques to illicit information from witnesses and subjects, including admissions from subjects reasonably believed to have violated governing directive(s) of conduct.
•Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary to convey investigative findings, including written reports of investigation, and verbal briefings.
•Ability to review, analyze, and evaluate data contained in files, including financial records, procurement documents, contracts, and personnel dossiers.
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
•This position requires sitting and repetitive motion.
•Three or more years of investigative experience, preferably with at least one year in an Office of Inspector General, Internal Affairs, or similar/equivalent environment.
•Experience conducting one or more of the following types of investigations: sexual harassment, discrimination, Whistle-blower, administrative, or criminal.
•Experience conducting sworn interviews of complainants, witnesses, and subjects of investigations.
•Experience identifying, collecting, and preserving evidence.
•Ability to travel in state.
•Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver license.
•Must possess or be able to obtain a Florida Notary Public
•Certified Inspector General Investigator preferred.
DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses.
An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.
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.