The State of Florida seeks a highly responsible individual to manage, direct, and supervise the activities of the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Financial Services (Department). This is a senior management position required to evaluate and enhance the performance of the Agency by improving the efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of the Agency’s operations.
Preference will be given for applicants with five (5) or more years of experience in at least one of the following areas:
Supervisor in OIG or a similar investigative public agency.
Local, state, or federal law enforcement officer.
Local, state, or federal court judge.
Senior-level auditor or comptroller.
The administration and management of complex audits and investigations.
Managing programs for prevention, examination, detection, elimination of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, malfeasance, or misconduct in government or other organizations.
An advanced degree in law, accounting, public administration, or other relevant field may substitute for one (1) year of experience.
Should possess at appointment, or obtain within the first year, a certification from the Association of Inspectors General as a certified inspector general. Additionally, the applicant should have at least one other professional certification, such as: certified inspector general investigator, certified inspector general auditor, certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, certified governmental financial manager, certified fraud examiner, certified financial crimes investigator, or other certification, or be a licensed attorney.
A certified inspector general is preferred in an applying candidate, but such certification is not required to apply for the position or to receive an appointment to the position.
Preference in appointment will be given to applicants with extensive investigative and audit experience.
Salary range for this position is $51,626.88 - $138.364.44. Selected candidate's salary to commensurate with experience.
This position requires a security background check, including fingerprint as a condition of employment.
Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle.
REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of laws, government regulations and agency rules.
Knowledge of prudent leadership practices to reward positive performance, coach for enhanced effectiveness, and counsel to resolve deficiencies.
Knowledge of strategic planning principles necessary to set goals and objectives and milestones.
Knowledge of relevant professional audit and investigations standards.
Ability to effectively interact with staff members, Department leaders, outside counterparts and members of the public.
Ability to measure performance and apply corrections or refinements when milestones are not met.
Ability to communicate a vision and energize the organization to reach it.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Responsible for all administrative and professional activities of the Office of Inspector General which includes guiding, directing, and controlling the audit and investigative, management review, and performance measurement assessment functions and assisting the Chief Financial Officer and Department managers in the effective implementation of agency programs. Specifically responsible for the efficient and effective utilization of office resources. Ensures audit and investigative work conforms to professional standards. Fulfills the statutory responsibilities of the Inspector General as described in Section 20.055, F.S.; providing the Inspector General's authority including access to all agency information and sole responsibility for the conduct of assignments and the content of reports. The reports often include recommendations for policy changes affecting agency operations and services to the public. Makes determinations regarding statutory criteria as described in sections 112.3187 - 112.31895 (Whistle-blower Act). Initiates and manages the completion of Whistle-blower investigations when criteria is met. Department liaison with the Auditor General and OPPAGA.
Attend and represent the Department at meetings and conferences concerning Department matters, within and outside the State of Florida. Represent the CFO before federal and state legislative bodies by testifying relative to matters to the divisions it oversees. Represent the CFO and acts as liaison at various functions.
Supervises and coordinates the office functions of audit, investigations and special projects.
Establishes and monitors plans to carry out the responsibilities of the Office which includes setting the office mission, goals, objectives, work schedules, staffing plans, financial budgets, and activity reports.
Serves as the Department's liaison with the Auditor General and OPPAGA. Coordinates the agency's interaction with and responses to these auditors external to the agency. Conduct for communication with the Governor's Chief Inspector General and the Governor's Council on Integrity and Efficiency.
Provides investigation and audit advice to the Agency management and performs related work as directed by the Chief Financial Officer.