The State of Florida

Date: 07/22/2021

City: West Miami, Florida

Salary: $2,611 per month

Employment type: Full-time

Requisition No: 427668

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations


Position Number: 79000229

Salary: $1,305.57 Biweekly (Amount includes CAD)

Posting Closing Date: 07/30/2021


Investigation Specialist II

Position Number: 79000229

Hiring Salary: $1,305.57 Biweekly (Inc. CAD)

**Open Competitive Advertisement**

*Telework Position Assigned to Monroe County*

The Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco licenses the manufacture, distribution, sale, and service of alcoholic beverage and tobacco products in Florida, including: receipt and processing of license applications; collection and auditing of taxes and fees paid by licensees; and enforcement of the laws and regulation of the alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries, pursuant to Chapters 210, 561-565, 567-569, Florida Statutes. The division's three bureaus - Licensing, Auditing and Enforcement - comprise a team of approximately 330 personnel fulfilling the regulatory obligations of the division throughout the state.

*Employees are normally hired at the minimum of the range ($1,305.57 gross biweekly, including CAD)*

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess two or more years of regulatory experience OR two or more years of working in the alcohol and/or tobacco industries.

  • Must be able to operate a portable electronic tablet/computer.

  • Must have a safe driving history.

  • Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver’s License or possess one by date of hire.

  • Must be able to work independently and complete assigned inspections each workday.

  • Must successfully complete an internal training program.

  • Must pass a Level II Background Screening.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a daily basis.

  • Must be able to stand and kneel for extended periods of time on a daily basis.

  • The selected applicant must agree to participate in the Telework Program.

  • The selected candidate must reside in Monroe County.

***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.***

Duties & Responsibilities:

This is a career service, non-sworn investigator position assigned to perform compliance inspections within Monroe County (Headquarter Office Location: Miami / Doral Office). The selected applicant will:

  • Investigate violations of chapters 210, 561-565, and 567-569, Florida Statutes.

  • Make frequent observations and inspections of business locations licensed to sell tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.

  • Assess compliance with the State’s tobacco and alcoholic beverage laws. Report findings to supervisor.

  • Assist the Bureau of Licensing with application site inspections.

  • Prepare comprehensive written reports.

  • Prepare administrative cases.

  • Refer alleged criminal violations to sworn personnel for investigation and follow-up.

  • Examine license records for compliance with applicable rules and laws relating to the purchase and sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.

  • Assist in preparing for prosecution, license discipline, administrative, and forfeiture reports; collects evidence to support findings of fact and conclusion of law; testifies in judicial proceedings.

  • Examine cigarette tax stamps and invoices to detect indication of tobacco tax non-payment.

  • Perform functions related to administration of Florida’s tobacco and alcoholic beverage laws, assisting the public, agency members, other government officials, industry members, and investigators.
  • Attend training sessions related to alcoholic beverages and tobacco laws and rules, detection of counterfeit cigarette stamps, report writing, testifying in judicial and administrative proceedings, communication skills, and other related duties and responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to use deductive reasoning.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to make independent decisions.

  • Ability to collect and analyze evidence.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Ability to write accurate investigative reports.

  • Ability to present detailed verbal presentations.

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

  • Ability to analyze information and determine its validity.

  • Ability to conduct fact-finding interviews and take statements.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Must be able to stand and kneel for extended periods of time.

**This advertisement package may be used to fill additional Investigation Specialist II vacancies occurring over the six month period immediately following the posting of this advertisement for Monroe County**

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, physician assessment, 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

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. Angela Futrell at 850-717-1687 / E-mail at

Department of Business and Professional Regulation / Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco - Benefits Information

  • 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:

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: Miami

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