INSPECTOR SPECIALIST in West Palm Beach, FL 33401

The State of Florida

Requisition No: 814291
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: INSPECTOR SPECIALIST – 64006649
Position Number: 64006649
Salary: $45,308.64
Posting Closing Date: 10/17/2023
Department of Health
**Open Competitive Opportunity**
Full-time Career Service Position
Salary: $45,308.64

Your Specific Responsibilities:
This is a professional position responsible for inspecting medical dispensaries to ensure compliance with regulations established in 381.986, Florida Statutes.

Review and audit all activities related to medical dispensaries to ensure that all procedures, goods and equipment comply with statutory requirements.
Respond to inquiries from medical dispensaries regarding compliance issues.
Investigate complaints and potential issues at medical dispensaries.
Conduct follow-up inspections as assigned.
Assist with inspection activities related to cultivation, processing, dispensing, delivery, storage, and seed-to-sale operations of treatment centers to ensure that all procedures, goods and equipment comply with statutory requirements.
Prepare written reports to document inspection findings.
Initiate notices of noncompliance and work with management to communicate and resolve findings.
Serve as point of contact with medical dispensaries on compliance actions for inspection related deficiencies.
Provide education to facilities on compliance requirements as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficient in computer skills to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; knowledge of computer data bases; knowledge and use of the compliance management system and licensing system used by the Agency; knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures and government rules & regulations. Skill in reading and writing; investigating and researching; knowing how to find information and identifying essential information; finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information; using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches; inspecting and evaluating the quality of products; organizational skills. Ability to understand sentences and paragraphs in work related documents; effectively manage time; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; make sound judgments; interpret, understand and apply applicable rules, regulations and policies and procedures; ability to maintain strict confidentiality; ability to travel; ability to pass a thorough background investigation.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in environmental, biological, chemical, or one of the natural sciences; and/OR
One (1) year of professional experience in conducting investigations, regulatory or compliance inspections.
Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
A valid Driver’s License, participation in direct deposit, satisfactorily complete a background investigation, and fingerprinting are requirements for employment.

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:
To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.
A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.
R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.
E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

Where You Will Work:
West Palm Beach, FL

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

Annual and Sick Leave benefits
Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year
State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options
Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (for more information, please click

Flexible Spending Accounts
Tuition waivers
And more!

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Please be advised:
Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

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 Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

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 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.

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

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. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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.

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