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Requisition No: 32886 

Agency: Florida Commission on Human Relations

Working Title: OPS REGULATORY SPECIALIST I - 72901430

Position Number: 72901430 

Salary:  $13.47/hr 

Posting Closing Date: 04/06/2018 

About the Commission

The Florida Commission on Human Relations is the state agency charged with enforcing the state’s civil rights laws and serves as a resource on human relations for the people of Florida. It is against Florida law to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status or familial status. The Commission investigates complaints of discrimination in the areas of areas of employment, housing, public accommodations and state employee whistle-blower retaliation.

The Commission is responsible for promoting fair treatment, equal opportunity and mutual respect among members of all economic, social, racial, religious and ethnic groups and works to eliminate discrimination against groups and their members.

The Commission is a great place to work!  We offer a stable environment with regular work schedules.  Learn and grow with us!  The State of Florida offers a generous benefits package including vacation and sick leave, retirement, health insurance (over 80% employer paid), life insurance (80% employer paid), 10 holidays per year, flexible work schedules, tuition waivers, qualification for student loan forgiveness, and so much more! We’re all about quality!  Are you ready to take the next step in your career?  Apply today!

Position Synopsis

The Regulatory Specialist I is a highly professional position performed under the supervision of the Housing Investigations Manager. The successful candidate for this position will conduct inquiries, counsel inquirers, and potential complainants about housing discrimination under the provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1992. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Researches and obtains records, information, and evidence necessary to complete and investigate assigned cases.
  • Conducts fact-finding sessions and interviews, conciliation conferences, and investigations throughout the Agency’s Fair Housing Enforcement jurisdiction. 
  • Counsels and provides information to the public about alleged discrimination in the area of Housing.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution and two years of professional or nonprofessional experience in administrative work and/or professional regulation or field related to area of responsibility; or
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Professional or nonprofessional experience in administrative work, professional regulation, consumer complaint program work, interviewing, business administration, customer or public relations, or investigations may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of general office procedures practices
  • Knowledge of correct grammar usage
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic
  • Skilled in using logic and reasoning
  • Skilled in utilizing techniques of active listening
  • Ability to prepare reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work activities.
  • Ability to develop and implement office procedures.
  • Ability to review data for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ability to analyze information and determine its validity.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentially.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Preference will be given to those individuals who are bilingual (English/Spanish), fluent in both speaking and writing.

**All positions with the Florida Commission on Human Relations are positions of special trust.  Therefore, the selected candidate must successfully pass a Level Two background screening (which includes fingerprinting) as a condition of employment. **

**All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

Later Event: April 4