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Date: Jun 26, 2018
Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 33203 

Agency: Florida Commission on Human Relations

Working Title: INVESTIGATION SPECIALIST I - 72002748

Position Number: 72002748 

Salary:  $33,006.69 

Posting Closing Date: 07/02/2018 

This is a re-advertisement.

Previous applicants need not re-apply

**Pending Reclassification**

Investigation Specialist I

Your Application to this advertisement applies you to both vacancies.

POS# 72901431

Annual Salary: $33,006.69


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 Investigation Specialist I is a highly professional position performed under the supervision of an Investigator Supervisor.  The successful candidate conducts Fair Housing Investigations.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Gathering and recording information accurately and thoroughly through interviews and/or correspondence with parties involved in the investigation.
  • Conducting research and collecting facts pertaining to any complaint assigned and must be able to write Investigative Memorandum reports within the statutory timeframes.
  • Testifying and appearing before the Commission panels and in civil court proceedings and administrative hearings, regarding investigative findings and recommendations.


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

  • Knowledge of basic investigative techniques, rules of evidence, court procedures and requirements;
  • Skilled in using logic and reasoning
  • Skilled in utilizing techniques of active listening
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding interviews and take statements.
  • Ability to collect and analyze evidence
  • Ability to use deductive reasoning
  • Ability to analyze information and determine its validity.
  • Ability to write accurate investigative reports and present detailed verbal presentations.
  • 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 possess a Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of experience in any of the following fields:  Investigative work, HUD Investigations.

**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.

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: Tallahassee