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Working Title: RETIREMENT SPECIALIST II - 72002818

Salary:  $29,344.38 

Posting Closing Date: 01/23/2019 

Retirement Specialist II

Retirement/Enrollment and Contributions

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee

Applicants will be required to take a work sample

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Rick Scott and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. DMS is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  DMS facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.

Position responsibilities:

This position falls within the Investment Plan Unit. Duties include the determination and recommendation of membership eligibility, appropriate plan selection and contribution amounts and providing customer service to agency reporting units and internal customers via phone and written correspondence.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar usage. 
  • Knowledge of basic mathematical principles. 
  • Ability to understand and apply retirement rules, regulations, and policies. 
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, and analyze retirement data. 
  • Ability to write clear and concise correspondence. 
  • Ability to verbally communicate relationships with others. 
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Ability to use a personal computer. 
  • Ability to navigate the computer network. 
  • Knowledge of word processing. 
  • Ability to use various applications. 
  • This position requires sedentary work and repetitive motion.
  • Integrity, Communication, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, Empowerment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 6 months of professional experience in the area of insurance, retirement, social security, administration, call center, customer service, fiscal work, statistics, personnel, or any combination thereof.

Professional experience in the areas described or any combination of the above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the college education

DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce.  We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce.  Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses.

An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

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