CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATOR
Company: State of Florida
Posted on: June 15, 2022
Agency: Children and Families
Working Title: CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATOR - 60048287
Salary: $39,600.08 annually / $1,523.08 bi-weekly
Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2022
Child Protective Investigator
Department of Children and Families
POSITIONS LOCATED IN ESCAMBIA AND SANTA ROSA COUNTIES
This posting will be used to fill position vacancies in OPS, Career
Service or both.
Current employees will be compensated in accordance with the DCF
What you will do:
WHEN SECONDS COUNTA CHILD CANNOT WAIT!!!
Children in crisis need quick action from strong, compassionate
individuals dedicated to ensuring their safety. This demanding and
challenging career could be your opportunity to speak for those
with no voice and fight to help ensure the safety of those who
cannot protect themselves. We are looking for people who are
detailed-oriented, possess good decision-making skills, and can
thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment. When seconds
count, your career decision may be the critical difference in the
life of a child.
How you will make an impact:
- Conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or
special conditions for children;
- Collect information through observation and interviews with the
children, parents, relatives, and neighbors;
- Assess danger threats, child vulnerabilities and caregiver
protective capacities in order to determine whether a child is
- Arrange emergency placement for any child that cannot safely
remain in their home;
- Notify state attorney, law enforcement and child protection
- Provide families with service linkages to agency and community
- Conduct initial/ongoing child present and impending danger
- Report indication of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment to the
Florida Abuse Hotline.
- A bachelors degree (degree must be conferred at the time of
- Bachelors or masters degree in social work or related field
preferred. (When applying please attach required education,
certification or licensure).
- Must obtain Child Welfare Certification from the Florida
Certification Board within 12 months after obtaining provisional
certification. All Investigators must maintain certification as a
condition of employment. Information regarding certification can be
- Valid Driver License; and
- Must possess operational private vehicle for use in the
performance of daily work activities. Selected applicants are
required to provide proof of vehicle registration and documentation
of the appropriate insurance rating. The Department provides a
Vehicle Insurance Allowance to assist with the cost of insurance
coverage due to the use of private vehicle for work purposes.
- Ability to attend an 8 - 12 week mandatory training course.
This training could be scheduled during day, weekend, and evening
- Language proficiency may be considered in the selection process
as determined by Agency needs at the time of selection.
- May require successful completion of pre-interview assessment
or work sample to be eligible for interview.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Following policy and procedures, Managing Time, Assessing,
Planning, Intervening, Evaluating, Documenting, Engaging, Teaming,
Taking appropriate actions related to Domestic Violence, Mental
Health, and/or Substance Abuse, Establishing Effective
Relationships with Colleagues, Professional Competencies,,
Candidate Profile (application) must be completed in its
- Include supervisor names and phone numbers for all periods of
- Account for and explain any gaps in employment so that the
hiring process is not delayed.
- Experience, education, training, knowledge, skills and/or
abilities as well as responses to pre-qualifying questions must be
verifiable to meet the minimum qualifications.
- It is unacceptable to use the statement See Resume in place of
entering work history.
- If you experience problems applying online, please call the
People First Service Center at (877) 562-7287.
- This position will require night, weekend, and holiday work. It
has also been designated as an essential position. Incumbents are
expected to work during emergency situations or natural disasters
and may be required to work before, during and beyond normal work
- Incumbents may be exposed to possible hazardous conditions in
Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The
States total compensation package for employees features a highly
competitive set of employee benefits including:
- No state income tax for residents of Florida;
- 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!
For a more complete list of benefits, visit .
With 12,000 employees across the state DCF promotes opportunities
and training for all. Our jobs are among the most challenging,
complex, and difficult in State government. They are also among the
most rewarding. All employees are encouraged to take advantage of
available Department opportunities for advancement and professional
DCF is focused on investing in its world-class workforce! The CPI
Career Ladder opens the door to CPIs and CPI supervisors for
advancement opportunities, professional development, andpay
increases ranging from 2.5% to 15%.
Where you will work:
Florida is the only state that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and
the Gulf of Mexico. In other words, no matter where you land in
Florida, youre never And if the beach isnt your scene, there are
175 state parks to explore! Meanwhile, Floridians hail from a wide
range of backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, and walks of life,
making it an incredibly diverse melting pot that many residents and
visitors to Florida love. The Sunshine State is a great place to
live and work Come join our team!
About Department of Children and Families:
Mission: The mission of the Department of Children and Families is
to work in partnership with local communities to protect the
vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient
families, and advance personal and family recovery and
Vision: We are a highly skilled workforce committed to empowering
people with complex and varied needs to achieve the best outcomes
for themselves and their families. In collaboration with community
stakeholders, we will deliver world class and continuously
improving service focused on providing the people we serve with the
level and quality that we would demand and expect for our own
Values: A workforce that operates with integrity maintains loyalty
to a code of ethics that requires the courage to take
responsibility for providing the highest quality of service to the
vulnerable. We are a solutions-focused learning organization built
on a foundation of transparency in action and accountability of
results. Both within the organization and among our stakeholders,
we thrive in a culture of respect for diversity of opinion that is
nurtured through open communication. High performing and committed,
we are unified in our goal of excellence in achieving quality
outcomes for those we serve.
To learn more please visit .
- 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 suspended or voided, and you
will be required to repay all benefits received depending upon the
date of your retirement.
- The position will perform all job tasks in accordance with
laws, rules, regulations, policies, and requirements applicable to
state and federal laws or procedures.
- We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien
- Participation in the State of Florida Direct Deposit Program is
required as a condition of employment per F.S. 110.113, and
enrollment must be completed within the first 30 calendar days of
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male candidates born on or after October 1,
1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized
position unless they are registered with the Selective Service
System (SSS) before their 26th birthday or have a Letter of
Registration Exemption from the SSS. Verification of Selective
Service registration will be conducted prior to hire. For more
information, please visit the SSS website: .
BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida
Department of Children and Families that any applicant being
considered for employment must successfully complete a State and
National criminal history check as a condition of employment before
beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the
requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408,
F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background
screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying
offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background screening shall
include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and
Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
and may include local criminal history checks through local law
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 . All documentation is due
by the close of the vacancy announcement.
Nearest Major Market: Pensacola
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