Requisition No: 68013
Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Working Title: INSPECTOR SPECIALIST - 67011822
Position Number: 67011822
Salary: $40,000.00 - $45,000.00 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 07/25/2019
INSPECTOR SPECIALIST– CS
AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
SUNLAND – 67011822 – MARIANNA, FLORIDA
***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***
THIS IS A CAREER SERVICE POSITION
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities works in partnership with local communities to support people with developmental disabilities in living, learning, and working in their communities. APD provides critical services and supports for customers with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential. The Agency serves people with spina bifida, autism, Down syndrome, children age 3-5 at high risk of developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, and intellectual disabilities. There is no charge or co-payment for services provided through the Agency.
DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM - As a condition of employment, a person appointed to a position in State government is required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. Rather than receiving a paper paycheck, your funds will be deposited directly into your account at your financial institution. This will be accomplished by Electronic Funds Transfer. Banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions are eligible to accept such deposits. Retirement funds are also required to be in the Direct Deposit Program.
BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT:
It is the policy of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities that applicants for employment undergo Level 2 employment screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer.
No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the Level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.
Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.
THIS POSITION REQUIRES A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION INCLUDING FINGERPRINTING, PURSUANT TO S. 110.1127(1), FLORIDA STATUTES.
WE HIRE ONLY U.S. CITIZENS AND THOSE LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE U.S. APD PARTICIPATES IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-VERIFY). E-VERIFY IS A PROGRAM THAT ELECTRONICALLY CONFIRMS AN EMPLOYEE’S ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER COMPLETION OF THE EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION FORM (I-9).
ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS. IF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CALL THE PEOPLE FIRST SERVICE CENTER AT 1-877-562-7287. RESPONSES TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. ANSWERS TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS MUST BE VERIFIABLE BASED ON YOUR SUBMITTED APPLICATION.
Open Competitive opportunity- Any applicant who meets the minimum requirements of the position.
Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Must have at least one (1) year of professional investigative experience with law enforcement or adult protective services or investigative experience in a position within a regulatory, or oversight setting.
Position may require some travel to surrounding areas, applicant must be willing and able to travel for work purposes.
**NOTE: Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile. Work history with month, year, and hours worked are required to qualify for this position. Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information. ***
Employees of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are required to demonstrate total commitment to outstanding customer service. This includes, but not limited to, acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers and public we serve at all times.
This job function is to conduct highly sensitive investigations of alleged cases of resident abuse or neglect, including violation of rules and regulations, and monitoring the efficiency of organizational operations in an APD facility.
Conducts investigations of allegations concerning resident abuse, neglect, fraud, or exploitation, including violations of rules and regulations. Tracks abuse allegations by setting up a case file for all investigations and for each abuse case received by Adult Protective Services. Notifies Superintendent, Investigations Manager, and other appropriate Agency staff of all closed abuse cases. Conducts and documents weekly case review meetings of all investigations and arranges management meetings to discuss any abuse case closed with findings or indicators or abuse, neglect or exploitation of a resident.
Evaluates evidence of investigations and prepares a written 5-day report of findings and final investigative reports, including a timeline of findings as required by APD State Office, presenting the documentation in a clear, and comprehensive manner for submittal to the Facility Superintendent, Investigations Manager, and designated state office staff.
Conduct searches or reviews, which may involve the use of sketches, video surveillance, photography, witness interviews, video Interviewing, and maintains the collection, processing, control, and security of all evidence.
Coordinates investigations with other agencies, offices, organizations, and law enforcement, to share information and evidence as appropriate. Provides back-up to the internal point of contact for all reportable and critical incidents at their designated APD facility, including allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Develops and implements an investigative system with collaboration from the state office Investigations Manager and serves as monitor of operations.
Keeps an active line of communication with the facilities incident reporting team to ensure that the incumbent is aware of all incidents that occur at the facility including those that do not meet the criteria of a critical or a reportable incident.
Ensures documentation is completed as required.
Reviews operational plans and directives to ensure accuracy and compliance with policies and procedures.
May serve as representative of the department in court proceedings or meetings.
Participates in abuse training in collaboration with the institution’s Staff Development Department.
Completes all required training. Maintain PASS certification as required.
Maintains timesheet, ensuring accuracy and submit timely in accordance with policy and procedure.
Performs other related duties as required.
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.
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