The State of Florida - West Palm Beach, FL3.7

Requisition No: 49729

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60074479

Salary: $49,200.06

Posting Closing Date: 01/17/2019

Florida Department of Children & Families

Select Exempt Status Opportunity


Location: Family & Community Services/Child Protective Investigations -Palm Beach County.

Applicants interested in working in counties other than listed must apply for positions advertised for those specific areas on the People First System.

Description: This is advanced professional work leading and supervising the work of child protective investigators and support staff. The primary duty of this position is spending the majority of the time communicating with, motivating, training and evaluating employees, planning and directing their work; and having the authority to hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline subordinate employees to effectively recommend such actions.

Annual Salary: $49,200.06

  • Note: A base salary increase up to 4.80% may be applicable based upon Statewide Pay Guidelines.
Typical Duties:
Supervise, plan and direct workloads, work flows, deadlines, work objectives and time utilization of staff in the delivery of protecting children, working with families and conducting investigations of alleged abused, abandoned, neglected or exploited children;
Develops performance standards and job duty expectations with investigators, reviews standards and plans for continuous improvement. Communicates investigators’ compliance with these expectations on a regular basis and provides coaching and mentoring by acknowledging outstanding performance and providing suggestions on areas for improvement;
Evaluates employees against established standards and takes any necessary steps for corrective action;
Promotes career development of investigators by ensuring each individual receives the proper training, document group and individual consultations as well as field activities for provisionally certified CPIs;
Reviews casework including Present/ Impending Danger Assessments, Safety Plans, Family Functioning Assessments and safety plans with investigators, and provides consultation and direction to assure sufficiency, quality, and thoroughness of documentation;
Use management tools in appropriate information system(s) on an ongoing basis to monitor open cases and manage workflow for steady progress to ensure the timeline for actions to be taken are met and to prevent backlog;
Ensures that CPI operations are within legislative authority and in compliance with required federal, state rules and regulations;
Identifies improvements and implements adjustments needed to ensure program effectiveness and efficiency;
Collects, analyzes, and reports data regarding child protective investigations;
Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with organizations and other agencies involved with child protective investigations such as community based providers, Children’s Legal Services, law enforcement, medical personnel, schools, and other community/agency resources;
Ensures effective communication with deaf or hard-of hearing Customers or companions in accordance with the ADA and/or Section 504 and shall manage service records and report this data and any resources and/or training needs to their designated program point of contact.
The position will perform all job tasks in accordance with laws, rules, regulations, policies, and requirements applicable to state and federal laws or procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:
Current valid State of Florida driver’s license
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; in behavioral science, criminal justice, nursing, social work or education field
One year of child protective investigative experience
Proficiency in the Florida Safety Decision Making Methodology
Current Florida Child Protective Investigator certification

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work.
Absent special circumstances, each Child Protection Professional who occupies a supervisory position must meet all of the requirements to become proficient as a Supervisor in that position classification within one year of hire into the supervisory position, or within one year of passing the waiver or post-test for the position, whichever is earlier.

Special note:
Some Agency positions may require successful completion of pre-interview assessment or work sample prior to interview.
Language proficiency may be considered in the selection process as determined by Agency needs at the time of selection.

Full Time Selected Exempt Employee Benefits:
State pays100% of the basic state sponsored life insurance plan, underwritten by Minnesota Life Insurance Company at two times your annual salary, or, you can elect to enroll in the optional state life insurance plan up to an additional five times your annual salary;
Low cost HMO and PPO Health Insurance options;
Automatic enrollment in the State Group Disability Insurance Plan;
Opportunity to enroll in the Senior Management Service Optional Annuity Program (Defined Contribution Plan);
You will be credited with 176 hours of annual leave hours upon appointment and 176 hours on your anniversary date thereafter;
Eligible for the maximum annual leave payout at 480 hours upon separation (credits accrued on your last anniversary are prorated);
You will be credited with 104 hours of sick leave hours upon appointment and 104 hours on your anniversary date thereafter;
Eligible for the maximum sick leave payout at ¼ of 1920 hours or 480 hours of unused sick leave upon separation with at least ten years of creditable state service (credits accrued on your last anniversary are prorated)

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, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and 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 enforcement agencies.

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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami