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Child Care Licensing Specialist

Date:  Jan 26, 2023
Location: 

BRADENTON, FL, US, 33870


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Requisition No: 788555 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: Child Care Licensing Specialist

Position Number: 60032585 

Salary:  33,000 

Posting Closing Date: 02/05/2023 

This is a Career Service Child Care Licensing Counselor position that will primarily work in Manatee and DeSoto counties.  The State of Florida offers a wide range of benefits including paid vacation time, paid sick time, 9 paid holidays, 1 personal holiday, tuition reimbursement, state group health and dental insurance options, retirement benefits and MORE!  Come join our professional team of child care staff!

 

This is a professional position specializing in counseling, casework, and administrative activities in Child Care

Regulation, responsible for inspecting and licensing Family Day Care Homes, Large Family Child Care Homes

and Child Care Facilities within established time frames.

Conducts inspections for childcare homes and facilities to monitor compliance with Florida Statutes and Child

Care Regulation standards. Maintains tracking system to ensure inspection timeframes are met and the correct

number of inspections are completed annually.

Processes initial and renewal applications, including background screening clearances and training as required

by statute, determines eligibility and makes recommendations for licensure to supervisor/regional program

manager.

Investigates complaints on licensed providers and illegal childcare operations. Prepares reports and initiates

administrative action as required by statute and/or Child Care Regulation Standards.

Inputs and updates provider database, CARES, on a regular basis. Archive’s inspections timely and monitors

accuracy of data.

Develops professionally by acquiring a proficient working knowledge of the applicable statutes, rules, regulations,

policies, procedures, and community resources which provide the framework for the childcare regulation

program.

Provides technical assistance and support to childcare providers to promote sustained compliance with Child

Care Regulation standards and ensures corrective action requirements are met.

Attains a high proficiency/skill level as demonstrated through the competent utilization of the program's hardware,

software, system applications and web pages.

Manages the progressive discipline and administrative action processes, which includes providing timely

administrative complaint notifications to providers, keeping the information system current throughout the

administrative action process and closing out each action timely and accurately.

Responds to telephone and email inquiries and walk-in requests from the public, parents, other agencies and

providers and provides accurate information on childcare programs. Consults with stakeholders and other

clients regarding childcare regulation.

Responds positively and timely to special assignments and performs other related duties as assigned by the

supervisor.

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 here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Central Florida
Nearest Secondary Market: Sebring