Date:  Dec 2, 2023

LARGO, FL, US, 33771

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Requisition No: 810779 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60075215 

Salary:  $56,200.04 annually / $2161.54 biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 01/01/2024 

Child Protective Investigator Supervisor - SES

Department of Children and Families

Largo, Florida

Open Competitive

Current employees will be compensated in accordance with the DCF salary policy.


What you will do:

This is advanced professional work supervising and directing the work of child protective investigators and support staff. The primary duty of the employee(s) in the position (s) allocated to this class is to spend the majority of the time communicating with, motivating, training and evaluating employees.


How you will make an impact:

  • Supervise, plan and direct workloads, work flows, deadlines, work objectives and time utilization of subordinate staff in the delivery of protecting children, working with families and conducting investigations of alleged abused, abandoned, neglected or exploited children.
  • Develop performance standards and job duty expectations with investigators, reviews standards and plans for continuous improvement. 
  • Communicate investigators’ compliance with these expectations on a regular basis and provides coaching by acknowledging outstanding performance and providing suggestions on areas for improvement.
  • Evaluate employees against established standards and takes any necessary steps for corrective action.
  • Promote career development of investigators by ensuring each individual receives the proper training and leads cross-training efforts on differential investigative skills.
  • Review casework, assessments and safety plans with investigators, and provides consultation and direction to assure appropriateness, clarity, quality, thoroughness and proper 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.
  • Ensure that CPI operations are within legislative authority and in compliance with required federal, state rules and regulations.
  • Identify improvements and implements adjustments needed to ensure program effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Facilitate and participates in the hiring, promoting, demoting, discipline and/or dismissal of employees;
  • Collect, analyze, and report data regarding child protective investigations
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with organizations and other agenices involved with child protective investigations such as community based providers, Children’s Legal Services,  law enforcement, medical personnel, schools, and other community/agency resources
  • Ensure 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.



  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work or related field preferred. (When applying please attach required education, certification or licensure).
  • At least 2 years in child welfare, preferred in child abuse investigations.
  • Current/Active Florida Child Protective Investigator Certification from the Florida Certification Board.
  • Must be trained and practicing Florida's Safety Practice method. 
  • Valid Driver License


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of theories and practice in child protection.
  • Knowledge of professional ethics relating to child protection and counseling.
  • Knowledge of family-centered interview and counseling techniques.
  • Knowledge of interviewing and observation techniques.
  • Skilled in considering child development in guiding placement of children.
  • Ability to recognize indicators of abuse and neglect.
  • Ability to conduct risk and safety investigations.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to understand and apply relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to actively listen to others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to maintain well-executed case files.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to utilize computer systems.
  • Ability to write accurate investigative reports.


Candidate Profile (application) must be completed in its entirety.

  • Include supervisor names and phone numbers for all periods of employment.
  • 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.   


Additional Information/Requirements  

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 hours/days.

Incumbents may be exposed to possible hazardous conditions in the field.


Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits.

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Growth Opportunities:

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 development.


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 resiliency.


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 families.


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. 


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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 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.

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