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Date:  Jan 13, 2023

MIAMI, FL, US, 33128 MIAMI, FL, US, 33165

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Requisition No: 677842 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60056033 

Salary:  $33,377.24-$119,320.85 

Posting Closing Date: 03/27/2023 

Agency: Children and Families 

Salary:  $49,200.06  


Annual Salary Range:  $49,200.06   

Facility:  Miami-Dade 




- A Bachelor's Degree & 2-3 Years of Child Protective Investigations related experience in Child Welfare 

- Valid Florida's Driver's License 

- Access to privately owned vehicle with insurance 

- Willing to work on-call rotation that consists of weekends, holidays and overnight 

- Current CPI Certification 


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. 


Preferences: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Nursing related fields 



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, planning and directing their work; and having the authority to hire, transfer, suspend, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline subordinate employees to effectively recommend such actions. 



Knowledge of theories and practice of child protection, counseling, social work, investigations and assessments. 

Knowledge of professional ethics relating to child protection and counseling. 

Knowledge physical and behavioral indicators of abuse and neglect. 

Knowledge of effective management skills. 

Knowledge of interviewing techniques. 

Knowledge of court procedures and legal requirements. 

Knowledge of methods of collecting, organizing and analyzing data. 

Knowledge of management and supervision techniques. 

Knowledge of family-centered interviewing and counseling techniques. 

Knowledge of investigative techniques. 

Knowledge of interviewing and observation techniques. 

Skill in direct observation of investigator's abilities in interacting appropriately with families, community resources, service providers and other department professionals. 

Skill 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 actively listen to others. 

Ability to maintain well-executed case files. 

Ability to write accurate investigative reports. 

Ability to develop and implement individual case plans. 

Ability to assess investigators' performance and develop performance improvement plans. 

Ability to analyze the effectiveness of service programs, and identify resources or make adjustments to meet needs. 

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. 

Ability to communicate effectively. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 

Ability to effectively supervise staff members. 

Ability to understand and apply relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. 

Ability to use computer systems. 

Ability to demonstrate knowledge of group dynamics. 

Ability to staff cases. 

Ability to conduct thorough case staffing’s and other meetings. 




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: Miami