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Date:  Sep 20, 2022

MIAMI, FL, US, 33128

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Requisition No: 711042 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: STAFF ASSISTANT - 60072173

Position Number: 60072173 

Salary:  $31,200 annually / $1,200 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 09/25/2022 

Staff Assistant
Department of Children and Families
Miami, Florida
Open Competitive

This posting will be used to fill position vacancies in Career Service.
Current employees will be compensated in accordance with the DCF salary policy.


What you will do:

This position performs a variety of office administrative support functions requiring independent judgment, research, collection of information/data, preparation, and maintenance of reports, and maintains the confidentiality of sensitive information. Assists with special projects and provides guidance to the administration to ensure deadlines are met and/or targets are achieved.


How you will make an impact:

  • Personnel - Prepares and processes human resource actions in accordance with the State Personnel Rules and Department policies and operating procedures. Provides documents and other related material as it pertains to all human resource actions. Assists with the hiring process by advertising position vacancies and assembling the hiring packets. Schedules/coordinates interviews. Coordinates required background screenings, conducts reference checks and personnel file reviews; Assists in completion of hiring documents; Maintains and files the recruitment and selection package for required retention period.
  • Administrative - Prepares correspondence, reports, memorandums, documents/records staff meeting minutes, and other materials for dissemination. Prepares and submits required security forms to obtain systems access for staff within the administration as directed. Maintains contact lists, appropriate filing or tracking systems, and performs general copying and mail distribution tasks.
  • Customer Service - Keeps management fully informed of activities, pertinent issues, upcoming events, and potential problems.
  • Reports - Develops and maintains tracking systems to ensure completion of assignments. Compile’s information and prepares reports.
  • Assists with routine correspondence preparation, special assignments, research, and report preparation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



$1,200 bi-weekly, Competitive Area Differential $48.80 bi-weekly


  • Two years of administrative or clerical work experience.  College or vocational school can substitute for the required experience.
  • College education from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours for each year of the required work experience.
  • Vocational/technical training can substitute at the rate of 720 classroom hours for each year of the required work experience.
  • NOTE: Please attach a copy of education documentation, diplomas, certificates, etc., to your application before you submit your application in People First.  These documents are required if used to qualify for the position.



  • Experience, education or training in hiring, employee recruitment and selection activities.
  • Experience with DCF HR systems (Footprints), People First Talent Management System, and MS Office Excel and Word.
  • Knowledge of Department of Children & Families’ services related to child welfare, adult protection, economic self-sufficiency, or mental health treatment facilities direct care.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic principles of human resources management; Knowledge of effective communication techniques.
  • Ability to research and analyze issues; Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques and make independent decisions in accordance with documented processes; Ability to work independently; Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to program functions; Ability to recognize and satisfy customer needs; Ability to organize work assignments; and Ability to handle high-volume workload and multiple assignments.
  • Skill in operating a computer; Skill operating computer software, such as Microsoft Office Excel and Word, and Outlook email.


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.


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 including:

  • No state income tax for residents of Florida;
  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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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.


Where you will work:

Florida is the only state that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.  In other words, no matter where you land in Florida, you’re never more than 60 miles from a body of saltwater.  And if the beach isn’t your scene, there are 175 state parks to explore!  Meanwhile, Floridians hail from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, and walks of life, making it an incredibly diverse melting pot that many residents and visitors to Florida love.  The Sunshine State is a great place to live and work – Come join our team!


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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We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

Participation in the State of Florida Direct Deposit Program is required as a condition of employment per F.S. 110.113, and enrollment must be completed within the first 30 calendar days of your appointment.

BENEFIT RECOVERY SCREENING Candidates applying to positions in the Economic Self-Sufficiency Program may have a Benefit Recovery check completed to validate current or former public assistance case information and check for outstanding overpayments before completing the hiring process.

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.

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: Miami