Perform trainee duties investigating alleged child abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment in accordance with Chapter 39, Florida Statutes. Trainees must obtain their Child Welfare Protective Investigator Certification from the Florida Certification Board within one year of hire.
Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
Note: Incumbents function in a trainee status under the supervision of a Child Protection Investigator to attain proficiency in the below listed duties and become eligible for promotion to a Child Protection Investigator in the Sheriff’s Office.
Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited* four-year degree granting college or university with preferred majors in Behavioral Sciences, Community Development, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Education, Health Science, Human Development, Human Sciences, Human Services, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Work; and
Must live within Hillsborough County OR live within Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Lake, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, or Sumter County as long as the residence is located within the 60-mile parameter of Falkenburg Road Jail at the time of appointment; and
A passing score on pre-employment testing; and
30 net words per minute on a typing test; or 100 gross keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy on a data entry test.
*Accreditation must be from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) accredited and/or the US Department of Education (USDE)