Child Protective Investigator Supervisor

  • Job Code: W3524
  • Pay Grade:WP
  • Pay Scale:$24.94-$45.26 Hourly; $51,875.20-$94,140.80 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Supervise and conduct investigations of alleged child abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment in accordance with Chapter 39, Florida Statutes.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Supervise assigned staff engaged in the investigation of alleged child abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment by scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work; providing training and counseling; and evaluating performance.
  • Investigate alleged child abuse, neglect, and /or abandonment of children to determine if abusive or unsafe conditions exist and take appropriate actions to ensure the safety of children within state mandated timeframes.
  • Provide information and guidance to assigned staff related to case investigation, assessment, and determination to ensure cases are properly and thoroughly investigated.
  • Interview children and adults concerning allegations of abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment to ascertain the validity of allegations, document living conditions, and determine the need to remove children from an unsafe environment.
  • Implement and inform clients of available social service programs to assist them with their needs.
  • Conduct follow-up visits to ensure the safety of children is being maintained and support programs are in place.
  • Testify in court to accurately relate the circumstances of cases investigated.
  • Establish, maintain, and review case management files and computer databases to provide accurate recording and availability of case information.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the theories and practices used in child protection and family support.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing child protection.
  • Considerable knowledge of professional ethics related to child protection investigations.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state, county, and community social service programs available for child protection and family support.
  • Working knowledge of investigative techniques.
  • Working knowledge of court procedures related to child protection proceedings.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate information and develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to interview children and adults to determine the validity of allegations.
  • Ability to apply crisis intervention techniques.
  • Ability to maintain composure during court testimony and cross examination.
  • Ability to plan, organize, evaluate and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Possession of a valid State of Florida Child Protection Professional Certification.
  • Two years of experience investigating child abuse allegations.
Additionally, the following is required:
  • Live within Hillsborough County or 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 that time of appointment/employment.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training