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Seminole County Sheriff's Office
Sanford, Florida, United States
9 days ago


The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is now accepting pre-screen questionnaires for the position of CHILD PROTECTION INVESTIGATOR assigned to the Child Protective Services Division of the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. This position is non-sworn and involves the intervention, investigation, and case management of alleged crimes against children (including but not limited to abuse, abandonment, and neglect).  Applicants must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.  
All pre-screen questionnaires require a NOTARIZED Background Waiver included in the link provided and are to be uploaded to your pre-screen questionnaire.
Pre-screen questionnaires must be submitted before the closing date of November 25, 2021.

To apply, please follow this link.


Typical Duties

Note: Listed functions, duties, responsibilities and skills is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employer reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as deemed necessary for the operational efficiency of the Sheriff's Office.
  • Investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, maltreatment, substance abuse, and/or abandonment of children
  • Initiates contact and intervention to determine the safety of a child, if a crime has occurred, and/or if a child should be removed from a home pending dependency proceedings
  • Conducts interviews and home studies to determine legitimacy of allegations
  • Explains child protection, rights, and responsibilities to children and family members
  • Provides information and referrals to outside community, social service, and related resources
  • Assesses family for Federal funding eligibility
  • Attempts to locate emergency placement in cases where children have been identified as at risk
  • Conducts diligent searches of relatives or parents utilizing investigative tools available
  • Develops, assesses, and implements case management protocols for assigned cases
  • Provides transportation for children in or seeking shelter placement to various locations
  • Develops and presents status reports to court authorities; attends and testifies at depositions, trials or other court functions as required
  • Prepares various specialized and statistical reports as required
  • Develops and maintains liaison with judicial, law enforcement, schools, social, and civic organizations
  • Prepares and maintains administrative documentation as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicant must have a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Education, Guidance/Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or a closely related field
  • Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License and demonstrate good driving habits
  • Must be able to successfully complete the State of Florida Phase I Child Protective Investigator certification within six (6) months of employment and become fully certified within six (6) months of Phase I certification
  • Applicant may not have been convicted of any crimes involving children
  • Must be available to work assigned weekends and holidays
  • Must be available to  cover assigned over-night on-call shifts

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other

  • Knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques
  • Knowledge of county geography
  • Ability to provide counseling and guidance services
  • Ability to conduct and document interviews
  • Ability to make recommendations concerning the documentation, processing and disposition of children at risk
  • Ability to work independently without constant supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to prepare written reports in a concise detailed manner
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Ability to analyze information or situations
  • Ability to synthesize information and/or circumstances; and solve problems
  • Ability to recall facts and/or information; describe persons, things, and/or events; to read and comprehend information; and prepare written reports
  •  Ability to operate computer and related software
  • Ability to work under conditions that may involve scenes of graphic violence
  • Ability to meet stringent timeframes and make safety decisions under stressful conditions

Regular and prompt attendance is mandatory in the performance of an employee’s duties for this position, to included scheduled work hours,  and required training activities, calls for mandatory overtime needs and calls for service during times of an emergency.
The work environment for this position has a heavy emphasis in field investigations. Other work is performed in an office atmosphere. The incumbent may be assigned a take home vehicle.  

Must be available on-call 24 hrs/day, 7 days a week.  This includes being flexible to accommodate work hours, special operations and follow-up investigations
Mobility-Frequent standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time, walking for extended periods of time, stooping, bending, climbing stairs, required to drive an agency vehicle; constant use of a computer;
Lifting-Able to lift 50 pounds;
Visual-Constant overall vision; constant color perception, constant eye-hand coordination; constant depth perception; frequent reading/close-up work; constant field of vision/peripheral;
Dexterity-Frequent repetitive motion and reaching;
Hearing/Talking-Constant requirement to hear normal speech; constant hearing on telephone and radio; ability to hear faint sounds; constant talking on telephone/radio;
Emotional/Psychological- Potential contact with hostile individuals; exposure to emergency situations; may be exposed to trauma, grief and death; frequent public contact; decision-making and concentration;
Special Requirements-Ability to behave respectably and with utmost integrity even when off duty. May be assigned shift work (days or nights) with rotating days off including working weekends, nights, holidays, and/or overtime; May be required to respond for any critical incident, manmade or natural;
Environmental- Exposure to varied weather conditions.

Successful applicants will be required to complete and submit an entire employment application, which will be provided to the applicant by the Human Resources Division. The applicant will then submit to a thorough background investigation, which includes, but not limited to, past employment/education verification, driver license review, credit history, prior drug use history, arrest/conviction record, and computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA) testing. A certified examiner administers the CVSA with questions addressing illegal drug use and general questions of honesty and criminal history. Any dishonesty or deception on the Pre-Screen Questionnaire or Employment Application will disqualify your application.
The background investigation process may take 3-6 months depending upon the complexity of the applicant's background.  Applicants selected for employment will be provided a conditional offer and required to submit to a medical examination with drug screening.

Candidates must also comply with the  Agency’s current Tattoo and Body Ornamentation Policy. A copy of General Order 28 - Dress and Appearance can be accessed here. An applicant’s tattoos and body ornamentation must be disclosed at the time of application and will be documented as part of the agency’s review process, even if otherwise meeting the Agency’s policy.
Applicants not selected for employment will receive notification from the Human Resources Division, to include justification based on the following disqualifiers: negative background, failure to meet minimum qualifications as outlined in the specific job description, or any additional information discovered during the interview process. Applicants will be eligible to reapply with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office after one year from date of notification.
Unclassified Position
Please direct any questions to:
Seminole County Sheriff's Office
Human Resources Division
100 Eslinger Way
Sanford FL 32773
(407) 665-5039

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is committed to a diverse work force, is a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly support our military veterans and their families, and encourage them to consider applying to agency job announcements for which they may qualify.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59969430
  • Location:
    Sanford, Florida, United States
  • Company Name: Seminole County Sheriff's Office
  • Job Function: Civilian-Technical/Communications/Investigative
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Law Enforcement / Security
Sanford , FL , US

To enhance the quality of life by reducing crime and the fear of crime throughout Seminole County.

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