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MyFlorida FAMILY SERVICES COUNSELOR - 60032586 in TAMPA, Florida


Date: May 18, 2024


TAMPA, FL, US, 33612

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Requisition No: 825717

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: FAMILY SERVICES COUNSELOR - 60032586

Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 60032586

Salary: $34,000

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2024

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Agency: Florida Department of Children and Families


Salary: $34,000

Monday -Friday (8-5pm)

• This is a professional position specializing in counseling, casework, and administrative activities in Child Care

Regulation, responsible for inspecting and licensing Family Day Care Homes, Large Family Child Care Homes

and Child Care Facilities within established time frames.

• Conducts inspections for childcare homes and facilities to monitor compliance with Florida Statutes and Child

Care Regulation standards. Maintains tracking system to ensure inspection timeframes are met and the correct

number of inspections are completed annually.

• Processes initial and renewal applications, including background screening clearances and training as required

by statute, determines eligibility and makes recommendations for licensure to supervisor/regional program


• Investigates complaints on licensed providers and illegal childcare operations. Prepares reports and initiates

administrative action as required by statute and/or Child Care Regulation Standards.

• Inputs and updates provider database, CARES, on a regular basis. Archive’s inspections timely and monitors

accuracy of data.

• Develops professionally by acquiring a proficient working knowledge of the applicable statutes, rules, regulations,

policies, procedures, and community resources which provide the framework for the childcare regulation


• Provides technical assistance and support to childcare providers to promote sustained compliance with Child

Care Regulation standards and ensures corrective action requirements are met.

• Attains a high proficiency/skill level as demonstrated through the competent utilization of the program's hardware,

software, system applications and web pages.

• Manages the progressive discipline and administrative action processes, which includes providing timely

administrative complaint notifications to providers, keeping the information system current throughout the

administrative action process and closing out each action timely and accurately.

• Responds to telephone and email inquiries and walk-in requests from the public, parents, other agencies and

providers and provides accurate information on childcare programs. Consults with stakeholders and other

clients regarding childcare regulation.

• Responds positively and timely to special assignments and performs other related duties as assigned by the


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 clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market:Tampa