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Child Protective Investigator


Children in crisis need quick action from strong, compassionate individuals dedicated to ensuring their safety. This demanding and challenging career could be your opportunity to speak for those with no voice and fight to help ensure the safety of those who cannot protect themselves.

If the typical 9-to-5 job is not for you, and you have a desire to help children and work with families in crisis, then consider a career as a Child Protective Investigator with the Florida Department of Children and Families. We are looking for people who are detailed-oriented, possess good decision-making skills, and are able to thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment. When seconds count, your career decision may be the critical difference in the life of a child. Click on this link for more information.

We have excellent benefits including affordable health insurance plans & options, liberal sick leave and annual leave policy, and a tuition waiver program through state colleges and universities. We offer 9 holidays and 1 personal day, 2 Florida Retirement System (FRS) plans (Investment or Pension) and numerous pre-tax and post-tax benefit options. This is an open, competitive, Career Service opportunity. Regions may offer Other Personal Services (OPS) positions to applicants until a career service position is available.

Non-Certified Child Protective Investigator (Starting Salary): $35,640.07
Pass Pre-Service & Attain Provisional Child Protective Investigator Certification: $37,620.08
Attain Permanent Status & Child Protective Investigator Certification: $39,600.08

Please note: Career Service and Other Personnel Service (OPS) positions are available in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, and Glades counties; Nights and weekend shifts are available to those interested, more information can be provided*