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Company: My Florida Corp Defunct
Location: Largo
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Date: May 18, 2023
LARGO, FL, US, 33771
The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website ( .
Requisition No: 802866
Agency: Department of Health
Position Number: 64029177
Salary: $1417.62 bi-weekly salary
Posting Closing Date: 05/30/2023
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join our team! Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.
The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its efforts and its vision To be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.
Child Care Licensing Specialist
(Environmental Health Specialist)
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is seeking a Child Care Licensing Specialist. The individual in this position will join a team of inspectors that work to ensure that health and safety standards are met in all licensed child care programs throughout Pinellas County. The incumbent's expertise and background will lend to their ability to offer technical assistance to providers, while building professional relationships within the community, improving safe and healthy experiences for children, families and staff in child care programs across Pinellas county.
Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinates inspections to complete assigned caseload of Children's Center and Family Child Care Homes in specified timeframes.

  • Review and submit checklists responding to renewal, new and change applications for licensure.

  • Prepare and maintains Children's Center and Family Child Care Home files for assigned caseload.

  • Investigate complaints received by PCLB for both Children's Centers and Family Child Care Homes.

  • Conduct enforcements actions for Children's Centers and Family Child Care Homes found out of compliance and testifies in legal proceedings when appropriate.

  • Report allegations of child abuse or neglect in Children's Centers and/or Family Child Care Homes and works coordinates investigative activities with Child Protection Investigators and law enforcement officials whenever necessary.

  • Organize and conduct trainings and in-depth consultations to educate owners, managers, operators and/or parents regarding child care licensing requirements and procedures, issues of operating a safe and healthy environment for young children and the developmental needs of young children.

  • Provide technical assistance and recommends improvements or changes to child care providers to aid them in better meets the licensing standards and promote higher quality care for children.

  • Collect and records data from field inspections and communicates with Supervisors and Senior Clerks to maintain current information is up to date in unit databases.

  • Attend trainings functions that are designed to maintain and improve professional knowledge and skills. Participate in various public health programs and community trainings as assigned. Completes all required Florida Department of Health trainings.

  • Consult with Supervisor as needed regarding policy changes and unusual situations and works as part of a team and to achieve program goals and objectives.

  • Prepare accurate statistical reports on activities, as required.

  • Complete all time sheets and EARS timely and accurately to ensure accountability.

  • Meet or exceed SMART performance expectations.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of early education development

    • Knowledge of principles and best practices in early childhood programs

    • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

    • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.

    • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others.

    • Skilled in operating a computer, including Microsoft Office products.

    • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.

    • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

    • Skilled in effective written and oral communication.

    • Knowledge in methods of data collection

    • Ability to collect, record and analyze data.

    • Ability to bend and lift 20 pounds.

      Minimum -

      • A Bachelor's degree or higher in an early childhood subject area such as, child development or early childhood education with 2 years of early childhood experience gained through working in or regulating licensed child care programs, OR a Bachelor's degree in any other subject area with at least 12 credit hours in early childhood and at least 3 years of experience gained through experience working in or regulating licensed child care programs, OR a Bachelor's degree in any other subject area with at least 4 - - - - -years of early childhood experience gained through working in or regulating licensed child care programs.

      • Valid Florida Driver's License

        Preferred -

        • Experience inspecting/regulating licensed child care programs a plus.

        • Bilingual with written, spoken, and reading ability in English and Spanish.

          Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:
          To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
          To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
          I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
          C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.
          A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.
          R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.
          E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.
          Where You Will Work:
          Mid-County Center
          8751 Ulmerton Rd
          Largo, FL 33771
          Travel throughout Pinellas is required for this position.
          The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
          Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

          • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;

          • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;

          • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;

          • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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            • Flexible Spending Accounts;

            • Tuition waivers;

            • And more!

              For a more complete list of benefits, visit
              Please be advised:
              Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.
              This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
              Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:
              If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
              The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.
              Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
              Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.
              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 ( . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
              Nearest Major Market:Tampa

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