Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Child Protective Investigator

County:   Johnson

Req. No:   188122

Agency Name:   Dept for Children and Families

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

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Job Description:

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) currently has an unclassified Child Protective Investigator position in the Prevention & Protection Services Division within the Child Protection Services unit.  The position is based in the Overland Park Service Center and may have job responsibilties for other counties within the Kansas City Region as needed.  Salary starts at $32,760/annually.

As a Child Protective Investigator you will:
Assess reports of suspected abuse and or neglect to protect children and strengthen family systems. Reviews preliminary data and in conjunction with the Child Protection Specialist, develops an investigative plan. Establishes timely face to face contact with one or more family members to gather facts regarding issues of alleged abuse/neglect. Establish lists of potential witnesses and their contact information. Conducts interviews with witnesses and obtains documentary evidence. Confers and shares results of facts gathered with social worker specialist and supervisor and assists in making case finding decisions. Prepares final investigatory report for review and approval by the Child Protection Specialist.

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Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and one year investigating, fact-finding or enforcing state or federal laws and regulations. This position also requires a valid driver’s license.

Education:   Education in communications, psychology, social work, public or business administration, criminal justice or law may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

 KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

To Apply:

  1.  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data). Skip this step if you already have an Applicant or Employee ID number)

  2.      Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply) and submit to : DCF- Kansas City Region under Job number 188122  

3. Submit the additional documents (resume, post-secondary education documentation, letter of interest etc.)  to:  DCF.KCRegionJobs@ks.gov or fax to: (913) 826-7548. To receive credit for education, a copy of your post- secondary degree or transcripts will be needed. Please note the requisition number #188122and your last name on the subject line.

 Any Questions?  Please contact : (913)826-7360  or email: DCF.KCRegionJobs@ks.gov

 How You Will Be Evaluated: Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.   

What To Expect Next:   After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application. 

Security Clearance: A background check (KBI – criminal background, welfare fraud, driver’s license, and Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Central Registry) is required for all positions with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) as a condition of employment, which may include fingerprinting and FBI check.  Security clearance must be obtained prior to employment with DCF

Please contact the recruiter if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Department for Children and Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
U F 001 $0.00 Hourly

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