Head Start/EHS Center Supervisor

Recruitment #1908-HSEHSCCPR4-004



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Provides planning, control, and supervision in the management of one or more of the Head Start Centers. Coach, mentor, supervise and train all Head Start center staff.  Provide short term and long range planning for service delivery and training; act as an integrator of components, including health, nutrition, disabilities; function as liaison and information conduit between central office leadership staff and community collaborators.   This position also has oversight of facility management.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or a related field with 18 credit hours in early childhood courses; AND 
  • Three years progressively responsible professional experience which demonstrates significant supervisory and administrative responsibilities and a strong knowledge of theories and practices of Early Childhood Education/Development with particular focus on prenatal care and infant/toddler development;


  • An equivalent combination of education (not less than a High School Diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; AND 
  • Must have a valid Florida Driver's License and proof of insurance and provide own vehicle; AND 
  • Within 30 days of employment must be Pediatric CPR & First Aid certified and A State of Florida Child Care and Education Program Director Credential, within the probationary period; AND      
  • Proof of successful completion of the following courses:       
  • 10 hours Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Pre-Schoolers or Infant/Toddlers Course; AND 
  • 6 hours Child Growth and Development; AND 
  • 6 hours Behavioral Observation & Screening; AND       
  • 8 hours Health, Safety & Nutrition; AND 
  • 4 hours Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect; AND        
  • 6 hours Child Care Facility rules and Regulations; AND 
  • 10 hours Special Needs Course.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • Regular standing, kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting at desk, computer use and driving. 
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to fifty (50) pounds.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below: 

  • Oversees education program, in cooperation with Operations Manager and Director.
  • Supervises meal preparation and service.       
  • Monitors the inventory of site materials, supplies, and equipment; makes purchases for the center, staying within the site budget.       
  • Assures accurate, complete, and confidential maintenance of employee and client records. 
  • Assesses current and future facility needs, and makes preliminary arrangements with landlords to rent buildings or classrooms.      
  • Assures that all center-level documentation and reports are complete, up-to-date, and accurate.
  • Reviews work of Senior Case Managers, Teachers and all the staff assigned to a Center to assure adherence to departmental policies and procedures; and provide procedural advices and direction.      
  • Monitors and conducts staff performance evaluations, work plans, development plans attendance/schedules, certifications, required documents and timecards.       
  • Organizes a Parent Committee, and authorizes a representative to the Agency Policy Committee.
  •  Attends meetings and trainings, as requested, to keep abreast of trends in the various service areas.       
  • Ensures teaching staff progress towards educational requirements and Professional Development Plans as supported by the Performance Standards.       
  • Arrange and facilitate regular meetings with staff and provide for mandated trainings and updates to policies and procedures.       
  •  Monitor, report and provide feedback for all employee related accidents.        
  • Monitor, evaluate and ensure training of classroom volunteers      
  • Attend case management meetings, consultations, and staff meetings as necessary. 
  • Coordinate with local agencies, community service organizations and educational providers and partners.       
  • Design and deliver training and formal presentations.       
  • Participate in and assist with community events and provide information on the Early Head Start program.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for early childhood.       
  • Knowledge of adult supervision and counseling practices.       
  • Knowledge of behavior modification theories and practices relating to early childhood development.       
  • Knowledge of current educational techniques and practices relating to early childhood development.       
  • Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards relating to educating children.       
  • Knowledge of Head Start/Early Head Start program accreditation requirements. Ability to determine and prioritize demanding workload while being flexible to emergent/unplanned needs and situations.       
  • Knowledge of community resources.        
  • Knowledge and experience balancing regulatory requirements with budget constraints and growing community needs.       
  • Significant decision making and problem solving in many areas including the allocation of resources to program components, supervisory issues, scheduling and provision of program services.      
  • Ability to handle highly stressful and sensitive situations in a professional manner.      
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion in all employee interactions.        
  • Ability to interpret and implement complex policies and regulations.       
  • Ability to work independently and maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality. 
  • Ability to apply the principles of early childhood development and team leadership to work place situations and processes.      
  • Ability to implement safety procedures.        
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish skills highly desirable.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, internet and e-mail.       
  • Strong team leadership skills.        
  • Ability to work effectively with others.       
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and/or weekends.       
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal daily guidance.       
  • Sound understanding of developmentally appropriate practice, cultural diversity, and inclusion.
  • Successful experience working in a team setting.
  • Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community.


Within 30 days of employment must be Pediatric CPR & First Aid certified and A State of Florida Child Care and Education Program Director Credential, within the probationary period.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

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Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*



In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.