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Child Care Licensing Inspector (#CDCLINGENK) GENK
$15.15-$24.06 Hourly / $2,626.00-$4,170.40 Monthly / $31,512.00-$50,044.80 Yearly


Performs duties inspecting child care facilities and family day care homes to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.


An Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Child Care Center Management or any Behavioral or Social Science field; and
One year of experience as a licensing inspector of child care facilities or family day care homes or as a manager, owner or operator of a child care facility or family day care home; and
Possession of a valid Driver's License.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • 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.


  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements concerning the licensing and operation of child care centers and family day care homes in Hillsborough County.
  • Working knowledge of the functions, services, procedures and regulations of the unit to which assigned.
  • Some knowledge of County building codes and ordinances.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.


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.

  • Inspects child care facilities and family day care homes, observing conditions of physical plants and delivery of child care services, to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provides information, technical advice and guidance to facility owners/operators on child development, children's health and safety and other pertinent information.
  • Identifies the need for specific programs that would promote a higher quality of child care.
  • Organizes, promotes and conducts workshops to educate owners/operators/parents of licensing requirements and issues involved in operating a safe and healthy environment for young children.
  • Investigates or assists superiors in investigating complaints of owner/operator violations.
  • Presents findings to and confers with superiors on the appropriate method of enforcement in unusual cases.
  • Prepares license revocation cases and testifies at administrative and court hearings.
  • Prepares reports on inspections conducted and actions taken.
  • Maintains required records and files.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: CDCLINGENK; EST: 11/20/1996; REV: 8/29/2011;