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Background Screening Analyst

  2021-02-13     Eckerd Connects     Tampa,FL  

Eckerd Connects Community Alternatives, C13

Eckerd Connects' Community Alternatives is the community-based care lead agency for child welfare and foster care services in Hillsborough county, serving about 2,900 children and their families each day. A Program of Eckerd Connects and governed by a community-based board, Eckerd Connects Community Alternatives has developed an integrated and collaborative system of care for safety, well-being and permanency of vulnerable and at risk children, while strengthening and supporting families. In its role as lead agency or "system manager", Eckerd Connects provides: contract and fiscal oversight; performance and data management; adoption support; resource development; and utilization management.

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Position Concept
Responsible for performing Criminal/Civil Background Screenings and Diligent Search in accordance with Chapters 39, 65, 435 and DCF Policy. Serves as an important member of the Information Management (IM) team of the Community Based Care Data Services.

Essential Functions

  • Performs Criminal/Civil Background Searches in accordance with Chapters 39, 65, 435, and DCF Policy.
  • Responsible for intake and tracking of Criminal/Civil research and results with extreme accuracy.
  • Determines the screening level requirements for each of the 10 individual types of requests based on type, case manager contact, DCF policy & FL Statutes.
  • Evaluates each case and based on findings, determine Permanent, 5 Year limit, disqualifying and non-disqualifying offenses.
  • Disseminates individual s criminal history by interpreting FCIC, JJIS/DJJ, CJIS, arrest reports and Court dockets, being fully versed in legal acronyms/abbreviations pertaining to Florida statute.
  • Uses informed judgment skills in determining additional criminal resources needed for research, based on information gathered for specific cases.
  • Contacts county, state, national & international law enforcement divisions to discuss and obtain the appropriate information, when clarification of criminal charges, adjudication or court docket progress is needed.
  • Presents all findings with required documentation to requestors by comprehensibly explaining criminal/abuse charges, legal court dockets & probation history as necessary.
  • Qualifies applicants for FBI fingerprint submission, scheduling appointments, depending on assigned Circuit, in Pasco/Pinellas or Hillsborough, successfully obtaining the scans via livescan machine and transmitting to the FBI for review.
  • Provides findings and substantive reasoning for Disqualified Licensing applicants to DCF-Background Screening, for use in Exemption Hearings.
  • Supports the project s QA function, QA data needs, and deadlines for reports and monitoring as they pertain to background screenings.

Position Specifications
Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate s degree preferred.
Experience: Four years computer work experience required. Law or Criminal Justice knowledge preferred.
Skills: Computer experience in a Windows environment, Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), ability to learn and utilize other software programs. Detail oriented, able to work independently, exercise judgment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
Physical Demands: Ability to sit at desk for long periods of time, and tolerate extended periods of data entry. Must be free of communicable diseases as required by the state and to the extent that knowledge is attainable under the law.
Other: Must meet state criminal background check requirements.
Travel: Must be able to meet requirements for Eckerd s Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes. Maintain an appropriate and valid state driver s license.

Employee Benefits

Eckerd wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance

Voluntary term life insurance

Paid short-term and long-term disability

Professional group liability insurance

19 days of Paid Time Off the first year

9 paid holidays

Flexible spending accounts

Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%

Mileage reimbursement

Cell phone plan discounts

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employee Referral Program

Flexible work schedules

Employee Wellness/Well-Being program

Make more than a Living, Make a Difference

Eckerd Connects is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Clearwater, Florida that has given much-needed chances to nearly 200,000 children and families. Eckerd provides a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare services and workforce development through multiple offices and facilities nationwide that strengthen families and help children succeed.

Family has always been at the heart of Eckerd Connects. Founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, who believed every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. Given our 50+ year history of success, breadth and depth of services, and commitment to performance measurement and quality outcomes, Eckerd has become known as the first name in second chances for children and families.

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