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  • 503252
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 12 2021 at 23:55 MST


The Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) is a social and human services agency whose mission is to successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency. DCS has field office locations located throughout the state of Arizona, with its central office located in Downtown Phoenix. DCS employs over 2,800 employees who share the common vision of ensuring children thrive in family environments free from abuse and neglect.



Job Location:

Address: 3003 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012 

Posting Details:

Salary: $27.50 

Grade: 20

Closing Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021

Job Summary:

The Child Welfare Investigative Analyst performs detailed research and analysis of investigative information from various law enforcement agencies, criminal information networks and other databases and resources. In addition, this position responds to requests, and supports investigators conducting criminal conduct cases.

Job Duties:

•Researches, analyzes and evaluates investigative information from a variety of resources
•Interprets information by selecting essential data elements and correlating new information with old information
•Prepares and presents detailed graphical presentations and briefings; composes correspondence
•Organizes and maintains sensitive, non-sensitive and open source, case investigative information into logical, concise and understandable order for additional analysis or review
•Disseminates relevant investigative information in compliance with the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and law enforcement policies and procedures; ensures accuracy and completeness of information
•Participates in multi-agency working groups conducting investigations regarding potential criminal conduct crimes against children
•Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


Knowledge of:
•Federal, state, and local laws, rules, OCWI, and DCS polices pertaining to investigative duties and responsibilities
•Information gathering techniques
•Analytical product creation
•Team concepts, including team building, leadership, participation, and group problem solving techniques
•Spelling, grammar, and punctuation to produce complex written documents

Skills in:
•Verbal and written communication
•Report writing and research
•Utilizing personal computer and software programs
•Resource utilization
•Researching, gathering, organizing and analyzing data, and drawing logical conclusions
•Editing and proofreading written materials for accuracy and adherence to policies and procedures

Ability to:
•Exercise good judgment in prioritizing requests, collecting information, organizing projects and making recommendations
•Design graphical presentations
•Interpret and explain complex subjects systematically and clearly
•Present to small and large audiences
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external parties
•Think logically and work independently
•Read, comprehend and interpret written materials of simple or moderate complexity
•Collect, compile, and manipulate data
•Maintain confidentiality
•Handle multiple tasks with efficiency and effectiveness

Selective Preference(s):

Two (2) years of experience with a law enforcement, criminal justice, or military agency compiling data, analyzing findings, writing reports, and visual product creation. Two (2) years of college education in a criminal justice related field may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

•Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing an extensive background investigation through State and Federal agencies
•Ability to obtain/maintain a Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
•Have a valid Arizona driver’s license and clear a 39 month Motor Vehicle Report check (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12)
•Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license
•Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, required to maintain acceptable driving records and complete any required driver training


As an employee of the Department of Child Safety you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that can become effective as soon as two weeks after starting!

Benefits include:
•Paid sick leave
•Paid vacation that includes ten (10) holidays per year
•Competitive health and dental insurance plans
•Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

We also offer optional employee benefits that include:
•Vision coverage
•Short-term disability insurance
•Deferred compensation plans
•Supplemental life insurance
•Employee wellness plans

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903.  Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.