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INSTITUTIONAL SECURITY SPECIALIST I - 60008810

Date: Dec 4, 2017

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641

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Requisition No: 1423 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: INSTITUTIONAL SECURITY SPECIALIST I - 60008810

Position Number: 60032984 

Salary:  $33,888.71 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2017 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • In accordance with Florida Statute 943, any person employed in this class must:
  • (1)Be at least 19 years of age.
  • (2)Be a citizen of the United States notwithstanding any laws of the State to the contrary.
  • (3)Be a high school graduate or its "equivalent" as the term may be determined by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
  • (4)Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, nor have received a dishonorable or undesirable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.  Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere or is found guilty of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
  • (5)Have his/her processed fingerprints on file with the employing agency.
  • (6)Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician based on specifications established by the Commission.
  • (7)Have a good moral character as determined by a background investigation under procedures established by the Commission.
  • (8)Have completed a 420-hour basic recruit training course or its equivalent as established by the Commission.
  • Pass the physical abilities test consisting of:
  •  1 ½ mile run – (max time of 21:00 minutes)
  • 300m run –       (max time of 2:00 minutes)
  • Sit ups –            (minimum of 35 in no more than 2:00 minutes)
  • Push-ups –        (minimum of 35 in no more than 2:00 minutes)                                                                                                                                              

 

DESCRIPTION

This is work providing custody, care and management of inmates, in a penal or rehabilitative institution and/or residents in a mental health facility in accordance with established regulations and procedures. 

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Monitors conduct of inmates, offenders, residents or patients according to established policies, regulations, and procedures, to prevent escape or violence.

Takes inmates, offenders, residents or patients into custody and escorts to locations within and outside of facility, such as visiting room, courtroom, health facility or airport.

Inspects locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates at correctional facility, to prevent escape.

Uses weapons, handcuffs, and physical force to maintain discipline and order among inmates, offenders, residents or patients.

Searches inmates, offenders, residents or patients cells, rooms, vehicles, perimeter fences, and any other area that an inmate, offender, resident or patient may have access to, for weapons, valuables, drugs or any other unauthorized item and or contraband.

Provides Security to the entrance and exit of the facility; to include the screening of visitors, staff and other authorized personnel attempting to enter the facility.

Records information, and maintains a log of all inmates, offenders, residents or patients’ identification, charges, and any other pertinent information as needed.

Serves meals and distributes commissary items to inmates, offenders, residents or patients.

Uses investigative and interrogation techniques and arrest procedures.

Collects, analyzes and interprets evidence to write, review and evaluate reports.

Supervises and evaluates offender progress and recommends intensity of supervision.

Review case records to determine nature and extent of inmate or offender’s criminal record and current and prospective social problems.

Reviews and evaluates legal and social history and progress of offender or inmate.

Informs offender or inmate of requirements of conditional release, such as office visits, restitution payments, or educational and employment stipulations.

Counsels offender and refers offender to social resources of community or specialized treatment programs.  

Formulates management plan for each assigned offender or inmate.

Conducts on-going interview with offender and resources associated with offender or inmate and institutional personnel to determine social progress, individual problems, needs, interest, attitude and progress.  

Provides surveillance, supervision and control of offenders.

Represents the department in revocation hearings for assigned offenders by providing court testimony, information and recommendations to judges regarding offender case and probation or sentence violations.

Coordinates interstate and intrastate transfer cases.

Prepares and maintains case folder for each assigned inmate or offender.

Conducts special investigations.

Conducts warrantless arrests of offenders under specified circumstances to protect the public.

 

EXAMPLES OF JOB CHARACTERISTICS

Monitor Processes, Materials, Surroundings

Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

Resolving Conflict, Negotiating with Others

Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others.

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material

Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

Judging Qualities of Things, Services, And/or People

Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

Performing General Physical Activities

Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

Assisting and Caring for Others

Providing assistance or personal care to others.

Handling and Moving Objects

Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.

Communicating With Persons Outside the Organization

Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged telephone/electronic transfer, face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

Communicating With Other Workers

Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

Getting Information Needed to Do the Job

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Performing for/Working With Public

Performing for people or dealing directly with the public.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing

Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.

Guiding, Directing and Motivating Subordinates

Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring subordinates.

Documenting/Recording Information

Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

Establishing & Maintaining Relationships

Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

Developing Objectives and Strategies

Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.

 

EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do

Speaking

Talking to others to effectively convey information

Information Gathering

Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

Problem Identification

Identifying the nature of problems

Judgment and Decision Making

Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

Active Listening

Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people

Critical Thinking

Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

Problem Identification

Identifying the nature of problems

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of some or all of the following: weaponry, public safety, security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, protection of people, data and property

Law, Government and Jurisprudence

Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process

Psychology

Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

Sociology and Anthropology

Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, cultures, their history, migrations, ethnicity, and origins

Data Analysis

Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

This occupation requires certification in accordance with Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, and completion of the basic recruit training course for Correctional Officers and incumbents must be eligible for, or possess a current employment certificate of compliance issued by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

***NORTH FLORIDA EVALUATION & TREATMENT CENTER

 IS A TOBACCO FREE FACILITY*** 

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Agency of Persons with Disabilities that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies. Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.


Nearest Major Market: Gainesville

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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Gainesville