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Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: BRADENTON, FL, US, 34205

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Requisition No: 70617 

Agency: Juvenile Justice


Position Number: 80046007 

Salary:  $1,653.85 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 08/21/2019 

The Department of Juvenile Justice salutes our heroes.


We are honored to have the opportunity to support our nation’s veterans and their families.


We value the service given to our country and support the hiring of service members and military spouses.





The Right Service, the Right Way, at the Right Time.



LOCATION:  Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center, 1803 5th Street West, Bradenton, Florida 34205


STARTING SALARY:  $1,653.85 Bi-weekly. (In accordance with current spending restrictions, an internal promotion into the position will be filled at the minimum of the pay grade or up to 5% of the employee’s current rate, whichever is higher.)


CONTACT PERSON:  Avril Rettagliata, (941) 741-3023 ext. 222,       





Plan, organize and manage the overall operations of facility support services to ensure achievement of established goals, departmental policies and Facility Operating Procedures (FOP’s).


Provide supervision and management support of the administrative support staff.   


Manage the physical plant operations to ensure that all systems are maintained in an operational state, the facility is in a high state of cleanliness at all times, and that any necessary repairs are accomplished in a timely manner. 


Oversee the transportation function of the facility to ensure that all transportation requirements are met and that all vehicles are maintained in an operational state.


Maintain required data and submit required reports on time. 


Manage the relations between the court, residential and probation to ensure requirements are met and that functions are coordinated for efficiency. 


Manage the Intake functions of the facility to ensure they meet all applicable standards. 


Oversee the food services contract and the National School Lunch program to ensure that all contract obligations are being met and all Federal, State and Department regulations are being followed. 


Responsible for oversight and monitoring of the medical services contract to ensure contractual requirements are being met. 


Responsible for oversight and coordination of the mental health and substance abuse services and is specific source of expertise regarding the health and substance abuse referrals process and treatment services options. 


Performs other duties as required.





Knowledge of practices used in caring for youth.


Knowledge of growth and development theories pertaining to youth.


Ability to assist in counseling staff, parents, and youth.


Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.


Ability to supervise people.


Ability to prioritize workday.


Ability to develop various reports, records, and correspondence.


Ability to assess budgetary needs and prepare and administer budget.


Ability to develop, implements, and ensures compliance with policies and procedures.


Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Ability to plan, organizes, and directs program activities.


Ability to manage the housekeeping and administrative details related to operations of the facility.


Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.


Skill to use Microsoft Word software.


Skills to use Microsoft Excel Software.




2 years of supervisory experience or leadership position working with at risk youth


5 years working with adolescent youth or at-risk adolescent


1 year working in a secure facility




All prospective candidates will be subject to a sex offender check, criminal background checks (state, local, and national) and pre-employment drug screening for direct care positions.


DJJ participates in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility).


When identified on a position description, a valid driver’s license is required. If initially hired with an out-of-state license, the Florida resident must obtain a valid Florida state driver’s license within 30 days of hire. Licenses suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/Employment/education only licenses) and some types of restricted licenses are not acceptable.  Licenses that have Corrective Lenses Restriction are acceptable, provided the driver wears corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.


Positions that include the transportation of youth while performing any work or work-related functions on behalf of DJJ, require: (1) a valid driver’s license; and (2) a three-year acceptable driving record as defined in FDJJ Policy 1920.


Successful candidate must be certified in accordance with the Department direct care training policy and must obtain such certification within 180 days of employment.


For those candidates not currently in the state system as a direct-care worker for DJJ at the time of application, the top-ranking candidate(s) after the interview phase will be required to take and pass an Ergometric’s IMPACT Assessment and Training Test in order to be considered for the direct-care employment opportunity.  This test will be used to measure the candidate’s overall suitability for working with juvenile justice involved youth. Test results will be used for a period of six months after initial testing for candidates who reapply during that period for another position for which testing is required.


985.66 Florida Statute Requirement:

Be at least 19 years of age.


Be a high school graduate or its equivalent as determined by the department.


Not have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person who, after September 30, 1999, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement is not eligible for employment, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Notwithstanding this subparagraph, any person who pled nolo contendere to a misdemeanor involving a false statement before October 1, 1999, and who has had such record of that plea sealed or expunged is not ineligible for employment for that reason.


Abide by all of s. 985.644(1) regarding fingerprinting and background investigations and other screening requirements for personnel.


Execute and submit to the department an affidavit-of-application form, adopted by the department, attesting to his or her compliance with subparagraphs 1-4. The affidavit must be executed under oath and constitutes an official statement under s. 837.06. The affidavit must include conspicuous language that the intentional false execution of the affidavit constitutes a misdemeanor of the second degree. The employing agency shall retain the affidavit.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradenton