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Date: Jan 7, 2018

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 19983 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL ANALYST - F/C - 67072598

Position Number: 67072598 

Salary:  $1,584.28 BIWEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 02/13/2018 




WORKING HOURS:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


“Salary may be negotiable depending on experience & education”


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Behavioral Analysis or a related field from an accredited college or university with at least, two years of professional experience in development and implementation of behavior programs and certification as a (BCaBA) (Board Certified Associate Behavioral Analyst) or
  • Masters from an accredited college or university in Behavior Analysis and one year of professional experience in development and implementation of behavior programs and certification as a (BCBA) Board Certified Behavioral Analyst or
  • Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst, (BCA BA) with at least two years of professional experience



The incumbent assigned to this position is responsible for providing professional level clinical, behavioral and psychological assessments which contributes to restoring competency of the DDDP resident population.  Based on the duties and essential functions of this position, the incumbent will be required to spend a minimum of 75% of work time performing duties which involve direct contact with residents in a forensic facility.  Prevention and Safety Strategy (PASS) at the Advanced level is required unless the incumbent requests a reasonable accommodation supported by an annual medical certification.  Incumbent is required to submit to pre-employment TB screening and on an annual on-going basis as required by DDDP.  The incumbent assigned to this position shall be required to be certified as a Certified Behavior Analyst and/or certification eligible pursuant to Rule 65G-4 Florida Administrative Code. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following tasks: 

Designs writes, and coordinates all aspects of DDDP's two tiered behavioral program including reduction, acquisition, token economy, maintenance and generalization.  Ensures that the applied programs conform to sound behavioral principles, including legal and ethical issues.  Ensures accuracy of data. 

Conducts competency evaluations and prepares court reports within prescribed time frames regarding resident's competency to stand trial.  Ensure their timely completion and distribution. 

Analyzes all behavioral data.  Prepares documents describing both individual and macro data trends and events.  Prepares responses and reports, both internal and external accordingly. 

Provides individual and group psychotherapy as needed. 

Performs other related work as required.




BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families 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.

Persons requiring special disability accommodations in order to participate in the application/selection process should call (850) 663-7738




This is work diagnosing and treating mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs or investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.


Observes individual’s behavior, in group interactions, or other situations to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment.

Develops treatment plan, including type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy, in collaboration with psychiatrist and other specialists.

Analyzes information to assess client problems, determine advisability of counseling, and refer client to other specialists, institutions, or support services.

Conducts individual and group counseling sessions regarding psychological or emotional problems, such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations.

Responds to client reactions, evaluates effectiveness of counseling or treatment, and modifies plan as needed.

Interviews individuals, couples, or families, and reviews records to obtain information on medical, psychological, emotional, relationship, or other problems.

Selects, administers, scores, and interprets psychological tests to obtain information on individual's intelligence, achievement, interest, and personality.

Utilizes treatment methods, such as psychotherapy, hypnosis, behavior modification, stress reduction therapy, psychodrama, and play therapy.

Plans and develops accredited psychological service programs in psychiatric center or hospital, in collaboration with psychiatrists and other professional staff.

Consults reference material, such as textbooks, manuals, and journals, to identify symptoms, make diagnoses, and develop approach to treatment.

Assists clients to gain insight, define goals, and plan action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.

Administers standardized tests to evaluate intelligence, achievement, and personality and to diagnose disabilities and difficulties.

Evaluates results of counseling methods to determine the reliability and validity of treatments.

Conducts experiments to study educational problems, such as motivation, adjustment, teacher training, and individual differences in mental abilities.

Conducts research to aid introduction of programs in schools to meet current psychological, educational, and sociological needs of children.

Interprets and explains test results, in terms of norms, reliability, and validity, to teachers, counselors, students, clients, and other entitled parties.

Refers individuals to community agencies to obtain medical, vocational or social services for child or family.

Plans remedial classes and testing programs designed to meet needs of special students.

Recommends placement of students in classes and treatment programs based on individual needs.

Plans, supervises, and conducts psychological research in fields such as personality development, and diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders.

Directs, coordinates, and evaluates activities of psychological staff and student interns engaged in patient evaluation and treatment in psychiatric facility.

Provides psychological services and advice to private firms and community agencies on individual cases or mental health programs.

Develops, directs, and participates in staff training programs.



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: Tallahassee