Date:  Feb 3, 2024


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Requisition No: 813981 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60034584 

Salary:  TBD 

Posting Closing Date: 04/07/2024 




Starting salary for this position is $1680.00 bi-weekly. If an incumbent is currently working with FDOC, their current salary can be reviewed for possible retention. 



This position is located at a 24-hour facility.  Staff members must be agreeable to working a 12 HOUR shift schedule: 6AM – 6PM AND 6PM TO 6AM.  This includes, but is not limited to ensuring facility coverage, activities, holidays, and emergency situations.  


Minimum Qualifications:


  • (1) Be at least 18 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 basic recruit training course or its equivalent as established by the Commission.




  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals.
  • Ability to recognize dangerous or potentially dangerous situations.
  • Ability to investigate suspicious or unusual events.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to respond calmly in an emergency situation and to determine proper course of action.
  • Ability to make accurate observations.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.



PLEASE NOTE:  Preference may be given to the applicant who has the knowledge, skills, abilities and experience identified in this specification which represent those needed to perform the duties of this position. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.


  • Ability to deal with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner.
  • Ability to recognize dangerous or potentially dangerous situations.
  • Ability to work under dangerous and stressful conditions.
  • Ability to supervise male or female residents commensurate with the level of risk they present.
  • Ability to respond calmly in an emergency situation, make fast, rational decisions and to determine proper course of action.
  • Ability to identify when a resident is displaying hostile, threatening, or other behavior that could present a danger to others.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to transport residents using approved restraints and observing relevant laws, policies and procedures.
  • Performs crisis intervention functions to include but not limited to subduing violent or uncooperative residents, defending persons against attack, or preventing escapes, using restraints or other approved methods.
  • Maintains facility security. This includes performing contraband searches of either male or female residents and other persons (both clothed and unclothed).
  • Experience with a resident who has been identified as being an extreme security risk to the Department and has demonstrated behavior that is or could be harmful to himself or herself and has been designated as a special risk resident.
  • Experience in special tactics for the intervention and resolution of life-threatening crisis events.
  • Experience with crisis intervention techniques and methods used to offer immediate, short-term help to individuals who experience an event that produces emotional, mental, physical, or behavioral distress or problems.
  • Ability to control, escort, or geographically relocate a resident, to quell a disturbance and to prevent a hazard to any person.
  • Experience with psychiatric restraints and devices, procedures, or techniques used to restrict movement or behavior as to greatly reduce or eliminate the ability of an individual to harm himself, herself, or others.
  • Experience with a resident who exhibits bizarre, mentally disordered, or self-destructive behavior and requires special watch or self-harm observation procedures.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 

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