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Date: Nov 23, 2017

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 5968 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60953432 

Salary:  $21,692.58 to $59,756.69 

Posting Closing Date: 12/29/2017 

This is a multiple vacancy position advertisement for Mental Health Security Specialist OPS.  These positions will be located in the Civil Units on Florida State Hospital's Campus. The Mental Health Security Specialists will be responsible for providing safety and security to residents, staff and visitor's for each Unit.


Minimum Requirements:


  • A high school diploma or its equivalent and two years of experience providing for the safety and security of residents and/or staff in either a residential or outpatient mental health or acute care facility.
  • Successful completion of Corrections basic recruit training course or its equivalent can substitute for the required experience.
  • Successful completion of college course work with a major course of study in one of the social, behavioral or rehabilitative sciences can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required work experience.


Additional Requirements


  • A valid Florida driver's license is required.
  • This position requires a level II security background check and participation in direct deposit.  NOTE: You will be required to provide you Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. 



State of Florida Certification as a Correctional Officer is not required for this position however, preference will be given to applicants that are currently a certified correctional officer.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


Maintain a security presence by conducting walk-throughs of all dorms with the Units. Respond to calls for assistance or for emergencies relating to resident disturbances, medical emergencies, fires and other types of situations. Assist with medical runs as needed. Conduct and assist with searches of property for control of contraband.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Deemed Essential to this Position:


  • Ability to perform investigations.
  • Knowledge of basic investigative techniques.
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply regulatory materials.
  • Ability to use deductive reasoning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to conduct fact finding interviews.


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: Tallahassee