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Date: May 16, 2018

Location: CHIEFLAND, FL, US, 32626

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Requisition No: 36212 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: INMATE WORK CREW LEADER - 42003406

Position Number: 42003406 

Salary:  $24,579.62 - $27,037.66 

Posting Closing Date: 05/23/2018 






Joe Bishop, (352) 477-0135


A high school diploma or its equivalent and one (1) year of supervisory experience.

In addition to the above requirements, a person employed in this class must meet the provisions of Chapter 33-3, Department of Corrections Rules and Regulations, prior to independently supervising inmates. These requirements include: (1) background investigation; (2) a minimum of 32 hours orientation training by the Department of Corrections pertaining to inmate supervision; (3) approval from the Department of Corrections for supervision of minimum and medium custody inmates; and (4) shall attend annual refresher training annually thereafter.

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work
history, hours worked and formal education are required to be
considered in qualifying for this position.  Responses to
Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate
Profile.  Resumes and other documentation can be
attached to  provide additional information.***

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services values and supports employment of
individuals with disabilities.  Qualified individuals
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.

Applicants who receive a job offer must pass:

  1. Pre-employment drug screening in accordance with section 112.0455 F.S.

Post-employment – incumbents must pass:

  1. Reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and random drug and alcohol testing provisions in accordance with Title 49 CFR Part 382, Federal Highway Administration Rules, effective January 1, 1995.

The incumbent must obtain a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) with a “P” Passenger Transport/Bus Endorsement within three (3) months of appointment.


Successful applicant must pass a background screening as a condition of employment.

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $24,579.62 annually.


The incumbent of this position must possess a working knowledge of the forest tree seedling nursery and be able to plan, coordinate and supervise work projects for inmate work crews at the nursery.

Develops plans, work schedules and plans work assignments for inmate work crews.  Coordinates work assignments with overall operations.  Directly supervises inmate work crews and insures inmate work crew quality and quantity.  Responsible for the supervision of, and working with inmate labor crews ranging from 2 to 15 individuals on a daily basis.  Includes transporting inmates to and from local correctional institutions, record keeping of inmate personnel information, (time, on the proper forms), and the filling out of work performance evaluations on individual inmates.

Aids Maintenance Mechanic in construction projects.  Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all state sites, maintains fire lanes, roadways and nature trails in the two water management areas in the district.  Responsible for the operation and maintenance of buses, trucks, tractors, forklifts, and other nursery equipment.

Assists nursery supervisor with overall nursery operation including plan implementation, work assignments and other duties as directed.

Willingly performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Successfully completes all training requirements for the Inmate Work Crew Leader position, within the time period designated by immediate supervisor and in accordance with the established training performance standards.


  • State of Florida Retirement Package.
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually.
  • Annual Leave.
  • Sick Leave.
  • Health Insurance - State covers the majority of health insurance premiums for Individuals & Family coverage.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Additional supplemental insurances are available such as dental, vision etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available.
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction.
  • Uniforms provided at no cost.
  • Annual boot purchase allotment


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: Gainsville