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Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33309

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Requisition No: 269921 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70028820 

Salary:  $36,060.96 - $63,107.51 

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2020 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Under the direction of Secretary, Mark S. Inch, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is the 3rd largest state prison system in the country with a budget of $2.4 billion, approximately 100,000 inmates incarcerated and another 167,000 offenders on active community supervision. The FDC has 148 facilities and more than 20,000 staff members statewide, making it the State’s largest agency. 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Facility: <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">17-4 Cypress Probation and Parole

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">This is an internal promotional opportunity only. Only current FDC employees will be considered.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Salary will be determined in accordance with current pay procedures.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Correctional Probation Senior Officer vacancy located at:

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">17-4 Cypress<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> Probation and Parole Office

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Broward County)

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Employees interested in this promotional opportunity must apply for this vacancy using the People First system. No paper applications will be accepted.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Applications will be accepted electronically until 11:59 pm ET on the closing date.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Applicants are responsible for providing the following information on their applicant profile:  current employment, previous employment, training, and education

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Incomplete profiles will not be considered.  

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact SSU Promotions at (850) 717-3398.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">If you are experiencing technical difficulties applying online, please contact the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">DESCRIPTION

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">The incumbent in this position is responsible for supervising, surveilling and maintaining a specialized caseload consisting of youthful offenders, drug offender probation, community controlees, pre-trial intervention offenders, offender releases or any combination of the above. As workload demands require, this position may be required to supervise other types or classifications of offenders. The incumbent may also perform duties relating to the intake officer, court liaison officer, trainer and electronic monitoring device installer. This position may also direct and supervise a correctional probation officer at a probation and restitution center and may involve monitoring a residential treatment facility and being the on-site departmental representative supervising the program participants.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">EXAMPLES OF WORK

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Encourages and fosters offender compliance with the supervision order through guidance, goal setting, monitoring of offender behavior and supervision in the community.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Conducts field and office supervision visits via personal contact, collateral/community contacts, surveillance contacts, telephone contacts and electronic methods to ensure compliance with conditions of supervision and to provide assistance to offenders as appropriate.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Demonstrates sensitivity to public and victim needs, concerns and complaints and takes appropriate, prompt action as required.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Assesses and/or assists in assessing and identifying offender needs, treatment options, and supervision objectives and refers offenders as appropriate. Establishes and records structured treatment programs, client management classifications, pre-trial contracts and other programs designed to enhance offender improvement in areas of education, psychological counseling, social services, health education, vocational training, substance abuse and other areas of need and ensures adherence to these plans.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Utilizes information management system to develop offender payment plans for all monetary obligations ordered by the sentencing or releasing authority and enforces offender compliance with the payment plan. Maintains case records, in both electronic and hard copy, documenting the status of offender background, legal history, treatment and progress of the offender under supervision. Takes digitized photographs of offenders for placement on web site.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Conducts pre-sentence, pre-trial, post-sentence, interstate compact, sentencing guidelines and other required investigations on offenders. Makes recommendations on offenders under supervision or pending disposition to the sentencing or releasing authorities regarding continued supervision, revocation, diversion and incarceration.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Exhibits appropriate demeanor and knowledge as a representative of department. Attends hearings or appears as a witness in any proceedings before a sentencing or releasing authority making determinations regarding offenders under supervision. Reports non-compliance with order of supervision to sentencing or releasing authority and prepares violation and other required reports, forwarding them to appropriate sentencing or releasing authority.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Maintains liaison with the judiciary, prosecutors, public defenders, law enforcement, treatment providers, non-profit service agencies, governmental agencies, other facilities, offices and bureaus of the department and other criminal justice representatives. Develops partnerships with local law enforcement to foster public safety.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Conducts individual and group counseling of an informal and formal nature for offenders as needed. Interviews offenders to obtain information relating to supervision or investigation.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Monitors and tests offenders for the use of controlled substances and alcohol as directed by the sentencing or releasing authority or as necessary for the protection of the community.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Develops and maintains contact with resources suitable for placement of offenders in public service assignments as directed by the sentencing or releasing authority.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Conducts searches and makes arrests of offenders under supervision. Installs and maintains electronic/radio equipment, including global positioning satellite systems, utilized to monitor offenders and interprets data collected for the purpose of documenting compliance with supervision conditions.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Handles administrative duties and assists supervisors in supervisor’s absence as assigned. Serves on teams or committees and task forces to study issues, solve problems, refine existing practices, develop new programs or procedures or implement new policies. Attends and delivers training relating to the duties and responsibilities of the job and for career development. May act as the day-to-day training officer for a correctional probation officer.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">ESSENTIAL/ENTRY LEVEL KSA’s:


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to work independently and/or under stressful conditions.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to communicate effectively.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL KSA’s:


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Knowledge of techniques for advising, interviewing, and counseling.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to review and analyze data.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to assist offenders in solving problems.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to conduct investigations.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Certified in accordance with Florida Statutes 943.13.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">All employees in the correctional probation officer classes shall be required to possess a valid driver’s license as a condition of employment in accordance with 33-208.402, Florida Administrative Code and Section 322.03(3) Florida Statutes.

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: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami