Date:  May 22, 2024


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Requisition No: 821438 

Agency: Children and Families


 Pay Plan: SES

Position Number: 60006385 

Salary:  $49,983.96 to $130,008.48 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 05/30/2024 

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The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the state of Florida’s social services agency. The agency oversees services for child safety, fostering, adoption, domestic violence, adult protective services, refugees, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, childcare providers, human trafficking and public assistance. The agency’s mission is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

Within DCF, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program office is recognized as the single state authority for substance abuse and mental health services. The Office of SAMH is statutorily responsible for the planning, evaluation, and implementation of a comprehensive statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (NFETC) is a 216 bed, all male, forensic, mental health rehabilitation facility. The Center is located in northeast Gainesville, Florida on 639 picturesque acres with regular sightings of deer, turkey and other wildlife. NFETC employs a variety of entry level to leadership positions including food service, maintenance, direct care, nurses, counselors, rehab therapists, medical doctors, security, psychiatrists, and psychologists.






This is a highly responsible and professional position that will serve as Assistant Institution Superintendent. This position will collaborate with each section within the state facilities and be required to use independent judgement, take initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities and should be extraordinarily detail oriented. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • This position involves independent work assisting the Mental Health Hospital Administrator in planning, coordinating and directing the management and activities required to operate North Florida Evaluation & Treatment Center, a forensic mental health treatment facility for individuals adjudicated under Florida Statute, Chapter 916. This position also provides 24/7 Administrator On-Call coverage on a rotational basis.
  • Serve as member of the Center Executive Management Team and provide consultation/assistance to the Mental Health Hospital Administrator as indicated. Participate as team member on various center wide standing teams and committees to include Clinical Executive Team, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Risk Management Team, Budget and Utilization Management Team. Serve as team member/consultant on ad hoc Center wide & DCF project teams as indicated.
  • Coordinate the activities of all institutional staff relative to customer service and customer service improvement.
  • Contribute to development of facility strategic plan. Develop and assure implementation of strategies to achieve Annual Business Objectives; assist in the development of Long-term Strategic Objectives for facility, assuring key measures of performance are monitored and processes improved when indicated. Drive improvements to processes through continuous Quality Improvement.
  • Establish, monitor and recommend improvements with key measures of performance of all organizational entities in assuring management excellence, treatment excellence and customer/partner satisfaction in the most cost-effective manner possible. Assure a quality management/improvement system is in place to support achievement of goals and objectives of the facility.
  • Direct the development and implementation of hospital programs designed to meet the mission of the hospital and the needs of its residents consistent with the policies, goals and objectives of the Department.
  • Represent the hospital's needs and achievements to the Department and public in a way that promotes the financial programmatic and public support for the Department and hospital. Promote positive community relations that facilitate community involvement and support.
  • Serve as contact for court system, community mental health system, public stakeholders, and legislation delegation.
  • Advise in the formulation of policy; assure adherence to federal, state and other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration or Healthcare Administration or a related field and three years of professional clinical and or non-clinical experience in health care providing oversight of a medical facility or Health Administration is preferred.
  • Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the preferred college education.
  • Three years of experience serving in a hospital senior leadership role.


Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • Experience in Forensic or Corrections.
  • Experience in Mental Health.
  • Experience in Budgeting and Finances.
  • Experience in Patient Satisfaction Surveys.
  • Experience in Hospital or Practice Management.


Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance; $25,000 policy is free plus option to purchase additional life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Opportunities for career advancement;
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses;
  • And more!


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US CITIZEN REQUIREMENT Only US citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM REGISTRATION All selected male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS).  Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:

RETIREE NOTICE If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be suspended or voided, and you required to repay all benefits received depending upon the date of your retirement.

BACKGROUND SCREENING 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, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and 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.



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: Gainesville