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FDC-PLACEMENT & TRANSITION SPECIALIST - 70008602 COLUMBIA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: LAKE CITY, FL, US, 32025

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Requisition No: 291945 

Agency: Department of Corrections

Working Title: FDC-PLACEMENT & TRANSITION SPECIALIST - 70008602 COLUMBIA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION

Position Number: 70008602 

Salary:  $34,501.48 - $73,124.02 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 01/21/2021 

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Placement and Transition Specialist – 70008602 

Salary Range: $34,501.48 - $73,124.02 annually

This advertisement is for a Career Service position located at Columbia Correctional Institution in the Education Department. 

SALARY WILL BE DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT PAY POLICY

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position involves professional work in counseling and testing inmates. Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Conducts education orientation program for new arrivals, administers and scores achievement and placement tests.
  • Administers General Education Development (GED) testing. This duty includes responsibility for proper security of tests and related materials and compliance with prescribed testing procedures.
  • Maintains educational records, test scores and education progress of inmates.
  • Ensures that computerized educational records and reports are current.
  • Assists in the development of individualized education and transition plans.
  • Interviews and counsels with inmates regarding education, transition, and personal needs.
  • Ensures that achievements of inmates are recorded and recognized.
  • Conducts education orientation program for new arrivals, administers and scores achievement and placement tests.  Responsible for the administration of General Education Development (GED) testing.  This duty includes responsibility for proper security of tests and related materials and compliance with prescribed testing procedures.
  • Maintains educational records, test scores and education progress of inmates.  Ensures that computerized educational records and reports are current.
  • Assists in the development of individualized education and transition plans.
  • Interviews and counsels with inmates regarding education, transition, and personal needs.
  • Ensures that achievements of inmates are recorded and recognized.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (KSA’s):

  • Ability to counsel individuals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of counseling.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of human behavior.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data relating to counseling and educational attainment of inmates.
  • Ability to utilize problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to counseling of inmates.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to work independently.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Please note, when submitting a college/university degree, if selected for this position official transcripts will be required.

  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university and possession of or be eligible for current Professional State of Florida Educator's Certificate and one (1) year of teaching experience. Must be possess or be eligible to apply for a State of Florida Educator's Certificate.
    • SPECIAL NOTE:  Non-certified applicants must obtain a State of Florida Educator’s Certificate within 12 months of hire.  State of Florida Educator’s Professional Certificate must be obtained prior to the expiration of a Temporary Certificate.

Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the closing date.

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. 


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