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Date: Dec 1, 2017

Location: MARIANNA, FL, US, 32446

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Requisition No: 11801 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: SENIOR BEHAVIORAL ANALYST - 67011847

Position Number: 67011847 

Salary:  Negotiable 

Posting Closing Date: 12/28/2017 

APD/Sunland 67011847 SENIOR BEHAVIOR ANALYST, Marianna, Florida

*Anticipated Vacancy*


This position provides clinical oversight for Behavior Analysts, Behavior Specialists and interns, as well as behavioral treatment systems used within the residential and habilitation programs.  Currently there are Behavior Specialists assigned to both the forensics program as well as the civil ICF/ID programs.


Between the mixed civil and post-forensic campus in Marianna and the forensic Pathways program there are approximately 276 male and female residents age 18 years and older.  All individuals have been determined eligible for services from the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities.


Both campuses require leadership from the Senior Behavior Analyst to ensure that functional assessments are completed and behavior programs developed and implemented in a timely manner.  Level systems, as well as the use of restrictive procedures must be reviewed and managed in both locations to ensure that standards of practice and treatment are maintained.  The Senior Behavior Analyst is seen as a generalist and problem solving agent to provide guidance to active treatment in the reduction and acquisition of behavior and the integrity of a system of management to ensure positive outcomes for all individuals served.



Master’s degree in psychology or behavior analysis from an accredited college or university, and four years of professional experience with emphasis on application of applied behavior analysis to special populations.

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) with at least four years of professional experience.



Provide technical assistance and consultation to direct care, administrative, and professional staff regarding state and federal laws, regulations, and ethical and professional standards related to behavioral services.

Review and approve policies and procedures, manuals, job aids, and employee training resources authored by non-credentialed personnel and related to behavioral services.


Participate in recruitment, hiring, professional development, and retention of Behavior Specialists, and Registered Behavior Technicians.


Provide clinical supervision and approve functional assessments and treatment plans identifying behaviors to be decreased and replacement behaviors to be increased, with interventions determined based upon assessed function of behaviors targeted for change.


Develops systems for and provides clinical supervision and mentoring to other professional and paraprofessional staff that are directly responsible for completing functional assessments, developing and training behavior plans with the staff implementing behavior programs for individuals, monitoring the integrity of behavior plans and the reliability of data systems.


Reviews, analyzes and reports the status of an individual’s behavior to evaluate the effectiveness of written procedures implemented by staff working with an individual.


Develops measurement systems to monitor treatment effectiveness, as well as the retention and accurate implementation of procedures by staff working with individuals needing behavior reduction and skill acquisition.  Makes modifications to treatment plans, procedures, staff training and instructions based upon all data gathered.


Provide individual and group supervision to Behavior Specialists, interns, and other employees pursuing the RBT, BCBA, or BCBA credential.


Maintains knowledge of generally accepted practices in behavior analysis and developmental disabilities and shares that knowledge with all staff as appropriate in order to promote an environment of continuous learning and continuous quality improvement of services provided.


Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the Office of Quality Management, participating in quality management activities as needed.


Serves as a consultant to management and works collaboratively to support the services provided by other professionals, such as psychiatry, nursing, social work, rehabilitation and education, to enhance outcomes for individuals receiving those services, based upon data and evidence-based practices.

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: Panama City