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Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: PUNTA GORDA, FL, US, 33955

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Requisition No: 62571 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70930560 

Salary:  $15.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 11/15/2019 



OPS Chaplain F/C – 70930560


This advertisement is for an OPS position located at Charlotte Correctional Institution.


SALARY: $15.00 per hour


Under the direction of Secretary, Mark 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 97,000 inmates incarcerated and another 167,000 offenders on active community supervision. The DC has 151 facilities and more than 24,000 staff members statewide, making it the State’s largest agency.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, schedule, implement and coordinate supervision for Chaplaincy Services programs.
  • Provide pastoral care for inmates and staff.
  • Conduct worship services and religious education classes for inmates.
  • Oversight of the Certified Food Option Program.
  • Process documentation and enter data into the CDC System related to administration of the Religious Diet Program.
  • Maintain records and submit reports to Central Office regarding chapel activities and the diet program.
  • Assist in supervising and administering the volunteer program at the institution.
  • Assist the Senior Chaplain in making visits to other areas of the institution as well as attending meetings as needed.
  • Prepares and conducts religious services for inmates or other individuals.
  • Interviews and counsels inmates on a variety of subject matters.
  • Coordinate activities of inmates, or other individuals.
  • Perform related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA’s):

  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to conduct a variety of religious services and activities.
  • Ability to counsel.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to follow instructions, rules, and proceedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate work activities.
  • Ability to provide couseling or guidance to others.
  • Ability to work with inmates.
  • Abiltity to conduct fact finding interviews.
  • Knowledge of computer software.
  • Knowledge of counseling and interviewing techniques.
  • Knowledge of theological theories, philosophies and systems.
  • Knowledge of theology, religion, or one of the social or behavioral sciences.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in theology, religion, education, or one of the social or behavioral sciences.
  • Ordination or a letter from the candidate’s religious group indicating that the person is recognized by that church or religious authority to perform religious functions in the prison setting; and, two years’ experience in religious ministry or activity which may include service as a religious volunteer.


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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers

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