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CORRECTIONAL OFFICER LIEUTENANT - 70018695

Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: WEWAHITCHKA, FL, US, 32465

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Requisition No: 266821 

Agency: Department of Corrections

Working Title: CORRECTIONAL OFFICER LIEUTENANT - 70018695

Position Number: 70018695 

Salary:  $34,927.10 - $58,871.54 

Posting Closing Date: 11/26/2020 

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

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Facility: Gulf Correctional Institution

<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 96,000 inmates incarcerated and nearly 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">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 Officer Lieutenant vacancy located at:

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Gulf Correctional Institution

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Wewahitchka, Florida (Gulf 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 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">SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">This Correctional Officer Lieutenant position is located at Gulf Correctional Institution. The incumbent in this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 60L-36, Florida Administrative Code. The Officer assigned to this position has responsibility for supervising Correctional Officers and Correctional Officer Sergeants assigned to any security post on any of the established shifts. This position serves as the initial commander during emergency situations. Functions as facility manager during non-administrative hours.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Duties include but are not limited to the following:

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Plans, organizes and coordinates the activities of all Correctional Officers and Correctional Officer Sergeants assigned to a shift. Delegates post assignments, specific duty assignments, coordinates leave use and ensures accurate completion of attendance and leave reports. Works with employees to ensure proper security coverage. Conducts periodic individual counseling with staff to outline problem areas and to give additional duties or instructions. May take or recommend non-appealable disciplinary action or recommend appealable disciplinary action to higher level management.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Supervises searches for contraband and makes daily inspections of buildings and grounds. Inspects physical plant for security concerns and to maintain proper sanitation standards. Circulates throughout institution observing officers’ performance. Conducts performance evaluations. Schedules and/or coordinates training programs for subordinates. Conducts continuous training of subordinate staff in security procedures.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Supervises and coordinates body cavity searches as authorized by the Warden, Assistant Warden or Chief Correctional Officer. Authorizes non-emergency applications of use of force per DC Rule 33-3.0065(3).

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Supervises inmates at the level of risk they present. Manages inmate housing areas, enforces rules and sanitation standards. Transports inmates using approved restraints and observing relevant laws, policies and procedures. Conducts accurate head counts, maintains custody and control over inmates at appointments outside the secured perimeter and escorts inmates within the secured perimeter.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Performs crisis intervention functions to include, but not limited to restraining violent or uncooperative inmates, defending persons against attack, and preventing escapes, using approved deadly or non-deadly force, restraints or other approved methods. Provides emergency assistance during emergencies, disasters and accidents to include, but not limited to, CPR, first aid, implementation of evacuation procedures, security of inmates and/or areas in accordance with the emergency situation.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Conducts inspections and visual and audio surveillance of persons, property, vehicles, building and outdoor areas. Physically checks doors, windows, gates, barred sections, fences and other areas to ensure proper security.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Attends mandatory and other training.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Performs other related duties as required.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact SSU Promotions at (850) 412-2634.

<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.

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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