Requisition No: 517682
Agency: Children and Families
Working Title: INSTITUTIONAL SECURITY SPECIALIST I - 60032984
Position Number: 60032984
Salary: $1,303.41 bi-weekly
Posting Closing Date: 12/06/2021
This is work providing custody, care and management of inmates, in a penal or rehabilitative institution and/or residents in a mental health facility in accordance with established regulations and procedures.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Monitors conduct of inmates, offenders, residents or patients according to established policies, regulations, and procedures, to prevent escape or violence.
Takes inmates, offenders, residents or patients into custody and escorts to locations within and outside of facility, such as visiting room, courtroom, health facility or airport.
Inspects locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates at correctional facility, to prevent escape.
Uses weapons, handcuffs, and physical force to maintain discipline and order among inmates, offenders, residents or patients.
Searches inmates, offenders, residents or patients' cells, rooms, vehicles, perimeter fences, and any other area that an inmate, offender, resident or patient may have access to, for weapons, valuables, drugs or any other unauthorized item and or contraband.
Provides Security to the entrance and exit of the facility; to include the screening of visitors, staff and other authorized personnel attempting to enter the facility.
Records information, and maintains a log of all inmates, offenders, residents or patients' identification, charges, and any other pertinent information as needed.
Serves meals and distributes commissary items to inmates, offenders, residents or patients.
Uses investigative and interrogation techniques and arrest procedures.
Collects, analyzes and interprets evidence to write, review and evaluate reports.
Supervises and evaluates offender progress and recommends intensity of supervision.
Review case records to determine nature and extent of inmate or offender's criminal record and current and prospective social problems.
Reviews and evaluates legal and social history and progress of offender or inmate.
Informs offender or inmate of requirements of conditional release, such as office visits, restitution
payments, or educational and employment stipulations.
Counsels offender and refers offender to social resources of community or specialized treatment programs.
Formulates management plan for each assigned offender or inmate.
Conducts on-going interview with offender and resources associated with offender or inmate and institutional personnel to determine social progress, individual problems, needs, interest, attitude and progress.
Provides surveillance, supervision and control of offenders.
Represents the department in revocation hearings for assigned offenders by providing court testimony, information and recommendations to judges regarding offender case and probation or sentence violations.
Coordinates interstate and intrastate transfer cases.
Prepares and maintains case folder for each assigned inmate or offender.
Conducts special investigations.
Conducts warrantless arrests of offenders under specified circumstances to protect the public.
EXAMPLES OF JOB CHARACTERISTICS
Monitor Processes, Materials, Surroundings
Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.
Resolving Conflict, Negotiating with Others
Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.
Judging Qualities of Things, Services, And/or People
Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
Performing General Physical Activities
Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.
Assisting and Caring for Others
Providing assistance or personal care to others.
Handling and Moving Objects
Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.
Communicating with Persons Outside the Organization
Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged telephone/electronic transfer, face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
Communicating with Other Workers
Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.
Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Performing for/Working with Public
Performing for people or dealing directly with the public.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
Developing plans to accomplish work and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.
Guiding, Directing and Motivating Subordinates
Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring subordinates.
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.
Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Developing Objectives and Strategies
Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.
EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do
Talking to others to effectively convey information
Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information
Identifying the nature of problems
Judgment and Decision Making
Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action
Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate
Actively looking for ways to help people
Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Identifying the nature of problems
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of some or all the following: weaponry, public safety, security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, protection of people, data and property
Law, Government and Jurisprudence
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process
Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders, Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, cultures, their history,
migrations, ethnicity, and origins
Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating
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. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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.