Requisition No: 361361
Agency: Department of Corrections
Working Title: CORRECTIONAL PROBATION SPECIALIST - 70035722
Position Number: 70035722
Salary: $36,060.96 - $63,107.51
Posting Closing Date: 04/30/2021
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
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
100,000 inmates incarcerated and another 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
Facility: 15-4 Lake Worth Probation and Parole Office
This is an internal promotional opportunity only. Only current
FDC employees will be considered.
Salary will be determined in accordance with current pay
Correctional Probation Specialist vacancy located at:
15-4 Lake Worth Probation and Parole Office
West Palm Beach, Florida (Palm County)
Employees interested in this promotional opportunity must apply
for this vacancy using the People First system. No paper
applications will be accepted.
Applications will be accepted electronically until 11:59 pm ET
on the closing date.
Applicants are responsible for providing the following
information on their applicant profile: current employment,
previous employment, training, and education.
Incomplete profiles will not be considered.
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact
SSU Promotions at (850) 717-3398.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties applying online,
please contact the People First Service Center at
The incumbent in this position is responsible for supervising,
surveilling and maintaining a specialized caseload consisting of
extremely high risk offenders, sex offenders, or a combination of
the above. Many of these offenders have diagnosed severe mental
health conditions. The incumbent may also perform duties relating
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Encourages and fosters offender compliance with the supervision
order through guidance and goal-setting, monitoring of offender
behavior and supervision in the community.
Conducts field and office supervision visits via personal
contact, collateral/community contacts, surveillance contacts,
telephone contacts and electronic methods to ensure compliance with
conditions of supervision, to promote public safety and to provide
assistance to offenders as appropriate.
Conducts pre-sentence, post-sentence, interstate compact,
sentencing guidelines, and other required investigations on
offenders. Makes recommendations on offenders under supervision or
pending disposition to the sentencing authority regarding continued
supervision, revocation, diversion and incarceration. Conducts
background investigations on prospective employees.
Demonstrates sensitivity to public and victim needs, concerns
and complaints and takes appropriate, prompt action as required to
ensure early identification and intervention for offenders involved
in physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and emotional
maltreatment. Conducts victim interviews and makes treatment
referrals for offenders, victims, and their families. Conducts
searches and makes arrests of offenders. Responds to collateral
inquiries in connection with offenders, their relatives or any
Provides investigative and intelligence assistance to local and
state law enforcement agencies in the development of offender
profiles, as it relates to pedophilia and child pornography.
Enforces compliance with Florida statutes as they pertain to the
registration of sex offenders and sexual predators. Enforces
Florida statutes as they pertain to the supervision of sex
offenders, including, but not limited to scheduling polygraph
examinations using qualified examiners, reviewing polygraph results
to enhance supervision and to alert to potential areas of concern,
monitoring offender driving logs to verify compliance with driving
restrictions, enforcing prohibition against obtaining or using a
post office box, referring offenders for HIV testing if sexual
contact occurred, monitoring offender activities for compliance
with curfew restrictions and making recommendations for offenders
to wear a monitoring device if deemed necessary.
Monitors offender's residence plan for compliance with
prohibition against residing within 1000 feet of a school, daycare
center, park, playground, or any place where children regularly
congregate, if the victim was under 18 years of age. Enforces
prohibitions on victim contact and unsupervised, unauthorized
contact with children, in compliance with the sentencing authority
order. Monitors offender's employment plan to prohibit working for
pay or as a volunteer at any school, daycare center, park,
playground, or other place where children regularly congregate.
Enforces prohibition on the viewing or possession of pornographic
or sexually stimulating visual or auditory material, including
telephone, computer, and electronic media. Enforces requirement for
submission of blood specimens to the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement for inclusion in the DNA database.
Assesses and/or assists in assessing and identifying offender
needs, treatment options and supervision objectives and refers
offenders as appropriate to qualified therapists who adhere to
accepted practices for the treatment of sex offenders. Establishes
and records structured treatment programs and other programs
designed to enhance offender self-improvement in areas of
education, psychological counseling, social services, health
education, vocational training, substance abuse and other areas of
need and ensures adherence to these plans. Utilizes information
management system to develop offender payment plans for all
monetary obligations ordered by the sentencing or releasing
authority and enforces offender compliance with the payment plan.
Maintains case records, in both electronic and hard copy,
documenting the status of offender background, legal history,
treatment and progress of the offender under supervision. Takes
digitized photographs of offenders for placement on web site.
Exhibits appropriate demeanor and knowledge as a representative
of the Department of Corrections. Attends hearings or appears as a
witness in any proceedings before a sentencing or releasing
authority making determinations regarding offenders under
supervision. Reports non-compliance with order of supervision to
sentencing or releasing authority and prepares violation and other
required reports, forwarding them to appropriate sentencing or
releasing authority in compliance with prescribed deadlines.
Maintains liaison with the judiciary, prosecutors, public
defenders, law enforcement, treatment providers, non-profit service
agencies, governmental agencies, other facilities, offices and
bureaus of the department and other criminal justice
representatives. Develops partnerships with local law enforcement
to foster public safety.
Conducts individual and group counseling of an informal and
formal nature for offenders as needed. Interviews offenders to
obtain information relating to supervision or investigation.
Monitors and tests offenders for the use of controlled
substances and alcohol as directed by the sentencing or releasing
authority or as necessary for the protection of the community.
Develops and maintains contact with resources suitable for
placement of offenders in public service assignments as directed by
the sentencing or releasing authority.
Handles administrative duties and assists supervisors in
supervisor's absence as assigned. Serves on teams or committees and
task forces to study issues, solve problems, refine existing
practices, develop new programs or procedures or implement new
policies. Attends and delivers training relating to the duties and
responsibilities of the job and for career development. May act as
the day-to-day training officer for a correctional probation
ESSENTIAL/ENTRY LEVEL KSA's:
Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work.
Ability to interview and counsel.
Ability to review and analyze data.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to work independently and/or under stressful
FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL KSA's:
Knowledge of principles of probation and parole and/or
corrections work, and Florida law and rules of Criminal
Knowledge of techniques for advising, interviewing, and
Ability to review and analyze data.
Skill in utilizing an offender database system.
Ability to manage offenders.
Ability to prepare a variety of reports.
Ability to assist offenders in solving problems.
Ability to conduct investigations.
Ability to describe facts and events accurately.
Ability to conduct investigations.
Ability to understand and apply applicable laws, rules,
regulations, policies and procedures.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Certified in accordance with Florida Statutes 943.13
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
All employees in the correctional probation officer classes
shall be required to possess a valid driver's license as a
condition of employment in accordance with 33-208.402, Florida
Administrative Code and Section 322.03(3) Florida Statutes.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
This occupation requires certification in accordance with
Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, and completion of the basic recruit
training course for Correctional Probation Officers and incumbents
must be eligible for, or possess a current employment certificate
of compliance issued by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training
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
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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami