Working Title: JUVENILE JUSTICE DETENTIONOFFICER I - 80080238
Salary: $1,077.97 Bi-weekly
Posting Closing Date:03/17/2019
The Department of JuvenileJustice salutes ourheroes.
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We value the service given to ourcountry and support the hiring of service members and militaryspouses.
The Right Service, the Right Way,at the Right Time.
THISPOSITION IS A POOL ANNOUNCEMENT
MULTIPLEPOSITIONS WILL BE HIRED FROM THISANNOUNCEMENT
At DJJ our focus is on increasing publicsafety by reducing juvenile delinquency through effectiveprevention, intervention and treatment services that strengthenfamilies and turn around the lives of troubledyouth.
Working as a juvenilejustice detention officer is one of the mostrewarding and challenging career opportunities in the State ofFlorida.
As an officer, your primary responsibility is toensure public safety by providing a safe and secure environment fortroubled youth in a structuredsetting.
At DJJ, we expect youth to be accountable for theircriminal actions while striving to sustain a culture that promotesdignity andrespect.
Our goal is to treat each youth in our care as anindividual by providing the right services, at the right time, inorder to shape youth to become productive citizens insociety.
As a detention officer, you are most often thefirst DJJ employee to interact with juvenile offenders. Therefore,leadership, coaching, mentoring, and a desire to work with youthare qualities that areessential.
For a complete description of duties andresponsibilities, please click here.
104 hours of paid vacationannually;
96 hours of paid sick leave annually,with unlimited accrual of unusedhours;
9 paid holidays, and 1 personal day eachyear;
6 paid credit hours per term atFloridas colleges anduniversities;
Eligible for participation in studentloan debt forgiveness program - affordable payments and possiblebalanceelimination;
Participation in one of the best grouphealth insurance and dental plans offered by anyemployer;
One of the most securepension/investment plansavailable;
And, so much more. Foradditional benefit options and information, please click here.
LOCATION ,CONTACT AND SALARYINFORMATION:
LocationInformation: Brevard Regional JuvenileDetention Center,5225 Dewitt Ave.,Cocoa, Florida32927
ContactPerson: Connie OBrien, 321-###-####,...@djj.state.fl.us
Minimum Biweekly Rate ofPay: $ 1077.97 (In accordance with currentspending restrictions, if the appointment is an internal promotion,the position will be filled at the minimum of the pay grade or upto 5% of the employees current rate, whicheverhigher.)
Be at least 19 years ofage.
Be a high school graduate or itsequivalent as determined by thedepartment.
Not have been convicted of any felony ora misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, or havereceived a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces ofthe United States. Any person, who after September 30,1999, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of anyfelony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement is noteligible for employment, notwithstanding suspension of sentence orwithholding of adjudication. Notwithstanding thissubparagraph, any person who pled nolo contendere to a misdemeanorinvolving a false statement before October 1, 1999, and who has hadsuch record of that plea sealed or expunged is not ineligible foremployment for thatreason.
Abide by all provisions of s. 985.644(1), regarding fingerprinting and background investigations andother screening requirements forpersonnel.
Execute and submit to the Department anaffidavit-of-application form, adopted by the Department, attestingto his or her compliance with subparagraphs 1-4. Theaffidavit must be executed under oath and constitutes an officialstatement under s. 837.06. The affidavit must includeconspicuous language that the intentional false execution of theaffidavit constitutes a misdemeanor of the seconddegree.The Department shall retain theaffidavit.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLSAND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THEPOSITION:
Department policies and procedures and proceduresfor the care, custody and control ofyouth.
Safety procedures and conducting stripsearches.
Good hygiene and housekeeping tasks relating tomaintaining the sanitary conditions of thefacility.
Recognizing signs of potential suicide ordepression and changes in youthsbehavior.
Addressing issues of youth who are experiencingproblems.
Determine appropriate level of use offorce.
Provideconstructive feedback to correct behavior and use of conflictmanagement skills.
Prepare and maintain reports and records relatingto the supervision ofyouth.
Add,subtract, multiply and divide rationalnumbers.
Communicate both orally and in writing and toeffectively work with youth, co-workers, supervisors and thepublic.
DJJ Detention facilities operate24/7/365 and positions require shift schedules.Staffmembers must be agreeable to working shift schedules, includingrotating shifts, evenings, weekends, and holidays with varying daysoff. There may also be times when unplanned overtime or unscheduleddouble shifts arenecessary.
All prospective candidates will besubject to a sex offender check, criminal background checks (state,local, and national) and pre-employment drug screening for directcarepositions.
DJJ participates in E-VERIFY (EmploymentEligibility).
When identified on a positiondescription, a valid drivers license isrequired.If initially hired with an out-of-state license,the Florida resident must obtain a valid Florida statedrivers license within 30 days of hire. Licensessuspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Businesspurpose/Employment/education only licenses) and some types ofrestricted licenses are not acceptable. Licenses thathave Corrective Lenses Restriction are acceptable, provided thedriver wears corrective lenses while operating thevehicle.
Positions that include thetransportation of youth while performing any work or work-relatedfunctions on behalf of DJJ, require: (1) a valid driverslicense; and (2) three-years acceptable driving record as definedin FDJJ Policy1920.
Successful candidate must be certifiedin accordance with the Department direct care training policy, andmust obtain such certification within 180 days ofemployment.
For those candidates, not currently inthe state system as a direct-care worker for DJJ at the time ofapplication, the top-ranking candidate(s) after the interview phasewill be required to take and pass an Ergometrics IMPACTAssessment and Training Test in order to be considered for thedirect-care employment opportunity.This test will be usedto measure the candidates overall suitability forworking with juvenile justice involved youth. Test results will beused for a period of six months after initial testing forcandidates who reapply during that period for another position forwhich testing isrequired.
Pursuant to Florida law, the FloridaAdministrative Code, and in accordance with applicable federal lawand regulations, the general staffing of a facility must be in anaccordance with the male and female ratio of the juvenilepopulation. The decision to hire a male or femaleemployee based on a bona fide occupational qualification does notconstitute discrimination, disparate treatment and/or a violationof civilrights.
TheState of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AffirmativeAction Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violencein the workplace.
Candidates requiring areasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans withDisabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/orPeople First Service Center (1-866-###-####). Notification to thehiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient timeto provide the accommodation.
The State ofFlorida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subjectto reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free WorkplaceAct.
VETERANS PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, FloridaStatutes,candidates eligible for Veterans Preference willreceive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies andare encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming VeteransPreference must attach supporting documentation with eachsubmission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as requiredby Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. VeteransPreference documentation requirements are available by clickinghere. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancyannouncement.