Requisition No: 357061
Agency: Department of Corrections
Working Title: CORRECTIONAL PROBATION SENIOR OFFICER -
Position Number: 70007453
Salary: $36,060.96 - $63,107.51
Posting Closing Date: 05/04/2021
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: 12-2 Arcadia Probation and Parole
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 Senior Officer vacancy located at:
12-2 Arcadia Probation and Parole Office
Arcadia, Florida (DeSoto County)
Probationary status CPOs are encouraged to apply and may be
considered for this advertisement.
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) 717-3216.
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
youthful offenders, drug offender probation, community controlees,
pre-trial intervention offenders, offender releases or any
combination of the above. As workload demands require, this
position may be required to supervise other types or
classifications of offenders. The incumbent may also perform duties
relating to the intake officer, court liaison officer, trainer and
electronic monitoring device installer. This position may also
direct and supervise a correctional probation officer at a
probation and restitution center and may involve monitoring a
residential treatment facility and being the on-site departmental
representative supervising the program participants.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Encourages and fosters offender compliance with the supervision
order through guidance, 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 and to provide assistance to offenders as
Demonstrates sensitivity to public and victim needs, concerns
and complaints and takes appropriate, prompt action as
Assesses and/or assists in assessing and identifying offender
needs, treatment options, and supervision objectives and refers
offenders as appropriate. Establishes and records structured
treatment programs, client management classifications, pre-trial
contracts and other programs designed to enhance offender
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
Conducts pre-sentence, pre-trial, post-sentence, interstate
compact, sentencing guidelines and other required investigations on
offenders. Makes recommendations on offenders under supervision or
pending disposition to the sentencing or releasing authorities
regarding continued supervision, revocation, diversion and
Exhibits appropriate demeanor and knowledge as a representative
of department. 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
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.
Conducts searches and makes arrests of offenders under
supervision. Installs and maintains electronic/radio equipment,
including global positioning satellite systems, utilized to monitor
offenders and interprets data collected for the purpose of
documenting compliance with supervision conditions.
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 work independently and/or under stressful
Ability to communicate effectively.
FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL KSA's:
Knowledge of techniques for advising, interviewing, and
Ability to review and analyze data.
Ability to assist offenders in solving problems.
Ability to conduct investigations.
Ability to apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
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.
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.