State of Florida
 Clearwater, FL

Requisition No: 533761

Agency: Juvenile Justice


Position Number: 80003974

Salary: $1,200 Bi-weekly ($15.00 hourly)

Posting Closing Date: 01/17/2022

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Location Information: Pinellas Regional Juvenile Detention Center. 5255 140th Ave. N. Clearwater, FL 33760

Contact Person: Felicia Wheeler, felicia.wheeler@fldjj.gov 727-538-7100 ext. 233

Minimum Biweekly Rate of Pay: $1,200.00 (In accordance with current spending restrictions, if the appointment is an internal promotion, the position will be filled at the minimum of the pay grade or up to 5% of the employee’s current rate, whichever higher.)


Responsible for adhering to agency and facility policies and procedures. Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for youth, themselves, and other staff. Makes daily routine inspections of detention facility, supervising and instructing workers in the care and custody of youth and ensures that adequate safeguards are maintained for the detained youth.

Performs administrative functions relative to a supervisory position, including orientation and the training of staff; managing leave & attendance; preparing evaluations, special behavior reports, floor logs, and youth folders; maintaining key control; initiating and executing disciplinary actions in accordance with approved policies and procedures; and preparing and reviewing confinement reports. Assures the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and facility policies are adhered to.

Assures good management and leadership practices are maintained within the facility.

Assures schedules are followed.

Performs special details as required or special projects.

Assures the proper standards are complied with and that releases of clients are accomplished in accordance with applicable policies and procedures and court orders.

Assists detention personnel in handling youth with behavior and personal problems, evaluates youth and participates in the preparation of progress reports.

Acts as a representative for the facility in dealing with the general public and interprets facility policies and procedures in the absence of the Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent.

Makes daily assignment of staff to ensure adequate staffing. Participates in daily briefing in the facility including providing status reports of the youth and individual units and making key assignments.

Takes leadership role in actively monitoring all data entries in the Master Control and the Admissions/Release Office.

Completes required paperwork within assigned times accurately and legibly.

Ensures that staff overtime rosters are properly completed in a timely manner and that all the overtime is fairly and equitably applied.

Follows all the state regulations and ensures that the relevant bargaining unit’s master contract is followed in the dealing with subordinate staff.

Maintains a valid Driver License and reports any change to his/her supervisor within 72 hours. Will not knowingly drive a state vehicle or use a private vehicle on state business if his/her license is revoked, suspended, or given any curtailment of use.

Ensures that all facility youth clothing is properly cared for, stored, and accounted for. Ensures that all youth have clean socks and underwear on a daily basis. Strictly accountable for assigning staff to search youth at admission and properly receives and accounts for the paperwork. Ensures proper use of the washing machines by staff.

Coordinates, directs, and monitors daily workload for the facility, staff, and youth. Maintains effective supervision of youth and staff throughout all areas of the facility, ensuring safety and security.

Properly and promptly communicates with fellow supervisory staff on the granting of any type of leave to subordinate staff to ensure that all the shift supervisors on a shift are aware of the daily staffing patterns. Ensures coverage is made for any staff that is granted leave.

Successfully completes training requirements to maintain proficiency on the proper methods for dispensing medications to the youth. Properly dispenses medications according to accepted practices. Responsible for ensuring sick call list and any unusual medical problems are brought to the attention of the facility nurse.

This position works a non-traditional schedule and may be required to work various shifts based on the needs of the facility.

Attends required meetings.

Attends and successfully completes all training required by DJJ’s Direct Care Training Policy and other training as assigned and required.

In case of an emergency, will use the Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), and First Aid techniques and procedures taught during certification training.

Ensures that all Central Communication Center (CCC) reportable incidents are reported on a timely basis. Completes all documentation and keeps administration informed of any issues. Assists the Assistant Superintendent with internal investigations as needed.

Reviews all daily facility reports and logs completed by staff each working day for timeliness and accuracy. Ensures that he/she and subordinate staff use and review all relevant JJIS and DFMS reports.

This position must comply with the requirements set forth in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, Prompt Payment Compliance Law.

Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge of the Department of Juvenile Justice Detention Services Manual, Federal and State rules and regulations, and DJJ and facility policies and procedures.

Ability to supervise staff and youth.

Ability to physically handle and interact with violent youth.

Ability to work overtime hours in order to ensure staff coverage and maintain security.


All prospective candidates will be subject to a sex offender check, criminal background checks, (state, local and national) and pre-employment drug screening for direct care positions.

DJJ participates in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility).

When identified on a position description, a valid driver’s license is required. If initially hired with an out-of-state license, the Florida resident must obtain a valid Florida state driver’s license within 30 days of hire. Licenses suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/Employment/education only licenses) and some types of restricted licenses are not acceptable. Licenses that have Corrective Lenses Restriction are acceptable, provided the driver wears corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.

Positions that include the transportation of youth while performing any work or work-related functions on behalf of DJJ, require: (1) a valid driver’s license; and (2) a three-year acceptable driving record as defined in FDJJ Policy 1920.

Successful candidate must be certified in accordance with State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice direct care training policy or obtain such certification within 180 days of employment.

For those candidates who are not currently in the state system as a direct care worker for DJJ at the time of application, the top-ranking candidate(s) after the interview phase will be required to take and pass Ergometric's IMPACT Assessment and Training Test in order to be considered for this direct-care employment opportunity. This test will be used to measure the candidate's overall suitability for working with Juvenile Justice involved youth. Test results will be used for a period of six months after initial testing for candidates who reapply during that period for another position for which testing is required.

Pursuant to Florida law, the Florida Administrative Code, and in accordance with applicable federal law and regulations, the general staffing of a facility must be in an accordance with the male and female ratio of the juvenile population. The decision to hire a male or female employee based on a bona fide occupational qualification does not constitute discrimination, disparate treatment and/or a violation of civil rights.

985.66 Florida Statute Requirement:

Be at least 19 years of age.

Be a high school graduate or its equivalent as determined by the department.

Not have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person, who after September 30, 1999, pleads guilty or no lo contendere to or is found guilty of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement is not eligible for employment, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Notwithstanding this subparagraph, any person who plead no lo contendere to a misdemeanor involving a false statement before October 1, 1999, and who has had such record of that plea sealed or expunged is not ineligible for employment for that reason.

Abide by all provisions of s. 985.644 (1), regarding fingerprinting and background investigations and other screening requirements for personnel.

Execute and submit to the department an affidavit-of-application form, adopted by the department, attesting to his or her compliance with sub paragraphs 1-4. The affidavit must be executed under oath and constitutes an official statement under s. 837.06. The affidavit must include conspicuous language that the intentional false execution of the affidavit constitutes a misdemeanor of the second degree. The employing agency shall retain the affidavit.

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.