Correctional Officer Captain - 70002803
State of Florida
 Clermont, FL

Requisition No: 96322

Agency: Department of Corrections

Working Title: CORRECTIONAL OFFICER CAPTAIN - 70002803

Position Number: 70002803

Salary: $37,432.20 - $63,867.94

Posting Closing Date: 12/10/2019

  • THIS IS AN ANTICIPATED VACANCY FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH UNIT *

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Facility: Lake Correctional Institution

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 96,000 inmates incarcerated and nearly 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 agency.

This is an internal promotional opportunity only. Only current FDC employees will be considered.

Salary will be determined in accordance with current pay procedures.

Correctional Officer Captain vacancy located at:

Lake Correctional Institution

Clermont, Florida (Lake 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 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.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This Correctional Officer Captain position is located at Lake Correctional Institution. The incumbent in this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 60L-36, Florida Administrative Code.

The Officer assigned to this position has the responsibility of supervising Correctional Officers and Correctional Officer Sergeants assigned to any security post on any of the established shifts. This position serves as the initial Commander during emergency situations. Also plans, organizes and coordinates the activities of all Correctional Officers and Correctional Officer Sergeants assigned to a shift.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Delegates post assignments, specific duty assignments, coordinates leave use and ensures accurate completion of attendance and leave reports. Works with lead officers to ensure proper security coverage. Conducts periodic individual counseling with staff to outline problem areas and give additional duties or instructions.

Supervises searches for contraband and makes daily inspections of buildings and grounds. Inspects physical plant for security concerns and to maintain proper sanitation standards. Functions as facility manager during non-administrative hours.

Circulates throughout institution observing employees' performance. Conducts performance evaluations. Schedules and/or coordinates training programs for subordinates. Conducts continuous training of subordinate staff in security procedures and performance. Takes and recommends non-appealable disciplinary action and recommends appealable disciplinary action to higher level management.

Supervises and coordinates body cavity searches as authorized by the Warden. Authorizes non-emergency applications of use of force. Supervises inmates commensurate with the level of risk they present. Manages inmate housing areas, enforces rules and sanitation standards. Transports inmates using approved restraints and observing relevant laws, policies and procedures. Conducts accurate head counts, maintains custody and control over inmates at appointments outside the secured perimeter and escorts inmates within the secured perimeter. Inventories personal property and issues receipts.

Performs crisis intervention functions to include but not limited to subduing violent or uncooperative inmates, defending persons against attack, or preventing escapes, using approved deadly or non-deadly force, restraints or other approved methods. Maintains facility security. This includes performing contraband searches of either male or female inmates and other persons (both clothed and unclothed). This will include the visual inspection of body cavities and possible exposure to body fluids.

Observes inmate behavior to identify inmates exhibiting mental or emotional disorders, using counseling techniques or referral action as outlined in written policies or guidelines.

Provides emergency assistance during emergencies, disasters and accidents to include but not limited to CPR, first aid, apprehension of escaping or escaped inmates, implementation of evacuation procedures, security of inmates and/or areas in accordance with the emergency situation

Conducts inspections and visual and audio surveillance of persons, property, vehicles, building and outdoor areas. Physically checks doors, windows, gates, barred sections, fences and other areas to ensure proper security. Must have good observational skills.

Maintains proper inventory records. Issues and receives property and equipment.

Attends mandatory and other training.

Performs other related duties as required.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact SSU Promotions at (850) 841-7516.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties applying online, please contact the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.

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. 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.

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