FDC:PAROLE/PROBATION SPECIALIST AT 08:5 (GAINESVILLE PROBATION and PAROLE OFFICE) - (gainesville,
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 3:57 AM
Agency: Department of Corrections
Working Title: FDC:PAROLE/PROBATION SPECIALIST AT 08:5 (GAINESVILLE PROBATION and PAROLE OFFICE)
Salary: 27, Annually
Posting Closing Date: 03/09/2018
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Open Competitive Advertisement
PAROLE/PROBATION (EMPLOYMENT) SPECIALIST POSITION
LOCATED AT 08:5 GAINESVILLE PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICE
IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
Salary will be determined in accordance with current pay procedures
**THIS IS NOT A CERTIFIED POSITION AND WILL NOT REQUIRE THE SELECTED CANDIDATE TO COMPLETE A BASIC RECRUIT ACADEMY**
Duties and Responsibilities
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 incumbent in this position is expected to become familiar in the Departments reentry initiatives; display leadership skills that demonstrate the Departments commitment to reentry efforts while maintaining a professional demeanor.
The incumbent in this position is expected to perform other duties as necessary.
Specific Duties for Class
Meets with offenders and works towards finding employment opportunities and resources for persons under some type of community supervision. Coordinates, facilitates or provides life skills classes, interviewing classes or other self:improvement classes designed to enhance the offenders opportunity to gain employment. Duties include working with stakeholders in the community to develop partnerships which would allow persons under supervision to have a greater opportunity to gain employment while on supervision. This position will work in direct support of the correctional probation officers and supervisors and may include duties other than listed below.
Coordinates and facilitates life skills classes for offenders at the local probation office including classes which specialize in completing job applications and interviewing skills
This position is directly responsible to the Correctional Probation Office Supervisor and assists other staff.
This position performs advanced and independent decision making and is primarily responsible to meet with offenders and assist them in obtaining gainful employment during their period of supervision. Schedules regular meetings and follow ups with offenders to provide them with assistance if they are having difficulty finding suitable employment.
Coordinates and develops partnerships with the Department of Economic Opportunity to provide services and employment assessments for offenders under Department of Corrections supervision.
Works in the community to establish relationships and partnerships to educate potential employers regarding tax credits available for hiring convicted felons.
Develops a bank of employers/jobs where offenders can be referred based on their education, interest and/or job skill level.
Develops partnerships with local educational and vocational schools in order to provide offenders with the opportunity to obtain needed education or vocational skills necessary to obtain gainful employment.
Assists offenders in completing online assessments designed to determine their interests/skills/strengths in order to assist them in finding the right job or career path.
Works with prison release officers and inmates prior to their release from prison to begin the process of searching for potential employment or determining needed services prior to release.
Coordinates job fairs within the Circuit on a routine basis.
Coordinates volunteer and/or community service work for offenders to help them obtain skills and contacts which may eventually lead to employment and will enhance their skills and marketability.
• Location: Gainesville
• Post ID: 21843637 gainesville