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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:05 PM

Requisition No:20944
Agency: Juvenile Justice
Position Number:
Salary: 979.97 Bi:weekly
Posting Closing Date: 10/08/2017
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The Right Service, the Right Way, at the Right Time


At DJJ our focus is on increasing public safety by reducing juvenile delinquency through effective prevention, intervention and treatment services that strengthen families and turn around the lives of troubled youth.

Working as a juvenile justice detention officer is one of the most rewarding and challenging career opportunities in the State of Florida.

As an officer, your primary responsibility is to ensure public safety by providing a safe and secure environment for troubled youth in a structured setting.

At DJJ, we expect youth to be accountable for their criminal actions while striving to sustain a culture that promotes dignity and respect.

Our goal is to treat each youth in our care as an individual by providing the right services, at the right time, in order to shape youth to become productive citizens in society.

As a detention officer, you are most often the first DJJ employee to interact with juvenile offenders. Therefore, leadership, coaching, mentoring, and a desire to work with youth are qualities that are essential.

For a complete description of duties and responsibilities, please click here.

Excellent Benefits Package:

104 hours of paid vacation annually;

96 hours of paid sick leave annually, with unlimited accrual of unused hours;

9 paid holidays, and 1 personal day each year;

6 paid credit hours per term at Floridas colleges and universities;

Eligible for participation in student loan debt forgiveness program : affordable payments and possible balance elimination;

Participation in one of the best group health insurance and dental plans offered by any employer;

One of the most secure pension/investment plans available;

And, so much more. For additional benefit options and information, please click here.


Location Information: Alachua Regional Juvenile Detention Center, 3440 Northeast 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609

Contact Person: Forest Hallam, Detention Superintendent or Robert Loyd, Assistant Detention Superintendent (352)

Minimum Bi:Weekly Rate of Pay: 979.97 Bi:Weekly. (In accordance with current spending restrictions, an internal promotion into the position will be filled at the minimum of the pay grade or up to 5 of the employees current rate, whichever is higher.)


Be at least 19 years of age.
Be a high school graduate or its equivalent as determined by the commission.
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 nolo 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 pled nolo 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


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