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Job Title: Community Service Field Compliance Specialist
Hiring Organization: Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
Salary Range: $16.21 Hourly
Closing Date: 05/24/2019
Job Location: Florida
Description: NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, behavioral science or related field; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience such as correctional or police officer. Positions assigned to the Department of Court Services require the successful completion of a criminal history background investigation prior to employment. A valid Florida Driver License is required and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets the requirements of Alachua County policy # 6-7; Motor Vehicle Records will be reviewed prior to employment. If in the past 24-month period, the record shows more than 3 moving traffic violations, and/or a conviction/pending charge for driving under the influence, the minimum qualifications are not met for the position. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status. Must successfully obtain the FDLE Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Certification within 6 months of employment OR assignment requiring access to the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC)/National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Certification must be maintained as a condition of employment; re-certification required every two years. This is a Level One certification. Position Summary: This is professional work maintaining compliance through investigations and supervision in the Department of Court Services. An employee assigned to this classification supervises defendants/probationers assigned to the Court Services work crew by the circuit and county court to complete community service hours and/or days as a condition of their sentence. The community service work is completed/ordered in lieu of incarceration and/or court fines. These cases are managed in the field; screened and placed with participating non-profit or governmental agencies to complete their court-ordered conditions. Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of results obtained. Examples of Duties: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, employees in this classification may be required to report to work. Exudes a positive customer service focus. Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication. Provides field supervision of community service workers assigned to the program and verifies community service hours and/or days completed. Drives a County vehicle to perform required duties. Provides transportation of clients to and from job sites. Duties are performed primarily in an outdoor setting. Plans and implements Community Service Work projects in partnership with community non-profits, governmental and other county departments; determine and estimate the tools, personnel, and equipment to be used for the CSW Projects. Utilizes and maintains program equipment, on field projects for hauling tools, equipment, debris or trash. Manages the operation of the community service work crew activities to ensure those agencies meet the criteria of the department and expectations of judiciary for those sentenced. Supervises and assists crews in conducting various projects at community service worksites. Ensures that defendants/probationers comply with work site agency's needs and expectations. Provides case management of defendants placed on felony, traffic, misdemeanor or compliance probation. Performs intake/assessment at orientation and schedules defendant/probationer for community service work. Screens and evaluates defendants /probationers and assigns them to appropriate community service work sites. Responsible for gathering information for reports due to injury/incidents which may occur during the work day. Submits Incident Report and provides First Notice of Injury to the State of Florida Workers' Compensation Bureau. Maintains certification to access criminal justice database systems: NCIC/FCIC, JIS and LINDAS. Analyzes/reviews criminal history on defendants assigned to the program for appropriate work site placement. Completes financial affidavits of indigence as needed to determine financial status. Ensures all case documentation and relevant information is documented in the current case management database. Compiles monthly/annual statistical data; and prepares statistical reports for the Community Service program. Coordinates the transfer of defendants/probationers and cases to other counties as required. Completes compliance reports for the Court, Florida Department of Corrections, and State Attorney's Office as needed. Maintains confidentiality as required by established program standards. Utlizes motivational interviewing, risk assessments and other evidenced based practices to guide and assist probationers in positive behavioral change. Collects cost of supervision and orientation fees from defendants/probationers in accordance with established program standards. Maintains direct contact with defendants/probationers via telephone calls, correspondence, and office visits as required by the program Provides testimony and compliance information in court when required. Responsible for inventory, maintenance, and repair of supplies and equipment Responsible for cleanliness and maintenance of Community Service program vehicle. Maintains a professional relationship with defendants/probationers, judiciary, law enforcement agencies, community service agencies and other community partners and county departments regarding compliance with their court orders. Maintains data case files records of work performed, financial records, reports, correspondence and any other documents relating to compliance of court orders. Serves as Officer of the Day to manage coverage of daily program operations as needed. Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency. NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Thorough knowledge of community agencies and services available for referral of defendants. Knowledge of community service work projects; must be able to work autonomously with minimal supervisory interaction when in the field. Knowledge of the operation of the criminal justice system. Knowledge of state and local laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to community services and the defendants' obligations. Ability to effectively interview persons and assess their physical, mental, and legal condition. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with defendants, members of the criminal justice community, other County employees and the general public. Ability to plan and organize work and manage time effectively. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to prepare and organize written reports. Ability to supervise defendants and direct the work of others. Ability to document all contacts with defendants in the computer system. Ability to drive 15 passenger van with trailer in tow. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit, and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are performed primarily in an outdoor setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to severe.
Special Instructions: NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua
Additional Online Information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua
Contact Information: Jonathan Flynt
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12 SE 1st Street
Governmentjobs.com
Gainesville, Florida US
352-374-5275
352-264-6962
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