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FDC-CLASSIFICATION OFFICER- 70024851-LOWELL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION Date: Jan 31, 2024 Location: OCALA, FL, US, 32674 OCALA, FL, US, 33474 OCALA, FL, US, 34470 OCALA, FL, US, 34471 OCALA, FL, US, 34472 OCALA, FL, US, 34473 OCALA, FL, US, 34474 OCALA, FL, US, 34475 OCALA, FL, US, 34478 OCALA, FL, US, 34479 OCALA, FL, US, 34482 The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/workforceoperations/humanresourcemanagement/forjobapplicants/everify) .Requisition No: 821964 Agency: Department of CorrectionsWorking Title: FDC-CLASSIFICATION OFFICER- 70024851-LOWELL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONPay Plan: Career ServicePosition Number: 70024851 Salary: 47,933.08 annually Posting Closing Date: 02/07/2024 Total Compensation Estimator Tool (https://compcalculator.myflorida.com/) INTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT Classification Officer – 70024851 INTERNAL OPPORTUNITY ONLY – Must be currently employed with the Florida Department of Corrections to be considered for this position. This advertisement is for a Career Service position located at Lowell Correctional Institution in the Classification Department. Salary Rate: $47,933.08 annually SALARY WILL BE DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT PAY POLICY. PROMOTIONS TO THE POSITION GENERALLY DO NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM OF THE ABOVE LISTED SALARY RANGE. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for managing inmates using a collaborative case management approach to meet theinmate’s needs through communication and available resources. Duties associated with case management include:

Periodic and unscheduled assessments of an inmate’s progress towards the goals set for them and to: record their adjustment to the institution; evaluate potential future adjustment; establish positive adjustment goals and motivate the inmate to achieve those goals; provide the inmate with an opportunity to assess their progress and state work/program interests; and develop an inmate management plan. Other assessments may be conducted to identify needs and risk of victimization.

Planning and coordination of referral recommendations of treatment, programs, work, and services through a targeted placement to meet the inmate’s needs and the Departments. Coordination with other areas may be necessary.

Evaluation of information gathered from various sources, such as reports, interviews, correspondences, observations, interactions, and records.

Maintaining accurate and detailed inmate information on the Offender Based Information System (OBIS) and other applications as deemed necessary. Compiling and developing inmate records when applicable.

Making custody and reclassification recommendations to the Institutional Classification Team (ICT).

Conducting disciplinary hearings as the Disciplinary Hearing Team Chairperson or Hearing Officer.

Initiating referrals, recommendations, and reviews of special status inmates.

Establishing inmate identification needs and assisting the inmate with obtaining the identification.

Reviewing and making appropriate transfer recommendations for inmates.

Verifying the accuracy of the inmate record through the audit process and all available resources, including FCIC, NCIC, CCIS, and IRIS.

Ensuring that all eligible inmates receive gain time awards in the appropriate amounts by reviewing relevant information and applying the recommendations on the database.

Responding to inmate requests, grievances, internal and external correspondences, and telephone inquires.

Conducing weekly reviews and tours of restrictive housing units or other special status housing units as required.

Processing visitation applications, informing inmates and visitors of the visitation procedures, and other related activities.

Making recommendations of special review designation and the removal or modification of existing reviews to the ICT.

Presenting inmate cases for docketing and review by the ICT as needed.

Other duties related may include, but are not limited to:

Staying informed of Department policies, procedures, directives, and relevant resources, specifically those relating to classification and this position.

Daily grievance retrieval from the general compound and restrictive housing units.

Attend mandatory and other training as required.

The caseload may include inmates on a special status or special housing of administrative/disciplinary confinement, administrative management unit, close management, community release programs, death row, maximum management, medical/mental health unit, protective management, reception, releases, and youthful offenders.


Knowledge of the techniques for advising, interviewing and/or counseling individuals.

Ability to interview and counsel.

Ability to review and analyze data.

Ability to describe facts and events accurately.

Ability to apply laws, applicable rules, and procedures.

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate assignments.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to use office computer applications.

Ability to work under stressful conditions.


The selected candidate must meet four (4) of the six (6) below listed qualificationsORhave a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience in case management that uses assessments, planning, coordination, and evaluation to meet the individuals’ needs.

Experience reviewing, auditing, analyzing, and/or prooing data.

Experience applying laws, applicable rules, and procedures.

Experience or training in the use of the Offender Based Information System (OBIS) and/or related computer programs or applications.

Experience with Microsoft applications such Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint.

Experience responding to grievances, inmate requests, or other correspondence.


Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree

Four years’ experience in caseload management; or

Four years’ experience analyzing data and/or interpreting rules/statutes.

Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities must be demonstrated on the application, in the education and work experience sections; in the work sample; in the interview; and during reference checks. If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying online, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

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. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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 clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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