February 28, 2014   Req. #042-14   Pos. #6610-05


Pre-trial Release Specialist
IDA/Supervised Pretrial Release Division
Salary Range: $14.40-$28.48 Hourly*

This position is responsible for interviewing all individuals arrested and booked into the Leon County detention facility while waiting for a decision to be made in regards to bail, bond, or release. The incumbent in the position must also verify information by contacting release defendants who meet pretrial release criteria.  At Leon County, we strive to do more, and to do better, with less.  This is the basis of our People Focused; Performance Driven culture.  Leon County government offers important and meaningful personal and career opportunities.  Because we maintain a very lean staff, there are few opportunities for employment and high competition for job openings.  However, those we hire are entrusted with significant responsibilities and opportunity for growth.  Because of this, we can hire only the very best.  That means candidates who not only meet the qualifications of the job listed herein, but are driven by making a difference on the issues that matter most to our unique quality of life and committed to demonstrating results, exceeding expectations in areas of customer service and exercising responsible stewardship of our communityís resources.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  An employee in this position interviews all persons arrested and booked into the Leon County Jail accurately recording criminal history and personal information obtained from defendant and/or the records so a decision can be made in regards to release or detention for First Appearance; interviews arrestees booked into JIS during shift; verifies and assists in release decisions; monitors and addresses violations for defendants assigned to Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) program; administers Alco-Breathalyzer testing and fee collections; provides case management to assigned defendants in accordance with established office procedures; provides courteous and professional guidance to defendants and family on release conditions and makes appropriate referrals; prepares Order to Show Cause Affidavits immediately upon becoming aware of a violation and submit to the Court for issuance of a capias for arrest; confers with Judges, State Attorneys, Public Defenders and private attorneys concerning the defendants case(s); attends court proceedings, including First Appearance; identifies and recommends to management implemental solutions for procedural improvements that enhances the Divisionís ability to be more efficient and/or respond to internal or external customer needs more quickly; prepares weekly, quarterly, and monthly statistical reports for caseload.

REQUIREMENTS: Requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelorís degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or other related field, and two years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  The position supports 24/7 operations of the Supervised Pretrial Release Division which requires applicants to be available to work flexible work schedules including weekends and holidays.  Employee must be able to work a varying schedule on different days that includes, 7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, and 11pm-7am.  Applicants should possess basic computer skills and the ability to work with Microsoft Office software and Windows computer applications.  Overtime may be required during the absence or leave of other staff. 

*Initial salary above the minimum of the pay grade is based on verified related education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.

Reasonable accommodations and assistance are available to disabled applicants under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, contact the Leon County Human Resources Division at (850) 606-2400.  Applicants are encouraged to visit our Leon County Home Page at http://www.leoncountyfl.gov.   Leon County is a member of the Florida Retirement System.  Applicants may send inquiries to our E-mail address:  boatwrightl@leoncountyfl.gov.  A completed Leon County Government application is required and should be postmarked no later than 5:00 p.m., March 14, 2014.   APPLY online, in person or by mail to:

Leon County Human Resources Division, 315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite #502, Tallahassee, FL 32301

 Preference is given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Laws of Florida.