February 28, 2014 Req. #042-14 Pos.
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.
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.
March 14, 2014
*Initial salary above the minimum of the pay grade is based on verified related
education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.
accommodations and assistance are available to disabled applicants under the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
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:
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
is given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295,
Laws of Florida.
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