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Corrections Warden - Corrections - Statewide

COUNTY OF VOLUSIA
invites applications for the position of:
Corrections Warden - Corrections - Statewide

An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY: $2,824.00 - $4,826.92 Biweekly
$73,424.00 - $125,500.00 Annually
 
OPENING DATE: 04/14/21
 
CLOSING DATE: 04/28/21 11:59 PM
 

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

The County of Volusia is seeking a Corrections Warden for the Division of Corrections. This position is located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and will be highly responsible for administrative and supervisory work in the overall planning, organizing, directing and control of one of the County's correctional facilities.
 
NOTE: Employees appointed to Corrections Warden on or after November 7, 2018 will be unclassified and serve at-will.
 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES:

(NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)
  • Supervises and directs the functions of special risk members whose primary duties and responsibilities are the custody and physical restraint (control) of inmates within the correctional facility. 
  • Supervises and directs the functions of non-sworn staff.
  • Implements and reviews and reports of the facility/operation/personnel to determine conformance with policy and objectives.
  • Develops criteria for evaluating their effectiveness.
  • Investigates and resolves problems relating to the custody and care of inmates.
  • Inspects facilities and evaluates subordinates.
  • Prepares budget for the facility. 
  • Analyzes and conducts continuance monitoring of approved budget. 
  • Performs other administrative studies and functions.
  • Prepares reports.
  • Interprets administrative rules, regulations, and policies and relays instructions thereon.
  • Represents the facility in correctional matters.
  • Deals with the public, visitors, and other agencies.
  • May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
  • Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field; possess and must maintain certification as a corrections officer in accordance with the State of Florida and possess two (2) years' experience as a Captain with the Volusia County Division of Corrections.
 
NOTE: Internal applicants for promotion to Warden may substitute a Bachelor's degree with an additional four (4) years as a Captain but must, as a condition of employment, have a Bachelor's degree or be continuously enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program and obtain a Bachelor's degree no later than October 1, 2023.
 
OR
 
Possession of Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field; possess and must maintain certification as a corrections officer in accordance with the State of Florida within 12 months of hire and four (4) years' experience at a large correctional institution with at least two (2) years at the Captain or Warden level.
 
All
 
Certification as a Certified Jail Manager (CJM) from the American Jail Association or Certified Correctional Executive (CCE) or Certified Corrections Manager (CCM) from the American Correctional Association must be, as a condition of employment, obtained within 24 months of appointment.
 
NOTE: It is this organization's policy that individuals hired into special risk positions may not use any form of tobacco at any time, whether on or off duty, as a condition of employment. Candidates appointed after October 13, 2017 must be nicotine/cotinine-free by the time of pre-employment physical/drug exam, including nicotine-containing products used in tobacco replacement therapies.

NOTE:
  • Must possess and maintain thereafter a valid Florida driver's license at time of hire.
  • This position is mission essential and must be available for on call duty during emergency situations/activations.
     


Structured  Interview:
  • Communication- Oral and written
  • Decision making and discretionary judgment
  • Dependability ( i.e. attendance, follow through)
  • Leadership ( i.e. acts as role model, initiative, loyalty)

Selection:

In keeping with Division 7, Section 86-263 (2), County of Volusia Merit System Rules and Regulations (MSRR), selection will be based upon the "Rule of Five".

Probationary Process:

In keeping with Division 9, Probationary Period, Sections 86-332 and 86-333, County of Volusia Merit System Rules and Regulations (MSRR), the appointee will serve a twelve (12) month probationary period.

How to Apply:

All applicants must submit a COMPLETE and UP-TO-DATE Volusia County application to the Human Resources Division on or before the closing date of  04/22/2021.  Applicants should list all work experience that supports their belief that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position announced herein. Applications must be completed online at www.volusia.org/human resources
 
Other General Instructions/Cautions:
  • Falsification of any part of the "Application for Employment/Promotion" will result in disqualification.
  • Applications that do not fully comply with instructions contained herein and on the application may cause the application to be rejected, and the applicant being declared ineligible for further examination and/or promotional consideration. All information on the application must be completed properly, including information in the "Duties" section.  Only those applicants referred to Volusia County Corrections by the Human Resources Division will be determined eligible for promotion consideration
 
 
 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of State and County laws and regulations relating to the operation of correctional facilities. 
  • Knowledge of American Correctional Association and Florida Model Jail Standards
  • Knowledge of institutional management practices including care and custody of prisoners. 
  • Knowledge of individual and group habits, and the attitudes and general behavior of persons held in custody.
  • Ability to supervise and review the work of subordinate personnel. 
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely in English.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.
 
ADA REQUIREMENTS:
 
Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend technical, legal and professional journals and manuals, reports, summaries, laws, statutes and procedures. Ability to perform basic mathematical functions. Ability to apply rules, procedures, laws to real life situations including emergencies. Ability to speak clearly and concisely in English. Ability to write detailed reports, summaries, instructions relaying information in English. Ability to analyze situations for potential infractions, dangers.
 
Physical Demands: Ability to see, hear, talk, run, walk, lift 150 pounds with assistance, pull, push, drag, grasp, feel, finger dexterity, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb.  Ability to sit, stand and balance for extended periods of time.  The use of personal devices (corrective lenses, hearing aids) is permitted as long as the individual can effectively defend himself/herself with/without the device. Ability to react immediately, both physically and mentally, to emergency situations. Visual acuity (peripheral vision, depth perception) necessary to operate a motorized vehicle.
 
Environmental Demands: Primarily inside work. Exposure to confined, closed spaces on a continuous basis. Exposure to heights (towers). Ability to withstand indoor/outdoor climate changes such as heat, humidity, sunlight, rain, and cold for extended time. Ability to withstand exposure to adverse environmental conditions (fumes, chemical sprays, human waste, odors, noises).
 
Volusia County is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.
Position: Corrections Warden - Corrections - Statewide
Organization: County of Volusia
Location: DeLand,  FL 
United States
Salary: $73,424.00 - $125,500.00 Annually
Posting Start Date: 4/14/2021
Date Posted: 4/15/2021
Requirements Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field; possess and must maintain certification as a corrections officer in accordance with the State of Florida and possess two (2) years' experience as a Captain with the Volusia County Division of Corrections.
 
NOTE: Internal applicants for promotion to Warden may substitute a Bachelor's degree with an additional four (4) years as a Captain but must, as a condition of employment, have a Bachelor's degree or be continuously enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program and obtain a Bachelor's degree no later than October 1, 2023.
 
OR
 
Possession of Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field; possess and must maintain certification as a corrections officer in accordance with the State of Florida within 12 months of hire and four (4) years' experience at a large correctional institution with at least two (2) years at the Captain or Warden level.
 
All
 
Certification as a Certified Jail Manager (CJM) from the American Jail Association or Certified Correctional Executive (CCE) or Certified Corrections Manager (CCM) from the American Correctional Association must be, as a condition of employment, obtained within 24 months of appointment.
Status: This listing expires on: 5/30/2021
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Name:
County of Volusia
Address:
125 W NEW YORK

DeLand,  FL 32720
United States
Email:
scoppola@volusia.org
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Contact:
Stephanie Coppola