The Assistant Shift Supervisor supervises all security/control related functions and staff during the duty shift and is responsible for maximum facility coordination regarding resident supervision and safety. Is responsible for the preparation of required records and reports.
High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
College coursework and advanced training in behavioral sciences, correctional services or related field preferred.
Three (3) years of experience working in a correctional or secure treatment facility.
One (1) supervisory experience preferred.
Be at least 19 years of age.
Be a citizen of the United States.
Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, nor have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of a sentence or withholding of adjudication.
Have been fingerprinted by the employing agency.
Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician.
Be of good moral character.
Must be mature, flexible, intellectually alert, able to command the respect and confidence of residents and staff, philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility, and possess a high tolerance to mental stress.
Willingness and ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) certification as a Correctional Officer.
Ability to obtain certification for training such as CPR, First Aid and firearms.
Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and regulations for custody, security and/or treatment of residents.
Conducts shift briefings; disseminates information regarding resident status and new or revised polices and procedures; validates staff attendance and appearance, assigns staff to posts.
Responds to unusual occurrences. Facilitates prompt and appropriate assistance to residents in the event of injury, illness or emotional trauma.
Monitors staff interaction with residents. Evaluates resident behavior and interactions; directs or takes steps to diffuse critical situations.
Directs the work of other employees. This may include the selection, hiring, evaluating job performance, employee training/development, promoting and proposing any disciplinary action, including termination.
Makes assignments, reviews post orders and assures that all procedures including emergency procedures are in place and staff is trained in proper implementation.
Reviews disciplinary matters concerning both staff and residents.
Monitors search procedures, monitors resident movement, resolves resident complaints; provides immediate corrective action to security staff when needed.
Gives primary guidance on situational problems; making referrals for more complex problems.
Prepares records and reports as assigned by management. Maintains daily logs as required.
Responsible for attaining facility goals/objectives and ensuring compliance with all contract requirements, regulations, rules, policies and/or procedures for security operations.
Directs work, provides training and performs inspections of work performed by security staff. May provide resident supervision and security in other areas as needed.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
Perform other duties as assigned.