Requisition No: 31775 

Agency: Juvenile Justice


Position Number: 80066981 

Salary:  $1,653.85 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 03/15/2018 

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The Right Service, the Right Way, at the Right Time


At DJJ our focus is on increasing public safety by reducing juvenile delinquency through effective prevention, intervention and treatment services that strengthen families and turn around the lives of troubled youth.





Location:  Palm Beach Regional Juvenile Detention Center, 1100 45th Street, Building A, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407


Minimum Biweekly Rate of Pay:  $1,653.85 Bi-weekly.  (In accordance with current spending restrictions, an internal promotion into the position will be filled at the minimum of the pay grade or up to 5% of the employee’s current rate, whichever is higher.)


Contact Person: Shanice Albury (561) 881-5020 ext. 111 or Tianna Waldon (305) 637-4500 ext. 105





The Assistant Detention Center Superintendent is an administration and operational position which oversees the daily supervision of facility staff and youth at the Palm Beach Regional Juvenile Detention Center.




Supervise, direct, monitor and motivate employees to maintain and enhance established responsibilities. 


Plan and coordinate workload, deadlines and schedules. 


Coordinate and provide training. Monitor and ensure compliance with state regulations, employee handbook, facility operating procedures, circuit procedures and all applicable rules, regulations and policies.


Complete and review all required incident reports and other required written documentation. 


Evaluate employee’s work performance by establishing criteria and meeting regularly with employees to ensure pre-established criteria are met. 


Conduct investigations, collect the incident reports, witness statements, review data and recommend disciplinary/counseling actions.


In the absence of the Detention Superintendent, ensure that the facility operates effectively and various administrative paperwork is completed in a timely manner. 


Maintain accurate knowledge of fire evaluation procedures to ensure compliance and proper evaluation.


Provide current address and telephone numbers on employees within 72 hours of change.


Immediately notify the Detention Superintendent of any arrests or any allegations of abuse or neglect investigations.


Conduct daily review of new admissions to secure detention, home detention/non-secure detention to identify youth appropriately or illegally detained.


Advocate for youth in instances where it is apparent that youth should be released from detention program or placed in less restrictive form of detention, pending appearance in court. Appear in court when necessary on behalf of youth detained and not detained. Serve as chairperson of the weekly detention review committee.


Identification of cases requiring immediate attention; follow up and update detention log based on unit reporting. Problem solving whenever appropriate.


Interpret and monitor administrative and programmatic policies to ensure compliance with established procedures in the employee handbook, facility operating procedures and all applicable policies and procedures.


Complete and submit administrative and programmatic reports within established time frames including, but not limited to, incident report, corrective action plans, work related injuries, fiscal and personnel.


Conduct regular and special conferences with employees to provide guidance and technical assistance in the performance of their assigned duties.


Secure estimates from vendors related to repairs and replacement of equipment. 


Maintain general supply inventories for ordering supplies for the facility.


Assist in maintaining facility security and providing technical assistance to subordinate employees. 


Attend minimum of 40 hours supervisory approved training each review period and other training as assigned and/or required.


Maintain liaison with judicial, law enforcement, school officials, civic groups and social agencies, which provide services to delinquent youth.


Performs other related duties as needed.




Knowledge of department policies and procedures and procedures for the care, custody and control of youth.


Knowledge of Facility Operating Procedures.


Ability to determine appropriate level of use of force.


Ability to provide constructive feedback to correct behavior.


Knowledge of safe working conditions.


Ability to use conflict management skills.


Ability to prepare and maintain reports and records relating to the supervision of youth.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers.


Ability to communicate both orally and in writing and to effectively work with youth, co-workers, supervisors and the public.


Ability to observe changes in youth’s behavior.


Skill in recognizing signs of potential suicide or depression.


Skill in addressing issues of youth who are experiencing problems.


Skill in performing searches.


Knowledge of safety procedures in conducting strip searches.


Knowledge of good housekeeping tasks relating to maintaining the sanitary conditions of the facility.


Knowledge of good hygiene.




Preference will be given to candidates with supervisory or management experience within a detention center to include knowledge of training policy and operational functions of the facility. 




This position may be required to perform shift work, due to 24 hours facility operations. Candidates must be agreeable to working a flex schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. Extended hours may also be required.


All prospective candidates will be subject to a sex offender check, criminal background checks (state, local, and national) and pre-employment drug screening for direct care positions.


DJJ participates in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility).


When identified on a position description, a valid driver’s license is required. If initially hired with an out-of-state license, the Florida resident must obtain a valid Florida state driver’s license within 30 days of hire. Licenses suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/Employment/education only licenses) and some types of restricted licenses are not acceptable. Licenses that have Corrective Lenses Restriction are acceptable, provided the driver wears corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.


Positions that include the transportation of youth while performing any work or work-related functions on behalf of DJJ require: (1) a valid driver’s license; and (2) a three year acceptable driving record as defined in FDJJ Policy 1920.


Successful candidate must be certified in accordance with the Department direct care training policy, and must obtain such certification within 180 days of employment.


For those candidates not currently in the state system as a direct-care worker for DJJ at the time of application, the top ranking candidate(s) after the interview phase will be required to take and pass an Ergometric’s IMPACT Assessment and Training Test in order to be considered for the direct-care employment opportunity.  This test will be used to measure the candidate’s overall suitability for working with juvenile justice involved youth. Test results will be used for a period of six months after initial testing for candidates who reapply during that period for another position for which testing is required.


985.66 Florida Statute Requirement


Be at least 19 years of age.


Be a high school graduate or its equivalent as determined by the department.


Not have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.  Any person, who after September 30, 1999, pleads guilty or no lo contendere to or is found guilty of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement is not eligible for employment, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.  Notwithstanding this subparagraph, any person who plead no lo contendere to a misdemeanor involving a false statement before October 1, 1999, and who has had such record of that plea sealed or expunged is not ineligible for employment for that reason.


Abide by all provisions of s. 985.644 (1), regarding fingerprinting and background investigations and other screening requirements for personnel. 


Execute and submit to the department an affidavit-of-application form, adopted by the department, attesting to his or her compliance with sub paragraphs 1-4.  The affidavit must be executed under oath and constitutes an official statement under s. 837.06.  The affidavit must include conspicuous language that the intentional false execution of the affidavit constitutes a misdemeanor of the second degree.  The employing agency shall retain the affidavit. 






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.

State of Florida
Full time
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida 33407, US