Corrections Security & Operations Captai...
Okaloosa County - Crestview, FL

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Plans, directs and provides for the security and efficient operation of the County Correctional facility.


Supervises and trains assigned staff; completes performance reviews.

Supervises and directs all activities associated with the security of the facility.

Reviews assigned work; makes recommendations for improvement and/or alternative approaches.

Conducts and/or directs safety, security, maintenance and sanitation inspections of the facility on a regular basis.

Enforces established rules and regulations.

Writes and implements new policies and procedures.

Reviews handling of unusual or unique situations.

Schedules shakedowns.

Conducts shift muster meetings.

Monitors and approves payroll.

Recommends policy changes, in coordination with Risk Management and the County Attorney, in order to minimize the county's legal liability.

Responds to inquiries from employees, officials, attorneys and visitors.

Participates in the maintenance of the overall facility security.

Maintains accurate facility records and prepares reports.

Responsible for terminating fights that erupt in the facility during security inspections as needed.

Conducts or supervises investigations in accordance with Florida Statute 112.532, Law Enforcement Officers' and Correctional Officers' rights.

Assists in the instruction of methods and techniques.

Utilizes computer databases .

Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards.

Performs related work as directed.


Requires an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Sociology, Psychology, Industrial Organization or related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement or correctional work, three (3) years of which must have been in a correctional or law enforcement supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Bachelors Degree preferred. Must be a Florida Certified Corrections Officer. Must be computer literate and possess a valid driver license.


Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to exert 25 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Must ascend/descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs or hands and arms. Must be able to bend the body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Must be able to bend legs at knees to come to rest on knee(s). Must be able to bend body downward and forward by bending legs and spine. Must be able to reach, extend hand(s) in any direction. Must be able to handle, seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with hand(s). Must be able to finger, pick, pinch or otherwise work primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Must be able to stand and/or walk for more than 50% of the time. Is exposed to possible bodily injury from blood-borne pathogens, combative inmates or falling from high, exposed places. Is exposed to bodily fluids and moderate levels of noise.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving assignments and/or directions from supervisors; includes giving instructions and information to others. Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public and with co-workers.

Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of policy and procedure manuals, work orders, logs, technical data, etc. Requires the ability to enter data into computer and prepare reports, correspondence, etc., with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Must be able to speak with clarity, voice control, and confidence and to articulate information to others.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of effective corrections management and common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions; to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in or from standardized situations; to make independent judgments in the absence of supervisor; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical languages, such as mechanics and electrical, used within the parameters of the job.

Numerical Aptitude: Must be able to add and subtract totals, multiply and divide, and figure percentages and decimals.

Forms/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using automated office equipment and communications machinery; to operate motor vehicles.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items including computer keyboards, office equipment, control knobs, switches, physical safety devices, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under moderate levels of stress when confronted with an emergency or tight deadline. Avoids violent behavior and any other type of behavior that could threaten the safety of other employees or the public.

Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear; (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.

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