Walton County Sheriff's Office - Intake Specialist

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleIntake Specialist
Salary$33,280 to $36,744 Annually (Based on Experience)
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL Police Jobs

General Statement of Job

Reporting directly to the Program/Classification Manager the Intake Specialist’s primary role involves classifying inmates upon intake to ensure proper housing and rehousing in accordance with Florida Model Jail Standards. This entails conducting inmate interviews, documenting relevant information using our risk assessment tool, and gathering data from various sources to determine appropriate program placements, including mental health, substance abuse, education, vocational training, and other offerings at Walton County Jail.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Applicants must have two (2) years of clerical or corrections experience.
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Essential Job Functions

This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary:

  • Regular and prompt job attendance.
  • Utilizes computerized management information systems for data retrieval and entry.
  • Proficient in NCIC/FCIC systems.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret criminal histories both within and outside the state.
  • Conducts data entry for risk assessment, needs analysis, and program placement.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills for inmate management.
  • Maintains radio communication with deputies in housing modules, utilizes intercom to communicate with inmates, and handles telephone inquiries, providing information to authorized individuals.
  • Updates logs to accurately reflect inmate movements.
  • Executes all assignments within specified timeframes and budget constraints, adhering to agency policies and regulations.
  • Refers inmates to treatment and program services based on needs and risks.
  • Observes and engages with inmates across various assignments (work, housing, education).
  • Visits specialized housing units (confinement, medical, etc.) as necessary.
  • Performs additional duties as delegated.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Interview and counsel inmates.
  • Review and analyze data.
  • Describe facts and events accurately.
  • Apply laws, applicable rules, and procedures.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate assignments.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Use office computer applications.
  • Work under stressful conditions.
  • Deal with difficult individuals in a correctional setting.
  • Multi-task effectively.

Physical Abilities 

  • Sit up to 6 hours per day
  • Stand up 1 hour per day
  • Walk up 2 hours per day
  • Frequently lift up to 10 lbs.
  • Occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Frequently bend, reach, or twist

Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to applicable state and federal law, preference and priority shall be given to certain service members and veterans (including spouses and family members of such service members and veterans), and certain service members may be eligible for waiver of post-secondary educational requirements as provided in Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.

Please direct questions regarding this position to work@waltonso.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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