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OPERATIONS REVIEW SPECIALIST

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The Department of Juvenile Justice salutes our heroes.

We are honored to have the opportunity to support our nation’s veterans and their families.

We value the service given to our country and support the hiring of service members and military spouses.

Internal Agency Announcement

Only current DJJ employees will be considered

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Location:
Tallahassee

Starting Salary:
$1,574.93

Bi-weekly. (In accordance with current spending restriction, 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:
Jacqueline Woodham at (850) 718-0219.

DESCRIPTION

Provides on-going technical assistance and on-site response and guidance to residential programs, to include but not limited to consultation on regional requirements and procedures that effect program functions. Conducts Investigations of program incidents to include, but not limited to, youth/staff/witness interviews, video reviews, documentation reviews. Reports findings on allegations, youth safety, staff remaining in contact with youth. Makes recommendations to include, but not limited to, assignment type, removal of staff from youth contact, corrective actions. Provides written report of initial assessments and site visits. Recommends corrective actions following monitoring activities that identify program deficiencies. Receives and reviews corrective action plans to determine plan appropriateness. Prepares all related reports and recommendations for corrective action and performs ongoing monitoring of corrective actions. Provides ongoing technical/coaching assistance and guidance to Providers to include, but not limited to, consultation on policies and procedures/Administrative Rule that effect program functions. Liaison between programs and various branches of the Department (i.e. Contract Administration, OIG/CCC, etc.). Prepares written reports following monitoring activities. Completes written reports in a final draft that is clear, concise, complete and accurate. Maintains telephone contacts with the program on a regular basis to promote effective information sharing, good communication and provide technical/coaching assistance when needed. Participates in special team monitoring as indicated by the needs of the program.

Monitors contracted provider facilities/services. Conducts site visits to ensure integrity and compliance with Florida Statutes, Administrative Rule, Departmental policies and procedures and terms and conditions of the contract. Observes, evaluates and assesses program effectiveness. Recommends corrective actions following monitoring activities that identify program deficiencies. Receives and reviews corrective action plans to determine plan appropriateness. Performs follow-up monitoring to ensure implementation and completion of corrective actions plans. Reviews all program/facility reports for trend analysis and provides coaching assistance when necessary. Assists with pre- and post- Operational reviews for new programs. Participates in special team monitoring as indicated by the needs of the program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s degree from a college or university and three years of professional experience in systems analysis, management analysis, program planning, program research, program evaluation, engineering or administrative work.

A master’s degree from a college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.

Professional or nonprofessional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

A valid driver’s license is required.

SPECIAL NOTES

Information on verifying answers to the Qualifying Questions must be found on the employment application.

Successful completion of background screening is a condition of employment.

All prospective applicants 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.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Monitors state-operated and Contracted Provider facilities/services.

Responds to inquiries and Department-tracked information requests/complaints (Whistle Blowers, Human Rights Advocacy Commission, Executive Office of the Governor, management reviews, citizen/parent/youth complaints, etc.) on behalf of Headquarters and/or the Regional office.

Coordinates and/or participates in meetings, committees, training events, workgroups, peer reviews, and task forces as requested.

This position will also be responsible for coordinating placement planning within existing commitment resources as well as utilizing and ensuring all appropriate data is entered into the Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS)

as needed.

Prepares all related reports and recommendations for corrective action and performs ongoing monitoring of corrective actions.

Ensures compliance with state regulations regarding multi-disciplinary case conferences and placement planning for committed delinquents.

Utilizes JJIS to assess program performances, evaluate trend data, and develop appropriate management strategies.

Coordinates region activities required to reduce the number of committed youth awaiting placement. Visits local commitment programs.

Trains and provides technical assistance to other region staff in the areas relating to the commitment and placement planning process.

Supervises employees by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance.

Reviews programs, services, forms and reports, and confers with management and users to identify problems and improvements.

Develops and implements records management program and assures compliance with program.

Interviews personnel and conducts on-site observation to ascertain unit functions, work performed, and methods, equipment, and personnel used.

Prepares manuals and trains workers in use of new forms, reports, procedures or equipment, according to organizational policy.

Develops and administers practical and written licensure examinations, and interprets examination statistics.

Designs, evaluates, recommends, and approves changes based on need and analysis.

Researches and recommends purchases to management.

Provides technical assistance, consultative services and direction for development, implementation, evaluation and expansion of programs of service in public agencies and local governments.

Plans, coordinates and/or presents statewide and regional conferences, meetings and workshops.

Reviews, analyzes, and researches legislative issues and prepares analysis of the projected effect of any proposed legislation or action.

Develops and monitors compliance policies and procedures for the administration of federal grant funds or other trust fund monies.

Prepares and compiles data for legislative budget requests and long range program plans.

Reviews documents and/or contacts appropriate parties to ensure compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and court orders.

Monitors dispute settlement programs, approves claims, and confirms the disposition of awards, settlements and other agreements.

Plans and conducts studies of problems and procedures.

Gathers and organizes information on problems or procedures.

Analyzes data gathered and develops solutions or alternative methods of proceeding.

Documents findings of study and prepares recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.

Confers with personnel concerned to ensure successful functioning of newly implemented systems or procedures.

Consults with federal, state and local officials on matters applicable to the assigned area of specialization.

Analyzes financial information.

Interprets laws, rules, policies and/or regulations.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED.

To obtain revised and updated information on Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements, click

here

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Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.

Company: PeopleFirst Florida HR

Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016

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