Company: State of Florida

Job description:

Requisition No: 269661

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70040844

Salary: $23,482.94

Posting Closing Date: 11/24/2020


Correctional Sentence Technician – F/C – 70040844

****INTERNAL OPPORTUNITY ONLY – Must be currently employed with the Florida Department of Corrections to be considered for this position.

This advertisement is for a Career Service position located at Northwest Florida Reception Center in the Classification Department.

Salary Range: $23,482.94 – $45,086.72



  • Reviews all commitment documents received pursuant to F.S. 944.17 and independently determines applicability of State vs Green, State vs. Tripp, statutes, and legal advice in establishing sentence structure; codes on-line entry of sentencing provisions and adjusts sentence data as needed to ensure accuracy of release date calculations using appropriate felony offense codes and levels based on previous and current sentencing guideline provisions. Reviews computer calculations of overall term and independently determines if such calculation is in compliance with statute and case law; manually computes total jail time credit and verifies that automated program is accurate. Notifies Classification staff, as well as Central Office, as to changes or adjustments in sentence structure following completion of verbal documentation of communication with various outside agencies. Coordinates with Central Office staff to identify recidivists as to type of post-release supervision violation which has occurred in order to properly document and establish current sentence structure. Establishes requested paperwork trail to ensure accountability for adjustments to inmate sentence structure. Implements changes in policy and procedures relating to sentence structure issues.
  • Communicates with Public Defenders, State Attorney, Sheriff’s Offices and Clerks of the Court regarding technical or legal discrepancies in commitment documentation, or to clarify conflicts in sentence instructions with case law decisions or statutes. Establishes a suspense system and independently follows up to ensure receipt and processing of requested documentation or certifications. Performs in-depth search of inmate information system to detect errors in offender identification and number assignments. Ensures that appropriate sentence structure and mandatory/special provisions have been entered in the Offender Based Information System (OBIS)

for printing of appropriate documents for inmate files. * Reviews all commitments received subsequent to receipt of inmates. Determines if the commitment has to be completely processed under a new inmate number or if it can be administratively incorporated under the original number. Takes action as necessary in the inmate’s sentence structure. Makes all changes in the records that may be required by these court orders. Re-computes release date if necessary. Notifies Central Office of all changes that affect subject’s commitments not only by court orders but also by commitments that are received.


  • Knowledge of general office procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of correct grammar usage.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to review data for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities.
  • Ability to prepare reports and correspondence


Please note, when submitting a college/university degree, if selected for this position official transcripts will be required.

  • Three years of secretarial or clerical experience. College education from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours or each year of the required work experience. Vocational/technical training in the area of secretarial science or office/business studies can substitute at the rate of 720 classroom hours or each year of the required work experience. A high school diploma or its equivalent can substitute for one year of the required work experience.
  • Must have experience in a correctional setting.


Preference will be given to applicants with the following qualifications:

  • Supervisory skills preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, or Power Point.
  • Experience auditing, analyzing, and/or interpreting data. Familiarity with sentence structure is preferred.

Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.
If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the closing date.

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each 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. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Expected salary: $23482.94 – 45086.72 per year

Location: Chipley, FL

Job date: Sun, 22 Nov 2020 06:15:04 GMT

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