Overview

The Orange County Corrections, Inmate Administration Division is seeking highly qualified individuals for Intake & Release Specialist positions. This Division is comprised of several units that include Classification Services, Inmate Affairs, Inmate Records Management and Pretrial Services. These Units perform a variety of support functions inside the Orange County Jail facility.

The Intake & Release Specialist are responsible for processing and maintaining a variety of documents related to the intake, confinement and release of inmates who are incarcerated in the Orange County Correctional Department. Responsibilities include updating all information that is received from the court and other criminal justice agencies in the computer via the inmate management system; obtaining criminal history/warrant information and processing inmates for release from the corrections facility. This position requires a uniform, which is provided by Orange County Corrections.

Once final candidates are selected and contingent job offer is extended, the required pre-employment background screening steps may take up to 8 weeks to complete before an employment start date is scheduled. Most vacancies are currently on the C Shift - 10:30pm to 6:48 am, work days are seven days per week with rotating days off.

Please note that internal County employees are not eligible for the sign-on incentive

Representative Duties

  • Receives and notarizes incoming law enforcement arrest affidavits and other documents related to the intake of an inmate into the Orange County Correctional Facility.
  • Processes a variety of documents required for the release of inmates and ensures inmates are released in accordance with those documents.
  • Reviews arrest paperwork and court documents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Disseminates inmate information to various parts of the criminal justice system.
  • Communicates information to the public, court, and various agencies to confirm information and assist in the resolution of issues regarding inmate case status and court documentation.
  • Enters and updates inmate information in the automated corrections Inmate Management System.
  • Provides information to various agencies via Teletype.
  • Obtains and reviews inmate criminal history information using Florida Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center (FCIC/NCIC).
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Specific Duties Based on Area or Unit of Assignment

Inmate Records Management:

  • Process the intake and release of inmates
  • Takes booking photos during intake process
  • Receives, verifies and documents all cash bonds, surety bonds and purge payments
  • Schedules inmates to attend First Appearance Court.
  • Communicates with Law Enforcement agencies via Teletype
  • Assist the public by answering questions and providing requested updates on inmate release statuses.

Pretrial Services:

  • Works with the personnel from the Clerk of Court, Public Defender, State Attorney and the Judiciary to ensure court documents are properly written and modified as needed to meet custody and release requirements.
  • Receives and processes a variety of court orders from the Downtown courthouse and the First Appearance courtrooms.
  • Reviews crystal reports to identify No Information/No Bill case closures.
  • Perform qualify control of court orders processed by the team.
  • Ensures inmates are processed for release in accordance with court ordered conditions.

Classification:

  • Processes initial receipt, review and data entry of sentencing orders.
  • Performs preliminary calculations of release dates. Conducts release authorization for inmates sentenced to short length sentences; assigns sentence calculation for longer length sentences to certified staff.
  • Conducts criminal history inquiries to identify which inmates qualify for program placements.
  • Scans various documents to include PREA assessments and privileged mail receipts.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA)
  • Ability to sort data alphabetically, numerically, and categorically.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to read and interpret law enforcement data.
  • Ability to read and interpret court orders.
  • Ability to follow complex coding instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution and three years of data entry or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain Florida Crime Information Center/ National Crime Information Center (FCIC/NCIC) certification within three months of employment. Required to possess and maintain Florida Notary Public certification within three months of employment.

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.

Vacancies are on all shifts. Work days are seven days per week with rotating with rotating days off (40hr work week).

  • A Shift – 6:30am to 2:48pm
  • B Shift – 2:30pm to 10:48pm
  • C Shift - 10:30pm to 6:48 am

Preferences

  • Criminal Justice, Public Administration or Social Service experience and/or degree
  • High volume customer service experience
  • Multitasking and/or attention to detail
  • Bilingual – Spanish/English
  • Bilingual – Haitian Creole/English

Notes

Please read this section carefully

The work schedule for this position is nights, weekends and holidays. Pre-Trial Services and Inmate Records Departments are 24/7 operations. Intake & Release Specialist wear uniforms provided by Orange County Corrections. Selected candidates must comply with all Corrections dress code standards, including body ornamentation, including tattoos, which must be covered by the uniform, and/or clothing. Please note that the work location for this position is within the secure confines of the jail and there are strict guidelines regarding use of personal electronic device within the facility.

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed online application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the detailed and relevant work experience, which would qualify them for the position. To successfully participate in this process, please enter all periods of employment, including your current position, duties, hours worked and educational background. Failure to provide complete information will result in application disqualification.

Management reserves the right to create an eligibility pool of qualified candidates from this process, which may be used to fill future Correctional Release Specialist vacancies for up to twelve (12) months from the end of this recruitment process.

**Any offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing Orange County Corrections Level II background check and pre-employment process, which includes a physical, drug test, criminal background check including driving record, fingerprints, and polygraph test and Corrections Division Hiring Standards, which include use, possession, and sale of illegal substances. All Hiring Standards must be met before employment can begin**

Please note that internal County employees are not eligible for the sign-on incentive.

Notes

  1. Please complete each section of the application in detail as only information provided by the applicant regarding their work experience and education on the application will be used to determine the applicant's qualifications for the position.
  2. Applications that show no employment history, no employment dates, leave number of hours worked per week blank, show duties left blank, or state "see attached resume" will be disqualified, considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed.
  3. Applicants selected for hire in Orange County must successfully complete a background check, physical and drug screening prior to start of employment.
  4. Please read the entire posting and print a copy for your future reference, as you may wish to refer back to it during the recruitment process.
  5. Please ensure that the phone number and email address on your application is accurate, and that it is an email account that you check on a daily basis as we will be using this to contact you for various steps in the hiring process. Should we need to communicate with you, we will only use the email listed on the application. Please check your spam/junk email folders as well your inbox.

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Salary

$17.02/hour, based on Orange County Policy | NOTE: Effective May 14, 2023, starting salary will increase to $17.70/hour

$1,000 Sign on Incentive* Terms and conditions apply. Visit the Orange County website for incentive program guidelines.

Address

The work address is inside the Orange County Corrections Department located at:

3722 Vision Boulevard

Orlando, Florida 32839

Veterans Preference

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.

Educational Requirements

If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.

TO APPLY: Be sure to reference CFEC job posting/job fair, when applying. Visit us online: www.bestjail.com Complete interest Form - Notify us of your interest in applying by completing this form https://netapps.ocfl.net/occdrif/ Email a recruiter directly: Orange County Corrections Department 2450 West 33rd Street Orlando, Florida 32839. 407-836-3519 ask for Assistant Chief of Corrections.

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TO APPLY: Be sure to reference CFEC job posting/job fair, when applying. Visit us online: www.bestjail.com Complete interest Form - Notify us of your interest in applying by completing this form https://netapps.ocfl.net/occdrif/ Email a recruiter directly: Orange County Corrections Department 2450 West 33rd Street Orlando, Florida 32839. 407-836-3519 ask for Assistant Chief of Corrections.

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Orange County Corrections Department
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07-12-2024
2024-09-10 00:00:00
Orange County
3723 Vision Blvd
Orlando
FL
32839
$17.02
The Intake and Release Specialist is responsible for processing and maintaining a variety of documents related to the intake, confinement and release of inmates who are incarcerated in the Orange County Corrections Department.
$17.02
$26.33
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Orange County Corrections Department