Walton County Sheriff's Office - Transition Coordinator

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleTransition Coordinator
Salary$42,640 to $47,078 Annually (Based on Experience)
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL

General Statement of Job

The Transition Coordinator will be responsible for assisting incarcerated individuals in their journey towards reentry and recovery by implementing an individualized case plan for addiction recovery via community partners, housing, employment, substance use and mental health support, family/friend preparation support, and transportation assistance, all while providing advocacy, guidance, motivation, and knowledge.

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.
  • Applicant must be able to prioritize tasks based on level of importance.

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.
  • Operates computerized management information systems to retrieve and enter information.
  • Proficient in NCIC/FCIC.
  • Capability to read and understand Criminal Histories.
  • Analyze, enter, and track recidivism.
  • Interpersonal and motivational interviewing skills.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate placement into post-release community treatment programs, housing, etc.
  • Assist with discharge planning to include post-release transportation needs, housing needs, educational needs, vocational needs, and mental health needs of the inmates.
  • Assist inmates with obtaining ID Services, such as, DL/ID cards, social security card replacement and certified birth certificates, etc.
  • Maintain radio communications with detention deputies in housing modules, communicate with inmates via intercom, answers telephone calls, and relates information to authorized persons.
  • Completes all assignments to specifications within a specified timeframe and budget as directed and in accordance with agency policies and regulations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of various computer systems to include CJIS, NCIC/FCIC, and JMS.
  • Knowledge of community/state-based services available to incarcerated individuals.
  • Knowledge of HIPPA laws.
  • Skill in the use of computers, two-way radio communications, intercom system, and a variety of detention devices used to perform daily functions of position.
  • Effectively prepare reports and logs.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintain composure during crisis or emergency situations.
  • Maintain concentrated visual attention to detail for an extended period.
  • Prioritize and exercise good judgment under stressful circumstances.

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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