Correctional Release Specialist - 23925

Orange County, FL
Jun 24, 2019
Jun 25, 2019


At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a Top 100 Family Friendly Company, facilitating a healthy work-life balance.

Orange County Corrections, Inmate Administration 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 for the Orange County Jail. This position is responsible for processing and maintaining a variety of documents related to the intake, confinement and release of inmates that are incarcerated in the Orange County Correctional Facility. Responsibilities include updating all information that is received from the court and other criminal justice agencies in the computer case management system; obtaining criminal history/warrant information and processing inmates for release from the corrections facility.

An eligibility list of qualified applicants will be created from this recruitment process to fill future Correctional Release Specialist vacancies in the Corrections Department.

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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 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 of Assignment:

Inmate Records Management

  • Notarizes law enforcement arrest affidavits.
  • Processes cash and surety bonds to facilitate inmate release.
  • Ensures inmates are released in accordance with the conditions set forth in court documents.
  • Responds to public records requests and completes records redactions.
  • Schedules inmates to attend First Appearance Court.

    Pretrial Services
  • Works with the Clerk of Court and the Judiciary during First Appearance Court to record and document court proceedings.
  • Receives and processes Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) information.
  • Provides court information and release conditions to victims.

  • Processes initial receipt, review and data entry of sentencing orders.
  • Performs 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 provide information regarding inmate history in order to facilitate appropriate inmate housing.
  • Reviews and responds to inmate requests and responds to general inquiries to the unit from internal/external sources.

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Minimum Qualifications

Associates Degree from an accredited institution and three years of Customer Service experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which 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.

Will be required to possess and maintain Florida Notary Public certification within three months of employment.

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Criminal Justice, Public Administration or Social Service experience

Current Orange County Corrections employee

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  • Selected applicant may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays. Pre-Trial Services and Inmate Records Departments are 24/7 operations. These are uniformed positions and candidates must comply with all Corrections dress code standards, including tattoos must be covered by the uniform and/or clothing.
  • Only qualified applicants will be eligible to participate in the Correctional Release Specialist assessment process as determined by the Corrections Department. Only qualified candidates will receive notification of their eligibility for the data entry and file review assessments tentatively scheduled for dates on the week of July 20th 2019 via e-mail to the e-mail address that was provided at the time of application. All internal applicants are responsible for updating their PeopleSoft personal information to include a current e-mail address prior to submitting the application.
  • Interview and testing dates, locations and times are subject to change. All correspondence including any schedule or location changes will be sent to the email address listed on the application. It is very important that you check your email on a regular basis, including your junk/spam folder.
  • 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 on the application, 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 do so will result in your application not being considered for the position. All required fields must be completed.
  • Management reserves the right to create an eligibility pool that may be used to fill future Correctional Release Specialist vacancies for up to twelve (12) months from the end of the 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-to include driving record, fingerprints and polygraph test.

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Application Deadline

Posting Date: June 6, 2019

Closing Date: June 30, 2019

Subject to close without notice

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For internal applicants, hourly rate will be based on Orange County Policy

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The work address is:

3722 Vision Boulevard

Orlando, Florida 32839

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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.

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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.

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