About Our Job
This is responsible professional work in pretrial
investigations, case management and counseling and social service
referrals for the Sarasota County Government Pretrial Services
Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject
to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who
fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified
from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.
Subject to Passing CJIS Background Check: This position is
subject to passing a pre-employment FBI Criminal Justice
Information Systems background check and security clearance.
Conducts defendant interviews with regard to demographics and
community ties; verifies defendant information; conducts victim
Conducts mental health and substance abuse assessments; gathers
information for those eligible for the specialty courts.
Prepares Judges reports for purposes of First Appearances;
prepares Affidavits for Indigent Status for Public Defender
Prepares local criminal histories from 12th Judicial Circuit
Clerk of Court and jail system programs; prepares Florida and
National criminal histories from FDLE/JIS system/CCIS.
Compiles, organizes and maintains records of daily
Prepares and processes a variety of forms and documentation
(i.e. Rules and Regulations contracts; warrants, case management
Keep updates, trained and utilizes CE Pretrial-Automon case
Review Rules and Regulation contracts, First Appearance Advisory
Forms and completed investigation reports to ensure accuracy.
Screens for release under Delegated Authority.
Attends First Appearance hearings and other court sessions to
provide information to the court.
Advises defendants of conditions of court order and restrictions
of assigned program.
Instructs clients on matters pertaining to the conditions of
pretrial release and the criteria and requirements of specified
programs such as Drug Court, DUI Court and Health Care Court.
Performs a variety of special studies.
Prepare spreadsheets and track program data as necessary for
judiciary i.e., Delegated Authority, CTC, EMIR, etc.
Hours: Pretrial Services is a 24/7 operation (including weekends
and holidays). The current shifts are: 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
(rotates every other week - 4-day week to 3-day week) and 6:00 a.m.
- 6:00 p.m. (4 day week); all training is conducted during the
night shift (6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.). Applicants must be flexible
with ability to work shifts, weekends and holidays as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelors Degree from an accredited
college or university with a major in criminal justice, counseling,
social or behavioral science or a related field. Progressively
responsible related experience may be substituted on a
year-for-year basis for the required college degree.
Job Competencies: Knowledge of basic interviewing, screening
techniques; basic record keeping and reporting writing principles
and practices; investigative and fact-gathering techniques;
courtroom procedures, practices and demeanor; principles and
techniques for making effective oral and written presentations.
Skills in preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and
other written materials. Ability to maintain accurate case records;
maintain effective working relationships with others and foster
teamwork; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; interact
successfully with individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic
and cultural backgrounds in person and over the telephone, often
where relations may be confrontational or strained; uphold high
professional standards, reliability and consistent growth within
the local criminal justice system. Must obtain certification by the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) as a Florida Crime
Information Center/National Crime Information Center (FCIC/NCIC)
operator within six (6) months of appointment; Keep CJIS
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This Posting is currently Open Until Filled