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Requisition No: 317861

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70014250

Salary: $ 30,988.62

Posting Closing Date: 03/05/2021


Senior Chaplain F/C – 70014250

This advertisement is for a career service position located at Okaloosa Correctional Institution in the Chaplaincy Department in Crestview, Florida.

Salary Rate: $ 30, 988.62



  • Plans, develops, schedules, and supervises a comprehensive Chaplaincy Service Program that provides for the spiritual needs of the inmate population. This includes scheduled worship opportunities for inmates, a religious program, and special events as needed.
  • Provide pastoral care for inmates in the form of personal interviews in the chapel office, confinement areas and medical infirmary, and provides information to meet the personal, interpersonal and spiritual needs of inmates during periods of adjustment and during times of personal and family crisis, such as death, critical illness and other emergencies. Provides religious orientation for new inmates.
  • Performs routine administrative functions such as scheduling daily inmate callouts, preparing and distribution volunteer participation memo before activities involving volunteers, processing inmate marriage requests, responding to grievances and completing assigned reports such as DC 88 and inmate attendance report.
  • Oversight of the Certified Food Option Program.
  • Recruit, train and supervise citizen volunteers to work with the Chapel program and maintain an accurate and up to date volunteer file for each volunteer.
  • Provides for inmate observation of holy days of obligation by making arrangements as requested an according to the Annual Religious Holy Day Memo.
  • Tours compounds weekly or more if as needed, visiting all inmates’ housing, recreation, dining and work areas.
  • Keep Assistant Warden, Correctional Officer Colonel and Chaplaincy Service Specialist informed of all programs and activities currently in progress or planned for the near future. Discusses upcoming programs with various department heads to acquaint them with the programs and secure their cooperation as needed.
  • Administers the budget for the Chaplaincy department. Prepares and coordinates operating procedures regarding religious activities and programs at the institution.
  • Ensures that the Chaplaincy Department is in compliance with A.C.A and management review standards with all the proper documentation.
  • Comply with all applicable rules, policies and procedures related to security and inmate discipline.


  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to conduct a variety of religious services and activities.
  • Ability to counsel.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to follow instructions, rules, and proceedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate work activities.
  • Ability to provide couseling or guidance to others.
  • Ability to work with inmates.
  • Abiltity to conduct fact finding interviews.
  • Knowledge of computer software (MS-Office).
  • Knowledge of counseling and interviewing techniques.
  • Knowledge of theological theories, philosophies and systems.
  • Knowledge of theology, religion, or one of the social or behavioral sciences.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in theology, religion, education, or one of the social or behavioral sciences.
  • A current ordination, or investment officially with ministerial or priestly authority by an ecclesiastical body.
  • A current written approbation or endorsement by the appropriate official of the ecclesiastical body.
  • Two years of professional experience as a clergyperson.
  • A Master’s degree can substitute for one year of experience.

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 here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Walton Beach

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