Performs trainee duties collecting, testing and analyzing alcohol breath samples and testifying in court concerning sample collection, analysis procedures, results and actions.
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.
CIVIL SERVICE EXAM CRITERIA
20 net words per minute on a typing test.
- Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
- Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
- Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
- Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Note: To be acquired during the training period.
- Working knowledge of state and county laws, ordinances and regulations governing alcohol breath analysis.
- Working knowledge of court procedures and actions.
- Working knowledge of safety measures in the use of alcohol breath analysis equipment and supplies.
- Skill in the use of and care of alcohol breath analysis equipment and supplies.
- Skill in making presentations to groups.
- Ability to follow established procedures.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to handle difficult situations involving hostile individuals.
- Ability to handle confidential information.
- Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and develop logical conclusions.
- Ability to organize information into a logical presentation format.
- Ability to maintain work related records and prepare reports.
- Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions.
- Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to use a computer and related software.
Note: Incumbents function in a trainee capacity to gain proficiency in the duties listed below and become eligible for promotion to Alcohol Breath Analysis Technician.
- Collects, tests and analyzes breath samples from persons suspected of driving while intoxicated.
- Operates video camera and recorder to film sobriety tests of persons suspected of driving while intoxicated.
- Provides urinalysis test kits to law enforcement personnel, advises on procedures to follow for test kit use and provides a Florida Department of Law Enforcement Toxicologist form for specimen recording.
- Testifies in court to facilitate the understanding of basic alcohol physiological effects and the methodology, procedures and results obtained from alcohol chemical testing.
- Records, tabulates and files sobriety videotapes and chemical tests for intoxication to maintain chain of custody.
- Enters Driving Under the Influence (DUI) citation information and Breath Analysis Test Results into the Citation Tracking System (CITS).
- Demonstrates and explains chemical test and equipment to law enforcement personnel, the general public and persons suspected of DUI.
- Types correspondence, memoranda, labels and reports.
- Performs other related duties as required.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SOME POSITIONS
Possession of a valid State of Florida permit to conduct breath alcohol testing as a breath test operator during the initial probationary period.