Performs trainee duties collecting, testing and analyzing alcohol breath samples and testifying in court concerning sample collection, analysis procedures, results and actions.
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
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.
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and|
20 net words per minute on a typing test.
APPOINTING AUTHORITY REQUIRES
Possession of a valid State of Florida permit to conduct breath alcohol testing as a breath test operator during the initial probationary period.
APPOINTING AUTHORITY MAY REQUIRE
Possession of a valid Driver License.
Employees in this class are required to complete a six month training program as defined by the agency to which the position is assinged. Upon certification by the Agency Head or designated representative of successful completion of training, incumbents will be promoted to Alcohol Breath Analysis Technician. The training period may be extended by the Agency to which the position is assigned.