Mental Health Services

North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for expressing interest in employment with the North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center. This page will provide you with general information about the Center and the employment process. If you have specific questions, please call Erika Powell, Recruiting Consultant, at (904) 259-6211 Extension 1547.

The Center has approximately 435 positions with a majority of the jobs being in direct client care.  Most of our hiring is done at the Unit Treatment and Rehabilitation Specialist level.  This is a paraprofessional counseling and patient care position that requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of college with five courses in the social, behavioral, or health-related areas.  We have over 100 of these positions and fairly regular job openings.  We also frequently have openings in professional counseling, medical, clerical, security, maintenance, education, food service, and other support areas.

Most of the paraprofessional and security jobs are shift work.  The day and evening shifts have a thirty-minute meal period. Most administrative and support positions work from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Specific shifts may rotate and are not guaranteed.

All job openings are filled using the People First recruitment system. 

View current vacancies in the State of Florida or download a state employment application below.

You must register and complete an online application in order to apply for vacant positions. All applications are submitted electronically. If you experience problems submitting your application, contact People First at 1-877-562-7287.

As part of the State of Florida career service system, we offer priority consideration for promotions, reassignments, and transfers to and from other offices and agencies.

We offer a complete fringe benefits package that includes two and one half weeks of paid vacation per year (with increases after five and ten years), sick leave, ten paid full holidays, and a fully paid retirement plan.  The State also pays eighty percent of the premiums for health and life insurance.  Other insurance plans are available by payroll deduction at group rates. Employees of the State are also covered by Social Security.

In the event you do not have computer access, you may obtain a State of Florida application from the Human Resources Office at NFETC.  Please note that paper applications may require additional processing time.  We are required to fax the applications to People First to process them in the system.

Complete all sections on the application and sign it.  Electronic applications are printed from the People First system regularly throughout the week.  Either bring or mail a hardcopy application to NFETC.  For jobs requiring college credit please attach a copy of your college transcript.  All applications received prior to the closing date will be considered for the specific opening.  Applications will remain on file for six months; you must contact the Human Resources Office to reactivate your application for each new opening.

Preference given to veterans and spouses of veterans as specified in Florida Statutes.