Certified Corrections Deputy

Bradenton, FL
Manatee County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $65,000.52 – $103,795.12 Annually.

Position Summary:

Performs sworn corrections deputy duties involving the care, custody, and physical restraint, when necessary, of prisoners or inmates within a corrections facility, while on work details, or while being transported outside the facility. Responsibilities include booking and releasing offenders; maintaining security of the facility; enforcing security rules, regulations and procedures; and escorting offenders within and/or outside the secure confines of the corrections facility.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises meal periods, inmate visitations and inmate and trustee-inmate work details in and out of the facility or during recreational activities.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding status of inmates, visiting procedures and other related correction facility procedures.
  • Completes and maintains accurate records, logs, incident reports, court paperwork, or affidavits in accordance with agency policy and state statutes.
  • Operates computerized management information systems to retrieve or enter information.
  • Maintains accountability for tools, equipment, and facility keys.
  • Observes inmate behaviors and physical conditions. Counsels inmates and reports unusual changes. Obtains appropriate assistance for treatment when needed and administers first aid in an emergency.
  • Provides direct supervision and documentation of inmates and their movement within housing areas of a correction facility, secure perimeter, or while transporting including verifying accurate identification and counts.
  • Processes inmates received from officers and the courts.
  • Maintains inmate property and assigns proper level of confinement.
  • Conducts a variety of searches/inspections and/or pat downs of individuals, materials, and facilities for contraband, evidence, escape attempts, unauthorized articles, weapons, evidence of unauthorized activities, and rule infractions.
  • Escorts inmates to and from cells. May transport inmates to other facilities as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Corrections certification is required.
  • Must qualify with firearms and maintain firearms proficiency.
  • Valid Florida driver license required.