Corrections Deputy

Saint Augustine, FL
St Johns County Sheriff's Office


  • $55,000 (Based on a 40-hour work week).
  • $57,750 (Salary based on 12-hour shifts, upon successful completion of training program).

Position Summary:

The Corrections Deputy is a sworn position that is responsible for providing care, custody, and control of male, female, and juvenile offenders housed within the St. Johns County Detention Center. This position is responsible for responding to the needs of offenders while ensuring a safe and secure environment for inmates, citizens, and other employees in accordance with the agency policy, Florida Model Jail Standards, and the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission. Corrections Deputies must demonstrate professionalism and superior customer service for citizens and visitors. Within the agency, a Corrections Deputy may work a number of assignments. These assignments include: Booking, Community Work Release Center/Work Squad, Courthouse Security/Transportation, and the Main Detention Unit.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise inmates within housing units.
  • Instruct inmates to keep up with housekeeping and sanitation.
  • Periodically patrol inmate quarters and work areas.
  • Initiate counts of inmates at regular and irregular intervals.
  • Maintain control and discipline.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed reports and logs.
  • Enter and retrieve data from computer terminals.
  • Prevent the introduction of contraband into the facility.
  • Check inmates and their property for contraband.
  • Patrol the inside and outside of the facility to ensure the security and integrity of the facility.
  • Monitor and supervise inmate visitations.
  • Observe traffic in and around the facility.
  • Maintain control of all areas of the facility, including the food service area, the recreation yard, etc.
  • Occasionally testify in court.
  • All other duties assigned.


  • 18 Years or older.
  • Valid Florida Driver License.
  • Type 25 WPM accurately.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent General Education Diploma (GED).
  • CJSTC Corrections Certificate.
  • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the Armed Forces.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.