Corrections Officer/Certified Detention Deputy

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Broward County Sheriff's Office Detention

Salary: $54,675.18 – $91,809.45 Annually.

Closing Date: 12/20/2024.

Position Summary:

CERTIFIED DETENTION DEPUTY work includes the supervision and control of detainees; enforcement of security rules, regulations and procedures; and, the provision of services and information to detainees. Tasks involve the intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, climbing, and that may involve the bending pushing, and/or pulling of extremely heavy objects, such as in the event of chasing and subduing a detainee resisting control.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains order over detainees; takes appropriate action to ensure the safety and security of the detainees, the public and other law enforcement and detention personnel.
  • Receives incoming detainees; conducts searches to detect concealed weapons and contraband.
  • Places detainees in cells; issues cleaning/sanitation supplies; transports laundry and bedding.
  • Escorts detainees to and from cells for court appearances, medical treatment, visitation, religious services, conferences, release and other activities.
  • Complies with booking and release orders and procedures.
  • Picks up mail and commissary orders; inspects incoming mail and packages for contraband and other non-permitted items; delivers packages, mail and commissary items to detainees.
  • Supervises detainee work details in and out of the facility or during recreational activities.
  • Maintains accurate counts of detainees; maintains complete records and assures that current information on detainees is entered into the computerized record information system.
  • May participate in the classification of new detainees; makes cell assignments.
  • Responds to inquires regarding status of detainees, visiting procedures and other related detention facility procedures.
  • Secures detention facility keys; receives status and incident reports and special instructions from other detention personnel.
  • Operates an agency vehicle when appropriate to area of assignment.
  • Performs related duties as directed.


  1. Minimum age of 18 years.
  2. United States Citizen at time of application (F.S.S.943.13(2)).
  3. High school diploma or equivalent. An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.
  4. Must possess a valid Basic Recruit Certificate for Corrections from the State of Florida Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Training. Basic Recruit Certificate must be submitted with the online application.
  5. Must not have been convicted of any felony. All candidates must not have been convicted of any perjury or a false statement charge as an adult. All other arrests and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Must have good moral character as determined by a background investigation (F.S.S. 943.13).
  6. Must not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement as an adult. All other arrests and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All candidates must have good moral character as determined by a background investigation (F.S.S. 943.13). If ever arrested, candidates must submit official court documents and police reports with the application. A written statement explaining the arrest and the outcome must also be attached to the application for review. Official court documents can be obtained from the Clerk of the Court in the county in which the incident occurred. Documents must be submitted with your application.
  7. If claiming Veteran’s Preference, candidates must provide a DD214 Member 4 form to the online application.
  8. Must possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license without any restrictions affecting job performance. Driver license must show current address. All candidates must submit with the application, a Certified Department of Motor Vehicles “entire” driving history.