Salary: $20.00 Hourly.
Open Until Filled
Detention Deputies perform generalized corrections work in the care, custody, control and re-entry of sentenced and non-sentenced inmates at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.
A Detention Deputy is a uniformed officer who is responsible for the care, custody, control and re-entry of sentenced and non-sentenced inmates. As a Detention Deputy, your role includes helping provide offenders with the tools necessary to become law-abiding citizens upon release. Detention Deputies maintain a consistent routine and demeanor while supervising offenders.
- Supervising inmates to prevent altercations.
- Maintaining accurate count and current location of all inmates.
- Communicating effectively and coherently with other officers and inmates.
- Demonstrating communications skills in court and other formal settings.
- Ensure the cleanliness of the area of assigned responsibility.
- Perform crisis intervention functions to include counseling, suicide prevention, recognizing abnormal behavior, and taking appropriate action.
- Maintain detailed documentation.
- Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.
- Applicant must be a United States citizen.
- Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.
- Applicant would qualify with a college degree OR 60 hours of college credit; OR military experience (2 years active or 4 years reserve status); OR three (3) years of experience as a Certified Corrections Officer; OR three (3) years of consistent work experience (within the last five (5) years).
- Selected applicants will be requested to sign an Employment Agreement for a 2-year time commitment in position from successful completion of the agency’s field training program.
- Applicants who do not successfully complete the academy will be required to reimburse the Sheriff’s Office for all expenses incurred up to the last active training date.
- Upon successful completion of the academy, applicants are required to pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) state exam.
- Applicant must pass a physical examination with drug screening and a psychological evaluation by a licensed physician.
- All applicants must submit to a thorough background investigation in accordance with FDLE standards.
- All applicants will be required to take a Physical Abilities Test (P.A.T.) and Civil Service Written Examination and must achieve a score of 70% or higher in each of the four (4) sections (math, reading comprehension, spelling/grammar, and report writing).