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Detention Deputy I

Ocala, Florida, United States
11 days ago




This is a responsible position involving the custody, control and care of inmates within an adult detention facility, and the movement of inmates within and outside the facility. Correctional Officer may work in any division in the jail. Their specific job functions are listed in the respective post order.


Examples of Duties:

A.  Abide by the "Law Enforcement Code of Ethics".
B. Thoroughly know, understand and comply with Agency procedures, rules and regulations.
C. Thoroughly know, understand and comply with Florida State Statutes pertaining to county detention facilities, the Florida Model Jail Standards, and accreditation standards.
D. Be responsible for the reception, custody, control and release of inmates.
E. Write or type clear, legible, complete and accurate reports, logs and other records pertaining to inmates and their movement.
F. Maintain order and discipline within the facility, enforcing all inmate rules and regulations, and reporting all violations promptly, in writing, to a Corrections Custody Supervisor.
G. Be constantly alert and security conscious in order to prevent escapes, introduction of contraband or other violations.
H. Search visitors, if appropriate, and inmates entering the detention facility for contraband as required.
I.   Inspect living quarters and inmates for contraband as per the Post Orders or Operations Directives.
J. Stand guard, observe inmates and take required action in emergencies.
K. Take personal charge of assigned inmates and supervise their activities.
L. Escort and guard inmates to and from hearings, trials, meetings, medical facilities, or other institutions or locations, as required.
M. Supervise work details of prisoners in their quarters or other areas to which they may be assigned.
N. Take periodic counts of inmates, as per the Post Orders or Operations Directive.
O. Monitor all inmate correspondence.
P. Supervise all inmate visitation periods.
Q. Constantly check the facility for security deficiencies and needed maintenance.
R. Respond to emergencies in the jail such as fires, fights, riots, or other emergency, as directed.
S. Assist in control of inmates when needed as backup.
T. Be alert for conditions or situations, which inhibit efficient operation of the Agency or the Corrections Bureau, and make recommendations for solutions.
U. Perform any other duties that may be required by the Sheriff or through necessity of situations.

 Typical Qualifications:
JOB PREREQUISITES: (Corrections Officer I)

Be at least 19 years of age as required by law.

High School diploma or GED.

Successfully complete Basic Corrections Recruit School and the state exam in the State of Florida or receive a certificate of comparative compliance from the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License, with a good driving record.
Be able to effectively communicate information both orally and in writing.

Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and determine a proper course of action.
Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency situations.

Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously and tactfully, with respect to rights of others.
Ability to develop skill in use and care of firearms, and less-than-lethal weapons.

Be in good physical and mental condition, and successfully pass physical and psychological examinations, as required.

ADA Compliance:
Physical and Dexterity Requirements: The job requires performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, scaling and climbing. May involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, Must be able to exert up to 150 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects such as in the event of chasing and subduing an inmate resisting physical control in close quarters. The job requires the ability to climb stairs on a frequent recurring basis in a routine and/or emergency environment. Tasks may also involve standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time.

Environmental hazards: The job requires inside and outside work; ability to tolerate inclement weather including heat, humidity, cold, fog, and other tropical weather conditions. Possible exposure to hazardous materials and conditions, toxic conditions, fumes, odors, vibration, dust, confined areas, animal/human waste and/or bodily fluids, noise, solvents, heights, machinery, slippery and uneven surfaces and traffic hazards.

Sensory requirements: In accordance with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement minimum vision must be at least 20/70 either/or both, corrected to 20/30 and hearing must be normal at a distance of fifteen feet. 

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the Sheriff's Office to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement

 Supplemental Information:
This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment, job specific physical abilities assessments which include a physical abilities test (PAT) and a firearms qualification course. Both are considered essential functions of this position.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 55938685
  • Location:
    Ocala, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Detention Deputy I
  • Job Function: Law Enforcement - Entry Level (officer/deputy/trooper/agent)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $21.43 (Hourly Wage)

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