Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Alcohol Breath Analysis Tech Trainee

Job ID

Salary Minimum

USD $32,198.40/Yr.

Salary Maximum

USD $52,535.91/Yr.


Perform trainee duties collecting, testing, and analyzing alcohol breath samples and testifying in court concerning sample collection, analysis procedures, results, and actions. Trainees must obtain a valid State of Florida permit to conduct breath alcohol testing as a breath test operator during the initial probationary period.


Night shift, Non-standard hours including nights, holidays and weekends


Twelve-month initial probationary period

Location (Subject to Change)

Orient Road Jail

Major Duties (Not Limited to the Following)

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.


Note: Incumbents function in a trainee capacity to gain proficiency in the duties listed below and become eligible for promotion to Alcohol Breath Analysis Technician.


  • Collect, test, and analyze breath samples from persons suspected of driving while intoxicated.
  • Operate video cameras and recorders to film sobriety tests of persons suspected of driving while intoxicated.
  • Provide urinalysis test kits to law enforcement personnel, advise on procedures to follow for test kit use, and provide a Florida Department of Law Enforcement Toxicologist form for specimen recording.
  • Testify in court to facilitate the understanding of basic alcohol physiological effects and the methodology, procedures, and results obtained from alcohol chemical testing.
  • Record, tabulate, and file sobriety videotapes and chemical tests for intoxication to maintain chain of custody.
  • Enter Driving Under the Influence (DUI) citation information and breath analysis test results into the Citation Tracking System (CITS).
  • Demonstrate and explain chemical test and equipment to law enforcement personnel, the general public, and persons suspected of DUI.
  • Type correspondence, memoranda, labels, and reports.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Note: To be acquired during the training period.


  • Working knowledge of state and county laws, ordinances, and regulations governing alcohol breath analysis.
  • Working knowledge of court procedures and actions.
  • Working knowledge of safety measures in the use of alcohol breath analysis equipment and supplies.
  • Skill in the use of and care of alcohol breath analysis equipment and supplies.
  • Skill in making presentations to groups.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to handle difficult situations involving hostile individuals.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to organize information into a logical presentation format.
  • Ability to maintain work-related records and prepare reports.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.

Minimum Qualifications

Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.


A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate; and

A passing score on pre-employment testing; and

20 net words per minute on a typing test; or 70 gross keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy on a data entry test; and

No Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions within lifetime.

Additional Requirements

  • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess various licenses or certifications at time of hire or within the probationary period, or obtain them within a specified period of time after hire or appointment to the classification.
  • Possession of a valid Florida driver's license at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months.
  • No illegal drug use after 30 years of age.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.


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