All candidates for this position are required to possess a valid certification by the State of Florida as a Correctional Officer and be in compliance with FDLE requirements.
Perform security duties maintaining order and physical custody of inmates in a jail system or courthouse complex. Responsible for the care, custody, and control of persons to include; booking and releasing offenders, maintaining security of the facility, and escorting offenders within and/or outside the secure confines of the jail.
After selection, candidates will attend 8 weeks of classroom/practical module training.
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: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.
Possession of a valid certification by the State of Florida as a Correctional Officer (Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Basic Recruit Certificate); and
Two years experience as a state, county, or city correctional officer; and
A high school diploma or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Be 19 years of age or older; and
Be a United States citizen; and
Successful completion of pre-employment testing including the Correctional Basic Abilities Test (Correctional BAT) and the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB); and
Be six (6) months tobacco free at the time of application; and
Must live within Hillsborough County OR live within Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Lake, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, or Sumter County as long as the residence is located within the 60-mile parameter of Falkenburg Road Jail at the time of appointment.
Successful completion of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Detention Deputy Trainee program.