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About Position

Perform a variety of law enforcement support duties that do not require the direct involvement of a certified officer.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Provide miscellaneous support services throughout the assigned facility or unit.
  • Answer misdemeanor complaints of a non-priority, non-emergency nature not requiring full enforcement power.
  • Review public transportation permit applications and verify information is in accordance with county and state regulatory requirements.
  • Inspect vehicles for hire for compliance of condition, cleanliness, and safety requirements as specified by county and state laws and ordinances, issue correction cards and citations for violations, and testify as required to the nature of the violation.
  • Process updates and file official records of the unit to which assigned.
  • Operate magnetometers (metal detectors) and x-ray equipment to screen for concealed weapons or explosive devices.
  • Operate and monitor electronic security systems to facilitate the movement of personnel within a secured facility.
  • Control access of pedestrians and vehicular traffic into a facility or facility grounds.
  • Verify inmate or applicant status, location, or criminal history using a computer terminal.
  • Prepare and maintain visitor registration, tool inventory, or property control logs.
  • Respond to telephone inquiries or route calls to proper station.
  • Oversee the activities of inmates performing various work assignments inside and outside the facility.
  • Maintain statistical logs and incident reports to document daily activity of the facility assigned.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of office policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of county and state ordinances, laws and regulations pertaining to the area of assignment.
  • Working knowledge of record keeping and general office procedures.
  • Some knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain logs, files, and reports.
  • Ability to properly answer and route telephone calls.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to detect concealed weapons or explosive devices by operating x-ray equipment and metal detectors.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability and willingness to work day or night shifts or non-standard work hours/days.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a correctional facility setting.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in a subtropical climate in adverse weather conditions.

Required Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.
Note on Data Entry Testing: For the positions that require a data entry test, applicants must have either a passing score on a data entry test at 70 gross keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy or 20 net words per minute on a typing test.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No 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 background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our applicants and employees is critical to our success as a community partner. We seek to offer employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical/mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and military/veteran status. We proudly recognize veterans' preference and are committed to a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace. Job information is updated daily at noon.