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Booking Clerk

  • Job Code: W2916
  • Pay Grade:WH
  • Pay Scale:$15.48-$27.87 Hourly; $32,198.40-$57,969.60 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Perform clerical tasks involving the processing of detainees into the detention facility.

Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Obtain initial personal data from detainees being processed into a detention facility through personal interviews.
  • Enter information and charges into the computer using appropriate format, codes, and abbreviations.
  • Write assigned booking numbers on detainees’ wristbands.
  • Take identifiable thumbprints from detainees and transfer them to cards for identification purposes.
  • Review criminal report affidavits received from law enforcement officers for accuracy.
  • Conduct check of county, state, federal, and nationwide warrants to ensure detainees do not have outstanding warrants.
  • Respond to inquiries and search files for requested information.
  • Maintain files and records and produce reports.
  • Determine if there are outstanding domestic violence injunctions against detainees.
  • Research computerized records to determine if inmates under 18 years of age have been sentenced as juveniles or adults.
  • Maintain court orders signed by judges for reduced or $0 bonds.
  • Notify supervisor if inmates are eligible for administrative release.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of general office policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Working knowledge of the functions, services, procedures, and regulations concerning detention center intake processing.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instruction.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to work with antagonistic persons or with the public under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to proof own work and the work of others.
  • Ability to perform accurate computations and verification of data.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to use a computer terminal to quickly and accurately enter and retrieve data.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Two years of clerical experience.
  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Successful completion of a secretarial, business and office technology, or office professional training program.
  • One year of clerical experience.
  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • One year of clerical experience.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.
  • 20 net words per minute on a typing test; or 70 gross keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy on a data entry test.

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. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored 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.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training