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Small Arms Armorer/Training Specialist

  • Job Code: W2792
  • Pay Grade:WO
  • Pay Scale:$23.30-$42.23 Hourly; $48,464.00-$87,838.40 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Perform small arms and ammunition inventory control and maintenance and corresponding training management duties.

Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Research, assess, develop, implement, evaluate, revise, and provide instructional curricula and/or programs for sworn and civilian personnel to maximize student acquisition and retention of knowledge, skills, abilities, and perspectives.
  • Maintain small arms weapons, ammunition, and firearms related equipment accountability as determined by the division commander.
  • Repair and maintain weapons; issue ammunition.
  • Requisition weapons and ammunition and related supplies and equipment.
  • Conduct weapons training.
  • Be responsible for firing range security and safety.
  • Schedule and monitor the use of firing range facilities and equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of small arms operation, repair, and maintenance.
  • Considerable knowledge of small arms training methods and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of small arms range operations and equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of small arms range security and safety procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of ammunition nomenclature.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate
  • Two years of experience as an armorer, gunsmith, or firing range official or small arms instructor.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.

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