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Process Server

  • Job Code: W2739
  • Pay Grade:WI
  • Pay Scale:$16.29-$29.36 Hourly; $33,883.20-$61,068.80 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Perform duties in the field serving subpoenas and court orders.

Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Receive and serve civil process such as subpoenas and court orders.
  • Perform investigations to locate persons who have moved, are hostile, or otherwise attempting to avoid being served with court process.
  • Prepare reports of services and make returns to courts of origin.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the service of subpoenas, non-enforceable court orders, and notices.
  • Some knowledge of court practices and procedures applicable to court process.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to pursue an evasive subject on foot, up or down stairs, over minor obstacles, or through rough terrain.
  • Ability to recognize evasive subjects by photograph or personal descriptions.
  • Ability to operate mobile voice and digital communications equipment.
  • Ability to follow maps and street guides.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.
  • Ability to read and comprehend job related materials.
  • Willingness to interact with uncooperative or hostile members of the public.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • One year of public contact work experience.

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