Alcohol Breath Analysis Technician Trainee
- Job Code: W2775
- Pay Grade:WH
- Pay Scale:$15.48-$27.87 Hourly; $32,198.40-$57,969.60 Annually
Learn to collect, test, and analyze alcohol breath samples to be able to testify in court concerning sample collection, analysis procedures, results, and actions. Trainees must obtain a valid State of Florida permit to conduct breath alcohol testing as a breath test operator during the initial probationary period.
Duties & Responsibilities
Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.
Note for Trainees: Trainees are expected to learn the following duties while in a trainee status.
- Collect, test, and analyze breath samples from persons suspected of driving while intoxicated (DWI).
- Operate video cameras and recorders to film sobriety tests of persons suspected of DWI.
- Provide urinalysis test kits to law enforcement personnel, inform procedures to follow for test kit use, and provide a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Toxicologist form for specimen recording.
- Testify in court to facilitate the understanding of basic alcohol physiological effects and the methodology, procedures, and results obtained from alcohol chemical testing.
- Record, tabulate, and file sobriety videotapes and chemical tests for intoxication to maintain chain of custody.
- Enter driving under the influence (DUI) citation information and breath analysis test results into the Citation Tracking System (CITS).
- Demonstrate and explain chemical test and equipment to law enforcement personnel, the general public, and persons suspected of DUI.
- Type correspondence, memos, labels, and reports.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Working knowledge of state and county laws, ordinances, and regulations governing alcohol breath analysis.
- Working knowledge of court procedures and actions.
- Working knowledge of safety measures in the use of alcohol breath analysis equipment and supplies.
- Skill in the use of and care of alcohol breath analysis equipment and supplies.
- Skill in making presentations to groups.
- Ability to follow established procedures.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to handle difficult situations involving hostile individuals.
- Ability to handle confidential information.
- Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and develop logical conclusions.
- Ability to organize information into a logical presentation format.
- Ability to maintain work-related records and prepare reports.
- Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.
- Ability to use a computer and related software.
Minimum Education & Experience
- A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
Additionally, the following is required:
- No driving under the influence (DUI) convictions within lifetime.
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