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Alcohol Breath Testing Unit Supervisor

  • Job Code: W2778
  • Pay Grade:WM
  • Pay Scale:$20.60-$37.28 Hourly; $42,848.00-$77,542.40 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Perform technical and supervisory work analyzing content of breath samples under the general supervision of an immediate supervisor who evaluates performance through observation of work, periodic conferences, critiques, and/or records and reports. Primary duties include supervising a staff of technicians, maintaining documentation, and monitoring the quality and accuracy of analyses.

Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Arrange work schedules, evaluate performance, and supervise activity of assigned technicians.
  • Prepare personnel and payroll documents and statistical reports.
  • Order supplies and maintain inventories.
  • Train technicians in preparation and maintenance of logs, operation of breath testing machines, and the use of cameras and recorders in sobriety tests.
  • Maintain relationship with assistant state attorneys to stay current with applicable statutes, court procedures, and other sources of information related to alcohol breath testing.
  • Review tests for accuracy, ensure evidence chain of custody is maintained, and testify to basic alcohol physiology and testing procedures.
  • 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.
  • Possession of a current State of Florida permit to conduct chemical analysis.
  • Four years of experience in alcohol breath testing or related procedures.

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