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Corrections Deputy Certified

at Brevard County Sheriff's Office.

Pay: up to $19.29/hour
Salary : $19.29 Hourly
Posted: 10/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1611469
Keywords: security, alarm

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Corrections Deputy Certified
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$19.29 Hourly
Job Type:Full-time
Location: 860 Camp Rd., Cocoa, Florida
This class performs varied assignments maintaining order and discipline among detainees remanded to the custody of the Sheriff. This class is responsible for the supervision, protection, care, custody and control or investigation of incarcerated inmates and other detainees. This class works under general supervision and requires considerable judgment, initiative, and skill in a variety of situations.
 Position Duties:
The tasks below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
  • Observes work area and activities and reports/responds to any unusual or abnormal inmate behaviors or physical conditions; counsels inmates.
  • Maintains security and accountability for tools, equipment, and facility keys.
  • Accurately records and documents all required information pertaining to logs including but not limited to housing, 15 minute watch, single cell restriction, restraint, and confinement logs.
  • Conducts a variety of searches/inspections of individuals, materials and facilities for contraband, evidence, escape attempts, unauthorized articles, weapons, evidence of unauthorized activities, and rule infractions.
  • Provides direct supervision and documentation of inmates and their movement within the housing areas of the facility, secure perimeter or while transporting including verifying accurate identification and counts.
  • Controls, subdues, and restrains inmates by the use of proper restraining hold or device without causing undue pain or injury.
  • Responds in a timely manner to inmate requests for medical treatment and monitors the health and welfare of all inmates as assigned. Renders emergency first aid as required.
  • Responds to an escape or attempted escape by sealing off potential escape routes and uses the minimum amount of force required to stop the escapee(s) while maintaining control and custody of other inmates. Sound the alarm and report escape or attempted escape as soon as possible to the control room.
  • Resolves disruptive behavior by appropriate verbal orders, use of disciplinary procedures or appropriate use of force when needed. Must be able to defend themself, defend others or otherwise gain control of a physically resistant inmate..
  • Regular, dependable and punctual attendance is an essential function of this job.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be a U.S Citizen
  • Be at least 20 years of age(upon date of hire)
  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited educational facility
  • Valid Florida Drivers License (Must maintain for the duration of employment.)
  • Be of Good Moral Character
  • Certification by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Police Standards and Training Commission as Corrections Deputy.
  • This position requires a pre-employment medical and psychological examination, and successful completion of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office physical abilities test.)

 Additional Information:
HIRING BONUS: Corrections Deputy applicants who have at least two years of full-time experience as a Certified Corrections Deputy may receive a one-time hiring bonus of up to $3,000.00.
**all increases are subject to final budget approval by the Brevard County Commission.

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

  • Must be able to work day or night, weekends or holidays, any shift, any day of the week
  • Must be able to respond to the jail, to include routine days off and remain on site during significant emergency situations such as hurricanes, disturbances or other natural disasters.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the Sheriff's Office to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Promotional Process For Civil Service Classified Positions:
The hiring authority or designee will review the applications for civil service classified positions and interview eligible candidates. Interview/ORB results will be forwarded to the Sheriff or designee for approval. All requirements must be met by the time of application deadline.