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Certified Corrections Deputy

at Manatee County Sheriff's Office

Pay: $21.73 to $34.82/hour
$21.73 - $34.82
Posted: 7/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2516547

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Description of Duties

Performs sworn corrections deputy duties involving the care, custody, and physical restraint, when necessary, of prisoners or inmates within a corrections facility, while on work details, or while being transported outside the facility. Responsibilities include booking and releasing offenders; maintaining security of the facility; enforcing security rules, regulations and procedures; and escorting offenders within and/or outside the secure confines of the corrections facility.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to physically handle and control inmates resisting detention.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to take criticism and verbal abuse from inmates and their visitors  without reacting in a negative manner  and project an image of self-confidence and control.
  • Ability to anticipate potential adverse or unsafe situations and react according to agency policy and procedures.
  • Ability to rapidly shift between dissimilar tasks.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly to emergency  situations; make effective decisions while in stressful  situations and circumstances, and use physical force necessary to defend oneself and others.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures used in the operation of a corrections facility including use of restraint devices, inmate control, communication/dispatch codes and signals and officer safety techniques
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws concerning Criminal Justice System.
  • Knowledge of first-aid and CPR techniques.
  • Knowledge of the facility layout including location of sally port controls, cell locks, control panels, secure perimeters, and emergency and safety equipment commonly used in a secure facility.
  • Knowledge of how to search/inspect for and recognize contraband/weapons or unauthorized activities.
  • Skill in searching/inspecting individuals, materials, and facilities for contraband/weapons and unauthorized activities.
  • Skill in the use of computers, two-way radio communications, and various other equipment used to perform daily functions of position.
  • Skill in the use of firearms, less-lethal weapons and various restraint devices.
  • Intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, and climbing.
  • May involve lifting,carrying, pushing, and/or pulling.
  • Must be able to exert up to 150 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Tasks may also involve standing, sitting, or walking for long periods.
  • Visual perception and discrimination is required as well as being able to isolate and distinguish critical sounds.

Tasks and Policies

  • Supervises meal periods, inmate visitations and inmate and trustee-inmate work details in and out of the facility or during recreational activities.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding status of inmates, visiting procedures and other related correction facility procedures.
  • Completes and maintains accurate records, logs, incident reports, court paperwork, or affidavits in accordance with agency policy and state statutes.
  • Operates computerized management information systems to retrieve or enter information.
  • Maintains accountability for tools, equipment, and facility keys.
  • Observes inmate behaviors and physical conditions. Counsels inmates and reports unusual changes. Obtains appropriate assistance for treatment when needed and administers first aid in an emergency.
  • Provides direct supervision and documentation of inmates and their movement within housing areas of a correction facility, secure perimeter, or while transporting including verifying accurate identification and counts.
  • Processes inmates received from officers and the courts.
  • Maintains inmate property and assigns proper level of confinement.
  • Conducts a variety of searches/inspections and/or pat downs of individuals, materials, and facilities for contraband, evidence, escape attempts, unauthorized articles, weapons, evidence of unauthorized activities, and rule infractions.
  • Escorts inmates to and from cells. May transport inmates to other facilities as required.
  • Arrives on time for work, limits breaks, and lunches to  the allotted time, and leaves on time. Uses leave in accordance with General Orders; communicates and  cooperates with management in providing proper notice of leave; patterns and amounts of leave usage (not including legitimate, properly scheduled and approved  leave and protected leave).
  • Volume of work accomplished is consistent with position requirements and produced within quality tolerance standards.
  • Works with other team members to achieve group goals by contributing ideas in group settings, accepting ideas contributed by others, operating within team rules, participating in team meetings, working with team members to improve job knowledge and skills, putting team goals over personal goals, and supporting team leaders once decisions are made.
  • Follows standard office procedures, safety policies and procedures and agency General Orders.
  • Maintains good interpersonal relations (the manner in which the employee responds emotionally and verbally) with the public, other employees, and supervisors. This policy also relates to the image the employee projects and includes cleanliness and personal grooming.
  • Operates and cares for equipment, tools, and vehicles according to prescribed standards and schedules.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Corrections certification is required.
  • Must qualify with firearms and maintain firearms proficiency.
  • Valid Florida driver license required.
If you are certified in Corrections in another state, federal agency, or if you have more than four years break in Corrections certification, you may be exempted from attending the full basic recruit academy, and you qualify for an Out-Of State Equivalency. To determine if you meet the requirements please contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Assessment Center. Click here