St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, St. Augustine, FL

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Corrections Deputy

at St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, St. Augustine, FL

Posted: 7/26/2019
Job Reference #: 5100
Keywords: security

Job Description

Title:Corrections Deputy
ID:5100
Division/Section:Corrections
Pay Grade:Sworn
Status:Full-Time
Starting Salary:$40,000
FLSA Class:Non-Exempt
Blood/Viral Pathogen Risk:Foreseeable Risk
Retirement Class:Special Risk
Position Concept:
The purpose of the Corrections (CORR) Deputy’s position is to provide for the care, custody and control of inmates while maintaining security of the facility in accordance with Agency policy/procedures, Florida Model Jail Standards and Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission. This responsibility encompasses outside work details, transporting inmates to and from facilities, and detention within the facilities. This position is responsible for responding to the needs of inmates while ensuring a safe and secure environment for inmates, citizens and other employees. A CORR deputy must maintain an alertness of his/her surroundings while on-duty, must be able to exercise control and apply response to resistance, physical or otherwise, as necessary to provide for his/her safety as well as safety of others. Work involves an element of personal danger requiring the ability to cope with stressful situations and the ability to interpret and describe facts and events accurately. A CORR deputy is responsible for the accurate recording of information, such as logs and reports. Regardless of assignment, the primary task of any CORR deputy is to provide for the care, custody and control of inmates and maintaining security while demonstrating a professional attitude, abiding by the code of ethics and treating others with dignity and respect. While the position of full time CORR deputy enjoys the benefits as provided by career service, placement into any particular assignment is temporary and all CORR deputies shall be assigned as the Sheriff directs to best meet the needs of the Agency. Examples of assignment for a CORR Deputy include, but are not limited to, Booking, Community Work Release Center, Courthouse Security, Main Detention Unit, Programs, Transportation, and Work Squad.

Qualifications Required:
  • Minimum of 19 years of age
  • High School Graduate or Equivalency
  • CJSTC Correctional Officer Certificate
  • Any requirements established by FDLE, CJSTC (see FS 943)
  • Maintenance of certification as required by CJSTC (Rule 11B-27)
  • Valid FL Driver’s License
  • Type 25 WPM accurately

Environmental Conditions:
  • Position is considered an essential tactical position
  • Works inside or outside the Correctional facilities
  • Schedules may vary based on job assignment
  • Holidays, weekends and rotating shift work may be required
  • Position is subject to mandatory overtime requirements as needed
  • Hands on or close personal contact with inmates
  • Threat of bodily harm is foreseeable
  • Exposure to elements, hazardous conditions and pathogens is foreseeable
Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • SJSO Policy and Procedures
  • Florida Model Jail Standards
  • Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission standards
  • SJSO Databases and queries
  • Source methods for data
  • Data processing methods
  • Computers/software/office equipment/printers

Skills:
  • Computer
  • Time Management
  • Organizational
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Problem solving
  • Conflict resolution
  • Situational awareness
  • Decision – making
  • Reading comprehension
Ability to:
  • Shoot the state 40 round stationary course
  • Agency combat course (shooting on the move, kneeling standing, prone position, shooting behind cover and qualify with a standard 12 gauge shotgun and handgun)
  • Operate motor vehicle
  • Read/write/speak English
  • Prepare clear/concise/comprehensive reports
  • Enter/retrieve computer data
  • Act quickly/calmly in emergencies
  • Communicate effectively (to include radio transmission)
  • Describe/analyze/interpret facts/events accurately
  • Perform all the essential duties and requirements of the CORR deputy’s position regardless of percentage of time or frequency of occurrence of any particular task/duty
  • Visual acuity to distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things in various times of the day and under various conditions
  • Maintain confidential information

Physical Requirements:
  • Intermittent performance of physically demanding work may be necessary in emergency situations or events such as restraining and/or securing inmate(s)
  • Climb stairs in a multi-level building
  • Frequent, squatting, kneeling, running, climbing
  • May involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of extremely heavy objects (150+ pounds)
  • May require the supervision/instruction of inmates in the use of operational equipment used for landscaping, roadside/recreational parks cleanup, debris removal and all other assigned work details
  • See at normal range or with accommodations
  • Hear at normal level or with accommodations
  • Speak understandably
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ambulate independently
  • Recognize colors
  • Sense of smell

Essential Functions: Attached is a list of tasks, policies and proficiencies for this position, all of which are considered essential, as well as any statements contained within this page. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves, other employees, or the public. This job description in no way states or implies the attached duties are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his/her supervisor.

Revised: 9/29/14