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Job Title: Detention Deputy Trainee
Hiring Organization: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Salary Range: $17.23 while in training and $44,335.20 after certification
Closing Date: 08/31/2014
Job Location: Florida
Description: Major Duties (Not limited to the following):
  • Providing direct and remote supervision of inmates within housing and other areas of a jail, a courthouse complex, or secure perimeter as assigned to maintain a safe and secure environment.
  • Conducting frequent security checks for evidence of unauthorized activities and infractions of rules, responds to situations, and documents accordingly.
  • Receiving and processes inmates from officers and the courts, maintains inmates' property and directs inmates throughout the intake process.
  • Maintaining security and custody of volatile and violent inmates.
  • Observing conduct and behavior of inmates, responding to and controls emergency situations, and using appropriate levels of force to control combative, volatile, or hostile offenders.
  • Scheduling, supervising and canceling inmate visitations.
  • Supervising the dispensing of food in a timely fashion to inmates, ensuring all health and safety regulations are complied with.
  • Supervising inmates and trustee-inmates work crews.
  • Conducting metal and x-ray detection of individuals and materials before entering facilities, performing necessary searches for weapons and contraband, and completing reports.
  • Inspecting cells, housing areas, locks, windows, grills, doors, gates and perimeters of buildings and grounds for security purposes.
  • Transporting inmates to other facilities as required.
  • Running daily reports as required.
  • Entering information into a database to capture daily activities.
  • Communicating with the public.
  • Operating a master control center as required.
  • Performing other related duties as required.
Special Instructions: Detention Deputy Trainee

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office located in Tampa, Florida is actively recruiting for Detention Deputy Trainees. The recruitment period will remain open until further notice.

Background:The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Tampa, Florida is among the largest Sheriff’s Offices in the U.S. and is nationally accredited. The Sheriff's Office provides progressive law enforcement, detention, court security and 9-1-1 dispatch services for the more than 700,000 residents of unincorporated Hillsborough County, Florida. The agency is responsible for a jurisdiction of close to 1,000 square miles, and is ranked among the largest suburban county law enforcement agency in the nation. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office operates on an annual budget of more than $300 million and employs more than 3,600 people, including more than 1230 sworn law enforcement deputies and 970 detention deputies. The HCSO conducts law enforcement operations from a Sheriff's Operation Center, four uniformed Patrol districts and twenty-seven Community Stations located throughout the entire county.

The training consists of a two week Sheriff's Orientation Training (S.O.T.), a four month academy and 9 weeks of module training. The Sheriff's Office will provide all books, materials, and uniforms (excluding footwear). Those selected for hire will receive $17.23 per hour (40 hour work week) and full benefits during this training period. After this training is completed the recruit is certified and the salary increases to $44,335.20 per year as a certified law enforcement deputy.

For further information please contact the Recruitment and Screening Section at 813-247-8070
Additional Online Information: www.joinhcso.com
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