Deputy - Detention and Corrections

Deputy (Corrections)
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office - Largo, Florida

Sep 13, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$65,000 annual

Job Description

Under general supervision of a Detention Sergeant, performs corrections work of average difficulty and responsibility in dealing with persons under confinement and includes the care, custody, restraint, general welfare of inmates detained at the Department of Detention and Corrections, and other related duties as required by direction or assignment. Work is performed with some independence and deputy must be able to exercise good judgment and initiative in handling routine and emergency situations. Positions require the member to work on rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Duties are generally performed on an assigned shift at an assigned facility, but the deputy may be called upon to continue assigned duties or perform work assignments on other shifts and/or at such times as directed to best fill the efficient and effective operations of the Sheriff’s Office. Work is reviewed through personal observation, inspections and by discussion and review of daily reports for adherence to prescribed methods and procedures.

This position requires that the applicant be at least 19 years of age and meet the requirements and standards of the Florida (CJSTC) Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as authorized by F.S.S. 943.13.

Up to 5 years experience pay for Certified Detention Deputies.

With three (3) or more years Certified Detention experience, eligible to receive:

  • Signing bonus = $20,000
  • Relocation Stipend to Pinellas County:
  • From out-of-state = $3,000
  • From Manatee, Hillsborough, Pasco or Hernando Counties = $500
  • From all other Florida locations = $1,500

With less than three (3) years Certified Detention experience, eligible to receive:

  • Signing bonus = $20,000

** 10% shift differential for night shift **

Applicants must be tobacco/nicotine free for six months prior to submitting application and during length of employment.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office strives to provide our employees with the best benefits possible. Some of the benefits are Annual Leave (120 hours), Health Insurance, Wellness Incentives, and Education Assistance Program.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is an EEO/ADA employer and is committed to being a drug free workplace.


Any questions can be directed to Human Resources at 727-582-6208

Additional Information

• Requires that the member be at least 19 years of age.

• High school graduation or equivalent diploma from an institution accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U. S. Dept. of Education or licensed as a degree granting institution by the Commission for Independent Education.

• Certification of completion of correctional training as required by the State of Florida.

• Upon completion of training, must obtain certification by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as authorized by F.S.S. 943.13.

• Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License (minimum Class E).

• Consideration for this position requires a credit check.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 19 years of age minimum
  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: none

The physical abilities listed below are requirements to perform the essential functions and responsibilities.

• Requires satisfactory medical standards as stated on FDLE form CJSTC 75A, agency medical physical clearance form, and the following:

o Visual acuity of 20/30 vision standard in each eye; if corrective lenses must be used to satisfy 20/30 vision standard, uncorrected vision should be no worse than 20/100 in each eye.

o Hearing acuity, single hearing levels should not exceed 25 decibels at either 500, 1000, or 2000 Hz nor exceed 30 decibels at 3000 Hz frequencies in each ear.

• Ability to lift 50 lbs. from floor to waist.

• Ability to sit, stand and walk up to 12 hours per day.

• Ability to perceive sounds at normal voice range and sounds transmitted by radio and sirens.

• Ability to maintain a level of physical conditioning to be able to physically subdue and restrain inmates.

• Ability to meet the physical conditioning requirements of periodic in-service training in all high liability areas (firearms, defensive tactics, A.S.P., tactical driving).

• Ability to render physical assistance.

• Ability to wear and use a Scott Air Pack on his/her back, which weighs approximately 30 lbs.

• Ability to climb standard stairs, while carrying a 12 gauge shotgun on a sling, which weighs approximately 8 pounds, or Scott Air Pack.

• Ability to operate authorized revolver or semi-automatic handguns designated by the agency from a standing, crouching, kneeling, or prone position with either hand with accuracy; essentials for this requirement shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following: grip, stance, sighting under various lighting conditions, trigger control, body positioning, drawing techniques and loading/unloading.

• Ability to drive a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.

• Ability to perform all functions of the job classification without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the work place.

This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be allinclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

Contact Information

Human Resources

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
10750 Ulmerton Rd. PO Box 2500
Largo, Florida 33778
phone: 1 727 582 6208

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