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  • Detention Officer Recruit

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job Locations
    US-FL-Gainesville
    Closing Date
    9/30/2018
    Starting Pay
    USD $13.28/Hr.
    Above Base Potential
    1% above base up to 10% for experience.
    Bonus
    annual education incentive: Associate’s $996, Bachelor’s $2,004, Master’s $2,496
  • Overview

    A training position involving attendance at a recognized correctional academy for the express purpose of becoming an Alachua County Sheriff's Office Detention Officer.  This position requires commitment, diligence and initiative.

     

    Work is performed under the supervision of the Training Bureau Sergeants.  Performance is evaluated through observation and grades obtained.

    Responsibilities

    • Attend and successfully complete Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) basic corrections certification course.
    • Pass the FDLE state certification examination for corrections.
    • Meet all standards required for employment as an Alachua County Sheriff's Office Detention Officer.
    • This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of specific job function or tasks does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent to the position.

     

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    Maintain passing grades at the designated Correctional Academy to include:

    • Defensive tactics practical examination to include Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Spray and Taser
    • Qualify with issued firearms
    • Show improvement with physical fitness training
    • First Aid Practical 

    WORK CONDITIONS: 

     

    Work conditions and hours will vary according to the curriculum, sometimes to include classroom environment and strenuous physical indoor and outdoor activities.  Work may be performed in any weather conditions.

     

    CERTIFICATION AND LICENSING:

    • Current, valid Florida driver license

    EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

     

    Any combination of education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION:

    • High school diploma/GED

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Sit for extended periods.
    • Stand for extended periods.
    • See and hear at a normal range.
    • Ambulate independently.
    • Lift/carry 150+ pounds.
    • Bend and squat.
    • Manual dexterity.
    • Drive a vehicle.
    • Pass any required physical testing mandated by ACSO and/or FCJSTC.

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

     

    • Speak, read, write, and understand English fluently.
    • Ability to learn material presented at the Academy.
    • Ability to analyze problems quickly and effectively.
    • Ability to apply modern law enforcement principles/procedures to solve practical problems.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
    • Ability to comprehend and follow instructions/orders.
    • Good knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling.

     

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