Detention Deputy Trainee

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office - Tampa, Florida

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$17.23 hourly

Job 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.

Additionan Information

NOTE: All candidates will attend the Sheriff's Orientation Training (SOT) and detention academy. 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 Detention Deputy. For more information visit

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: None
Desired Skills & Experience Minimum Qualifications:
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • A United States Citizen
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of application and a valid Florida driver's license at time of appointment.
  • Must possess a certified copy of a Birth Certificate.
  • Must possess a Social Security card.
  • Must complete the prescribed Physical Abilities Assessment (PAA).
  • Provide a copy of military discharge, DD-214 (if applicable).
  • May not have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Must pass prescribed physical examination.
  • Applicant's vision must meet Florida Drivers License requirements.
  • Cannot have tattoos that are visible to the public while wearing the standard uniform of the day or Class A uniform (long sleeve).
  • Must not have used any illegal drugs within 36 months of making application or after the age of 30.
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • No felony convictions, arrests or other law enforcement interaction involving perjury, false statements, domestic violence or criminal traffic offenses will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • Will undergo criminal records check which includes fingerprints.
  • Must be six (6) months tobacco free at the time of application.
  • Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation and polygraph examination.

Contact Informaton

R Lozada

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 3371
Tampa, Florida 33601
phone: (813) 247-0870

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