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Corrections Officer Trainee
Corrections Officer Trainees play a vital role within the Corrections department. Trainees will attend the academy before becoming certified Corrections Officers. Trainees will learn inmate supervision, transport of inmates and inmate safety, among other important task associated with being a Corrections Officer.  Apply now to start your career in Corrections with Pasco County BOCC.
Position: Corrections Officer Trainee
Organization: Pasco County Board of County Commissioners
Location: Land O Lakes,  FL 
United States
Salary: 23.53/hour
Posting Start Date: 6/15/2023
Date Posted: 5/29/2024
Essential Job Functions

Academy training includes:

Inmate supervision to include: Maintain care, custody and control of inmates, conduct security/WBC checks on inmates, classify inmates, conduct cell area searches, confiscate contraband, monitor and supervise inmates, operate electronic surveillance equipment, escort inmates within the facility, communicate with inmates, ensure inmate safety, conduct inmate searches, observe/evaluate inmate behavior; Perform sanitation inspections, evaluate/accommodate the needs of disabled inmates, process special risk inmates, supervise and monitor civilian personnel within the units, ensure all inmate activities are documented, supervise cell cleanup, transport inmates to other locations/facilities when needed, complete disciplinary reports on inmates, maintain all logs, JMS reports and inspections.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of Florida Statutes/County Codes/Florida Model Jail Standards
  • Knowledge of weapon and gun safety
  • Knowledge of Officer Safety Skills
  • Radio Procedures
  • Application and Use of Force
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Ability to listen and comprehend radio traffic
  • interviewing and interrogation skills
  • Knowledge of computer software and hardware systems
  • Ability to relate well to the public
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to make sound decisions and use independent judgements, technical, and professional decisions on a daily basis
  • Possess short/long term memory
  • Detect and discern odors
  • Ability to attend and complete training academy
Minimum Requirements
PHYSICAL SKILLS/WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and visual communication. Ability to use force, willingness to use necessary force (including deadly force), ability to hear conversation at a normal level (assisted/unassisted), vision correctable to 20/30 in each eye.  Must be able to perform the physical standards required for the job. This position is 85 hours bi-weekly. 

The following are conditions/hazards/circumstances/situations that may be encountered in the course of performing the essential functions of the job described. This list is inclusive but not limited to: Exposure to the elements, stress physical assaults, verbal assaults, exposure to infectious diseases, blood and viral pathogens.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.  Applicant must successfully complete academy.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:  Must possess a valid Florida driver's license.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Unescorted CJIS clearance as authorized by FDLE is required. May require occasional travel to other locations within and outside County areas.

ADA STATEMENT:  A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE:  Pasco County is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES:  All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an emergency. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens. 
VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.



Status: This listing expires on: 7/13/2024
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Organization Information
Pasco County Board of County Commissioners
20101 Central Blvd

Land O Lakes,  FL 34637
United States
(727) 847-8030 x8350
Valerie Vitello