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Experienced Detention Deputy ($5,000 HIRING INCENTIVE - SEE JOB POSTING)

A Detention Deputy is a uniformed officer who is responsible for the care, custody, control and re-entry of sentenced and non-sentenced inmates.   As a detention deputy, your role includes helping provide offenders with the tools necessary to become law abiding citizens upon release. Detention Deputies maintain a consistent routine and demeanor while supervising offenders.

Position: Experienced Detention Deputy ($5,000 HIRING INCENTIVE - SEE JOB POSTING)
Organization: Seminole County Sheriff's Office - John E. Polk Correctional Facility
Location: Sanford,  FL 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 5/30/2024

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the safety and security of inmates  
  • Supervising inmates to prevent altercations
  • Maintaining accurate count and current location of all inmates
  • Communicate effectively and coherently with other officers and inmates
  • Demonstrate communications skills in court and other formal settings  
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the area of assigned responsibility
  • Perform crisis intervention functions to include counseling, suicide prevention, recognizing abnormal behavior, and taking appropriate action
  • Maintains detailed documentation

Detention Deputies that are sworn in as Dual Certified will be required to facilitate any necessary arrests or detainment of individuals within the scope of their job or specialized position.  May be required to investigate crimes committed within a Seminole County Sheriff's Office Facility.  This includes the John E. Polk correctional facility, Courthouses, Juvenile Facilities and Seminole County Probation facilities.  If being utilized on a specialized enforcement team than the Dual Certified Detention Deputy may make lawful arrests and or detentions during the operational need only.


Minimum Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED

  • A citizen of the United States
  • 18 years of age
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, nor have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Must possess and maintain valid Florida Driver's License
  • All applicants must possess a State of Florida Certificate of Completion and/or Certification of Compliance, but are NOT required to have any prior work experience in the field of Corrections
  • All applicants will be required to take a Physical Abilities Test (P.A.T.), Civil Service written examination, and Firearms qualification. Applicants must score at least 70% on the Civil Service examination in each of the four (4) sections (math, reading comprehension, grammar, and report writing) and must pass the firearms qualification test with a score of 32 out of 40
Status: This listing expires on: 7/14/2024
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Seminole County Sheriff's Office - John E. Polk Correctional Facility
100 Eslinger Way

Sanford,  FL 32773
United States
(407) 665-6685
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