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Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Tampa, FL, United States
7 days ago
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Tampa, Florida, United States
7 days ago


The training consists of a 2-week academy orientation, 12-week academy, and approximately 8-week post academy training. The Sheriff's Office provides all books, materials, and uniforms (excluding footwear). Those selected for hire will receive pay and full benefits during the training period. After this training is completed, the recruit is sworn in and their salary increases to the salary of a certified Detention Deputy. Learn to maintain order and physical custody of inmates in a detention facility, courthouse complex, or other areas to provide a safe and secure environment.

Duties & Responsibilities
Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.
Note for Trainees: Trainees are expected to learn the following duties while in a trainee status.

• Provide 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.
• Conduct frequent security checks for evidence of unauthorized activities and infractions of rules, respond to situations, and document accordingly.
• Receive and process inmates from officers and the courts, maintain inmates’ property, and direct inmates throughout the intake process.
• Maintain security and custody of volatile and violent inmates.
• Observe conduct and behavior of inmates, respond to and control emergency situations, and use appropriate levels of force to control combative, volatile, or hostile offenders.
• Schedule, supervise, and cancel inmate visitations.
• Supervise the dispensing of food in a timely fashion to inmates, ensuring compliance of all health and safety regulations.
• Supervise inmates and trusty-inmate work crews.
• Conduct metal and x-ray detection of individuals and materials before entering facilities, perform necessary searches for weapons and contraband, and complete reports.
• Inspect cells, housing areas, locks, windows, grills, doors, gates, and perimeters of buildings and grounds for security purposes.
• Transport inmates to other facilities as required.
• Run daily reports as required.
• Enter information into a database to capture daily activities.
• Communicate with the public, respond to questions, and assist as necessary.
• Operate a master control center as required.
• Perform other related duties as required.


Minimum Education & Experience
• A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.

Additionally, the following are required:
• 19 years of age or older.
• United States citizen.
• Of good moral character.
• Six months tobacco free at time of application.
• Live within Hillsborough County or within Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Lake, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, or Sumter County as long as the residence is located within the 60-mile parameter of Falkenburg Road Jail at the time of appointment/employment.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60915980
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Detention Deputy Trainee
  • Company Name: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
  • Area of Expertise: Corrections Officer/Jailer
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: None
  • Salary: $20.31 - $24.96 (Hourly Wage)

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