POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: DETENTION OFFICER

SELECTION PROCESS MONITOR #: 10-010J

POSITION VACANCY

The Bay County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for CERTIFIED Detention/Correctional Officer positions at the Jail Facility.  Work location will be at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Jail Facility, 5700 Star Lane. This is for night shift positions, 6:00 P.M. To 6:00 A.M. The compensation for this position is $30,000.00.

BENEFITS

Retirement through Florida State Retirement system, wholly paid by the BCSO. $150,000 intentional act death, $50,000 occupational accidental death and $50,000 fresh pursuit/response to emergency accidental death insurance.  Ten paid holidays per year.  Twelve paid sick leave days per year.  Sick leave incentive: no use of sick leave in 12 months earns 2 days additional vacation leave.  Twelve paid vacation days per year.  Seventeen paid military days per year.  Uniforms and equipment furnished.   Major medical coverage (including family), 70% paid by BCSO.  Optional cafeteria plan.  Optional additional insurance coverage.  Affiliation with Tyndall Federal Credit Union and various banks.  Covered under Career Protection Act.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

Read and comprehend, including comprehension and implementation of actions required to carry out, specific post orders written for any assigned post.  Monitor the safety practices and the preparation and dissemination of safety and accident reports as required by policy; take appropriate action in cases of serious and unusual incidents and emergencies. Perform searches of people, objects capable of concealing contraband, buildings and outdoor areas which will involve detecting and identifying objects, moving throughout the facility building(s) and/or grounds for long periods of time and detaining people.  in functions in confined areas that such things as serving food, working rotating shifts, extended patrol and physically checking the doors, windows and other areas to ensure they are secure.  Issue clothing and linen to housing units and requisitioned supplies to staff as directed.  verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of inmates/residents and others, e.g. visitors and family members, encountered in an antagonistic environment.  Take appropriate action to prevent or diffuse potentially disruptive situations.  Communicate effectively and coherently with staff and visitors by giving information and directions, mediating disputes and advising of rights and processes. Demonstrate communication skills, including providing reliable testimony, in court and other formal settings. Read and comprehend documents, including comprehension and implementation of actions required in such documents as medical instructions, commitment orders, summons and other legal writs.  Endeavor to comply with the requirements of applicable regulations, laws, rules, procedures, policies, standards and/or contract. Remain alert at all times and react quickly, efficiently and calmly in emergency and other high stress situations.

 

NOTE: These are illustrative duties.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

                                                MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

(1)  Graduation from high school or GED.  (2)  Certified as a Detention/Correctional Officer in the State of Florida.  Applicants will also be required to pass a physical abilities test and written examination to proceed further in the Selection Process (Must have physician’s release to participate in physical!).
                                                                                                                                                                       
RESPONSE

Individuals interested in this position are required submit the following:

(1) A Bay County Sheriff's Office Application available through the Personnel Section, 5700 Star Lane, Panama City, FL 32404 or at http://www.bayso.org.  (2) Must complete and include all documentation requested within the application.  (3) Submit a Letter of Interest requesting consideration for a specific position by the Selection Process Monitor Number.  Those individuals with applications on file must update if necessary.  All applications shall be submitted to the Personnel Section, by 5:00 PM, on Monday, November 15, 2010.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

ADDITIONAL INQUIRY

Any questions in regard to this VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT should be made to the  Personnel Section, at (850) 215-5599 or 215-5097.

DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: November 5, 2010

THE BAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
THE BAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE