POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: DETENTION DEPUTY
The Bay County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for CERTIFIED Detention Deputy positions. Work location will be at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Jail Facility, 5700 Star Lane. The base compensation for this position is $37,000.00. Extra pay: up to $2,000 based on experience, up to $500 Longevity Incentive, plus education incentive and special team pay.
Retirement through Florida Retirement System. Free life insurance. Eighty hours of paid holiday leave per year. Ninety-six hours of paid sick leave per year with a sick leave incentive of no use of sick leave in a calendar year earns an extra sixteen hours of vacation leave. Ninety-six hours of paid vacation leave per year. Seventeen paid military days per year. Uniforms and needed equipment furnished. Offer major family medical, dental and vision coverages. Optional cafeteria (tax) plan. Optional additional insurances. Covered under Career Protection Act.
Read, comprehend and implement actions required to carry out post orders written for assigned post. Monitor the safety practices and the preparation and dissemination of reports as required by policy. Perform searches of people and 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. Function in confined areas including such things as serving food, working rotating shifts, extended patrol and physically checking doors and gates to ensure they are secure. Issue clothing and linen to housing units and requisitioned supplies as directed. Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of inmates and others encountered in an antagonistic environment. Take appropriate action to prevent or diffuse potentially disruptive situations. Ability to remain alert and react quickly and calmly in 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.
(1) Graduation from high school or GED. (2) Certified as a Detention/Correctional Officer in the State of Florida. Applicants will be required to pass a physical abilities test to proceed further in the Selection Process (Must have physician’s release to participate in physical abilities test!). (3) A valid Florida driver's license. (4) Clean criminal background.
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 www.bayso.org. (2) Must complete and include all documentation requested within the application. Those individuals with applications on file must update if necessary. All applications shall be submitted to the Personnel Section. Additional inquiries can be made to the Personnel Section, at (850) 215-5599 or 215-5097.
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