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Orange County Sheriff's Office

Court Security Deputy Sheriff, Full-time

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Description

***$2,000 Signing Allowance for Full-time Court Security Deputies employed for the August 9, 2019 BRT Class ***

The incumbent in this position is responsible for maintaining law and order in and around the courtroom, ensuring the protection and safety of persons in and around the courtroom, and expediting courtroom proceedings by preparing the courtroom, ensuring the prisoner's prompt appearance in court, and following directives from the judge.

Requirements
  • Must be Florida Certified or Currently Attending a Florida Law Enforcement Officer Academy:
  • Florida Certified (vested with authority to bear arms and make arrests): Must have a valid certificate of completion from a Florida law enforcement officer academy and a passing score on the state law enforcement officer certification exam.
  • Currently Attending an Academy: Must be currently attending a Florida law enforcement officer academy. Must obtain a passing score on the state law enforcement officer certification exam prior to receiving a conditional offer.
  • Must meet one of the education/employment options
  • Option 1: Full-time, discipline-free employment (last three years from date of application).
  • Option 2: Two years of active military duty or four continuous years of reserve/guard duty.
  • Option 3: Two years of full-time law enforcement or related experience (e.g., corrections, emergency communications, fire/rescue, security).
  • Option 4: Two years of accredited college (60 credit hours).
  • Option 5: A combination of the above.
  • Accredited high school or GED diploma.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Valid driver’s license for the last year and have no more than two moving violations over the past three years. Other driving history will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Must not have been convicted of a DUI (or any reduced charge such as reckless driving) within the past five years. Other driving history will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony.
  • Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral character, false statements, perjury or domestic violence.
  • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces.
  • No illegal drug usage over the past three years. Other drug usage will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Good physical condition.
  • Vision of 20/40 corrected or better.
  • Applicants with body ornamentation (tattoos) shall not have any visible body ornamentation on the head, face, and neck area, which includes the visible skin while wearing a collared uniform shirt with an unbuttoned top button. Employees shall not have any visible body ornamentation located on the hands which is defined as the area from wrist to fingertips; however, a tattoo simulating a wedding ring on the ring finger of the left hand will not be considered excessive as described herein. Applicants are encouraged to read the agency body ornamentation policy before applying.

A Court Security Deputy has a two year commitment of service as a Court Security Deputy (CSD). If the employee decides to pursue a career change to the position of Deputy Sheriff, he/she requests permission to the Human Resources Director via the chain of command to apply for Deputy Sheriff in Uniform Patrol. The request can be submitted as early as 18 months of employment. Once written approval is received by Human Resources Division, Recruiting and Background Section completes an abbreviated selection process (updated background). The file is reviewed by the Sheriff for a conditional offer of employment as a Deputy Sheriff in Uniform Patrol. Once a conditional offer of employment has been received, a medical exam and psychological evaluation are scheduled. After medical and psychological clearances are received, the employee is reclassified for the next certified hire date after completion of the two year CSD commitment of service.

The position as a CSD does not guarantee that the request for a career change will be approved.

CSD’s shall not be authorized to work off-duty in a sworn capacity.

Processing:

All candidates for court security deputy positions will participate in the following steps:

  • Online application
  • Written Skills Test
  • Voice Stress Analysis (truth verification)
  • Panel Interview
  • Complete Background Check
  • Medical exam & drug screen (after conditional job offer)
  • Psychological Evaluation (after conditional job offer)

Processing time on average is 4-6 months.

Salary:

  • $2,000 signing allowance for Full-time Court Security Deputies employed for the August 9, 2019 BRT class. (Rehired Orange County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff, Reserve Deputy II hired candidates, and current OCSO employee reclassifications are not eligible for the $2,000 signing allowance.)
  • $42,827 - Candidates with less than 4 years full-time law enforcement officer experience and are Florida certified (vested with authority to bear arms and make arrests).
  • $44,969 - Candidates with 4 or more years of full-time law enforcement officer experience and are Florida certified (vested with authority to bear arms and make arrests).

Benefits:

All full-time employees of the Orange County Sheriff's Office receive an excellent benefits and compensation package.

  • Sheriff contributes majority of cost for medical coverage.
  • Life insurance and long term disability insurance is provided by Sheriff; employees may elect to purchase additional coverage.
  • Retirement benefits are provided by the Florida Retirement System.
  • Uniforms, weapons, and other equipment furnished.
  • Education incentive and reimbursement programs.
  • 12 vacation days per year/accrues at 3.69 hours bi-weekly.
  • Sick time accrues at 3.69 hours bi-weekly.
  • 12 paid holidays per year.
  • Gym facilities in many agency buildings.

Training:

Newly hired court security deputies (with or without law enforcement experience) must participate in Basic Recruit Training (BRT). This 8-week program covers all high liability areas, including driving, shooting, defensive tactics, running, fighting, and pepper spray and agency policies and procedures. After successfully completing Basic Recruit Training, new CSD’s complete 8 weeks of Court Security Deputy Training with a training officer. This training ensures that all new CSD’s are fully prepared to work in the Courthouse. CSD’s shall not be provided an agency vehicle but will still be required to successfully complete the OCSO’s Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations (LEVO) program.

Promotions:

Court Security Deputy positions do not offer any promotional opportunities.

In order to be considered for this position, you MUST complete your online application on https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ocso

This posting is for the Orange County Sheriff's Office located in Orlando, Florida.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is a Veteran Friendly, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Information
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida, 32804, United States
  • Job ID:
    48943134
  • Posted:
    June 11, 2019
  • Position Title:
    Court Security Deputy Sheriff, Full-time
  • Company Name:
    Orange County Sheriff's Office
  • Industry:
    Sheriffs Office
  • Discipline:
    Law Enforcement - Entry Level (officer/deputy/trooper/agent)
  • Entry Level:
    No
  • Salary:
    $42,827.00 - $44,969.00 (Yearly Salary)
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