American Probation and Parole Association Career Center

Corrections Deputy

Suwannee County Sheriff's Office
Live Oak, Florida, United States
21 days ago


Corrections Deputies at SCSO have a base pay of $32,000/year plus a calculated amount for those with previous years of full-time career experience.

Corrections Deputies work in a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week secured facility. They are responsible for keeping order, enforcing rules and regulations and promoting positive correctional practices. The Corrections Deputy may perform other related duties and tasks, as required, and shall have the physical, mental and emotional abilities to perform the essential job duties of the position.

In order to apply for this position, please go to our website and fill out an application, then bring it to 200 S Ohio Ave, Suite 105 Live Oak, FL 32064 or come to our location and fill one out. Our notary services (for our applications) are free.

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type:

  • Full-time


  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan


  • 12 hour shift

Application Question(s):

  • Are you at least 19 years of age? (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • FDLE State Officer Certification (Required)
  • Florida Driver's License (Required)


Duties & Responsibilities: (The following duties are normal for this position and are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required at the discretion of the Sheriff)

  1. Oversees unit to provide care, custody, and control of inmates
  2. Maintains security of inmates, civilians, and staff during visitation, physical recreation and other inmate movements
  3. Verify inmate counts are conducted and accurately prepared
  4. Maintain visual contact of officers anytime they enter an inmate area
  5. Utilize inmate trustees to perform sanitation duties
  6. Record inmate movement (e.g. court, hospital, new housing/bed assignment, etc.)
  7. Utilize appropriate documentation for inmate accountability
  8. Be alert to all activities while monitoring inmates by audible and/or visual observation
  9. Provide inmates access to telephones according to the established schedule
  10. Responds to emergency situations and renders assistance outlined in the policies and procedures of the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division General Orders
  11. Transports inmates to appropriate locations and/or facilities
  12. Perform searches of people and objects capable of concealing contraband
  13. Maintain awareness of inmates at all times, checks physical and mental conditions, and take notice of any abnormal circumstances
  14. Prepare and submit proper documentation to the shift sergeant on duty should any unusual activity occur (e.g. inmate injury, inmate fight, etc.)
  15. Inspect his/her area of responsibility for maintenance discrepancies and notify the supervisor on duty
  16. Perform any other duties as required or directed by supervisors


  1. Be at least 19 years of age
  2. Be a citizen of the United States
  3. Have a Valid Driver's License
  4. Not have been convicted of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement
  5. Never received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States
  6. Be of good moral character
  7. Ability to pass a background investigation, drug screening, and physical examination by a licensed Physician.

Education and/or Experience

  1. High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  2. Taken and passed a Commission-approved Basic Abilities Test (BAT) (if not certified and attending a Florida Basic Recruit Training Program)
  3. Successful completion of the Florida Basic Recruit Training Program for the discipline or equivalency for out of state officers
  4. Achieved a passing score on the State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE)
  5. Knowledge of State and Federal law

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the importance of law enforcement work, the geography of the County, its unincorporated and the general roadway system of the County

Knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations

Knowledge of first aid practices

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions

Ability to react quickly and calmly to emergency situations

Ability to cope with stressful situations and perform calmly under such conditions

Ability to work closely with others as a team

Ability to prepare and present clear, accurate, concise and objective written and oral reports

Ability to enforce the law with firmness, tact and impartiality and to deal courteously with the public

Ability to recognize and understand the emotional and physical reactions of both victims and perpetrators of crimes

Ability to maintain a level of physical conditioning and be able to physically subdue, restrain and apprehend law violators

Ability to meet requirements of periodic in-service training in all high liability areas (firearms, defensive tactics, A.S.P., tactical driving, Taser, chemical spray)

Ability to render physical assistance to victims

Ability to adhere, at all times, to the standards and principles of honesty and integrity, and to keep your private life unsullied as an example to all

Ability to comply with the Drug Free Workplace Act Skill in calmly and systematically eliciting critical information from individuals whom may be injured or highly emotional

Skill in the proper and safe utilization of law enforcement issued equipment, radio communications equipment and mobile dispatch terminal

Skill in firearms to be able to operate authorized semi-automatic handguns, patrol rifle, shotgun designated by the agency from a standing, crouch, kneeling or prone position with either hand with accuracy; essentials for this requirement shall consist of, but not be limited to the following: grip, stance, sighting under various lighting conditions, trigger control, body positioning, drawing techniques and loading/unloading

Ability to perform all functions of the job classification without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the work place

Technology Equipment and Tool Skills

  1. Sally port controls
  2. Operation of cell locks
  3. Communications radio
  4. Weapons safety
  5. First aid & CPR
  6. Restraint devices

Physical Requirements The physical abilities listed below are estimates of time spend during a typical work day to perform essential functions and responsibilities. Members in this position may be required to:

  1. Sit for long periods
  2. Stand for long periods
  3. Should be able to walk at least five miles
  4. Ambulate independently
  5. Bend/squat
  6. See at normal range with or without accommodation
  7. Lift/drag/carry heavy objects up to 150 lbs.
  8. Speak English understandably
  9. Hear at a normal level with or without accommodation
  10. Sense of smell
  11. Manual dexterity
  12. Run fast for 50 yards
  13. Kneel
  14. Climb stairs
  15. Stoop
  16. Crawl
  17. Recognize colors
  18. Subdue a resisting/attacking subject
  19. Maintain good physical fitness

'This list of duties/qualifications is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary. '

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60823608
  • Location:
    Live Oak, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Corrections Deputy
  • Company Name: Suwannee County Sheriff's Office
  • Job Function: Corrections Officer/Jailer
  • Telecommute?: Yes
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Years of Relevant Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $32,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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