Detention Deputy

Deputy (Corrections)
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office - Largo, Florida

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Salary Information

Entry Level:
$48,758 annual
Top Pay:
$75,679 annual

Job Description

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the best and brightest individuals who want to help their community and make a positive difference in people's lives. Our goal is to provide the highest level of professional public service to the wide range of ethnic and culturally diverse groups that make up Pinellas County. A career with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office offers: challenge, excitement, variety, teamwork, job satisfaction, opportunities for special assignments, career development, opportunities for promotion/advancement, and excellent salary and benefits. We do not hire persons who use tobacco products, and require a “no tobacco use” by applicants for a six-month period prior to application and during length of employment.

++The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is in the 1% of sheriff's offices nationwide to have received the Triple Crown Award for accreditation.++ This prestigious award recognizes agencies that have achieved accreditation from three separate accreditation agencies: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the American Correctional Association (ACA), and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC). Additionally, the agency is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for the forensic inspection activities performed by the AFIS Division (Latent Unit), Forensic Sciences Division, and the Forensic Imaging Unit, and by the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) for activities performed by the Flight Unit.

This position performs work of average difficulty and responsibility in dealing with persons under confinement and includes the care, custody, restraint, and general welfare of inmates detained at the Department of Detention and Corrections. Incumbent generally works an assigned shift at an assigned facility, but may be called upon to continue duties or perform work assigned on other shifts and at other times as directed. Positions require the member to work on rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Work is performed with some independence. Incumbent must be able to exercise good judgment and initiative in handling routine and emergency situations.

Additional Information

Certified Detention Deputy Experience Pay:

1 Year $49,758

2 Years $50,729

3 Years $51,743

4 Years $52,778

5 Years $54,625

-Must have three (3) or more years Certified Detention experience to receive the following:

* Signing bonus = $3,000

*Relocation Stipend to Pinellas County

-From out of state $3,00

-From Manatee, Hillsborough or Pasco Counties $500

-From all other Florida locations $1,500

* Two year prorated buyback


* Certification of completion of basic police officer training as required by the State of Florida

* High school graduation or equivalent diploma from an institution accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U. S. Dept. of Education or licensed as a degree granting institution by the Commission for Independent Education, pursuant to Section 1005.02(7), F.S.

* Consideration for this position requires a credit check

*Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License

Job Requirements

  • Age: 19
  • Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • Experience: n/a

Applicants must be tobacco/nicotine free for six months prior to submitting application and during length of employment.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office strives to provide our employees with the best benefits possible. Some of the benefits are Annual Leave (120 hours), Health Insurance, Wellness Incentives, and Education Assistance Program.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is an EEO/ADA employer and is committed to being a drug free workplace.

Contact Informaton

Adrian Arnold

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
10750 Ulmerton Rd. PO Box 2500
Largo, Florida 33778
phone: 1-727-582-6115

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