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Detention Bureau Employment Opportunities

Detention Deputy

Starting Salary: Certified $34,650

Brief Description of Duties: The Detention Deputy’s work involves maintaining the security, health and welfare of inmates confined to the Clay County Jail.

Minimum Qualifications: Completion of approved corrections training and certification in compliance with the requirements of the state of Florida. Possession of a valid Florida driver's license, high school diploma or GED, citizen of the United States, at least nineteen (19) years of age, no felony convictions, no misdemeanor convictions involving perjury or false statements, be of good moral character, must pass a drug and physical examination and extensive background check.

Physical Effort Required: Detention Deputies may be required to use bodily force to gain control of inmates, be able to run, protect him/herself by employing defensive tactics, and administer first aid. Performance of these tasks can involve maximum physical exertion with little or no prior notice and possibly for extended periods of time. Must be able to complete the Sheriff's Physical Abilities Test within the acceptable time.

Benefits: Uniforms, shoes and equipment supplied, including laundry services; annual leave; sick leave; 11 paid holidays; health, dental and life insurance; career development program; college tuition program; state retirement.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The Clay County Sheriff's Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.

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