DETENTION OFFICER (Shiftwork Required – Nights, Weekends, Holidays)
The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.
The employee in this role performs security by maintaining order, providing care, control, and custody of prisoners in the Fort Lauderdale Police Department's Detention (Prisoner Intake) Facility. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a Detention Corporal according to established security procedures, department regulations, city, county and state laws.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SUBMITTING ON-LINE APPLICATION
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1. Birth Certificate and/or Naturalization Documents
2. High School Diploma or Certificate of Equivalent Education
3. Current Driver's License History
4. Pre-Job Offer Questionnaire - ( Click Here For Link To P JQ)
5. Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Justice Standards Training Commission (CJSTC) Certification (If applicable)
6. State Corrections Officer Certification (If certified)
7. DD214 Military Release Form - Member 4 Copy (If Applicable)
8. City of Fort Lauderdale Veteran's Preference Claim Form (If Applicable) J-204
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
- Maintains care, custody, and control over all detainees and prisoners; takes appropriate action to ensure the safety and security of the detainees/prisoners, the public and other law enforcement/detention personnel.
- Receives incoming prisoners; conducts searches to detect concealed weapons and contraband. Coordinates prisoner placement and cell assignment during the intake process.
- Complies with booking and release orders and procedures.
- Maintains accurate counts of detainees/prisoners; maintains complete records and ensures that current information on prisoners is entered into the computerized record information system.
- Secures detention facility keys; receives status and incident reports and special instructions from other detention personnel; follows special instructions from supervisors, and other detention personnel.
- Operates an agency vehicle to transport detainees and adheres to agency policies and procedures in accordance with laws regarding safe vehicle operations.
- Maintains heightened awareness to surroundings and environment in the preservation of life and property.
- Must maintain control of emotional reactions and impulses while taking charge of or handling a disagreeable or dangerous situation.
- Applies knowledge of policies and procedures used in the operation of a detention (prison intake) facility including use of restraint devices, deployment of less than lethal force, e.g. (OC, taser) for inmate control.
- Operates a two-way radio, utilizing proper radio etiquette, communication/dispatch codes and signals and officer safety techniques.
- May be required to assist in events, critical incidents, or emergencies.
- Must be available and willing to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed, to fulfill the 24/7 mission of the unit.
- Performs related duties as required.
NOTE: employees in this position will be armed when transporting arrestees.
JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
High School Diploma or G.E.D Be at least 18 years of age by July 15, 2023Be a US CitizenNot have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States, except where exempt under Florida Statutes (FS) 943.13.Must successfully complete the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Justice Standards Training Commission (CJSTC) Certification or equivalent, from an accredited academy and comply with the minimum training and standards of an accredited certification institution as set forth by the recommended FDLE guidelines and CJSTC.Possess or be able to obtain a State Corrections Officer Certification in compliance with Florida Statutes 943.1395.Possess or be able to obtain and maintain of a valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of employment.Must successfully complete a background investigation including polygraph and psychological examination.Must be able to work a flexible shift including nights, weekends, holidays and during a state of emergency.
ALL CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AND ACHIEVE PASSING SCORES ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE BASIC ABILITIES TEST FOR CORRECTIONS (CJBAT), AND PASS A PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST (PAT). PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.broward.edu/academics/public-safety/ips/testing-center.html
Higher starting rate of pay within the pay range may be considered based on experience.
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.
PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The position involves heavy physical demands, such as exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
Must maintain the level of physical conditioning, fitness and endurance needed to perform the duties of the position. Some tasks are performed with potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements including, but not limited to, heat, humidity, inclement weather, loud noise, toxic/chemical agents (oleoresin capsicum- pepper spray), electrical currents, airborne pathogens, violent behavior, and weapons. Be able to perform physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of sitting, standing, walking, reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and climbing. Additional duties may include running, dragging, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects, such as in the event of subduing a detainee resisting control. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and differentiate colors, shades, sounds, odors, depth, texture, visual cues and signals.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Frequently or Often Outdoor environment Sometimes Street environment (near moving traffic) Seldom or Never Construction site Seldom or Never Confined Space Sometimes In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Seldom or Never Lab Seldom or Never Warehouse environment Seldom or Never
HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION
Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must successfully pass each assessments in order to qualify.
An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form( J-204 )at time of application.
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.
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That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness ( PSLF ) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale! Please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/PublicServiceLoanForgiveness for more information or to see if you qualify.
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.
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Closing Date/Time: 12/16/2023 12:00 AM Eastern