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Detention Assistant

Posted:October 21, 2021 (posted 49 days ago)View All Jobs
Location:Ocala, FL (Marion County)
Company:Marion County Sheriff's Office
692 NW 30th AVE
Ocala, FL 34475


The objective of this job is to assist Detention Deputies (also known as Corrections Officers) in the Jail by serving as their eyes and ears from observation towers and monitoring stations. The position also involves manning electronically operated control positions to assure the authorized movement of person(s) throughout the jail facility. Detention Assistants may work in any division in the jail. Their specific job functions are listed in the respective post order.


JOB PREREQUISITES: High school diploma or GED. Ability to follow instructions and organize own work. Ability to understand and follow English language instructions, both verbal and written. Ability to use general office machines such as copy machines and computers. Ability to work harmoniously with the public and Agency personnel. Possess normal sight and hearing, and physical agility required for standing, walking, and climbing stairs. ADA Compliance: Physical and dexterity requirements: Requires light to medium work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time, must be able to climb stairs, and involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis, the ability to sit at a desk and view a display screen for extended periods of time and operate control mechanisms remotely. Environmental hazards: The job may risk exposure to extreme heat and/or cold, bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, animals/wildlife, vibrations, fumes and/or noxious odors, traffic, moving machinery, diseases/pathogens and violence. Sensory requirements: The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception and texture perception. WORKING CONDITIONS: Detention Assistants work in an adult detention facility. They do not have direct control or supervision of inmates, but work in proximity of inmates. May be subjected to or within hearing range of verbal abuse. Possibility of physical abuse remote but present. Required to work shift work, including nights, weekends and holidays. During some shifts, may be required to spend entire shift in a locked control room. May be required to work overtime when necessary. The Marion County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the Sheriff's Office to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations. VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Note: Nothing in this job description/specification restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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