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Deputy Trainee

Posted:October 21, 2021 (posted 43 days ago)View All Jobs
Location:Ocala, FL (US County)
Company:Marion County Sheriff's Office
692 NW 30th AVE
Ocala, FL 34475


While in the Deputy Trainee status, the employee participates and engages in a formal, full-time Law Enforcement Academy and in-house training and assigned work activities specifically designed and chosen to train and indoctrinate the individual in the field of law enforcement. Work is performed under the immediate, daily supervision and guidance of a higher-level officer and/or academy instructor. The position reports to the MCSO Training Division Commander. Abide by the "Law Enforcement Code of Ethics". Abide by the MCSO Code of Conduct, all Operations Directives and all local, state and federal laws. Maintain a passing grade with coursework, student deliverables and physical fitness requirements during the Law Enforcement Academy. Maintain an alert and business-like and professional manner, and a military bearing in the classroom, during field training and when in the community at all times. Perform any additional duties that may be required by the Sheriff or through necessity of situations.


High School diploma or GED. Must be a minimum of 19 years of age by the time of graduation from the Law Enforcement Academy. Successfully complete the MCSO competitive selection process for the position including medical physical, drug screening and psychological assessments. Ability to be cleared to register as a student at the College of Central Florida. This clearance is from all financial obligations (debts) with any regionally accredited U.S. college, university or school of higher learning (beyond High School) as determined by the College of Central Florida. Ability to maintain the physical condition needed to perform the essential functions of a full-time law enforcement academy recruit. Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License, with a good driving record. Must be a legal Florida resident. Be able to effectively communicate information both orally and in writing. Ability to interact and communicate effectively with academy instructors, faculty and fellow students. Ability to demonstrate excellent teamwork skills. Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and determine a proper course of action. Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency situations. Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously and tactfully, with respect to rights of others. Ability to develop skill in use and care of firearms Ability to develop excellent emergency vehicle operations skills. Ability to maintain good physical and mental conditions and a positive, professional demeanor. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Maintain a valid Florida driver's license. Must be a legal Florida resident. Successfully perform duties as a full-time student in a Basic Police Recruit School in the State of Florida. Maintain an alert and business-like and professional manner, dress and a military bearing in the classroom, during field training and when in the community at all times. Maintain a satisfactory performance demonstrated by a passing grade average for the academy, on student deliverables and by meeting physical fitness requirements during the Law Enforcement Academy. Within 30 days of successful graduation from the LEO Academy, take and pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) examination for Certified Law Enforcement Officers. Required to make a 2-year employment commitment to Marion County Sheriff's Office at the time of selection as a Deputy Trainee. This commitment period will begin on the date the Deputy Trainee/Patrol Deputy I is successfully released following the MCSO Patrol Deputy Field Training Program. WORKING CONDITIONS: Various indoor and outdoor environments. Subject to exposure to severe weather conditions. Although principally a daytime schedule of work, some nights, weekend or shift work can be required, including holidays and weekends. Hazards include all dangers associated with law enforcement training, including possible severe physical injury or death. Both physical and mental stress is present. ADA Compliance: Physical Ability: This non-sworn, civilian recruit training position requires performance of extremely physically demanding work occasionally that typically involves some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, scaling and climbing. May involve lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling. Must be able to exert up to 150 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to constantly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects such as those required in training to develop the essential skills which are needed for chasing and subduing a law violator resisting physical control. Tasks may also involve standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Defensive tactics skills development, firearms qualification and emergency vehicle operations training are also essential physical functions required of this position. Environmental Conditions: The job requires inside and outside work; ability to tolerate inclement weather including heat, humidity, cold, fog and rain. Possible exposure to hazardous materials and conditions, toxic conditions, fumes, odors, vibration, dust, confined areas, animal/human waste and/or bodily fluids can occur during field training. Sensory Requirements: In accordance with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement minimum vision must be at least 20/70 either/or both, corrected to 20/30 and hearing must be normal at a distance of fifteen feet. The Marion County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the Sheriffs 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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