Deputy Sheriff-Law Enforcement
Company: Pinellas County Sheriffs Office
Posted on: October 18, 2020
JOB CODE: 40030/40040
PAY GRADE: S01
PAY RANGE: $50,221 - $77,949
General Job Description:
- Under general supervision of a Sergeant, or designee, performs
general law enforcement work of average difficulty and
responsibility in the preservation and protection of life and
property, the prevention of crime, the maintenance of good public
order, the enforcement of civil and criminal law, and other related
duties as required by direction or assignment.
- All assignments involve responsibility for recognizing the
social importance of the law enforcement function and for
conscientious and effective performance of duties without immediate
- Incumbent exercises judgment and individual initiative in the
performance of routine duties and in emergency situations.
Positions require the member to work on rotating shifts, including
nights, weekends and holidays. Duties are generally performed on an
assigned shift, but the deputy may be called upon to continue
assigned duties or special work assignments on other shifts and/or
at such times as directed to best fill the efficient and effective
operations of the Sheriff's Office.
- Work is reviewed through personal observation, inspections and
by discussion and review of daily reports for adherence to
prescribed methods and procedures.
Members in this position must reside in the following counties:
Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, or Manatee.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Pursuit, apprehension, and arrest of law violators or suspected
- Patrols assigned areas of the County to preserve public order
and tranquility, and to prevent and/or discover the commission of
crimes against person or property
- Makes arrests and testifies in the prosecution of law
violators; conducts preliminary and/or detailed investigations of
the commission of crime or law violations
- Protects the crime scene, gathers and preserves matters of
evidence, takes and records testimony; directs and coordinates
activities on-site until relieved by a superior officer; assists
detectives in specialized investigations
- Transports arrested individuals to jail, and prepares offense
and case reports and investigative information for evidence for
- Serves warrants, capias, court orders and other legal
processes; locates and arrests persons wanted on warrants or court
- Enforces the traffic laws and arrests or issues summons to
traffic law violators; reports unsafe road conditions; directs the
flow of traffic when required; investigates traffic
- Participates in work involving juveniles, making preliminary
and/or detailed investigation and follow-up, referring such cases
as needed to Juvenile Court
- Assists in the training of Personnel
- Participates in Sheriff's Office recruitment and community
relations activities as directed
- 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
- Certification of completion of law enforcement training as
required by the State of Florida
- Meet requirements and standards of the Florida Criminal Justice
Standards and Training Commission as authorized by F.S.S.
- Requires that the member be at least 21 years of age.
- Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of the application of modern law enforcement
principles and practices.
- Knowledge of the importance of law enforcement work, the
geography of Pinellas County, its unincorporated areas, and the
general roadway system of the County.
- Knowledge of General Orders and standard operating
- Knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, rules and
- Knowledge of first aid practices.
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written
- Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency
- Ability to cope with stressful situations and perform calmly
under stressful conditions
- Ability to work closely with others as a team.
- Ability to prepare and present clear, accurate, concise and
objective written and oral reports.
- Ability to enforce the law with firmness, tact and impartiality
and to deal courteously with the public.
- Ability to recognize and understand the emotional and physical
reactions of both victims and perpetrators of crimes.
- Ability to maintain a level of physical conditioning to be able
to physically subdue, restrain, and apprehend law
- Ability to meet requirements of periodic in-service training in
all high liability areas (firearms, defensive tactics, A.S.P.,
- Ability to render physical assistance.
- Ability to adhere, at all times, to the standards and
principles of honesty and integrity, and to keep your private life
unsullied as an example to all.
- Ability to comply with the Drug Free Workplace Act.
- Skill in calmly and systematically eliciting critical
information from individuals who may be injured and/or highly
The physical abilities listed below are requirements to perform the
essential functions and responsibilities.
- Requires satisfactory medical standards as stated on FDLE form
CJSTC 75A, agency medical physical clearance form, and the
- Visual acuity of 20/30 vision standard in each eye; if
corrective lenses must be used to satisfy 20/30 vision standard,
uncorrected vision should be no worse than 20/100 in each
- Hearing acuity, single hearing levels should not exceed 25
decibels at either 500, 1000, or 2000 Hz nor exceed 30 decibels at
3000 Hz frequencies in each ear.
- Ability to lift 50 lbs. from floor to waist.
- Ability to perceive sounds at normal voice range and sounds
transmitted by radio and sirens.
- Ability to operate authorized revolver or semi-automatic
handguns designated by the agency from a standing, crouching,
kneeling, or prone position with either hand with accuracy;
essentials for this requirement shall consist of, but not be
limited to, the following: grip, stance, sighting under various
lighting conditions, trigger control, body positioning, drawing
techniques and loading/unloading.
- Ability to drive a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient
manner. Essentials for this requirement shall include, but not be
limited to the following:
- Ability to sit in a standard car seat. o Ability to use right
foot for operation of gas pedal.
- Ability to use right foot for operation of brake pedal. o
Ability to use column gearshift.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Florida driver's license
(minimum Class E)
- Ability to utilize standard vehicle emergency equipment;
ability to use mirrors for safe vehicle operation.
- Ability to properly identify colors utilized in
- Ability to perform all functions of the job classification
without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of other
individuals in the work place.
This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and
physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the
employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and
responsibilities as deemed necessary.
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