Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff

Job Details

Part-Time Court Deputy

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Job Title

Part-time Court Deputy

Pay Scale/Starting Salary

$23.10 Hourly; $22,822.80 Yearly


Eligible to work a maximum of 38 hours per 2 week pay-period.

Job Location

Downtown Tampa



Job Overview

Maintain order in the Courthouse Complex and adjacent areas, assist in the efficient judicial proceedings within the courtroom, and promote and maintain a safe environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Provide security related to judicial proceedings, respond to emergency situations, and carry out lawful orders as directed by a judge within the assigned to courtroom(s) and adjacent area(s) to maintain a safe and secure environment.
  • Maintain continuous surveillance of the courtroom; inspect courtrooms and conduct courtroom searches before and after each court session.
  • If detention certified: assist with inmate transport/movement and escort inmates.
  • Interact, answer questions, and communicate with a wide variety of people and agencies including the general public, attorneys, law enforcement, court clerks, media, department of juvenile justice, department of corrections and other agencies, families, juries, victims, and witnesses.
  • Maintain proficiency and qualification with weapons that may be used in the work environment.
  • Monitor radio communications.
  • Resolve and/or diffuse conflicts between various parties in the courtrooms, waiting areas, and other facilities.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Monitor evidence in the courtroom.
  • If law enforcement certified: Enforce the law; may also be assigned to provide other law enforcement and/or security-related services in and around the Courthouse Complex as directed by a supervisor, if not needed in a courtroom at a particular time.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of modern inmate care, custody, and control, and related state, federal, and department laws, rules, regulations, standards, and policies governing the operation of detention facilities and courtrooms if detention certified.
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws pertinent to law enforcement if law enforcement certified.
  • Working knowledge of law enforcement guidelines and criminal investigation methods and techniques if law enforcement certified.
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws governing the criminal justice system.
  • Working knowledge of first-aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) principles.
  • Some knowledge of crowd control defense and restraint tactics and communication procedures.
  • Some knowledge of behavior patterns, legal rights, discipline protocols, and grievance procedures of inmates.
  • Skill in administering CPR and first aid.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with diverse populations.
  • Ability to detect potentially adverse or unsafe situations and react according to department policy.
  • Ability to physically handle and control prisoners resisting detention.
  • Ability to use a two-way radio.
  • Ability to properly use various restraining devices.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability and willingness to use weapons and to properly maintain them.
  • Ability to meet specific physical requirements as may be established by competent authority.

Minimum Qualification(s)

Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.
Must have retired from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) as a certified law enforcement or detention deputy; and
Possession of a current Florida law enforcement or detention certification; and
Successful completion of the standard HCSO Physical Abilities Assessment (PAA); and
Successful completion of the standard firearms qualification test.
Possession of a valid certification by the State of Florida as a corrections, law enforcement, or auxiliary (Reserve I) officer; and
Ten years of experience as a state, county, or city corrections or law enforcement officer; and
Successful completion of the standard HCSO Physical Abilities Assessment (PAA); and
Successful completion of the standard firearms qualification test.

Preferred Qualification(s)
Strong interpersonal skills, professional demeanor and appearance, strong firearms skills, prior courthouse experience.

Additional Requirements

  • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:
  • Life Insurance coverage
  • Parking reimbursement up to $38 monthly

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