Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office Jobs

Marion Co. Sherrif

Patrol Deputy

Job Description

CLASSIFICATION

DEPUTY I, II, III, MASTER, CORPORAL 

BUREAU: 

LAW ENFORCEMENT 

SUPERVISES: 

NONE 

SUPERVISED BY: 

DISTRICT COMMANDER 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: 

Performs a wide range of general law enforcement duties in the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal acts; apprehends and arrests law violators; safeguards lives and property; and related work as required. 

DUTIES: 

A. Abide by the “Law Enforcement Code of Ethics”. 

B. Pursue and effect the immediate apprehension and arrest of persons suspected of 

committing criminal violations directed to his/her attention by any means. 

C. Investigate all complaints which are assigned to him/her or are brought to his/her attention 

by any means, and take police action in those cases which come under the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Office. 

D. Complete and submit all reports to the S.T.A.R. Operator prior to completing a work shift. 

E. Be available for service at all times while on duty by checking away from the patrol vehicle, 

either by radio or telephone. 

F. Respond to situations involving in-progress or recent criminal activity, restore or maintain 

order and gather information and evidence accordingly. 

G. Patrol assigned area, giving particular attention to and rechecking locations where crime 

hazard is great. 

H. Advise merchants and the general public regarding suitable crime prevention and security 

measures. 

Constantly be on the alert to cultivate sources of information that will aid in the solution of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the suppression of vice and organized crime and establish informants. 

J. Use best efforts to prevent the commission of crimes, suppress all forms of commercialized 

vice and detain and apprehend criminals. Under no circumstances make public any 

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information that may jeopardize the successful completion of an investigation or the apprehension of a perpetrator. 

K. Take into official custody property that has been lost, stolen or abandoned in accordance 

with Agency procedures. 

L. Conduct in-depth investigations of criminal incidents, either independently or as part of a 

coordinated effort. 

M. Testify in court or depositions as necessary. 

N. Provide referral and follow-up services to revolve domestic and civil crises. 

0. Observe, report, and whenever feasible, follow up on conditions which pose potential 

threats to public safety and health, to include fires. 

P. Provide citizens with requested information whenever possible. 

Q. Provide rescue and first aid services in accidents, disasters and other emergency situations, 

consistent with training and abilities. 

R. Maintain an alert and business-like manner, and a military bearing upon the street or in a 

vehicle. 

S. Maintain cleanliness and operational readiness of all assigned equipment. 

T. 

Serve civil or criminal process as directed. 

Become thoroughly familiar with the boundaries of Marion County in relation to neighboring counties, and become familiar with the proper names and locations of streets, avenues, terraces, roads, drives, places, courts, main thoroughfares, alleys, public buildings, hospitals, and so forth. 

V. Be familiar with the Florida State Criminal Statutes and keep up to date with criminal law 

changes; also, be familiar with applicable Federal law and have a working knowledge of laws pertaining to other concurrent jurisdictions. 

W. Be alert for conditions or situations which inhibit efficient operation of the Agency or the 

Law Enforcement Bureau, and make recommendations for solutions. 

X. Any additional duties that may be required by the Sheriff or through necessity of situations. 

JOB PREREQUISITES: (Deputy I) 

Uniform Insignia: None. Silver Badge. 

High School diploma or GED.

Successfully complete Basic Police Recruit School in the State of Florida or receive a certificate of comparative compliance from the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. 

Ability to maintain physical condition needed to affect arrest, subdue resisting individuals, chase fleeing subjects, lift and carry equipment and injured persons, force entry into buildings, climb flights of stairs, walk, stand, sit or drive for long periods of time, endure exposure to extreme weather. 

Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License, with a good driving record. 

Be able to effectively communicate information both orally and in writing. 

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. 

Be in good physical and mental condition, and successfully pass physical and psychological examinations. 

JOB TASK BREAKDOWN

40% Court appearances for worked cases 50% Training In/50% Out 75% Contact with the public 75% Inspections In/25% Out 80% Field work outdoors 100% Enforces laws 

JOB PREREQUISITES: (Deputy II) 

Uniform Insignia: None. Silver Badge. 

In addition to meeting the job prerequisites of a Deputy I, a Deputy II shall have: 

Worked one year with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and achieved permanent status. Successfully completed in-house field training for deputy officer. JOB PREREQUISITES: (Deputy III) Uniform Insignia: One (1) white stripe worn on each sleeve. Silver Badge. In addition to meeting the job prerequisites of a Deputy II, a Deputy III shall have:

Worked two years as a full-time sworn deputy in a law enforcement position with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and not on probation; or worked one year as a full-time sworn deputy in a law enforcement position with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and not on probation, and worked at least one year as a full-time law enforcement officer, with another Florida law 

enforcement agency, in a like sworn position. 

Successfully complete at least 240 hours of law enforcement schools, career development courses, or similar, in addition to Basic Police Recruit School. 

Be recommended for promotion by immediate field supervisor with favorable evaluations from all field supervisors and watch commanders, and approved by the Law Enforcement Bureau Chief and the Sheriff. 

JOB PREREQUISITES: (Deputy Master) 

Uniform Insignia: Two (2) white stripes worn on each sleeve. Silver Badge. 

In addition to meeting the job prerequisites of Deputy I, II and III, a Deputy Master shall have: 

Worked three years as a full-time sworn deputy in a law enforcement position with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and not on probation; or worked two years as a full-time sworn deputy in a law enforcement position with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and not on probation, and worked at least two years as a full-time law enforcement, with another Florida law enforcement/correctional agency, in a like sworn position. 

Successfully complete at least 360 hours of law enforcement related courses, such as enforcement schools, career development courses, and so on, in addition to Basic Police Recruit School. 

Be recommended for promotion by immediate field supervisor with favorable evaluations from all field supervisors and watch commanders, approved by the Law Enforcement Bureau Chief and the Sheriff. 

JOB PREREQUISITES: (Deputy Corporal) Uniform Insignia: Two (2) gold stripes worn on each sleeve. Silver Badge. In addition to meeting the job prerequisites of Deputy I, II and III, Deputy Master, Corporal shall have: Worked four years as a full-time sworn deputy in a sworn position with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and not on probation or worked three years as a full-time sworn deputy in a law enforcement position with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and not on probation, and worked at least two years as a full-time law enforcement officer, with another Florida law enforcement agency in a like sworn position.

Successfully complete at least 400 hours of law enforcement related courses, such as law enforcement schools, career development courses, and so on, in addition to Basic Police Recruit School. 

Be recommended for promotion by immediate supervisor with favorable evaluations and approval from all field supervisors and watch commanders, approved by the Law Enforcement Bureau Chief and the Sheriff, 

JOB REQUIREMENTS: (ALL CLASSES) 

Maintain certification as a sworn officer as defined by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. 

Successfully complete and maintain proficiency in annual firearms training, driver certification, defensive tactics and the physical agility course within the prescribed time limit as required by the agency policy. 

Maintain a valid Florida driver’s license. 

The candidate must maintain satisfactory performance for the time in grade in their current step for a minimum of one year before becoming eligible for promotion to the next sequential step. All training hours for each step must be completed. Candidates must be recommended for promotion by immediate supervisor with favorable evaluations from all supervisors and watch commanders, and approved by the Patrol Division Commander, Law Enforcement Bureau Chief and the Sheriff. 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Various indoor and outdoor environments. Subject to exposure to weather conditions. Shift work required, including holidays and weekends, and may be rotated. May occasionally be called on to work long hours. Considerable driving, sometimes under emergency conditions. Hazards include all dangers associated with law enforcement, including possible severe physical injury or death. Both physical and mental stress present. Subject to physical and mental abuse from numerous sources.


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