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Court Service Deputy

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023 17:00

Pay Rate: Starting Salary $53,000


                                     Class Title  Court Services Deputy                             Bargaining Unit  Union

                                      Pay Grade and Job Class 201B Deputy /                         Bureau Detention                                                                                                                     203B Deputy First Class          

                                     Group/BU Sworn - 2000                                                Division Administrative
                                     FLSA Status Non-exempt (FLSA Code)                        Section Courts/Civil

                                     Safety Sensitive position Yes                                         EEO Category Police Protection

Special Assignment

The Court Services Officer assists with the security at the Charlotte County Justice Center. This member has an understanding of pertinent statutes, laws, and courtroom regulations. This position is considered essential under the CCSO Emergency Plan. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Court Services Supervisor and is reviewed through observation and conferences.

Essential Job Functions
  • Enforce laws and constitution, maintaining proficiency in all duties of a law enforcement officer, including the satisfactory completion of all periodic training and testing. 
  • Reviews contents of records, court papers and other legal documents for accuracy and completeness to execute or enforce court orders and directives. 
  • Provides information and assistance to citizens making inquiries, ensures public safety and renders aid as needed or directed in keeping with sound customer service practices but without giving legal advice. 
  • Responds to emergencies, assess situations, and calls for necessary assistance. 
  • Reviews incidents and case histories as needed to fulfill duties when needed. 
  • Directs internal or external parties to appropriate agencies or groups in accordance with VINE or other state and federal laws or guidelines. 
  • Maintains and audits databases or spreadsheets, creates/distributes reports as required or directed to provide statistics or monitor progress of goals and objectives.
  • Keeps records of all activities in accordance with established policies and procedures, complying with said policies and procedures both in public, intra-agency and other inter-agency. 
  • Populates or queries state and national databases as required, including data required to apprehend wanted individuals, monitor offenders, or locate stolen property and audit at specified intervals to ensure data integrity. 
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties or projects as assigned. 
  • Escorts, maintains Care, Custody and Control to prisoners brought before the court. 
  • Maintains security for designated judicial and county areas; conducts screening of visitors and court participants. 
  • Conducts searches of and collects contraband from persons who enter the Justice Center, including evidence and personal items, to assure the building is clear of contraband, weapons, explosives, or any other dangerous substance or item. 
  • Provides protective services to Judges and staff, court attorneys, litigants, witnesses, and jurors as directed or required
  • Observes all persons entering the Justice Center, their movements, and their activities, and prohibits access to restricted areas. 
  • Monitors entry to the building by magnetometer, hand-held scanning wand, and the use of x-ray machine, and other similar security scanning tools. 
  • Make arrests ensuring that all appropriate paperwork is complete and accurate and that proper procedures have been followed. 
  • Provides any assistance required during sessions, including any administrative/clerical support requested.
  • Coordinates juror services when/as needed. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written and effective negotiation
  • Ability to remain composed in stressful situations 
  • Ability to react quickly; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisor, court personnel, other agencies, and the public. 
  • Knowledge of resources, services, and crisis intervention available to victims. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and establish cohesive, effective relationships with peers (i.e., teamwork abilities)
  • Ability and willingness to maintain dependable work habits such as reporting to work on time. 
  • Knowledge and ability to maintain their uniforms and equipment in a neat and serviceable condition and will, by their appearance, set an example of neatness and strict conformity with agency policy and general orders. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain confidential, accurate and complete files and records. 
  • Ability to operate all equipment listed in the “Equipment Used” section. 
  • Ability to properly roll fingerprints. 
  • Ability to use and maintain firearms in accord with standards and qualifications. Knowledge of pertinent statutes, laws, rules, regulations, and directives relative to the conduct of court proceedings, security of inmates, injunctions for protection, criminal process, and civil process. 
  • Knowledge of practices, techniques, and equipment necessary to provide a safe and effective court environment. Knowledge of standard forms, reports, and related documents relative to the work.

Education or Equivalent Experience Required
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Prefer two (2) year degree or currently enrolled. 
  • Completion of State approved training and certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in compliance with the requirements of the State of Florida.   
  • Annually pass the physical abilities test of a certified officer through term of appointment. 
  • Must not be on any disciplinary or performance (PIP) probation.
Equipment Used

FCIC/NCIC Terminal / Vehicles / First Aid Kit / Flashlight / Flares / Radios / Agency Weapons Systems: Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, OC Spray, Baton, Taser / Fingerprint Equipment / Computer and Related Software / Cameras / Basic Crime Scene/ Video Equipment / VCR Equipment / Fire Extinguisher / Telephone / Riot Equipment / Copy Machine / CPR Mask / Handcuffing Devices / Locking Devices / Body Bunker Shield / Handheld Scanner / X-Ray Machine / Magnetometer

FDLE Physical Attributes

Gross Neuromuscular/Cardiorespiratory = Strength/Power-the ability to exert force, Muscular Endurance-the ability to perform repeated muscular contractions of up to a few minutes duration (this includes running short distances and other muscular challenges which invoke the anaerobic energy systems of the body). Mobility - locomotion, the ability to move about. Flexibility - the ability to move the major joints of the body through their range of motion. Agility - the ability to make well-coordinated movements. Aerobic Capacity - the ability to perform repeated muscular contractions over an extended period of time, exceeding several minutes and up to an hour or more. Respiratory Muscle Integrity - the ability to generate a forceful expiration. Fine Neuromuscular - Finger Dexterity - the ability to finely control the fingers. Reaction time - the ability to respond quickly to a stimulus. Eye Hand Coordination - the ability to respond with the use of the hands to visual stimuli (reacting to a punch thrown, subduing a suspect with controlled and directed movements). Senses = Speech - the ability to communicate through speech. Hearing - the ability to hear sound. Vision - the ability to see. Smell - the ability to smell and distinguish odors. Environmental Tolerance - the ability to tolerate hot environments.

Physical Effort Required

Must be able to climb stairs, stand for considerable length of time, transport, and restrain people. Must be able to perform work pushing/pulling/grappling of persons or objects up to 150 pounds of force occasionally: 20 pounds frequently (uniform vest, belt): and 10 pounds constantly. Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, and kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions. Must be physically fit to pass annual Physical Agility Test. Must possess the visual acuity to operate an office assigned vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol 24/7. (Sunrise, day, sunset, night hour driving). Hear and understand speech and radio transmissions.

Working Conditions

Officer must be able to work at any time his/her services are needed and may work long hours as required. Some inmate contacts. Member will be assigned to foot patrol outside the perimeter of the interior of the building. Member will be exposed indoors to a ventilated and air-conditioned environment; however, occasional power outages may occur. Required foot patrol outside the building will expose member to extreme heat, humidity and rain, etc. Whether on or off duty, officer is expected to be armed and to exercise his/her arrest authority whenever necessary.
NOTE: All employees who have direct inmate contact are required to have a medical exam/screening which includes a PPD (TB screening) prior to job assignment. Any positives on the PPD will require further evaluations by the Health Department. Re-examination shall be given according to a defined need or schedule. This requirement is to protect the employee, the agency and the inmates from any physical condition that might impact the ability of the employee to perform their job in a safe and efficient manner.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), religion, Veterans Status, age (40 or older) disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.


Date posted: September 22, 2022

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