Law Enforcement and Security - Command Staff, Law Enforcement and Security - Jails, Law Enforcement and Security - Undersheriffs
4 Year Degree
Summary of Duties
This is an executive management position on the Sheriff's Office Command Staff and reports directly to the Sheriff. The position is the senior manager responsible for the administration and operation of the Leon County Detention Facility and its resources. Work involves extensive responsibility for the custody, care and control of inmates detained within the facility while managing approximately 300 employees and a budget of over $35,000,000. The incumbent is responsible for the direction, administration and coordination of contractual services to over 1100 inmates including but not limited to medical services, educational programs and food services including procurement and safe storage. The Chief of Detentions promotes the Sheriff's Office vision and mission and adheres to the agency core values of honesty and integrity, accountability, teamwork, trust and respect and commitment to excellence. To be successful in this position, the employee must demonstrate competency in local, state and federal statutes and ordinances as well as Florida Model Jail Standards, Jail Standard Operational Procedures and LCSO General Orders, officer safety, knowledge of geographical layout of the Leon County Detention Facility, defensive and control tactics, firearms proficiency, driving, conflict resolution, general communication skills (both written and oral), inter-personal skills, problem solving, team building skills, strategic planning and transformational leadership.
Knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations and the application of such to the performance of the job.
Knowledge of first aid practices and the ability to render physical assistance to victims.
Ability to professionally represent the agency by adhering to the ethical standards of the agency.
Ability to conduct active patrolling and monitoring of all areas of the Leon County Detention Facility, which would include the ability to climb stairs.
Conduct building security assessments and evaluations to ensure the safety of citizens, staff and inmates.
Direct and manage staff during emergency incidents such as escapes, inmate brawls, staff duress alarms and critical medical events.
Assume an effective leadership role and be available on a flexible schedule to ensure appropriate coverage for a 24 hour operation.
Serve as representative of the Sheriff during community, legislative, executive, judicial and other meetings or events.
Conduct and oversee internal administrative processes including investigations of staff for violations of policy and performance related issues.
Ensure the constitutional rights of inmates, staff and visitors are maintained.
Skill in firearms to be able to operate authorized firearms designated by the agency from a standing, crouching, kneeling, or prone position with the dominant hand with accuracy.
Ability to safely and securely maintain the custody, care and control of inmates.
Ability to resolve inmate disputes and subdue disorderly inmates if necessary.
Perform proper search of inmates and their property including a strip search if necessary.
Ability to perform inmate intake, transfer and release processes and procedures.
Provide professional oral testimony during federal and state criminal trials, hearings, grand juries and other judicial proceedings as the representative for the Sheriff on detentions issues.
Adhere to and apply proper principles of officer safety.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
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 maintain a level of physical conditioning to respond to emergencies.
Ability to meet requirements of periodic in-service training in all high liability areas as well as all requirements to maintain the position's certification.
Ability to report to work in times of an emergency disaster as declared by local, state or federal officials or agencies.
Develops, writes and implements policies and standard operating procedures to affect the efficient and effective operation of the Leon County Detention Facility at the approval of the Sheriff.
Provides transformational leadership to operations through team building, delegation, innovation, performance management and policy enforcement.
Formulates, implements and supports strategic planning initiatives and champions the Sheriff's Office vision and mission.
Develops, recommends and successfully manages the annual budget of the Leon County Detention Facility.
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.
Ability to perform other duties as assigned or as necessary for the effective and efficient operations of the agency.
Necessary Special Requirements
Must be able to lift, push, carry or pull a minimum of 50 pounds independently.
Position has an increased risk of occupational exposure to hazardous and infectious materials.
Must be available during times of emergencies or natural disasters and be available for a 24-hour operation.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required; Master's degree preferred; AND
Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible management experience in corrections or public administration, of which a minimum of 4 years must have been at the Captain's level or equivalent; AND
Extensive and diverse work experience within a detentions or corrections facility, including but not limited to food distribution, medical services, classification, case management, booking/releasing and mental health preferred; AND
Law enforcement and/or corrections certifications from the Florida Criminal Justice and Training Commission may be required; AND
Valid class E Florida driver's license with a good driving history required. Out of state candidate must be able to obtain a valid class E Florida driver's license pursuant to Florida law.
Welcome to the Leon County Sheriff's Office employment opportunities career page and thank you for your interest in our agency. Our agency prides itself on finding the most qualified candidates who embody our vision, mission and core values:
•Honesty and Integrity
•Trust and Respect
•Commitment to Excellence
However, we are not just looking for our next empl...oyee; we are looking for a leader. The concept of family resonates strongly within LCSO's culture and is embedded in its mission to provide the highest quality services to the citizens of Leon County. Our employees are provided with a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as state-of-the-art equipment and training, making them the envy of any comparable agency throughout the state and nation. A job with our agency is not just a career opportunity; it is a commitment from both the agency and the employee to work together to achieve excellence and accomplish our mission.
Mission: United in a spirit of teamwork, we are committed to being law enforcement’s benchmark for excellence by providing World Class public safety services to the people of Leon County, while maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity.