This is protective service work in providing security and maintaining order within the courthouse for judges, attorneys, witnesses, jurors, prisoners in custody, defendants on bond, and the general public. The work requires knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures used in courtroom security, which involves the use of specialized skills, or specialized equipment, which is learned on the job or through specialized training. Contacts with others require skills in understanding human behavior and those factors which influence or cause behavioral changes, are critical to job success, and involves significant interaction with people at all levels within or outside the department. Work is semi-routine in that tasks are covered by procedures or precedents, but some latitude is permitted to consider the most appropriate method, technique, or procedure to follow. Work is patterned involving similar situations and generally requiring only the choice of the correct procedure. Work is performed in a courtroom environment where risks and hazards are known, somewhat predictable and mostly controllable. Operates firearms, restraining devices, and related law enforcement equipment. The physical demands consist of sitting or standing for long periods of time and may require physical exertion in restraint of individuals. The work is performed under general supervision where the work assignments are varied and, although subject to standard practices and procedures, the worker is permitted some latitude to set own priorities subject to supervisor's approval.
Applicant must have Florida BLE (Basic Law Enforcement) Certification. Applicants must be at least twenty-one years of age and meet the following State required minimum qualifications: a. Be a citizen of the United States; b. Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement; c. Not have received a dishonorable or undesirable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States; d. Have processed fingerprints on file; e. Pass medical examination which includes cardio-pulmonary stress test, back X-ray, hearing test, EKG, and visual examination to determine that applicant has normal night vision and color vision, good peripheral vision, and is free from any degenerative eye disease; f. Pass a thorough background investigation including polygraph and psychological testing; g. Be of good moral character; h. Be tested for controlled substances and pass; i. Execute and submit an "Affidavit of Applicant" form attesting to compliance with these requirements.
LICENSING/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Certificate of Recognition / Compliance / Comparative Compliance in Law Enforcement is required prior to appointment and must be maintained. FLA Class E Driver's License is required prior to appointment and must be maintained. Must qualify for prior to appointment, obtain and maintain during employment in this class a City of Jacksonville Certification as a Public Driver. Must pass and maintain the FLA Law Enforcement Officer Certification.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: This classification performs safety-sensitive functions and is subject to pre-employment, random and other drug/alcohol testing programs as set forth in the City of Jacksonville's Drug Free Workplace Policy (0401).