Current Job Opportunity


February 28, 2014

Closing Date

March 14, 2014

Position Number


Position Title

Deputy Marshal - Supreme Court

Job Location

Supreme Court, Office of the Marshal/Security, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$2,756.38 to $5,551.35 (Monthly*)

*Salary is competitive and commensurate to educational requirements, experience and knowledge, skills and abilities.

Job Description

As a law enforcement officer, the essential function of the position within the organization is to provide state-wide safety and security to justices, court employees, and court building(s) and grounds. This position is responsible for providing the security of the building and grounds, property, and occupants of the Florida Supreme Court. The Deputy Marshal is a law enforcement officer and must comply with s. 943.13, F.S., and is responsible for operating X-ray and metal detection equipment, fire safety system, integrated card access and surveillance system. In addition, the Deputy Marshal is assigned significant work in administering one or more of the following court security support functions: Dignitary protection, intelligence, security system management, coordination of training, emergency management, and equipment supply and accountability. The Deputy Marshal is required to work non-operational hours of the court, i.e., weekends, holidays, and nights. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Deputy Marshal Supervisor or Chief Deputy Marshal. The Deputy Marshal is a “deputy” of the Marshal of the Supreme Court as referenced in Sections 25.251, and 25.271, F.S. The Deputy Marshal has state-wide arrest powers while on official Court business.

Examples of Work Performed

Note: The examples of work as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Screens visitors to the Supreme Court building utilizing x-ray, metal detectors, and scanning equipment to ensure absence of dangerous materials or weapons.
  • Monitors activity in the courthouse and on the grounds using video surveillance equipment.
  • Performs periodic patrols of building and grounds to ensure safety and security of area of responsibility.
  • Provides assistance with fire safety and emergency evacuations and drills in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Interacts with the public, fellow workers, and other occupants of the building, providing information/directives and assistance as required.
  • Assists with training of new security personnel as directed, and provides assistance with difficult situations.
  • Performs clerical tasks, such as writing incident reports, responding to e-mails, making journal entries into the computer security system, or maintaining records.
  • Provide for the pursuit, apprehension, and arrest of violators and suspected violators of the law while performing official court duties.
  • Provide dignitary protection duties for justices and assigned court employees. 

Education and Training Guidelines


  • Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.
  • High school diploma or GED.


  •  Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.
  • Florida certified law enforcement experience.

Licenses, Training, Certifications, and Registrations Required:

  • Requires a valid State of Florida Driver’s License.
  • Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) law enforcement certification.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be at least 19 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a high school graduate, or equivalent (GED) and pass physical examination.
  • Achievement of high standards on a state prescribed firearms qualification course and continued certification.
  • Must possess Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) Basic Law Enforcement certification, or have completed a CJSTC Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course within the previous four years.
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, domestic violence, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.

Americans with Disabilities Requirements

Physical Demands:

Requires light to medium work involving standing or walking most of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular basis, and considerable skill, adeptness, and speed in the use of the fingers, hands, or limbs in tasks involving close tolerances.

Unavoidable Hazards:

May be exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, dust or pollen, violence, disease/pathogens, traffic, explosives, and radiation.

Sensory Requirements:

Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of taste, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception. 


Data Responsibility:

Collects, classifies, and formats data or information.


People Responsibility:

Persuades or influences others in favor of a service, course of action, or point of view.


Assets Responsibility:

Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.


Mathematical Requirements:

Uses addition and subtraction.


Communications Requirements:

Read journals and manuals; composes routine reports, arrest warrants, and e-mails using proper format and grammar; speaks to groups of co-workers and people outside the organization.


Complexity of Work:

Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressure.


Knowledge is required also in the following areas: the ability to supervise evacuation of the Supreme Court building, manage a training program, conduct training sessions, manage an arms room, manage supply and equipment inventory, and provide personal security for justices and staffs off-site.


Impact of Decisions:

Makes decisions with major impact – affects those in all work areas.


Equipment Usage:

Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as X-ray and metal detection systems, fire safety equipment, magnetometers, surveillance equipment, tasers, and firearms. Carries a firearm and must meet and maintain law enforcement firearms qualification standards mandated by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC).


Safety of Others:

Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others and/or continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety. 

Special Comments

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida Employment Application to the People First Service Center online at

For additional information, please contact:  Odis Henry at 850-488-8845.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.