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Current Job Opportunity


August 29, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

OPS Deputy Marshal - District Court

Job Location

First District Court of Appeal, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$17.26 Hourly

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to serve in a highly responsible mid-management capacity, providing assistance to the marshal with administrative and security operations. The position is responsible for assisting the marshal with: protection of the district court judges, managing personnel functions; purchasing and inventory; preparation and justification of budgets; reconciling vendor accounts; reviewing and approving invoices for payment; security operations; and supervising support and custodial staff. The position works independently, reporting major activities through periodic meetings with the marshal of the district court; exercises considerable latitude in judgment and supervision techniques.

*This is a sworn law enforcement position. The Deputy Marshal provides security services to protect the Judges, courthouse staff members, visitors and physical court facilities. This includes perimeter security, access control, closed circuit television surveillance and alarm reporting systems.

The position is responsible for screening visitors, monitoring activity utilizing video surveillance equipment, patrolling building and grounds, managing emergency situations, assisting with training of security personnel, and performing related clerical tasks. The incumbent is responsible for the pursuit, apprehension and arrest of violators of the law within the building, grounds, and state-wide locations while on duty for the First District Court of Appeal.

The examples of work listed herein are meant to be illustrative of the duties of a security officer II.

Screen visitors to court building utilizing x-ray and scanning equipment to ensure absence of dangerous material 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 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;

Performs clerical tasks, such as writing incident reports, responding to emails, making journal entries into the computer security system or maintaining records;

Keep the peace and pursue and apprehension violators of the law within the building, grounds, and state-wide locations while on duty for the First District Court of Appeal.

Education and Training Guidelines

Education and Training Guidelines: 

High school diploma or GED, and one year of college or vocational school education in law enforcement.

Requires valid State of Florida Driver's License and Weapons Permit, and successful completion of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission’s Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Course. Must have the current law enforcement certification in the State of Florida. 


Three years experience in court security and/or law enforcement or related experience in the military.


Data Responsibility:

Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations. Gathers, organizes, analyzes, examines, or evaluates data or information and may prescribe action based on these data or information.

People Responsibility:

Counsels or instructs/trains others through explanation, demonstration and supervised practice or makes recommendations based on technical expertise.

Assets Responsibility:

Has responsibility and opportunity for achieving considerable economies and/or preventing considerable losses through the management of or accounting for materials, supplies or equipment.

Mathematical Requirements:

Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

Communications Requirements:

Reads professional publications; demonstrates the ability to write general correspondence, detailed reports and e-mails using proper format and grammar; speaks informally to groups of co-workers and subordinates, the general public, people in other organizations, and presents training.

Complexity of Work:

Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressures.

Impact of Decisions:

The impact of errors is serious. May affects other units in organization, and may affect judges and employees, citizens; or loss of life and/or damage could occur.

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 and guns. May carry a firearm and must meet and maintain high standards which are measured by a State prescribed firearms qualification course.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Requires continuous and close attention to detail.
Carries a firearm and must meet and maintain high standards which are measured by the FDLE law enforcement officer firearms qualification course. Ensuring the safe conduct of judicial proceedings and protecting the Judges and other members of the judicial family are principal functions of this position.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application and resume to: 
Marshal’s Office
First District Court of Appeal
2000 Drayton Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

State of Florida applications are available at the First District Court of Appeal, or by accessing the web site:    Application packages are not accepted by email or FAX.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call (850)488-8136 in advance.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.