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Current Job Opportunity

Anticipated Vacancy

Date: August 20, 2013

Closing Date: September 3, 2013

Position Number: 00031

Position Title: Deputy Marshal - Supreme Court

Job Location: Florida Supreme Court, Office of the Marshal, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range: $33,076.56 - $62,845.44 (Annually)

*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

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.

Education and Training Guidelines:

High school diploma or GED.

Florida certified law enforcement experience.


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:

Licenses, Training, Certifications, and Registrations Required:
Requires a valid State of Florida Driver’s License.

Requires 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.

Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Compliance

The Florida State Courts System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires that adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities are provided. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

How To Apply:

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application and verification of required education (i.e., copy of college degree or college transcript) to:

Erica Belcher,


Florida Supreme Court
Office of Personnel Services
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1900
Phone: 850-487-0778 Fax: 850-488-3744

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

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

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.