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The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is accepting pre-screen questionnaires for the position of PROGRAM SPECIALIST. This position is responsible for providing general technical, analytical or professional administrative work in support of the Executive Suite within the Department of Corrections. Additional job functions, duties, responsibilities and skills may include, but are not limited to clerical duties such as routing phone calls, reviewing documents, processing license searches, scheduling and coordinating meetings, and maintaining calendars, databases, etc. The starting pay for this position is $13.79 to $18.27 per hour, depending upon applicable experience. The Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive benefit package including retirement, health insurance, and personal time off. Pre-screen questionnaires must be submitted on or before the closing date of July 23, 2018.

Minimum Requirements :
  • High School Diploma or GED and five (5) years clerical experience; Associates Degree and three (3) years clerical experience; or Bachelor's Degree and one (1) year clerical experience; or an equivalent combination of related training and experience.
  • Applicant will be required to work some evening hours and in an “on call” status on a rotating schedule.
  • Applicant must be able to multitask.
  • Applicant must be able to type 35 correct words per minute. A tying test is required as part of the pre-screening process.
  • Applicant must have current certification or be able to obtain certification in FCIC/NCIC within 30 days.
  • Applicant must have a Florida Driver’s License in good standing.

All candidates must fully complete and then submit a pre-screen questionnaire which can be secured from or the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Information Desk located at 100 Eslinger Way, Sanford, FL 32773. The pre-screen questionnaire may be submitted via email to or by hand delivering to the Information Desk.

Each applicant must have a Background Investigation Waiver (included with the pre-screen questionnaire) notarized. Failure to include this notarized waiver with your pre-screen questionnaire will disqualify your application. Any costs associated to the completion of this form are the responsibility of the applicant. The Sheriff’s Office does not provide notary service for this form.

Successful applicants will be required to complete and submit an entire employment application, which will be provided to the applicant by Human Resources. The applicant will then submit to a thorough background investigation, which includes, but not limited to, past employment/education verification, driver license review, credit history, prior drug use history, arrest/conviction record, and computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA) testing. A certified examiner administers the CVSA with questions addressing illegal drug use and general questions of honesty and criminal history. Any dishonesty or deception on the pre-screen questionnaire or employment application will disqualify your application.

The background investigation process may take 3-6 months depending upon the complexity of the applicant’s background. Applicants selected for employment will be provided a conditional offer and required to submit to a medical examination with drug screening.

Candidates for employment must comply with the Body Ornamentation policy, which includes tattoos, brands, intentional body/tongue piercing (not including normal piercing of the earlobe for earrings) or mutilation and dental ornamentation. “Visible” is defined as body ornamentation that is visible on the arm below the sleeve of a short sleeve or golf-style shirt or above the collar of a short sleeve or golf-style shirt. Any visible body ornamentation must be disclosed at the time of application.

Applicants not selected for employment will receive notification from Human Resources, to include justification based on the following disqualifiers: negative background, failure to meet minimum qualifications as outlined in the specific job description, or any additional information discovered during the interview process. Applicants will be eligible to reapply with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office after one year from the date of notification.

Please direct any questions to:
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
Human Resources Division
100 Eslinger Way
Sanford FL 32773
(407) 665-6621

The Sheriff’s Office is committed to a diverse work force, is a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

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Seminole County Sheriff's Office
100 Eslinger Way
Sanford, Florida 32773
Phone: (407) 665-6600