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DEPUTY SHERIFF - Department of Law Enforcement

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The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting pre-screen questionnaires for the position of DEPUTY SHERIFF. The position of Deputy Sheriff performs law enforcement and public safety work in the protection of life and property, and the execution of orders issued through the jurisdiction of the Sheriff. The annual base salary is $41,030.60 ($18.35 per hour), plus an additional $2,000 holiday pay for those who work a twelve (12) hour shift. The Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive benefits package including retirement benefits under the Florida Retirement System (FRS), paid medical/dental/life insurance, generous leave accrual, wellness benefits, education incentives and assistance. This position is open until filled.

Minimum Requirements to apply:
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Applicants must be a United States citizen
  • Applicants must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Applicants must possess a State of Florida Certificate of Completion and/or Certification of Compliance. Law Enforcement Academy students are eligible to apply, but must currently be enrolled in a Law Enforcement Academy before submitting a pre-screen questionnaire.

All candidates must fully complete the pre-screen questionnaire, which is located on our website: www.seminolesheriff.org or by visiting 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 dschwarzman@seminolesheriff.org or by hand delivering to the Information Desk.

Applicants must have a licensed physician sign the Physician’s Clearance to Test Form. Failure to complete and submit this form with your pre-screen questionnaire will disqualify your application. Any costs associated with the completion of this form is the responsibility of the applicant.The Sheriff's Office does not provide notary service for this form.

Each applicant must complete a NOTARIZED Background Investigation Waiver, which is included in the pre-screener questionnaire. Failure to submit this notarized document will disqualify your application. Any costs associated with the completion of this form is the responsibility of the applicant.The Sheriff’s Office does not provide notary service for this form.

All applicants will be required to take a Physical Abilities Test (P.A.T.), Civil Service written examination, and Firearms qualification. Applicants must score at least 70% on the Civil Service examination in each of the four (4) sections (math, reading comprehension, grammar, and report writing) and must pass the firearms qualification test with a score of 32 out of 40.

Successful applicants will be required to complete and submit an employment application which is provided by Human Resources. A comprehensive background investigation includes, but is not limited to; past employment/education verification, driver’s license review, credit history, prior drug use history, arrest/conviction record, and computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA). 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 testing and 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 and psychological evaluation.

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.

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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