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The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting pre-screen questionnaires for Detention Deputy Recruit. Candidates selected for this position will receive paid sponsorships to attend the Corrections Academy to become a Detention Deputy.

A detention deputy is responsible for the care, custody and control of incarcerated persons at the Seminole County Correctional facility. The hourly base salary during training in the Corrections Academy is $16.68 per hour. Upon successful completion of the Academy, the starting salary for this position is $41,030.60 ($18.35 per hour), plus an additional $2,000 holiday pay. The Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive benefits package including retirement under the Florida Retirement System, paid medical/dental/life insurance, generous leave accrual, wellness benefits, education incentives and assistance. Pre-Screen Questionnaires for this position are being accepted through May 15 – June 05, 2017. Successful candidates will begin attending the Corrections Academy on August 29, 2017.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Applicants must be a United States citizen
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License
  • College degree (or at least 60 hours of college credit); OR military experience (active or reserve status); OR three years of employment with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
  • Selected applicants will be requested to sign a 3-year time in position Conditional Offer prior to date of hire.
  • Applicants who do not successfully complete the academy will be required to reimburse the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office for all expenses incurred up to the last active training date.
  • Upon successful completion of the academy, applicants are required to pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) state exam.


Interested candidates must initially complete a pre-screen questionnaire. Questionnaires can be obtained by clicking here and once completed may be submitted via email to: or hand delivered to the information desk located at 100 Eslinger Way, Sanford, FL 32773..

The Background Investigation Waiver (included in the pre-screen questionnaire) must be notarized prior to submitting your documentation to Human Resources; failure to comply with this request will delay the review process. Applicants are responsible for any costs incurred by a Notary Public. 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.) and Civil Service Written Examination and must achieve a score of 70% or higher in each of the four (4) sections (math, reading comprehension, grammar, and report writing).

Applicants invited to complete an application for employment will be subject to a comprehensive background investigation, which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Past employment and education verification
  • Complete driver’s license history review
  • In-depth credit history review
  • Prior history of drug use
  • Arrest/conviction record
  • Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA)
Any deception/discrepancy detected will disqualify your application.

Candidates for employment must comply with our Body Ornamentation directive as outlined below:
  • “Body Ornamentation” includes, but is not limited to, tattoos, brands, intentional body/tongue piercings or mutilation and dental ornamentation. This definition does not include the normal piercing of the earlobe for earrings.
  • “Visible” is defined as body ornamentation that is visible on the arm below the sleeve of a short sleeve uniform or dress shirt or above the collar of a short sleeve uniform or dress shirt. Body ornamentation that is on the leg must be covered by long uniform or dress pants. This includes body ornamentation that can be seen through such clothing. The only exception to this policy is a “Medical Alert” tattoo.
  • Any visible body ornamentation must be disclosed at the time of application.

Applicants not selected for employment will receive notification from Human Resources within a reasonable time frame.

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

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is committed to a diverse work force and is an equal opportunity employer.


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