Deputy Sheriff - School Resource Officer

Location
Orlando, Florida
Salary
$46,009.60 - $71,385.60 Annually
Posted
Dec 18, 2018
Closes
Feb 16, 2019
Ref
2246658#OJ--OCSF.1
Industry
Government, Security
Category
Law, Security

JOB SUMMARY

The incumbent in this position must be committed to being involved with children in Orange County public schools or community based programs. The incumbent in this position is also responsible for working with the school principal, teachers, and staff to assist in the development of plans and strategies to prevent and/or minimize dangerous situations. They are also responsible for providing presentations to groups, especially in a classroom setting. The incumbent is required to engage in the pursuit, apprehension, and arrest of law violators or suspected law violators, if observed or when assistance is requested from dispatch or other deputy sheriffs. Deputy Sheriffs are responsible for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of laws and regulations. This work involves an element of personal danger and frequent contact with the public during routine and emergency situations.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Minimum Requirements:

  • MUST BE FLORIDA LEO CERTIFIED: Must have successfully completed the Florida Law Enforcement Officer Certification or Equivalency of Training from a Florida law enforcement academy. You must have achieved a passing score on the Florida law enforcement certification exam, possess a good work history, must have a clean background, and a good driving history.
  • Must have two (2) years continuous law enforcement experience at the same agency with at least one (1) year in uniform patrol -OR- two (2) years continuous law enforcement SRO experience -OR- two (2) years continuous service as an Orange County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy II.
    Exclusions: Prison, Corrections, and Court Services Experience. Military and Federal Law Enforcement will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • High School or GED diploma (will not accept a certificate of completion)
  • Must be able to comprehend and communicate fluently in verbal and written English.
  • At least 21 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid driver's license for the last year and have no more than two moving violations over the past three years. Other driving history will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • No DUI convictions for the past 5 years. Other driving history will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony.
  • Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral character, false statements, perjury or domestic violence.
  • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces
  • No illegal drug usage within the past three years. Other drug usage will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Good physical condition
  • Vision of 20/40 corrected or better
  • Applicants with body ornamentation (tattoos) shall not have any visible body ornamentation on the head, face, and neck area, which includes the visible skin while wearing a collared uniform shirt with an unbuttoned top button. Employees shall not have any visible body ornamentation located on the hands which is defined as the area from wrist to fingertips; however, a tattoo simulating a wedding ring on the ring finger of the left hand will not be considered excessive as described herein. Applicants are encouraged to read the agency body ornamentation policy (Download PDF reader)before applying.

PROCESSING & TRAINING

Processing

All candidates participate in a thorough hiring process, to ensure everyone hired meets our strict standards.

All candidates for SRO positions will participate in the following steps:

  • Online application
  • Voice Stress Analysis (truth verification)
  • Panel Interview
  • Swim Test
  • Complete Background Check
  • Medical exam & drug screen (after conditional job offer)
  • Psychological Evaluation (after conditional job offer)
  • Sign an SRO Contract committing to a minimum of two (2) years of service as an SRO

Processing time on average is 3-5 months.

Contract/Transfer Procedure

All SRO's must sign a contract committing to a minimum of two (2) years of SRO service. The two (2) years of service for the contract starts on the date of assignment to the SRO Section. After two (2) years, employees may then request assignment to Uniform Patrol. Assignment to Uniform Patrol begins with the employee completing Field Training and Evaluation Program Phase 2 [twelve (12) weeks/bi-weekly six (6) daily observation reports] and Phase 3 [five (5) months]. Once the employee has been assigned to Uniform Patrol a total of two (2) years, the employee is eligible to submit his/her request for transfer to a different agency unit.
Training

Training

Newly hired certified Deputy Sheriff - SRO must participate in Basic Recruit Training. This 9-week program covers all high liability areas, including driving, shooting, defensive tactics, and agency policies and procedures. After successfully completing Basic Recruit Training, new Deputy - SRO will complete 14 weeks in the Field Training and Evaluation Program Phase 1. This one-on-one training with a certified Field Training Officer ensures that all new Deputies - SRO are fully prepared to be a solo deputy. New hires with prior law enforcement experience may be eligible for an accelerated Field Training and Evaluation Program, but still must complete the 9-week Basic Recruit Training.

Once BRT and FTEP is completed, the SRO will be assigned to the SRO Section and receive SRO Positional Training. The SRO will also receive training for Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and Basic School Resource Officer during the first year of assignment. If previously certified in CIT and/or Basic School Resource Officer Training, the training will not be repeated.

Orange County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff Rehires, Reserve Deputy II, and Current Employees

Rehired Orange County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff, Reserve Deputy II hired candidates, and current OCSO employees are not eligible for the $2,500 signing allowance. If the rehire Deputy Sheriff has been separated from the agency less than a year, their training excludes BRT and FTEP. However, a two week check ride in uniform patrol will be required. If the rehire Deputy Sheriff has been separated from the agency one year or more, their training will include BRT and FTEP. All rehired Deputy Sheriffs must complete the SRO Positional Training, CIT and Basic School Resource Officer. If previously certified in CIT and/or Basic School Resource Officer Training, the training will not be repeated.

Promotions

Some deputies pursue the supervisory and management track through competitive testing. In order to become eligible for promotion, the SRO must successfully complete Phase 2 & 3 of Field Training and Evaluation Program with a total of two (2) additional years in Uniform Patrol along with meeting the agency promotional requirements.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, balance, stoop, kneel, talk, hear, use hands to handle and feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb, crouch, crawl, and lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to meet and to perform the same physical requirements as set forth in the deputy sheriff job description.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions and wet/humid non-weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, high and precarious places, and moving mechanical parts. The employee may also be exposed to infectious or contagious diseases, allergenic substances, insects, and/or animals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Due to the nature of the job, must be flexible with work schedule and hours, and may be required to work evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Must be willing to work extracurricular activities after regular hours and on regular days off (e.g., work early or stay late based on events taking place at schools to include PTA meetings). Must be available for 24 hour call out.

All full-time employees of the Orange County Sheriff's Office receive an excellent benefits and compensation package.

  • Sheriff contributes majority of cost for medical coverage
  • Life insurance and long term disability insurance is provided by Sheriff; employees may elect to purchase additional coverage
  • Retirement benefits are provided by the Florida Retirement System
  • Uniforms, weapons, and other equipment furnished
  • Education incentive and reimbursement programs
  • 12 vacation days per year/accrues at 3.69 hours bi-weekly
  • Sick time accrues at 3.69 hours bi-weekly
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Gym facilities in many agency buildings
  • Take home car issued after field training completed


Detailed Salary Information:
Candidates with less than 4 years law enforcement experience $46,009.60
Candidates with 4 years of full-time law enforcement experience $49,233.60

Additional Salary Benefits:

  • Signing Allowance - Candidates with 2 years full-time law enforcement experience and Florida certified will receive a $2,500 signing allowance. Rehired Orange County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff, Reserve Deputy II hired candidates, and current OCSO employees are not eligible for the $2,500 signing allowance.
  • Candidates with a 2 year degree from an accredited school will receive $13.85 bi-weekly
  • Candidates with a 4 year degree or higher from an accredited school will receive 36.92 bi-weekly
  • New employees working a midnight shift will receive $50.00 bi-weekly; evening shift $38.47 bi-weekly

01

You must be at least 21 years of age to work as a Law Enforcement Officer. If applying for a law enforcement position, are you at least 21 years of age?

  • Yes
  • No

02

Are you a United States citizen?

  • Yes
  • No

03

Do you have any tattoos or body ornamentation on the hands, head, neck, or face?

  • Yes
  • No

04

Please provide the description(s) and location(s) of ALL tattoos / body ornamentation(s)?

05

Do you possess a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)?

  • Yes
  • No

06

Are you able to read, write and fluently speak English?

  • Yes
  • No

07

Are there any languages other than English that you can read, write, or speak fluently?

  • Yes
  • No

08

Please provide the other languages you can read, write, or speak fluently. Enter each language on a separate line and beside each enter whether you read, write, or speak the language fluently.

09

If you have a driver's license, what is your driver's license # and the state of issuance? Enter N/A if you have no driver's license.

10

Have you had a driver's license for at least one (1) year as of this application date?

  • Yes
  • No

11

Have you received MORE THAN two (2) moving traffic violations /citations in the past three (3) years from the date of this application?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I do not drive and/or have a driver's license

12

Please provide details of your moving traffic violations/citations in the past three (3) years from the date of this application?

13

Have you ever had your driver's license suspended or revoked?

  • Yes
  • No, or I do not have a driver's license

14

Please provide details of your driver's license suspension(s) / revocations(s), date(s), state(s) issued and explanation(s).

15

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

  • Yes
  • No

16

Have you ever been arrested or charged with a felony and/or misdemeanor crime? Pursuant to F.S.S. 943.059, arrests that have been sealed or expunged must be disclosed.

  • Yes
  • No

17

Please provide the felony and/or misdemeanor arrest(s) or charge information and date(s). If applicable, please note whether the arrest was sealed or expunged.

18

Have you ever been convicted of any misdemeanor crime involving false statements, perjury, or domestic violence?

  • Yes
  • No

19

Please provide all misdemeanor conviction charge(s) involving false statements, perjury, or domestic violence and date(s).

20

Have you ever been a suspect or a defendant in any criminal investigation?

  • Yes
  • No

21

Please provide an explanation of all your criminal investigation(s) and associated dates.

22

Have you ever been involved in any criminal activity?

  • Yes
  • No

23

Please provide an explanation of all your criminal activity and associated dates.

24

Do you have regular or continuous associations or dealings with anyone under criminal investigation or indictment, or who is involved in criminal behavior?

  • Yes
  • No

25

Please provide an explanation of your associations with the individual(s) under criminal investigation or indictment and the criminal activity that is involved.

26

Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of a gang or any association that engages in criminal activity?

  • Yes
  • No

27

Please provide the gang and/or association name, location(s) and the dates of involvement.

28

Have you been or known anyone who has been associated with any organization, past or present that would place the integrity of the Sheriff's Office in question? (e.g. KKK, Nazi organization, organized crime, etc.)

  • Yes
  • No

29

Please provide an explanation of these associations or dealings you have with these individuals that would place the integrity of the Sheriff's Office in question;. (e.g. KKK, Nazi organization, organized crime, etc.)

30

Have you ever used, possessed, or cultivated an illegal controlled substance?

  • Yes
  • No

31

Please provide an explanation of your drug use, and/or possession, and/or cultivation of an illegal controlled substance along with associated dates of last use/involvement.

32

Within the last three (3) years from the date of this application, have you used any illegal drug(s) or illegal controlled substance(s)? (e.g. - marijuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD, etc.)

  • Yes
  • No

33

Please provide the type(s) of illegal drug(s) used within the last three (3) years, location(s), and the dates last used.

34

Have you ever been involved in the sale/purchase of illegal drugs either directly or indirectly?

  • Yes
  • No

35

Please provide details of your illegal drug sale(s)/purchase involvement, location(s) and date(s).

36

Have you ever served in the armed forces (Military), and if so, what type of discharge did you receive?

  • I did not serve in the military
  • Honorable Discharge
  • Honorable Discharge under General Conditions
  • Dishonorable Discharge
  • Other
  • I am still an Active Reserve

37

What military branch(es), including any state National Guard, did you serve or are you currently serving in?

38

Please provide the dates of service to include Active and/or Reserve service.

39

Were you ever formally disciplined while in the military to include any Article 15's?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable

40

Please provide type of military discipline(s), reasons for the discipline, and dates.

41

Have you received your Florida Law Enforcement certification or are you currently attending an academy?

  • No
  • Yes, I have my Florida law enforcement certification
  • Yes, I am currently attending a law enforcement academy

42

What academy did you attend (are attending) and what was/is your graduation date?

43

Are you currently employed by a law enforcement or corrections agency and if so, are you currently under internal investigation?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable

44

If you have prior law enforcement or corrections experience, have you ever been under internal investigation?

  • No, I have never been under internal investigation at a prior law enforcement or corrections agency
  • Yes, I have been under internal investigation at a prior law enforcement or corrections agency
  • Not Applicable

45

Please provide the employer's name where you were under internal investigation, to include each incident, date(s), and outcome.

46

Have you ever been disciplined by any past or current employer?

  • Yes
  • No

47

Please provide the employer's name where you were disciplined, type of discipline(s) and date(s).

48

Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign from a job?

  • Yes
  • No

49

Please provide the employer name(s) where your were terminated or asked to resign, reason for departure(s), and date(s) of termination(s)/resignation(s).

50

Have you applied with any other law enforcement agencies?

  • Yes
  • No

51

What agency, city/state and date(s) of application?

52

How many years of continuous law enforcement officer experience at the same law enforcement agency do you have?

  • I do not have any law enforcement officer experience.
  • I have less than 1 year law enforcement officer experience at the same law enforcement agency.
  • I have at least 1 year but less than 2 years of law enforcement officer experience at the same law enforcement agency.
  • I have 2 or more years law enforcement officer experience at the same law enforcement agency.

53

How many years of Uniform Patrol law enforcement officer experience do you have?

  • I do not have any Uniform Patrol law enforcement officer experience.
  • I have less than 1 year Uniform Patrol law enforcement officer experience.
  • I have 1 or more years Uniform Patrol law enforcement officer experience.

54

How many years of continuous law enforcement School Resource Officer experience do you have?

  • I do not have any continuous law enforcement School Resource Officer experience.
  • I have less than 1 year continuous law enforcement School Resource Officer experience.
  • I have at least 1 year but less than 2 years continuous law enforcement School Resource Officer experience.
  • I have 2 or more years of continuous law enforcement School Resource Officer experience.

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