Candidates who have already attended or are currently attending a Florida law enforcement academy may apply. The ideal candidate possesses related work experience, college, and/or military experience. A strong candidate has favorable work history, driving history, credit ratings, and a low incident rate of substance abuse.
Two years of accredited college (60 credit hours); OR Two years of active military duty or four continuous years of reserve/guard duty; OR Two years of full-time law enforcement or related experience (e.g., corrections, emergency communications, fire/rescue, security); OR A combination of the above High school or GED diploma At least 20 years of age U.S. Citizen Valid drivers 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 over 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
All candidates participate in a thorough hiring process, to ensure everyone hired meets our strict standards.
All candidates for deputy 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) Processing time on average is 4-6 months.
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.
Candidates with less than 3 years law enforcement experience
Candidates with 3 years of full-time law enforcement experience
Candidates with 10 years of full-time law enforcement experience
Additional Salary Benefits:
Signing Bonus - Candidates with 2 years full-time law enforcement experience in Florida will receive a $2,500 signing bonus 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
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 Take home car issued after field training completed 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
Career Opportunities - Many who start their law enforcement careers at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office stay with our agency all the way to retirement because the opportunities are endless. There are a variety of experiences to choose from, whether it be a specialty unit or a supervisory track, and our Career Development team is always available to guide you in the right direction as you move toward your career goals. We offer resume reviews, interview feedback, and information about college degrees as just a few resources to help maximize your potential. Listed below are some areas and positions that you may be eligible for in just a few years:
Specialty Units and number of positions:
Agricultural Crimes Unit (26) Aviation Unit (22) Community Policing (20) Criminal Investigations (298) Homeland Security (6) Intelligence Section (14) K-9 Unit (20) Marine Unit / Mounted Patrol (20) Motorcycle Unit (51) Youth Services (84) Part-Time Specialty Units:
SWAT Team (46) Hostage Negotiations Team (68) Hazardous Device Team (15) Emergency Response Team (31) Dive Team (21) Crisis Intervention Team (16) Promotions - Some deputies pursue the supervisory and management track through competitive testing. Once eligible, promotions to the following ranks involve a specific testing process:
Deputy First Class (eligible after 2-3 years of service) Corporal (eligible after 4-5 years of service, and currently a Deputy First Class) Sergeant (eligible after 5-6 years of service, with 1 year as a Corporal) Lieutenant (eligible after 8 years of service, with 2 years as a Sergeant)
Please visit our website www.ocso.com and review the job requirements listed in the "Employment" section under "Civilian Positions". In order to be considered for this position, you MUST complete your online application on that website. This posting is for the Orange County Sheriff's Office located in FLORIDA.
“Orange County Sheriff’s Office is a Veteran friendly, Equal Opportunity Employer”