Candidates with high qualifications may apply to a limited number of paid sponsorships to a law enforcement academy. 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.
Requirements Minimum Qualifications:
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
Processing All candidates participate in a thorough hiring process, to ensure everyone hired meets our strict standards. All candidates for sponsorship positions will participate in the following steps:
Online application Physical Abilities Test Written Skills Test Voice Stress Analysis (truth verification) Panel Interview Ride-along with a deputy may be required Swim Test Complete Background Check Medical exam & drug screen (after conditional job offer) Psychological Evaluation (after conditional job offer) Once selected for processing, candidates for academy sponsorship must take the Basic Abilities Test (BAT) available at any law enforcement academy in the State of Florida. 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.
Salary Academy recruits are paid $16.26/hour during the academy.
Benefits 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 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”