|Position:||Deputy Sheriff – School Safety Officer|
|$27 an hour|
Deputy Sheriff – School Safety Officer
The primary duty of a School Safety Officer is to provide law enforcement services to their assigned school. The employee will investigate allegations of criminal incidents per Sheriff’s Office policy and procedure. The employee is required to provide for the safety and wellbeing of students and staff while on school grounds. The employee is required to serve as a resource instructor providing programs in crime prevention that encourage students to become responsible citizens. The employee is required to assist the school principal in addressing school safety and security issues and to assist in the orderly flow of traffic into, out of and on school grounds as needed. The employee may be assigned to participate in community events within Osceola County. The employee will not be reassigned to any other position within the agency. See job description in Human Resources.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Must have a valid Florida driver’s license.
- Must have valid Florida Law Enforcement Certification.
- Must have a minimum of 5 years of sworn full-time law enforcement experience.
- SSO is a 10-month position that is required to work a 190-day schedule in accordance with the teacher workday schedule, as required by the Osceola County School District. Will not be required to work during school holidays, school breaks, and during the school summer break except for required job-related training prior to the start of a new school year.
- No marijuana usage in the past three years. No usage of other controlled substances in the past ten years.
- Successfully pass a physical abilities test (PAT), truth verification exam, physical exam, drug screen, and psychological evaluation.
- Must have the ability to work outdoors.
- Must have the ability to work a flexible work schedule for campus activities, student organizations, or athletic events or due to community events.
- Must be available for off-duty phone calls from agency supervisors and school staff concerning incidents and school safety threats at the SSO’s assigned school.
- Must have good public speaking abilities.
- Must be able to work with limited supervision.
- Must be proficient in or have the ability to learn Spillman, Word, and the use of CJNET and the Internet.
- Must have good written communication and interpersonal skills.
Health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance for the member paid by the Sheriff’s Office to and subsidy given to help with family coverage.
Free Health Clinic
For all members and members of his/her family on the agency’s insurance plan (Ages 8 and older).
Dispensed at the Health Clinic
Take Home Vehicle
After successful completion of the Field Training Program (FTO), the member is assigned a patrol vehicle and granted take-home privileges. The Take-Home Vehicle Program is available to members living in the county, as well as those out of the county, with certain specifications.
- $27 an Hour
Candidates who are out of state, or have had their certification expire, please visit the FDLE website for the EOT program:
Must have successfully completed the Florida Law Enforcement Officer Certification or Equivalency of Training from a Florida law enforcement academy and a passing score on the Florida law enforcement officer certification exam.
OSCEOLA COUNTY SUPPORTS THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990. APPLICANTS WITH A DISABILITY MAY REQUEST REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS THROUGHOUT THE JOB APPLICATION PROCESS BY CALLING 407-344-5240. REQUESTS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO THE JOB APPLICATION PROCESS MUST BE MADE FIVE(5) DAYS IN ADVANCE.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
We encourage veterans, service members and their spouses and family members to apply for employment with this agency; applicants will receive preference and priority in hiring decisions.