|Salary:||$23 an hour for Recruit Deputy on FTO. $49,200-$70,325|
Duties include: maintain law & order and serve legal processes of the courts. Duties include, but are not limited to: patrolling of assigned areas, crime investigation traffic control, evidence collection, service of legal documents and warrants, transporting of subjects and prisoners, quelling disturbances and making arrests.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen
- You must be at least 19 years of age.
- High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Successfully pass the CJBAT for law enforcement.
- Graduated from a Florida Criminal Justice Academy or currently enrolled to start the application process and successfully pass the state exam.
- Must be able to work any hours or days as needed (shift work, holidays, and weekends).
- No marijuana usage in the past 12 months. No usage of other controlled substances in the past 36 months.
- Successfully pass a physical agility test (PAT), truth verification exam, medical physical, and drug screen examination.
Preference will be given to applicants with a 4-year degree, four years of law enforcement experience, and four years of military experience (police or K-9) or a combination of the above, totaling four years.
Candidates who are out of state or have had their certification expire, please visit the link below for Out of State Law Enforcement Officers:
Must have 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.
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
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Members gain 16 hours of PTO each month.
The Longevity Benefit awarded to members who have completed five (5) or more years of continuous service with the agency. Beginning with the 5th completed year of service, eight (8) additional hours are added to the member’s PTO balance for each year of service.
Example: A ten-year member receives 96 hours of PTO each year. An additional 48 hours of longevity pay is awarded and deposited into his/her PTO on the merit date.
Members who attend an accredited college or university can receive compensation for completed classes. Members pursuing an undergraduate degree can receive $2,000 per fiscal year; the graduate degree can receive $3,000 per fiscal year.
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.
- Starting pay with less than two (2) years of experience: $23.65 an hour/$49,200.16 a year
- Deputy starting minimum pay with 2-5 years of experience: $24.80 an hour/$51,600.17 a year
- Deputy starting minimum pay with 5-10 years of experience: $25.67 an hour/$53,406.86 a year
- Deputy starting minimum pay with 10+ years of experience: $26.57 an hour/$55,276.16 a year
- $3000 signing bonus for certified applicants
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.