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DETENTION DEPUTY RECRUIT (SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM)

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that we are launching a Detention Deputy Recruit (Sponsorship Program). Our detention deputies are among the highest paid in Central Florida. Qualified candidates may apply for a limited number of paid sponsorship to attend a corrections academy to become a Detention Deputy. The official job announcement can be found here. We are accepting pre-screen questionnaires for this program through June 5th.

Selection will be made through a competitive process; candidates must have a college degree (or at least 60 hours of college credit) or military experience (active duty or as a reserve) or three years of employment with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

HOW DO I LEARN MORE?
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, we encourage you to attend one of the two informational meetings scheduled for later this month:
  • Wednesday, May 24th at 6 p.m. at 100 Eslinger Way in Sanford; or
  • Thursday, May 25th 4 p.m. at 100 Eslinger Way in Sanford.
Please RSVP to attend the informational meetings by contacting Roberta Morales at rmorales@seminolesheriff.org or by calling (407) 665-6544.

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A DETENTION DEPUTY?
A Detention Deputy is responsible for the care, custody and control of incarcerated persons at the Seminole County Correctional Facility. The annual base salary for this position is $41,030.60 ($18.35 per hour), plus an additional $2,000 holiday pay. The Sheriff’s Office also offers a competitive benefits package which can be found here.

WHAT IS THE DETENTION DEPUTY TRAINEE (SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM)?
The Detention Deputy Recruit (Sponsorship Program) will cover tuition and expenses for successful applicants to attend the academy at Seminole State College from August to December 2017. Selected applicants will be paid $16.68 dollars an hour for 40 hours per week while attending the academy and beginning orientation with the Sheriff’s Office. They will also be eligible for individual employee benefits.

Applicants selected to the program must fulfill all of the requirements of the academy. Those that fail to complete the academy will be required to reimburse the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office for all expenses incurred. Once the sponsored applicants have completed the Academy, they will be required to pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) state exam. Once sponsored applicants pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) state exam, they must agree to commit to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office for a period of three years starting from the time of their graduation from the academy.

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO BE ACCEPTED INTO THE DETENTION DEPUTY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM?
Minimum Requirements:
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen
  • Applicant must have a military experience OR three years of employment with Seminole County Sheriff's Office OR a degree (or at least 60 hours of college credit)
  • Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License
  • All applicants will be required to take a Physical Abilities Test (P.A.T)

WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?
All candidates must fully complete and then submit a pre-screen questionnaire which can be found by clicking here or by visiting the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Information Desk located at 100 Eslinger Way Sanford, Florida 32773. The pre-screen questionnaire may be submitted via email to applicants@seminolesheriff.org or by hand delivering to the Information Desk.

The following forms included in the pre-screen questionnaire must also be completed prior to submission:
  • Background Investigation Waiver
  • Physician’s Clearance to Test Form
  • Equal Employment Opportunity & Recruiting Survey
  • Veterans Preference Form

Once the forms have been submitted, the Human Resources Division will provide qualified candidates with an employment application and additional information on our selection process which includes a background investigation, computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA), Physical Abilities Test (P.A.T.), Civil Service written examination and a panel interview/command staff interview.

Applicants who are not selected for the Detention Deputy Recruit (Sponsorship Program) will receive notification from Human Resources within a reasonable time frame.

QUESTIONS?
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Human Resources Division at applicants@seminolesheriff.org or (407) 665-6621.

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is committed to a diverse work force and is an equal opportunity employer.



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Seminole County Sheriff's Office
100 Eslinger Way
Sanford, Florida 32773
Phone: (407) 665-6600