Deputy (NDT 24-02)

DeLand, FL
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

Salary: $51,179.36 – $79,605.65 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision of a Law Enforcement Sergeant, or designee, performs general law enforcement work of average difficulty and responsibility in the preservation and protection of life and property, the prevention of crime, the maintenance of good public order, the enforcement of civil and criminal law, and other related duties as required by direction or assignment. All assignments involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of the law enforcement function and for conscientious and effective performance of duties without immediate supervision. Deputy exercises judgment and individual initiative in the performance of routine duties and in emergency situations.

Essential Functions:

  • Testify at trials, hearings or Grand juries.
  • Testify at deposition.
  • Serve subpoenas.
  • Serve injunctions for protection.
  • Serve Baker Acts – court ordered.
  • Prepare original and supplemental reports.
  • Maintain issued equipment.
  • Maintain firearms.
  • Inspect and maintain patrol vehicle.
  • Maintain attendance records.
  • File complaint affidavits/ notice to appear.
  • Review Statutes, ordinances, directives.
  • Review *BOLOs, requests, agreements.
  • Maintain notes of warnings, arrests, contacts.
  • Update, maintain, review manuals, files.
  • Prepare correspondence.
  • Collect latent fingerprints.
  • Photograph persons, evidence, crime scene.
  • Seize, impound vehicles or property.
  • Secure evidence.
  • Seize or confiscate illegal substances.
  • Secure found or acquired property.
  • Interview victims, witnesses, informants.
  • Interview suspects.
  • Complete field interrogation reports.
  • Investigate crimes against the state.
  • Investigate property crimes.
  • Initiate persons crimes investigation.
  • Initiate death investigation.
  • Search for evidence or suspect.
  • Conduct active patrol in assigned area.
  • Conduct frisk or pat down search.
  • Pursue vehicles.
  • Respond to rescue situations.
  • Conduct felony stop.
  • Respond to bomb threats.
  • Respond to civil unrest or riots.
  • Counsel persons involved in disputes.
  • Respond to alarm calls.
  • Conduct self-initiated arrest.
  • Control disorderly or irate persons.
  • Serve arrest warrant.
  • Transport inmate or arrestee.
  • Locate or retrieve body.
  • Examine abandoned vehicles.
  • Establish contacts/confidential informants.
  • Escort funeral.
  • Conduct dwelling, ground check.
  • Provide information to citizens.
  • Investigate, isolate hazardous materials.
  • Assist special needs, intoxicated persons.
  • Assist other agencies.
  • Warn citizens of dangers, hazards.
  • Provide security for special functions.
  • Conduct traffic stop, traffic controls.
  • Conduct DUI investigations.
  • Conduct parking enforcement.
  • Conduct traffic crash investigation.
  • Weapon qualifications.
  • Weapon proficiency.


  • Must be nineteen (19) years of age.
  • A Citizen of the United States.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License (minimum Class E).
  • High School graduation or equivalent.
  • No felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving perjury or a false statement.
  • No dishonorable or undesirable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Fingerprints on file with the employing agency.
  • Passed a physical examination by a licensed physician based on specification established by the commission.
  • Good moral character as determined by a background investigation under procedures established by the Commission.
  • Applicants will undergo a polygraph, psychological examination.
  • Must successfully complete the Volusia Sheriff’s Office Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP).
  • Must Complete the physical abilities test (PAT).