Deputy Sheriff

Inverness, FL
Citrus County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $25.50/hour.

Position Summary:

Deputy Sheriffs adopt a community policing philosophy that focuses on enforcing the law and serving the Citrus County community by developing relationships and partnerships with businesses and the citizens of Citrus County.

Essential Functions:

  • Promotes public safety in assigned patrol area.
  • Responds to calls in a timely manner.
  • Develops relationships with community organizations, business, and individual citizens.
  • Acts as liaison between agency and community including civil and domestic disturbances
  • Conducts traffic enforcement.
  • Investigates traffic crashes and directs traffic around crashes, congested areas, and hazards.
  • Pursues vehicles safely.
  • Conducts felony stops.
  • Checks dwellings, other buildings, grounds and personal property to ensure their security.
  • Identifies elements of DUIs and properly administers field sobriety tests.
  • Retrieves suspect/vehicle/dispatch/service call information from the computer.
  • Utilizes all available resources to develop leads, analyze evidence, and determine if an investigation is warranted.
  • Apprehends suspect(s) using the appropriate level of force.
  • Collects latent fingerprints, photographs, and crime scene evidence.
  • Interviews persons in a professional manner.
  • Testifies at trials, hearings, grand juries, and depositions.
  • Prepares clear, concise reports or affidavits.
  • Identifies and monitors known criminal offenders/gang members.
  • Identifies, packages, seals and labels collected evidence and impounds vehicles.
  • Completes all assignments to specifications.
  • All CCSO employees are considered ‘essential emergency workers’ and are subject to working in any capacity/hours deemed necessary by the Agency during activations, including but not limited to, in-County and out-of-County deployments.


  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent certification of competency.
  • Completion of a certified Florida Academy program or Officer Training equivalency program.
  • Passing score on the State Office Certification Examination.
  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.
  • Good moral character.