Deputy Sheriff

Sanford, FL
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting pre-screen questionnaires for the position of DEPUTY SHERIFF. The position of Deputy Sheriff performs law enforcement and public safety work in the protection of life and property, and the execution of orders issued through the jurisdiction of the Sheriff.

The starting annual salary is $44,183.36 ($19.76 per hour) plus an additional $2,000 holiday pay for those who work a twelve (12) hour shift. Following the successful completion of the agency’s field training program, Deputy Sheriffs will receive an increase to $45,524.96 ($20.36 per hour). The Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive benefits package including retirement benefits under the Florida Retirement System (FRS), paid medical/dental/life insurance, generous leave accrual, wellness benefits, education incentives and assistance.


$44,183.36 – $57,509.92 Annually




  • Identifies and resolves problems in area served; develop strategies, programs, and crime prevention methods and facilitates community interest and involvement in a variety of endeavors intended to enhance community life. Interacts with and attends Neighborhood Watch homeowner association meetings and serves as a liaison to various committees as assigned
  • Enforces/ensures compliance with Federal and State laws, local ordinances, and judicial compliance orders; Contacts and monitors career criminals, early release inmates and probationers to facilitate successful re-integration back into the community
  • Enters crime and other reports into laptop computers; prepares investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations
  • Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informers
  • Apprehends fleeing suspects and performs rescue operations at accidents, emergencies, and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time; administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging, and carrying people away from dangerous situations; and securing and evacuating people from particular areas
  • Loads, unloads, aims, and fires from a variety of body positions, handguns, shotguns, and other agency approved firearms under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards
  • Reads and comprehends legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of such documents as citations, affidavits, and warrants

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to analyze information or situations; synthesize information and/or circumstances; solve problems
  • Ability recall facts and/or information; describe persons, things, and/or events
  • Ability to read and comprehend information; speak clearly; and prepare written reports
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions/directions
  • Ability to read maps
  • Ability to select correct radio code for situation
  • Ability operate radio equipment; follow radio procedures
  • Ability to attain and maintain weapon proficiency; maintain personal fitness; demonstrate firearms safety procedures; demonstrate service weapon firing; demonstrate shotgun firing; and demonstrate chemical agent use


  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Applicants must be a United States citizen
  • Applicants must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License
  • Applicants must possess a State of Florida Certificate of Completion and/or Certification of Compliance. Law Enforcement Academy students are eligible to apply, but must currently be enrolled in a Law Enforcement Academy before submitting a Pre-Screen Questionnaire.
  • Must pass a physical examination with drug screening by a licensed physician
  • All applicants must submit to a background investigation in accordance with FDLE standards
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, nor have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License
  • All applicants will be required to take a Physical Abilities Test (P.A.T.), Civil Service written examination, and Firearms qualification. Applicants must score at least 70% on the Civil Service examination in each of the four (4) sections (math, reading comprehension, grammar, and report writing) and must pass the firearms qualification test with a score of 32 out of 40