The training consists of a 360-hour Reserve Academy, a passing score on the State of Florida required Auxiliary Certification Exam, and approximately 82-hour Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Module Training. The Sheriff’s Office pays the tuition costs for the Reserve Academy, which is held Monday - Thursday, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM and some Saturdays at Hillsborough Community College. If the individual has completed a Florida law enforcement academy, his or her certification may be re-activated resulting in only needing to take the HCSO module training.
Perform Reserve Deputy Trainee duties including working with certified full time law enforcement deputies on various detail assignments throughout the Sheriff’s Office to become certified and eligible for promotion to Reserve II Deputy. Each Reserve II Deputy must serve a minimum of 20 volunteer hours each month on assigned duties.
Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
Note: Incumbents function in a trainee capacity to gain proficiency in the duties listed below and become eligible for promotion to Reserve II Deputy.
Note: To be acquired during the training period.
Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Be 21 years of age or older; and
Be a United States citizen; and
Successful completion of pre-employment testing including the Physical Abilities Assessment (PAA); and
Be of good moral character; and
Be six (6) months tobacco free at the time of application; and
Must be gainfully employed, financially independent, or financially solvent; and
Must live in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, or Manatee County at the time of appointment.