Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Reserve II Deputy Trainee

US-FL-Tampa
Job ID
2011-1044

Overview

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 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.

Schedule

Non-standard hours including holidays and weekends.

Location (Subject to Change)

Various locations throughout Hillsborough County.

Major Duties (Not Limited to the Following)

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.

  • Work with a full time deputy and/or specialized units to include: Canine, Warrants, Selective Enforcement Squad (Street Crimes Unit), Vice, Auto Theft Task Force, Aviation, Marine Unit, and DUI Enforcement.
  • Engage in various other law enforcement activities and duties to include: assist with surveillances, securing crime scenes, rendering aid during natural disasters and join search parties, and performing traffic control services.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Note: To be acquired during the training period.

  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws pertinent to law enforcement.
  • Working knowledge of law enforcement guidelines and criminal investigation methods and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of traffic accident control measures and investigation methods and techniques.
  • Skill in the use and care of firearms and other law enforcement related equipment.
  • Skill in administering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to act quickly and correctly in emergencies.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to enforce the law courteously, tactfully, firmly, and impartially.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to meet specific physical requirements as may be established by competent authority.

Minimum Qualifications

Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.

 

Possession of a valid Auxiliary Certification; and

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

Cannot have tattoos that are visible to the public while wearing the standard uniform of the day or Class A uniform (long sleeve); 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.

OR

Possession of a valid certification by the State of Florida as a Law Enforcement Officer; and

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 PAA; and

Cannot have tattoos that are visible to the public while wearing the standard uniform of the day or Class A uniform (long sleeve); 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.

Additional Requirements

  • Possession of a valid Florida driver's license at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months.
  • No illegal drug use after 30 years of age.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation or update including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, and medical evaluation.

Benefit Information

- Possession of a valid Florida driver's license at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
- No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
- No illegal drug use within the past 36 months.
- No illegal drug use after 30 years of age.
- No felony convictions within lifetime.
- No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
- Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
- Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

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