Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Law Enforcement Deputy Trainee

US-FL-Tampa
Job ID
2014-1180

Salary Minimum

USD $36,732.80/Yr.

Salary Maximum

USD $50,148.80/Yr.

Overview

The training consists of a two week Sheriff's Orientation Training (S.O.T.), a six month academy and 8 to 10 weeks of module training. The Sheriff's Office will provide all books, materials, and uniforms (excluding footwear). Those selected for hire will receive pay and full benefits during this training period. After this training is completed the recruit is sworn in and their salary increases to the salary of a certified Law Enforcement Deputy.

 

Perform law enforcement trainee duties to become certified as a law enforcement officer and eligible for promotion to Law Enforcement Deputy.

 

*The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is hiring pre-certified law enforcement academy graduates. Candidates must meet all other minimum qualifications.

Schedule

Non-standard hours including nights, holidays and weekends

Probation

Twelve-month initial probationary period

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 Law Enforcement Deputy.

  • Patrol assigned areas to detect and monitor possible criminal activity and interrogate suspicious persons.
  • Respond to emergency calls to provide assistance.
  • Investigate incidents for civil or criminal law violations.
  • Apprehend and arrest suspected law violators to ensure public safety.
  • Prepare and preserve evidence in accordance with directives to maintain chain of custody.
  • Testify in court to provide an accurate account of investigation findings.
  • Control activities at traffic accident scenes by assisting victims or maintaining traffic flow.
  • Enforce traffic laws by observing violations and issuing citations.
  • Provide information and assistance to the public.
  • Prepare and submit daily activity reports in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOP) and directives.
  • Transport prisoners to court, medical, or prison facilities.
  • Maintain patrol car, weapons, and other law enforcement equipment to insure operational readiness.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of court procedures.
  • 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.

 

An Associate’s degree or equivalent (60 semester or 90 quarter hours of study) from an accredited college or university;  or possess a State of Florida Law Enforcement Academy certification, and

Be 21 years of age or older (at the time of employment); and

Be a United States Citizen; and

Successful completion of the Criminal Justice Basics Ability Test (CJBAT); and 

Possession of a valid Driver License; and 

A passing score on pre-employment testing; and

Possession of a certified copy of a Birth Certificate; and

Possession of a Social Security card; and

Completion of the prescribed Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB); and

Provision of a copy of military discharge, DD-214 (if applicable); and

Have vision that meets Florida Driver’s License requirements; 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

Must be six (6) months tobacco free at the time of application; and

At the time of appointment, must live in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, or Manatee County.

 

Note on the CJBAT: Applicants for this recruitment will be responsible to identify a certified CJBAT testing facility, enroll, and receive a passing score. Law Enforcement Deputy Trainee applicants will be required to provide proof of having passed the CJBAT exam within the last four years in order to continue in the Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) selection process. The cost of the CJBAT test will be incurred by the applicant.

*Applicants who possess active law enforcement certification in the State of Florida do not need to take the BAT test.

 

More information on the FBAT/CJBAT can be located at:

http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/getdoc/f4a02894-bc93-49bd-849a-e4eea4fc76e8/Basic-Abilities-Test-(BAT).aspx

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.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence.
  • 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 examination and criminal history check including fingerprints.

Options

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed