The training consists of a 2-week Academy Orientation, 12-week Academy, and approximately 8-week Module Training. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will provide all books, materials, and uniforms (excluding footwear). Those selected for hire will receive pay and full benefits during the training period. After this training is completed, the recruit is sworn in and their salary increases to the salary of a certified Detention Deputy.
Perform trainee duties maintaining order and physical custody of inmates in a detention facility, courthouse complex, or other areas to provide a safe and secure environment.
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 Detention 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.
A high school diploma or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Be 19 years of age or older; and
Be a United States citizen; and
Successful completion of pre-employment testing including the Correctional Basic Abilities Test (Correctional BAT) and the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB); 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 live within Hillsborough County OR live within Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Lake, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, or Sumter County as long as the residence is located within the 60-mile parameter of Falkenburg Road Jail at the time of appointment.
Note on the BAT (also known as FBAT or CJBAT): Applicants for this recruitment will be responsible to identify a certified BAT testing facility, enroll, and receive a passing score. Detention Deputy Trainee applicants will be required to provide proof of having passed the Correctional BAT exam within the last four years in order to continue in the Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) selection process. The cost of the BAT test(s) will be incurred by the applicant.
More information on the BAT can be located at: