Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

  • Law Enforcement Deputy (Pre-Certified with Experience)

    Job Location US-FL-Tampa
    Job ID
  • Salary Minimum

    USD $50,450.40/Yr.

    Salary Maximum

    USD $83,472.48/Yr.


    Perform law enforcement duties to maintain law and order in designated areas of Hillsborough County.


    Non-standard hours including nights, holidays and weekends

    Location (Subject to Change)

    Various locations throughout Hillsborough County.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.


    • 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 ensure operational readiness.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • 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.

    Required Minimum Education & Experience

    • Possession of a valid certification by the State of Florida as a law enforcement officer.
    • One year of experience as a state, county, or city law enforcement officer in good standing not pending any discipline or under active investigation.


    • Successful completion of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Deputy Trainee status.


    Additionally, the following are required:

    • 21 years of age or older.
    • United States citizen.
    • Of good moral character.
    • Six months tobacco free at time of application.
    • Live within Hillsborough County or 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 that time of appointment/employment.

    Required Pre-Employment Testing

    • Successful completion of pre-employment testing including the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Law Enforcement Basic Abilities Test (Law Enforcement BAT).
    • Successful completion of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Physical Abilities Assessment (PAA).

    Additional Job Requirements

    • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
    • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
    • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
    • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
    • 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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