14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912, USA
911 (Emergency)
239-477-1000 (Non Emergency)

Certified Florida Corrections Deputy

Certified Florida Corrections Deputy

Starting Salary: $48,000 (Certified)

Role and Responsibilities


Maintain care, custody and control of inmate population, serving a variety of assignments in the Corrections Bureau.

  • Interpret and enforce all applicable federal, state and local laws, general orders, directives, policies and procedures of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Model Jail Standards
  • Work schedule will be 12 hour rotating shifts

Physical Demands

  • Must take and pass the Physical Abilities Testing (PAT) with a maximum time of 6:04

Minimum Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Must be 18 years old, or older
  • Must have obtained a high school or GED diploma
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Must have a Social Security Card
  • Must have successfully passed the Florida Corrections State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE) or are currently attending a Florida approved Criminal Justice Academy for Corrections
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony
  • Must not have used illegal drugs in the last 12 months
  • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces
  • Must be able to work various shifts with rotating days off, as well as weekends, holidays and emergency events such as hurricanes
  • Must be able to speak, write and understand the English language

Preferred Skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of Lee County geography
  • Polite, courteous and professional demeanor
  • Bilingual
  • Experience as a Corrections Officer in the state of Florida or out of state
  • Currently attending a Florida approved Criminal Justice Academy for Corrections
  • Experience working or volunteering with a law enforcement agency or a Correctional Institute in a civilian or certified capacity

Application Processing Required

All candidates must participate in the following tests to be eligible for employment:

  • Panel Oral Board Interview
  • Polygraph
  • Physical Abilities Testing (PAT)
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical exam and drug screen (after conditional job offer)
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We proudly recognize Veterans’ Preference and are committed to a drug-free workplace.
All conditions of this posting are subject to the Sheriff’s discretion.
Service members, veterans and the spouse and family members of such, may be entitled to preference, priority and waivers for postsecondary educational requirements and are encouraged to apply.
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Fort Myers

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