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

Corrections Deputy Trainee (Sponsorship to Academy)

Corrections Deputy Trainee (Sponsorship to Academy)

Applications Accepted: March 26, 2024 – Continuous

Starting Salary: $50,000.00 (Trainee)

Role and Responsibilities:

Involves Corrections work maintaining care, custody and control of an inmate population and serving in a variety of assignments in the Bureau of Corrections.  As a Corrections Deputy you will need to interpret and enforce all applicable federal, state and local laws, general orders, directives, policies and procedures of the Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Model Jail Standards.

Physical Demands:

  • Must take and pass the Physical Abilities Testing (PAT) with a maximum time of 6:04
  • Phase 1: Trainee will attend Southwest Florida Public Service Academy and successfully complete the Academy, then take and pass the Florida State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE)
  • Phase 2: Salary will be increased to $62,500.00 and job title is changed to Deputy Sheriff. Employee participates in a field training program with on the job training while supervised by LCSO Training Division and Corrections Field Training Officers
  • Phase 3: Employee will then be responsible for the following:
    ◦ 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

Minimum Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old, or older
  • Must have obtained a high school diploma or GED
  • 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 (Applies to Certified Deputies only)
  • 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

Preferred Skills:

  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of Lee County geography
  • Polite, courteous and professional demeanor
  • Bilingual
  • Experience working or volunteering with a law enforcement agency or a Correctional Institute in a civilian or certified capacity

Application Processing Required:

  • Achieve a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) for Corrections Discipline
  • Panel Oral Board Interview
  • Polygraph
  • Physical Abilities Testing (PAT)
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical exam and drug screen (after conditional job offer)

Applications Accepted by:

  • Email – ApplyLCSO@sheriffleefl.org
  • In Person – LCSO Headquarters, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912 (Insert in the black drop box outside the front of the building)
  • Mail to – Attn: Human Resources, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We proudly recognize Veterans’ Preference and are committed to a drug-free workplace.
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.
All conditions of this posting are subject to the Sheriff’s discretion.

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Fort Myers

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