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

Florida Law Enforcement Deputy – Certified & Trainee Sponsorship (Pool)

Florida Law Enforcement Deputy – Certified & Trainee Sponsorship (Pool)

Starting Salary: $46,000 (Certified), $36,000 (Trainee)

Role and Responsibilities

Certified:

  • Protect the public and preserve the peace, serving in a variety of assignments
  • Interpret and enforce all applicable federal, state and local laws, general orders, directives, and policies and procedures of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Work independently under limited supervision

Trainee:

  • Phase 1:  Trainee will attend Southwest Florida Public Service Academy and successfully complete the Academy, then employee must take and pass the Florida State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE)
  • Phase 2:  Salary will be increased to $46,000.00 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 Patrol Field Training Officers
  • Phase 3:  Employee will then be responsible for the following:
    • Protect the public and preserve the peace, serving in a variety of assignments
    • Interpret and enforce all applicable federal, state and local laws, general orders, directives, and policies and procedures of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office

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 21 years old, or older, or, if 20, must turn 21 before completing the Academy (Applies to Trainees only)
  • 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 Law Enforcement State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE) or are currently attending a Florida approved Criminal Justice Academy for Law Enforcement (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
  • 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 Law Enforcement Officer in the state of Florida or out of state (Applies to Certified Deputies only)
  • Experience working or volunteering with a law enforcement agency in a civilian or certified capacity

Application Processing Required

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

  • Achieve a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) for Law Enforcement Discipline (Applies to Trainees only)
  • 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: Lee County

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