Deputy Sheriff

Alachua County Sheriff's Office

job description


The Alachua County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking interested and qualified candidates for the position described below. As a condition of employment, employees are required to participate in the payroll direct deposit program. A complete, detailed job description for this position is available in the Alachua County Sheriff's Office Human Resources Bureau.


HOURS: Full-time, 12-hour shifts, weekends and holidays. 24-hour operation. May be called in for emergencies or to accommodate staffing requirements.

SALARY: Starting Salary: $19.70 per hour. Bi-weekly pay period. 1% a year – up to 10% above base salary for each full year of comparable qualifying experience at a mid to large size agency. $636 for Associates Degree, $1,044 for Bachelor’s Degree, $1,536 for Master’s Degree. Bi-weekly pay period.

BENEFITS: Florida State Retirement, Employer contributes up to 85% to Health, Life and Dental Care. Deferred Compensation, Flexible Spending Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, 8 Hours/Month Annual Leave, 14 Paid Holidays/Year, and up to 8 hours quarterly sick leave incentive.

DESCRIPTION: Responsible work of a general law enforcement nature with primary emphasis on the protection of life and property and the routine enforcement of federal, state, and local laws. Work involves an element of personal danger. Employees must be able to act effectively without direct supervision and to exercise discretion, caution, common sense, reasonable calmness, and self-control under adverse conditions while maintaining control of a particular situation or emergency.

TRAINING: Twenty-two (22) weeks of agency conducted field training covering operations, policies/procedures, proper wearing of uniform and equipment, duties of the position including vehicle operation, law enforcement techniques, and report writing. In-service training to maintain current FDLE/CJSTC Law Enforcement certification is also provided.

REQUIREMENTS: To submit an application:

 At least 21 years of age

 Good physical and mental condition

 High school diploma/GED

 Current FDLE/CJSTC Florida Law Enforcement certification

 Valid Florida driver’s license and a good driving record

 United States Citizen

 Must be of good moral character with no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving moral character or false statements

 No tattoos that depict violence, gang affiliation, illegal substance or activities

SELECTION: The most qualified applicants will be scheduled for an oral board interview with various representatives of the Sheriff's Office. Selected applicants must successfully complete the requirements of a conditional employment offer and a pre-employment background investigation that includes a drug test, physical, physical agility and firearms course, polygraph and psychological evaluation.


Apply online at

CONTACT INFO: Alachua County Sheriff's Office Human Resources Bureau

2621 S.E. Hawthorne Road Gainesville, Florida 32641

Office: (352)367-4040 Fax: (352)374-1803


The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office gives preference in

employment/appointment to eligible veterans and spouses of disabled veterans. Applicants with disabilities will be accommodated in the

application process. Minorities and protected classes are encouraged to apply.

contact information

business: Alachua County Sheriff's Office
address: PO Box 5489
Gainesville, FL 32627-5489
phone: 352-367-4019 (Call Now)

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