Deputy Sheriff

Job Locations US-FL-Winter Haven
Posted Date 9 months ago(10/23/2023 2:01 PM)
Job ID
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Foreseeable Risk

Position Concept








The Deputy Sheriff performs a variety of duties and tasks related to the protection of life, limb and property.


The most important and essential job function of the position is attitude which includes the following: interacting positively and cooperating with co-workers, responding politely to customers, working as a team member, functioning under intense time pressure and responding in a positive manner to supervision.


The Deputy Sheriff may perform other related duties and tasks, as required and shall have the physical, mental and emotional abilities to perform the essential job duties of the position.

Employee Benefits

  • Direct Deposit, Bi-Weekly Pay Checks
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • FRS Retirement
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Education Incentives
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Wellness Incentives
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Free Employee Gym
  • Free Employee Health Clinic

Essential Functions

  • Testify at trials, hearings, and Grand Juries
  • Testify at depositions
  • Serve subpoenas
  • Serve injunctions for protection
  • Serve court ordered Baker Acts
  • Prepare orignal and supplemental reports
  • Maintain issued equipment
  • Maintain firearms
  • Inspect and maintain patrol vehicle
  • Maintain attendance record
  • File complain affidavits/notice to appear
  • Review statutes, ordinances, and directives
  • Review *BOLOs, requests, agreements
  • Maintain notes of warnings, arrests, and contacts
  • Maintain gas log
  • Update and maintain, review manuals and files
  • Prepare correspondence
  • Collect latent fingerprints
  • Photograph persons, evidence, crime scene
  • Seize, impound vehicles and evidence
  • Secure evidence
  • Seize or confiscate illegal substances
  • Secure found or acquired property
  • Interview victims, witnesses, informants
  • Interview suspects
  • Complete field interrogation reports
  • Investigate crimes against the state
  • Investigate property crimes
  • Initiate persons crime investigation
  • Initiate death investigation
  • Search for evidence or suspect
  • Conduct active patrol in assigned area
  • Conduct frisk or pat-down search
  • Pursue vehicles
  • Respond to rescue situations
  • Conduct felony stop
  • Respond to bomb threats
  • Respond to civil unrest or riots
  • Counsel persons involved in disputes
  • Respond to alarm calls
  • Conduct self-initiated arrest
  • Control disorderly or irate persons
  • Serve arrest warrant
  • Transport inmate or arrestee
  • Locate or retrieve body
  • Examine abandoned vehicle
  • Establish contacts/confidential informants
  • Escort funeral
  • Conduct dwelling, ground check
  • Provide information to citizens
  • Investigate, isolate hazardous materials
  • Assist special needs, intoxicated persons
  • Assist other agencies
  • Warn citizens of dangers, hazards
  • Provide security for special functions
  • Conduct traffic stop, traffic controls
  • Conduct DUI investigations
  • Conduct parking enforcement
  • Conduct traffic crash investigations


Primary Functions:


  • A deputy sheriff in this position is required to meet the primary duties of the pursuit, apprehension and arrest of law violators or suspected law violators and maintain same apprehension of suspects, inmates/prisoners or trustees during transportation.

Education, Professional Certification or License

  • High School or GED
  • Valid Florida driver's license
  • State of Florida, Basic Recruit, Certificate of Compliance after completion of training in accordance with
    • *CJSTC or comparable out of state training
  • Successful maintenance of proficiency in mandatory in-service training as delineated in General Orders 33.5
  • Successful completion of the Polk County Sheriff's Office Field Training Program

Professional Experience

  • Prior law enforcement experience is preferred but not mandatory

Environmental Conditions

  • Work may involve rotating 12 hour shifts
  • Physical acts requiring strength and endurance may be required
  • Works during inclement weather
  • Involves exposure to dangerous and sometimes life threatening situations, events or persons
  • Works under extreme varying degrees of stress
  • Subject to call 24 hours a day
  • Some exposure to morbid crime scenes involving the human body
  • Works with a firearm and other required weapons
  • Works with a great deal of autonomy requiring discretion and field decision-making
  • May have to inflict bodily harm or kill another human being

Knowledge of

  • PCSO policy and procedures
  • Florida State Statutes
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Geographical area
  • Resistance/Control Continuum
  • Radio codes, signals, Unit identifications
  • Case Reporting Manual
  • Manufacture's standards
  • Issue weapon nomenclature
  • Surfaces conducive to fingerprinting
  • Fingerprinting techniques
  • Appearance of fingerprints
  • Camera operation
  • Evidence handling
    • *RIC
  • Types of evidence
  • Evidence collection
  • Illegal substance appearance
  • Narcotics field test procedures
  • Officer safety techniques
  • Case law
  • Domestic violence procedures
  • Child/elderly abuse procedures
  • Specialty team procedures
  • Area characteristics
  • First aid/CPR
  • Crowd control techniques

  • Human anatomy

  • Firearm safety procedures

  • Public safety concerns

  • Building/area search techniques

  • Mobile field force system

  • Defensive techniques

  • Reference data

  • Support units available

  • Community services

  • Referral sources

  • Social and public assistance agencies

  • Abnormal behavior

  • Special function requirements

  • Roadblock equipment

  • Effects of intoxicants/drugs

  • Field sobriety testing

  • Crash investigation


Ability to

  • Draw diagrams
  • Operate public address system
  • Conduct pat down, search for weapons
  • Follow commands
  • Recognize basic signs and causes of death
  • Disassemble and reassemble firearm
  • Operate a motor vehicle
  • Read and write English
  • Use approved defensive weapons
  • Perform minor vehicle maintenance
  • Read gauges and odometers
  • Operate calculator
  • Evaluate
  • Read a map
  • Comprehend
  • Operate camera
  • Operate tape recorder
  • Listen and understand
  • Detect suspicious activity
  • Identify makes and models of vehicles
  • Handle stress
  • Locate vehicle identification number
  • Evaluate credibility and reliability
  • Identify suspicious activity/circumstances
  • Recognize danger or potential hazard
  • Recognize informative placard or signs
  • Monitor radio traffic


  • Computer
  • Basic mathematical
  • Keyboarding
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Basic investigation
  • Interview
  • Observation
  • Tactical driving
  • Tactical communication
  • Basic crime scene processing
  • Weapons proficiency
  • Communication
  • Basic English grammar

Physical Requirements

  • Jump
  • Climb
  • Lift/drag/carry 150 lbs.
  • Crawl
  • Bend/squat
  • Walk
  • Run
  • Sit for long periods
  • Stand for long periods
  • See at normal range or with accommodation
  • Hear at normal level or with accommodation
  • Speak English understandably
  • Sense of smell
  • Manual dexterity
  • Recognize colors
  • Ambulate independently
  • Agility
  • Mobility
  • Withstand chemical odor
  • Strength to loosen lug nuts
  • Full range of motion
  • Steady hands
  • Ability to distinguish colors
  • Upper body strength
  • Endurance
  • Continence
  • Endure climatic extremes
  • Balance


• FCIC/NCIC: Florida Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center
• FDLE: Florida Department of Law Enforcement


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


USD $58,474.21/Yr.


USD $74,395.36/Yr.


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