Part Time Deputy Sheriff

Job Locations US-FL-Winter Haven
Posted Date 2 years ago(11/22/2022 5:11 PM)
Job ID
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Foreseeable Risk

Position Concept

The Part-Time Deputy Sheriff performs a variety of duties and tasks related to the protection of life, limb and property. The Part-Time Deputy Sheriff is a paid part-time Law Enforcement Officer appointed by the Sheriff. The Part-Time Deputy Sheriff is a sworn member who possesses all the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities incumbent upon the position of an entry level deputy sheriff.


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 Part-Time 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
  • FRS Retirement
  • Free Employee Gym

Essential Functions

  • Testify at trials, hearings, Grand juries
  • Testify at deposition
  • Serve subpoenas
  • Serve injunctions for protection
  • Serve Baker Acts - court ordered
  • Prepare original/supplemental reports
  • Maintain issued equipment
  • Maintain firearms
  • Inspect and maintain patrol vehicle
  • Maintain attendance records
  • File complaint affidavits/notice to appear
  • Review Statutes, Ordinances, directives
  • Review *BOLOs, requests, agreements
  • Maintain personal notes
  • Maintain gas log
  • Maintain, review manuals and files
  • Prepare correspondence
  • Collect latent fingerprints
  • Photograph persons, evidence
  • Confiscate vehicles or property
  • 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 crimes investigation
  • Initiate death investigation
  • Search buildings or grounds
  • 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 vehicles
  • Establish field informants
  • Escort funeral
  • Conduct dwelling/ground check
  • Provide information and referrals
  • Investigate/isolate hazardous materials
  • Assist special needs persons
  • Assist other agencies
  • Warn citizens of environmental dangers
  • Provide security for special functions
  • Conduct traffic stop/operate controls
  • Conduct DUI investigations
  • Conduct parking enforcement
  • Conduct traffic crash investigation



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
  • Successful maintenance of proficiency in all mandatory in-service training as delineated in General Order 33.5
  • Successful completion of the Polk County Sheriff's Office Street Training Evaluation Program

Professional Experience

  • Prior law enforcement experience is preferred

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, identifications
  • Case Reporting Manual
  • Manufacture's standards
  • Issue weapon nomenclature
  • Surfaces conducive to fingerprinting
  • Fingerprinting techniques
  • Appearance of fingerprints
  • Camera operation
  • Evidence handling
  • *RICO
  • 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
  • Comprehend questions
  • Operate a motor vehicle
  • Read and write English
  • Use approved defensive weapons
  • Comprehend instructions
  • 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
  • Recognize potential hazard
  • Recognize informative placard or signs
  • Recognize danger or hazard
  • Monitor radio traffic


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

Physical Requirements

  • Jump
  • Climb
  • Drag/carry 150 lbs.
  • Crawl
  • Bend/squat
  • Lift 150 lbs.
  • 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 $18.00/Hr.


USD $21.50/Hr.


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