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The Polk County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Current openings are listed below.

 

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Job Locations US-FL-Polk County
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/8/2024 5:35 PM)
POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE DEPUTY SHERIFF TRAINEE ACADEMY The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking quality candidates that will embody the values and diversity of the community as a member of the agency. This program allows you the opportunity to be certified in Law Enforcement under the Deputy Sheriff Trainee Academy Program.   While attending the Academy (approximately six months)  the Sheriff’s Office will provide a monthly stipend of $3,000 dollars per candidate (first and last month pro-rated). This program does not include health insurance, or worker’s compensation benefits, as you are not a member of the Sheriff’s Office, however it is required that you obtain some form of insurance while attending the Academy.   Individuals selected will receive a scholarship for tuition, books, uniforms and exam cost. However, you will be expected to pay for the following list of items that is outlined below that will be required to purchase for the Academy.  The following costs are only estimates as the total cost will depend on the quantity and name brand of the merchandise you decide to purchase.  You will be required to purchase these items prior to orientation at Polk State College in Winter Haven.  Should you have any further questions please feel free to contact th Human Resources Division at hr@polksheriff.org or (863) 298-6440.   - Boots:  $60 to $300 - Polo Shirts (2 each): $40 total - Under Belt: $25 to $35 - Hearing Protection: $20 - Running Shoes: $60 to $200 - Basic Gun Cleaning Kit: $15 - Eye Protection: $10 - Physical Training Uniforms (3 sets) $80 approx. - Battle Dress Uniforms (BDUs $60 total(recommend 2 each) - Ball Cap (recommend 2 each) $30 total - Black T-Shirt (5 each)–NOT V-Neck $20 to $50 approx. (T-Shirts to wear under uniform and polo shirts)   Upon graduating from the academy in good standing and successfully passing the state exams, you may be offered employment with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.   Once you are selected as a member of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, you will be assigned to the Department of Law Enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff . To be considered for selection, applicants for the Deputy Sheriff Trainee Academy shall establish and maintain a legal residence within the boundaries of Polk County, Florida. While attending the Academy classes, you are representing the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and you are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner and adhere to ALL Polk County Sheriff’s Office General Order policies while attending class, as well as outside of class. Misconduct or lack of integrity will not be tolerated and may result in termination of the scholarship program. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
Job ID
2024-1213
Status
Civilian
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Minimal Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Winter Haven
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/1/2024 2:43 PM)
The Artificial Intelligence Specialist accomplishes the collection, analysis, preservation and coordination of electronic data, including potential criminal evidence, from both local and multi-jurisdictional investigations in crimes related to Artificial Intelligence. Those offenses may include cyber harassment, identity theft, extortion, hate crimes, and other related cybercrime. The member performs administrative, technical, and documentation duties and tasks specific to the position.   In matters and cases of state and national significance, the Artificial Intelligence Specialist will accomplish regular and direct communication with entities including the National White Collar Crime Center and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.   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 Artificial Intelligence Specialist 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.
Job ID
2024-1212
Status
Civilian
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Minimal Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Polk County
Posted Date 3 months ago(1/19/2024 8:14 AM)
The Part Time Paraprofessional-Fleet Services maintains the fleet of the agency vehicles and the ground in and around the Fleet Services Section. The member assists the Fleet Services Section in all aspects of their related jobs.   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 Paraprofessional-Fleet Services 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.
Job ID
2024-1210
Status
Civilian
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Minimal Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Winter Haven
Posted Date 4 months ago(12/22/2023 8:43 AM)
POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INTEGRITY SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION   The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking quality candidates who will embody the values and diversity of the community as a member of the agency.  This program allows you the opportunity to be certified in both Law Enforcement and Corrections under the Dual Academy Scholarship Program or certified in Corrections only under the Detention Academy Scholarship Program.   While attending the Dual Academy (approximately eight months) or Detention Academy (approximately four months), the Sheriff’s Office will provide a monthly stipend of $3,000 dollars per candidate (first and last month pro-rated). This program does not include health insurance or workers' compensation benefits, as you are not a member of the Sheriff’s Office; however, it is required that you obtain some form of insurance while attending the Academy.   Individuals selected will receive a scholarship for tuition, books, uniforms, and exam cost. However, you will be expected to purchase the following list of items that are required for the Academy.  The following costs are only estimates, as the total cost will depend on the quantity and name brand of the merchandise you decide to purchase.  You will be required to purchase these items prior to orientation at Polk State College, Center for Public Safety, in Winter Haven.  Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Human Resources Division at hr@polksheriff.org or (863) 298-6440.   - Boots: $60 to $300 - Polo Shirts (2 each): $40 total - Under Belt: $25 to $35 - Hearing Protection: $20 - Running Shoes: $60 to $200 - Basic Gun Cleaning Kit: $15 - Eye Protection: $10 - Physical Training Uniforms (3 sets) $80 approx. - Battle Dress Uniforms (BDUs $60 total (recommend 2 each) - Ball Cap (recommend 2 each) $30 total - Black T-Shirt (5 each)–NOT V-Neck $20 to $50 approx. (T-Shirts to wear under uniform and polo shirts)   Upon graduating from either academy in good standing and successfully passing the state exams, you may be offered employment with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.   Once you are selected as a member of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, you will be assigned to the Department of Detention as a Detention Deputy for a minimum of two (2) years.  Those who attend the Dual Academy and complete two (2) years as a certified Detention Deputy will be eligible to submit a request for transfer to the Department of Law Enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff if you meet the requirements outlined in the General Orders and maintain a good employment record while working in the Department of Detention.   To be considered for selection, applicants for the Integrity Scholarship Program (Dual Academy) shall establish and maintain a legal residence within the boundaries of Polk County, Florida. Applicants selected for the Integrity Scholarship Program (Detention Academy) may establish and maintain a legal residence outside the boundaries of Polk County, Florida.   While attending the Academy classes, you are representing the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and you are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner and adhere to ALL Polk County Sheriff’s Office General Order policies while attending class, as well as outside of class. Misconduct or lack of integrity will not be tolerated and may result in termination from the scholarship program.   Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V  
Job ID
2023-1209
Status
Civilian
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Minimal Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Winter Haven
Posted Date 6 months ago(10/19/2023 9:31 AM)
The Public Information Officer strategically disseminates information of interest to the news media and community. The member performs proactive communications, operations, marketing, outreach, and public relations duties and tasks specific to the position.
Job ID
2023-1204
Status
Civilian
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Minimal Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Polk County
Posted Date 9 months ago(7/14/2023 2:10 PM)
The Substitute Detention Support Specialist is an on call position that performs operations, clerical and public relations duties in the Department of Detention specific to the position.   The most important and essential job function of the position is attitude and includes the following: positive interaction and cooperation 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 member 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.
Job ID
2023-1198
Status
Civilian
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Foreseeable Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Winter Haven
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/25/2024 11:05 AM)
The Crime Prevention Specialist performs public service functions providing crime prevention programs and building citizen and law enforcement awareness.  The member performs complex public relations, administrative and operational duties and tasks specific to the position.   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 Crime Prevention Specialist 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.
Job ID
2022-1179
Status
Civilian
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Minimal Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Winter Haven
Posted Date 7 months ago(9/1/2023 9:56 AM)
SIGN-ON BONUSES FOR NEW HIRES DETENTION SUPPORT SPECIALIST (CIVILIAN).........$1,000 **$500 UPON HIRE, AND $500 UPON PROBATION COMPLETION**     The Detention Support Specialist performs operations, clerical and public relations duties in the Department of Detention specific to the position.   The most important and essential job function of the position is attitude and includes the following: positive interaction and cooperation 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 member 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.
Job ID
2018-1082
Status
Civilian
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Foreseeable Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Bartow
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/7/2024 8:59 AM)
The Court Process Clerk performs clerical duties in filing, copying and maintaining of files and documents in the Court Process Section.  The member performs operations and clerical duties and tasks specific to the position.   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 Court Process Clerk 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.
Job ID
2018-1081
Status
Civilian
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Minimal Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Polk County
Posted Date 5 months ago(11/7/2023 1:30 PM)
The Part-Time Clerical Assistant performs clerical and operational duties to help facilitate the efficient productivity of the assigned office.   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 Clerical Assistant 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.
Job ID
2018-1049
Status
Civilian
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Minimal Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Bartow
Posted Date 10 months ago(6/6/2023 8:19 AM)
The Part Time Court Process Server executes a variety of non-enforceable writs and other court related documents. The member performs clerical and operations duties specific to this position.   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 Court Process Server 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.
Job ID
2018-1048
Status
Civilian
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Minimal Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Winter Haven
Posted Date 1 year ago(11/22/2022 5:11 PM)
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.
Job ID
2018-1047
Status
Sworn
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Foreseeable Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Winter Haven
Posted Date 6 months ago(10/23/2023 2:01 PM)
SIGN-ON BONUSES FOR NEW HIRES SWORN/CERTIFIED DEPUTIES.........$2,000 **$1,000 UPON HIRE, AND $1,000 UPON PROBATION COMPLETION** 1ST TIME SELF-SPONSORED LE.........$1,000 **$500 UPON HIRE, AND $500 UPON PROBATION COMPLETION** **MOVING ALLOWANCE (SWORN/OUT OF COUNTY)........$1,000   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.
Job ID
2018-1033
Status
Sworn
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Foreseeable Risk
Job Locations US-FL-Winter Haven
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/29/2024 10:48 AM)
The Food Service Officer performs operational duties in the Department of Detention, Food Service Section.   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 Food Service Officer 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.
Job ID
2018-1029
Status
Civilian
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Foreseeable Risk