Academy Sponsorship - Deputy Sheriff Recruit
Uniform Patrol in Orange County, FL
Competitive candidates are encouraged to apply for a limited number of paid sponsorships to a law enforcement academy. A strong candidate has a good work history and a low incident rate of substance abuse.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
PROCESSING & TRAINING
All candidates for sponsorship positions will participate in the following steps:
Once selected for processing, candidates for academy sponsorship must take the Basic Abilities Test (BAT) available at any law enforcement academy in the State of Florida.
Processing time on average is 3-5 months.
Deputy Sheriffs are responsible for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of laws and regulations. This work involves an element of personal danger and frequent contact with the public during routine and emergency situations.
Recruits hired for sponsorship to the law enforcement academy attend the award winning program at the Valencia College Criminal Justice Institute. This 20-week course is one of the most challenging in the State, both academically and physically.
Academy graduates are sworn-in as deputy sheriffs and begin Basic Recruit Training (BRT). This extensive 9-week program covers all high liability areas, including driving, shooting, defensive tactics, and agency policies and procedures. After successfully completing Basic Recruit Training, new deputies will complete an additional 14 weeks in the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP). This one-on-one training with a certified Field Training Officer ensures that all new deputies are fully prepared to be a solo deputy.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may encounter the following: chemicals, fumes, toxic substances, dogs/animals, insects, noise, vibrations, slippery surfaces, lightning, explosives, oil, tobacco smoke, radiation, radar, allergenic substances, electrical hazards, possible burns, confined or cramped body position for extended periods, irregular or extended work hours, irregular eating and sleeping schedules, bodily injury, contact with blood, bodily fluids, infectious or contagious diseases. Ability to work and function in a variety of weather conditions that can quickly change. Weather conditions may include but are not limited to any combination of the following: humidity, low temperatures, high temperatures, heavy rain, exposure to sun, sudden temperature changes, hail, high winds, tornadoes, flooding, and hurricanes, etc. Ability to walk and run in various terrains that can quickly change. Various terrains may be encountered including high grass, woods, ditches, muck, sand, and small hills, as well as water sources such as lakes, rivers, and streams. Depending on assignment the employee may be required to work evening, midnight and/or weekend shifts. Shift times may vary.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Orange County Sheriff's Office may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.