Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is now hiring

10:10 AM, Mar 20, 2013   |    comments
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The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is holding career orientation sessions this Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

It's all taking place at the Falkenburg Road Jail in Tampa.

Here are the positions they are looking to fill:

Law Enforcement and Detention Deputy Trainee

  • All candidates for the law enforcement and detention positions are required to attend a two week Sheriff's Orientation Training program prior to the HCSO sponsored full-time Academy
  • All Cadets are paid $17.23 per hour and receive insurance and other benefits while in the academy.  The law enforcement academy consists of six months and two months of module training.  The detention academy is four months then have an additional two months of module or agency-specific training.
  • All candidates will undergo a full background investigation, polygraph test, medical, drug screening, psychological exam, neighborhood and police check and credit check during the process. The entire background process can take from three to nine months. 
  • Minimum qualifications include be a U.S. citizen, 21 years of age, have at least 60 credit hours for law enforcement and high school for detention.  No drug use in the last 36 months and no tobacco use within 6 months of applying. No felony convictions for domestic violence or perjury. Driving history and credit will be thoroughly reviewed. No visible tattoos on face, hands or neck or visible while wearing a short sleeve uniform shirt. If so, candidate will wear a long sleeve shirt and tie during their career. All candidates must also successfully pass our Physical Abilities Test (PAA). Information on our qualifications and PAA standards can be found at  www.joinhcso.com.  

Child Protective Investigator Trainees

  • Child Protective Investigations Division has openings for Child Protection Investigator Trainees. The Civil Service Board should have the position open in April for applications. You must have a 4-year degree to apply.
  • Child Protection Investigators respond to reports of allegations involving child abuse, neglect and abandonment. Training is provided in a 19 week program divided into ten weeks of classroom and nine weeks of field training with an investigator. Starting salary is $36,462.00 as a trainee and once state certification is achieved (approx 1 year) the salary goes to $41,038.00.The department provides a vehicle, uniforms, cellphone and laptop. Training classes are held approx 2-3 times per year.

Reserve Deputy

  • Reserve Deputy positions are strictly voluntary positions. Reserves are an important part of the agency as volunteers and support the Sheriff's Office's mission. Reserve Deputy candidates undergo a full and complete background investigation, polygraph exam, medical and psychological examination during the selection process. If selected, they will attend an HCSO sponsored academy held Monday-Thursdays from 6 pm-10 pm and some Saturdays. The total training time is 400 hours.  As a Reserve Deputies volunteer 20 hours per month to the Sheriff's Office and participate in a variety of diverse assignments. Candidates for the Reserve Deputy position include business professionals, retired law enforcement officers, students and other walks of life.

Digital Communications Dispatcher Trainee
Performs trainee duties receiving and directing emergency and non-emergency calls and utilizing emergency communications equipment to dispatch emergency response personnel to provide timely response to requests for assistance.Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and a passing score on a written test; and a passing score on a data entry test at 100 gross keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy.

  • Must pass prescribed physical examination. 
  • Must not have used any illegal drugs within 36 months of making application or after the age of 30. 
  • Must be of good moral character. 
  • No felony convictions, arrests or other law enforcement interaction involving perjury, false statements, domestic violence or criminal traffic offenses will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification. 
  • Will undergo criminal records check which includes fingerprints. 
  • Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation which will include two polygraph examinations and psychological evaluation.

Employees in this class are required to complete a 6 month training program as defined by the agency to which the position is assigned.

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