Deputy - Law Enforcement

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office - Largo, Florida

Sep 13, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$57,200 annual
Top Pay:
$86,519 annual

Job Description

This position performs general law enforcement work of average difficulty and responsibility in the preservation and protection of life and property, the prevention of crime, the maintenance of good public order, the enforcement of civil and criminal law, and other related duties as required by direction or assignment.

All assignments involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of the law enforcement function and for conscientious and effective performance of duties without immediate supervision. Member exercises judgment and individual initiative in the performance of routine duties and in emergency situations.

Positions require the member to work on rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Duties are generally performed on an assigned shift, but the deputy may be called upon to continue assigned duties or special work assignments on other shifts and/or at such times as directed to best fill the efficient and effective operations of the Sheriff’s Office. Work is reviewed through personal observation, inspections and by discussion and review of daily reports for adherence to prescribed methods and procedures.

This position requires that the applicant be at least 21 years of age and certified by the Florida (CJSTC) Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in compliance with Chapter 943 F.S.S. as well as meet the minimum vision requirement of 20/30 corrected visual acuity.

The Sheriff requires all law enforcement certified members of the Sheriff's Office to reside in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco or Hernando Counties. New members have three (3) months to move into one of the approved counties. The Sheriff may extend that period for good cause.

Certified Law Enforcement Experience Pay:

1 year = $57,772 2 years = $58,972 3 years = $60,106 4 years = $61,308 5+ years = $62,534

With three (3) or more years Certified Law Enforcement experience, eligible to receive:

  • Signing bonus = $5,000
  • Relocation Stipend to Pinellas County
  • From out-of-state = $3,000
  • From Manatee, Hillsborough or Pasco Counties = $500
  • From all other Florida locations = $1,500

With less than three (3) years Certified Law Enforcement experience, eligible to receive:

  • Signing bonus = $3,000

Additional Information

· Must be at least 21 years of age.

· High school graduation or equivalent diploma from an institution accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U. S. Dept. of Education or licensed as a degree granting institution by the Commission for Independent Education.

· Certification of completion of law enforcement training as required by the State of Florida.

· Meet requirements and standards of the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as authorized by F.S.S. 943.13.

· Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License (minimum Class E).

· Consideration for this position requires a credit check.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 years of age minimum
  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: none

The physical abilities listed below are requirements to perform the essential functions and responsibilities.

· Requires satisfactory medical standards as stated on FDLE form CJSTC 75A, agency medical physical clearance form, and the following:

o Visual acuity of 20/30 vision standard in each eye; if corrective lenses must be used to satisfy 20/30 vision standard, uncorrected vision should be no worse than 20/100 in each eye.

o Hearing acuity, single hearing levels should not exceed 25 decibels at either 500, 1000, or 2000 Hz nor exceed 30 decibels at 3000 Hz frequencies in each ear.

· Ability to lift 50 lbs. from floor to waist.

· Ability to sit, stand and walk up to 12 hours per day.

· Ability to perceive sounds at normal voice range and sounds transmitted by radio and sirens.

· Ability to operate authorized revolver or semi-automatic handguns designated by the agency from a standing, crouching, kneeling, or prone position with either hand with accuracy; essentials for this requirement shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following: grip, stance, sighting under various lighting conditions, trigger control, body positioning, drawing techniques and loading/unloading.

· Ability to drive a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.

· Ability to utilize standard vehicle emergency equipment; ability to use mirrors for safe vehicle operation.

· Ability to properly identify colors utilized in descriptions.

· Ability to perform all functions of the job classification without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the work place.

This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

Contact Information

Human Resources

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
10750 Ulmerton Rd. PO Box 2500
Largo, Florida 33778
phone: 1 727 582 6208

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