Florida Sheriffs Association

Deputy Sheriff

Leon County Sheriff's Office
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
9 days ago


This position performs general law enforcement work with the responsibility of preservation and protection of life and property, the prevention and investigation of crime, the maintenance of good public order, the enforcement of civil and criminal law and other related duties as directed or assigned.  The position exercises judgment and individual initiative in the performance of routine duties and in emergency situations, often without immediate supervision.  The position adheres to the agency core values of honesty and integrity, accountability, teamwork, trust and respect and commitment to excellence and acts in accordance with the Canon of Law Enforcement Ethics.  To be successful in this position, the employee must demonstrate competency in local, state and federal statutes and ordinances, officer safety, firearms proficiency, knowledge of geographical jurisdiction, defensive and control tactics, conflict resolution, general communication skills (both written and oral), inter-personal skills, problem solving, driving, team building skills and interviewing skills. The establishment of the eligibility list is based upon the successful completion of the following sequential steps (each step must be successfully completed in order to be eligible for the next step):

1. Complete a Wonderlic computer test.
2. Pass LCSO's Physical Abilities Test in under 6 minutes 4 seconds.
3. Receive the approval of both the Oral Board Committee and the Sheriff.

Please visit the LCSO website at www.leoncountyso.com for additional information.  Applications must be submitted online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leoncountyso to be considered.


Certification requirements:

  • In compliance with 943.13 F.S., the position requires the employee to be at least 19 years of age, be a citizen of the United States, be of good moral character, must have completed a basic training program for Law Enforcement approved by the CJSTC and pass the Florida certification examination.
  • Must maintain a permanent residence within Leon County, Florida or Florida counties contiguous to Leon County and satisfy all disqualification factors outlined in the application for employment.
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver's license with a good driving history.
The position requires one of the following in addition to certification requirements above:
  • Associate's Degree or equivalent (satisfaction of all AA/AS courses required) or 60 credit hours with an A.A. Degree to be completed within the first 2 years of employment; OR
  • High School Diploma/GED and 4 years experience as a certified law enforcement officer, or correctional officer with the Leon County Detention Facility; OR
  • Educational substitution - 4 years active duty military OR 6 years reserve duty military OR 5 years reserve duty military with the 6th year to be completed within the first year of employment may substitute for an AA/AS degree; honorable discharge from military service is required to be eligible.
  • Qualifications must be met in their entirety and cannot be combined.
  • Candidates selected for the position must be tobacco free as defined by the agency effective with their date of hire.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift, push, carry or pull a minimum of 50 pounds independently.
  • Position requires frequent work outdoors, during high and low temperatures and inclement weather or disasters.
  • Position has an increased risk of occupational exposure to hazardous and infectious materials.
  • Must be able to wear required uniform and equipment including a safety belt weighing 10 or more pounds.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 37378058
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Deputy Sheriff
  • Company Name: Leon County Sheriff's Office
  • Job Function: Law Enforcement - Entry Level (officer/deputy/trooper/agent)
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $43,228.00 - $43,228.00 (Yearly Salary)

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