Florida Sheriffs Association

Program Specialist

Seminole County Sheriff's Office
Sanford, Florida, United States
2 days ago


The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is now accepting pre-screen questionnaires for the position of PROGRAM SPECIALIST. This position involves general technical, analytical or professional administrative work in support of a department or division. 
All pre-screen questionnaires require a NOTARIZED  (Download PDF reader)Background Waiver (Download PDF reader) included in the link provided and are to be uploaded to your pre-screen questionnaire.
Pre-screen questionnaires must be submitted before the closing date of January 26, 2022.
To apply follow this link. 


Typical Duties

Note: Listed functions, duties, responsibilities and skills is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employer reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as deemed necessary for the operational efficiency of the Sheriff's Office.
  • Provides a variety of services to the assigned division, department or section
  • Maintains the necessary files and records to insure access to desired information  
  • Files can include administrative files, statistical information, medical coding and other materials related to office functions
  • Analyze or assembles data, prepares letters, notices, reports and other correspondence from draft documents and/or edited reports
  • As required, assists with clerical duties throughout the office
  • Utilizes division/department specific software to assist, gather, investigate and/or compile information for the assigned division or section
  • Routes telephone calls, answers inquiries and processes complaints from the general public, providing assistance in resolving various problems and referring matters as appropriate.
  • Coordinates and/or schedules meetings, conferences, and appointments as needed for assignment
  • Different job tasks may be assigned depending upon assignment such as maintenance of equipment, processing of departmental purchase order/requisitions, utilizing mapping technology to assist Felon Registrar, scanning of documents into different software systems, providing technical support to users, etc
  • Prepares confidential documents as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma or GED and two (2) years clerical experience;  or an equivalent combination of related training and experience.
  • Applicant must have the ability to type at least 35 correct wpm. A typing test will be administered as part of the pre-employment process.
  • Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Florida Drives License
  • Applicant must be able to become N/FCIC certified within six (6) months of appointment to the position

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other

  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, business English, spelling, punctuation, arithmetic, modern office practices and procedures, including record-keeping methods
  • Become familiar with all SCSO computer programs such as Café, SCSONet, MICAD, TUSCON
  • Ability to become FCIC/NCIC certified if needed for assignment
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and with little supervision on a variety of complex issues
  • Ability to research, organize, and prepare accurate reports, summaries, and/or tabulations 
  • Ability to meet with and maintain effective working relationships with other departments, agencies, offices, and the general public
Regular and prompt attendance is mandatory in the performance of an employee's duties for this position, to include scheduled work hours, and required training activities, calls for mandatory overtime needs and calls for service during times of an emergency. 
The work environment for this position is in an office atmosphere.  Work is generally performed during normal business hours although the incumbent may be required to work any schedule that fulfills the needs of the position. Some assignments may be within the confines of a correctional facility, have direct contact with inmates or prior inmates, and/or be subject to an "on call" status.
Mobility-Mostly sedentary work but some standing and walking; constant use of a computer;
Visual-Constant overall vision; constant eye-hand coordination; frequent reading/close-up work;
Dexterity-Frequent repetitive motion and reaching;
Emotional/Psychological- Frequent public contact; decision-making and concentration;
Special Requirements- Ability to behave respectably and with utmost integrity even when off duty. May be required to respond for any critical incident, manmade or natural. Some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime; some assignments may have limited inmate contact.
Successful applicants will be required to complete and submit an entire employment application, which will be provided to the applicant by the Human Resources Division. The applicant will then submit to a thorough background investigation, which includes, but not limited to, past employment/education verification, driver license review, credit history, prior drug use history, arrest/conviction record, and computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA) testing. A certified examiner administers the CVSA with questions addressing illegal drug use and general questions of honesty and criminal history. Any dishonesty or deception on the Pre-Screen Questionnaire or Employment Application will disqualify your application.
The background investigation process may take 3-6 months depending upon the complexity of the applicant's background.  Applicants selected for employment will be provided a conditional offer and required to submit to a medical examination with drug screening.

Candidates must also comply with the  Agency’s current Tattoo and Body Ornamentation Policy. A copy of General Order 28 - Dress and Appearance can be accessed here (Download PDF reader). An applicant’s tattoos and body ornamentation must be disclosed at the time of application and will be documented as part of the agency’s review process, even if otherwise meeting the Agency’s policy.
Applicants not selected for employment will receive notification from the Human Resources Division, to include justification based on the following disqualifiers: negative background, failure to meet minimum qualifications as outlined in the specific job description, or any additional information discovered during the interview process. Applicants will be eligible to reapply with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office after one year from date of notification.
Unclassified Position
Please direct any questions to:
Seminole County Sheriff's Office
Human Resources Division
100 Eslinger Way
Sanford FL 32773
(407) 665-6685

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is committed to a diverse work force, is a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly support our military veterans and their families, and encourage them to consider applying to agency job announcements for which they may qualify.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60934249
  • Location:
    Sanford, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Program Specialist
  • Company Name: Seminole County Sheriff's Office
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Salary: $14.85 (Hourly Wage)
Law Enforcement / Security
Sanford , FL , US

To enhance the quality of life by reducing crime and the fear of crime throughout Seminole County.

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