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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office prides ourselves with hiring highly qualified candidates of the highest integrity. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to reflect the diversity found in our community.
This page is updated with new job openings, so check back often. For positions that are being processed currently, you may hear back from us within 30 days. Others will be longer and you may not hear from us until a vacancy occurs.
Minimum Requirements for all Civilian Positions:
- High school or GED diploma (except for Auto Mechanics and School Crossing Guards, see requirements)
- At least 18 years of age
- U.S. Citizen or Registered Alien
- For positions requiring driving, a valid drivers license for the last year and have no more than two moving violations over the past three years
- No DUI convictions for the past 5 years. Other driving history will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- Must not have been convicted of a felony.
- Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral character, false statements, perjury or domestic violence.
- Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces
- No illegal drug usage over the past two years. Other drug usage will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Benefits – All full-time employees of the Orange County Sheriff's Office receive an excellent benefits and compensation package.
- Sheriff contributes majority of cost for medical coverage
- Life insurance and long term disability insurance is provided by Sheriff; employees may elect to purchase additional coverage
- Retirement benefits are provided by the Florida Retirement System
- Uniforms and other equipment furnished for some positions
- Education incentive and reimbursement programs
- 14 vacation days per year/accrues at 3.69 hours bi-weekly
- Sick time accrues at 3.69 hours bi-weekly
- 14 paid holidays per year
- Gym facilities in many agency buildings
Career Opportunities - Many who start their careers at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office stay with our agency all the way to retirement because the opportunities are endless. There are a variety of experiences to choose from, whether it be a specialty unit or a supervisory track, and our Career Development team is always available to guide you in the right direction as you move toward your career goals. We offer resume reviews, interview feedback, and information about college degrees as just a few resources to help maximize your potential.
Public Safety Telecommunicators (911 Operators) -- OPEN
- High school diploma or GED
- Must be a U.S. citizen or possess a current permanent resident card
- Knowledge of Orange County geography helpful
- Must be able to work various shifts with rotating days off, as well as weekends and holidays
- Must be able to speak and understand English
- Must successfully complete a job related "CritiCall" test
- Must be computer literate
- CritiCall testing
- Psychological evaluation (after conditional offer)
- $25,126 or $26,395 with 3+ years experience
- Shift differential pay provided once training is completed, for working evenings and midnights
Public Safety Telecommunicators respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, using a computer aided dispatch terminal for entering call data. They must train and certify in at least two positions: Call Taker, Radio Dispatcher, and Teletype Operator.
Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.
- U.S. Citizen or possess a current permanet resident card
- HS Diploma or GED
- At least 18 years of age
- DUI or law enforcement experience preferred; training will be provided
- Must be able to successfully complete a state certification course with a passing score of 80% after hire
- Able to learn to operate technical equipment, i.e., breath testing, audio aide, computers, including data entry
- Superior integrity, honesty and be willing to be challenged regularly
- Able to work well with persons under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Work long hours (8p.m. - 6 a.m.) irregular and rotating schedules
- Subject to call-out for court testimony
- Valid Florida drivers license and personal vehicle is required; must have clean driving history
- Bilingual (English/Spanish, Creole) helpful
- Written Skills test
- Psychological Evaluation
Salary Range: $27,726 or $29,120 with 3+ years experience
Hear more from our IMS Manager about future Programmer positions by clicking HERE
Must have a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in computer programming or related field, and six (6) months of recent programming, web site development, or computer graphic experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The position will focus on the area of Web development and prefers a candidate with mid-level experience.
Web development: This position requires mid-level development experience within the Microsoft.Net development environment with an emphasis on web and database development utilizing C#, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or above, and web services.
Analyzes requirements and develops computer programs. Makes changes or enhancements to current computer systems/programs to adhere to procedural changes or user requests.
Consults with agency employees as necessary to gather information for application development. Designs and develops applications by utilizing various programming languages and environments. Converts designs and specifications into computer code.
Provides daily technical support and assistance to agency users. Researches and identifies the system and/or user's problem.
Analyzes, defines, and documents requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, hardware and operating system environment, interfaces with other systems, internal and external checks and controls, and outputs.
Designs, develops and/or refines, tests, and implements new computer systems and/or programs based on user's needs and requirements. Creates test transactions and runs tests to find errors and confirm programs meet specifications. Monitors performance of programs after implementation.
Writes and maintains technical specifications. Analyzes and estimates feasibility, costs, time, and compatibility with hardware and other programs. Develops and maintains plans outlining steps and timetables for developing programs.
Researches and evaluates software and hardware to assist in programming or to use as program platforms.
Salary: Based on experience
Technical Support Specialist--OPEN
JOB SUMMARY: Provides technical assistance concerning computer hardware and software and telephone equipment issues by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Acts as a Help Desk coordinator and operator for logging, tracking, and resolving customer service requests.
Ensures employees and supervisors are updated on the general status of problems.
Performs diagnosis and corrections of technical and operational problems. Refers special issues to appropriate personnel or venders.
Supports IMS Unit in preparing for unit moves within the agency; Provides statistical information when requested.
Develops expertise with various equipment and software applications through in-house and outside training.
Depending on assignment, may maintain, install, and/or repair mobile data computer (MDC) systems and related software.
Depending on assignment, may create and modify network user and email accounts.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associates degree (A. A. or A.S.) in information technology or related field; or a recognized industry standard computer certification (e.g., MCSE, A+, CNE, CCNA, Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7); or two (2) years of information technology experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
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Latent Print Examiner Supervisor--OPEN
- Supervises Latent Print Examiners.
- Analyzes, resolves, or assists subordinates in resolving work problems.
- Sets staff objectives.
- Revises or changes procedure as necessary.
- Performs work that is highly specialized, technical, and complex requiring a great deal of responsibility.
- Evaluates, analyzes, and compares latent prints to the prints of known suspects and compiles reports on findings; maintains files and documentation.
- Assists other agencies using expert knowledge.
- Uses the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to search for a match. May be required to use the Henry System of Identification for locating old prints.
- Reviews work performed by Latent Print Examiners.
- Testifies in court; prepares court testimony.
- Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B. S.) or equivalent from four-year college or university in Criminal Justice, Business, or a related field; and six (6) years latent print experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must have and maintain International Association for Identification Latent Print Certification.
- Must have valid Florida driver’s license.
Salary: $50,252 / year -$61,900 / year Based on experience
POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE DIRECTOR--OPEN
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides strategic leadership and direction for the Orange County Police Athletic League (PAL). Oversees daily operations to include administrative tasks, supervisory duties, facility maintenance, as well as fundraising activities and community outreach efforts. Develops and implements fundraising strategies and associated marketing plans; meets and actively seeks funding donations from businesses, community organizations, and private community donators. Prepares grant proposals; seeks potential sponsors for PAL related programs Ensures program and Board of Directors operate in accordance with mission, values, bylaws, policies, and procedures of PAL. Responsibilities include developing individual, business, and community partnerships for PAL and managing the PAL budgets efficiently.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Social or Behavioral Sciences, Education, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field; and two (2) years related experience in social services program administration, counseling, or education; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in applying basic accounting/budgetary principles, fundraising, and grant writing required.
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WE ARE ALSO ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS
only if you want to apply for a
School Guard position or to update
your School Guard application if you previously applied on this website.
Qualifications: Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Be able to perceive potential traffic hazards
- Be sufficiently agile to move swiftly to avoid danger
- Be able to comprehend and communicate fluently in verbal and written English
- Be legally eligible to work in the United States
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Veterans of military service must be honorably separated
- Must be a U.S. citizen or possess a current permanent resident card
- High school diploma or possess a state equivalency diploma is recommended but not mandatory.
- Not have been convicted of a felony. Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral character, false statements, perjury or domestic violence.
- Must successfully pass an agility test.
- Must pass an occupational health medical exam.
- Able to successfully complete a state certification course with a passing score of 75% or higher and re-certify annually.
- Must be able to handle working with children and work in a high vehicle traffic environment.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Application Process: this sounds like the position for you or someone you know, please stop by our Human Resources Office, 2500 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32804 or call the School Crossing Guard Office at 407-836-4082.
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for future I.T. System Administrator positions.
Crime Scene Investigator--CLOSED
Applies scientific principles to analyze, identify and classify physical evidence related to crime scenes by performing the following duties: Searches for, collects, photographs, and preserves evidence. Analyzes items such as paint, glass, printed matter, paper, ink, fabric, dust, dirt, gases, or other substances. Identifies hair, skin, tissue, blood, bones, or human organs.
Performs a variety of analytical examinations. Processes the crime scene using chemicals, light source enhancement, and other methods. Reconstructs crime scene, preserving marks or impressions made by shoes, tires, or other objects by plaster or moulage casts. Sketches or draws details of crime scenes.
Collects and packages evidence for presentation in court. Prepares reports or presentations of findings, methods, and techniques used to support conclusion. Completes photograph referrals, blood draws, photographs and prints of dead persons at the morgue.
Acts as a liaison between crime laboratories, investigators, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. Confers with experts in relevant specialties as necessary. Submits evidence for examination to FDLE and/or FBI labs. Testifies in court hearings about work performed.
- At least 18 years of age
- U.S. Citizen or possess a current permanent resident card
- High school diploma or GED
- Associates degree from a two-year college or university in Forensic Science, Chemistry or biology; and one (1) year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Valid Florida Drivers License and a good driving history
- Clean criminal history; any arrest history will be individually evaluated
- No illegal drug usage within the past two years, all other usage will be evaluated on an individual basis
- Basic computer skills to include word processing applications
- Crime Scene Investigator Technical Knowledge Exam
- Written Skills Exam
- Panel Interview
Salary Range: $33,737 or $35,443/annually with 3+ years experience
Administrative and clerical positions are considered for future openings in several areas:
- Records Division
- Fugitive Section
- Judicial Section
Most of the shifts available are evenings or midnights, working weekends and holidays.
Job duties may include the following:
- Receives paperwork and supporting documentation
- Enters data into and retrieves information from the appropriate database
- Answers telephones, screens and routes calls, takes messages, and answers routine questions
- Maintains appropriate logs
- Confirms information and researches discrepancies
- Provides information and documents to citizens and law enforcement personnel
- Answers routine questions and assists individuals with paperwork as needed
- Performs other duties depending on area assigned
Salary Range: Varies depending on position and experience; ranges from $22,776 - $23,920/annually ($10.95- $11.50/hour)
- Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in Criminal Justice, Statistical Analysis, or closely related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Crime Analysis certificate preferred.
- One year related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Basic computer skills to include word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
- Ability to apply mathematical concepts, such as probability, and statistical inference, frequency distribution, and correlation techniques
- Able to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
- Able to effectively present information to, and respond to questions from management, outside agencies, business and the general public
- FCIC/NCIC Limited Operator certification within one year of employment
- Crime Analyst tests
- Panel Interview
Salary Range - $32,115 or $33,737 with 3+ years experience
Processing: All candidates for full-time positions will participate in the following steps:
- Online application
- Voice Stress Analysis (truth verification)
- Complete Background Check
- Credit check
- Medical exam & drug screen (after conditional job offer)
- Additional tests required by the position
if you want to apply for a civilian position
or to update your civilian application.
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Benefits: All full-time employees of the Orange County Sheriff's Office receive an excellent benefits and compensation package.