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            09/29/15 from 10:00 - 3:00 PM, UCF Career Expo, CFE Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd, Orlando, FL

10/06/15 from 10:00 - 2:00 PM, Veterans Hiring Fair, Florida Citrus Bowl, 1610 West Church St, Orlando, FL

10/07/15 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, Careers in CJ Forum at UCF, CSEL Building, 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL

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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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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

Additional Processing:

  • CritiCall testing
  • Psychological evaluation (after conditional offer)

New Salary INCREASE:

  • $29,265 or $30,742 with 3+ years experience ($14.07/hr or $14.78 with 3+ yrs 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.


Part – Time Human Resources Analyst/Veteran Advocate--OPEN


Must have a Honorable Discharge from any branch of the United States Military and possess a valid Military Identification Card which provides access to various military installations through the United States for the purpose of recruiting.
Must be an experienced Military Veteran with active-duty military service or reserve/guard duty service.

Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 

Law enforcement and/or recruiting experience preferred.

Must have a valid Driver’s License with no more than two (2) moving citations in the last three (3) years. Overall driving history will be evaluated.

Must have basic computer skills to include word processing, e-mail, social media, data base and spreadsheet applications. Must have good organizational and time management skills.

Must successfully complete a medical exam prior to employment and pass vehicle operations training prior to operating an agency vehicle for recruiting purposes.

Job Summary:
Performs human resources related duties pertaining to Field Recruiting of qualified candidates for employment, with a specialization in Veteran’s Preference and military affairs.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Veteran’s Preference laws and compliance with current agency procedures for Veteran hiring, re-hiring, promotion and transfer
  • Military marketing and advertising of current openings within the Orange County Sheriff’s Office
  • Meets with candidates to gather information
  • Enters information into databases; logs data in computer
  • Responds to questions verbally or in writing, providing guidance to candidates
  • Prepares routine correspondence
  • Will work occasional evenings and weekends to attend career fairs and assist in candidate processing
  • Travel to military installations for recruitment of candidates
  • Travel to law enforcement academies and colleges within the State of Florida for recruitment functions
  • Complete a job shadow program prior to engaging in recruiting functions
  • This position averages 35 – 39 hours weekly


Salary: Based on experience – Range $30,576 - $43,576


Mobile Video System (MVS) Coordinator—OPEN, 2 POSITIONS


Coordinates body worn and in-car camera video systems (Mobile Video Systems – MVSs) and monitors quarterly MVS audits.


Receives requests for copies of MVS recordings from various entities; identifies and retrieves videos, sends to Records Department for processing according to agency policy.

Maintains logs of MVS recording requests in the public records information system (PIR) and maintains monthly statistics.

Maintains records, databases, and files of mobile video system recordings. Reviews, downloads, and processes MVS video files.

Demonstrates operation of MVS equipment to deputies assigned the equipment. Trains Records Department personnel in redacting MVS videos. Prepares training reports.

Coordinates the servicing and overall maintenance of the MVS devices. Performs troubleshooting and repairs on MVS devices as needed. Maintains a maintenance log of all MVSs. Coordinates quarterly scheduled audits of MVSs by sending notices to supervisors to review videos.

Establishes working relationship with MVS representatives and acts as an SME for the MVS technology, laws, policies, and procedures.

Assigns and tracks equipment and is responsible for the overall management of the MVSs.

May deliver and present court testimony.


Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and two (2) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with mobile video systems and/or evidence and prior certified law enforcement officer preferred.


Must have a good understanding of the mobile video system capabilities. Must have the ability to retrieve and redact videos using video editing software and be able to train others in how to redact videos. Must have advanced computer technology skills in order to use specialized video and audio software applications. Must have intermediate computer skills for word processing, presentation, email, and database applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).


$32,281 - $35,630, based on experience


Media Specialist, Part-Time—OPEN


Responds to calls for service to assist media in the field and at headquarters. Manages social media sites for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO). Produces and hosts  programs on the government access channel (Orange TV) and assists with other media relations functions.


Maintains social media websites for the agency. Creates, writes, edits, produces, and posts information. 

Writes, edits, produces, and hosts television program. Researches ideas for shows. Designs graphics using computer system. Videotapes show segments. Interviews guests for show. 

Utilizes knowledge of Florida’s public record law to facilitate public record requests in a timely and accurate manner while ensuring that active criminal information is not disclosed. Responds to inquiries from print and broadcast news media on breaking/spot news stories or on long-term, investigative news stories. Provides TV/Radio/newspaper interviews with local, state, national, and international news media.

Produces promos for events involving the agency.

Assists Media Relations Department as needed.


Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university; and two (2) years related public information experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


This position will be 16 to 20 hours in a 2 week period.

$19.36/hour to $20.55/hour based on experience. 


Crime Scene Investigator--CLOSED

Job Summary:

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

Additional Processing:

  • Crime Scene Investigator Technical Knowledge Exam
  • Written Skills Exam
  • Panel Interview

Salary Range: $33,737 or $35,443/annually with 3+ years experience


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Police Athletic League Director--OPEN


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. For more information and to apply to this position, click the link below:



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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

Additional Qualifications:

  • 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.

Salary: $10.33/hour 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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Administrative Positions--OPEN

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 $22,900- $24,044/annually ($11.01- $11.56/hour)   


Crime Analyst--CLOSED


  • 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 

Additional Processing:

  • Crime Analyst tests
  • Panel Interview

Salary Range - $32,115 or $33,737 with 3+ years experience


DUI Technician--CLOSED


  • 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  

Additional Processing:

  • Written Skills test
  • Psychological Evaluation

Salary Range: $27,726 or $29,120 with 3+ years experience 


Technical Support Specialist--CLOSED

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 vendors.

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.


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 Apply Online by clicking the link below


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


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Benefits: All full-time employees of the Orange County Sheriff's Office receive an excellent benefits and compensation package.