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12/16/15 - 12/17/15 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

UCF Winter Externship at the

Orange County Sheriff's Office

2500 West Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL.



                                  Making a difference!

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 Office Assistant--OPEN

This position works in the Office of the Sheriff and is only part-time.  Generally the hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 12:30. 


·        Minimum of 5 years office experience preferred; advanced office experience preferred

·        Strong written communication skills

·        Ability to type routine correspondence

·        Ability to interact with people on the phone and in person

·        Organizational skills

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

ONLY candidates who want part-time work with no opportunity to work full-time should apply for this position.

Hear more from our IMS Manager about future Programmer positions by clicking HERE

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:


CLICK HERE 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

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. 

Hear more from our IMS Manager about this job by clicking HERE for future I.T. System Administrator positions.                        

Administrative Positions--CLOSED

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         

Fleet Lead—OPEN


Directly supervises fleet personnel in keeping agency vehicles operational. Supervises and coordinates the activities of the parts room and maintains the fleet inventory.


Supervises day to day repairs on agency vehicles and equipment. Fills in for Fleet Supervisor as needed.  Assists in training personnel.

Allocates duties to personnel as required and ensures that jobs are properly performed.

Assists in preparing the new fleet and the decommission of vehicles.  Assists in the operation of the Fleet Service Desk. Works with dealer on warranty issues, invoices, and repair orders.

Orders, receives, maintains, and issues fleet parts for the agency. Manages parts room inventory. Documents the receipt, release, and disposal of all parts.

Works with vendors regarding parts and services. Prepares bid quotes and purchase orders for necessary parts and equipment.

Communicates with technicians and members of the service desk to ascertain parts and service needs.

Evaluates parts for liquidation and determines proper disposal.

Performs administrative functions to include data entry, file maintenance, paperwork, and various correspondence.


Directly supervises fleet employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include approving payroll; interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Fills in as Fleet Supervisor when needed.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Three (3) years’ experience as a master technician in an automotive shop.  One year supervising an automotive shop or inventory system preferred.


Must have valid Florida driver’s license. Must attend and successfully complete the agency sponsored Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations (LEVO) Training if assignment includes driving agency vehicle. Use of agency vehicle would require appropriate driving history and passing agency biennial driver’s physical exam. Must have National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician Certification. Must complete Forklift Operator certification within six (6) months of employment.

Salary:  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

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.