Civilian Positions

Making a difference!

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office prides itself 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.

Recruiting Events

Are you ready to make a difference?

Meet with one of our Recruiters to discuss your career!  


Public Service and Nonprofit Career Fair

February 22, 2018

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

University of North Florida

1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224

Student Union Ballroom, Bldg. 58 West, 3rd floor


Questions – E-mail DFC Angela Keller  Angela.Keller@ocfl.net




Crossfit Firebase Meet and Greet

February 27, 2018

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

5103 Forsyth Commerce Road, Orlando, Florida 32807


Questions – E-mail DFC Angela Keller  Angela.Keller@ocfl.net 




UCF 2018 Public Service Showcase

March 28, 2018

1:00 PM  to 3:00 PM

12715 Pegasus Drive, Orlando, Florida 32816 in the UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom


Questions – E-mail DFC Angela Keller  Angela.Keller@ocfl.net 




Spring 2018 Valencia College Job  Fair

March 29, 2018

10:00 AM  to 2:00 PM

1800 South Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida 32811. Building 8, Special Events Center


Questions – E-mail DFC Angela Keller  Angela.Keller@ocfl.net 




Saint Leo University Criminal Justice Career Fair and Law School Expo

April 5, 2018

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, Florida 33574


Questions – E-mail DFC Angela Keller  Angela.Keller@ocfl.net


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.



911 Operators - Public Safety Telecommunicators

Candidates who are hired as 911 Telecommunicators and achieve the 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator state certification will be given a $2,000 Signing Allowance. 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.
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Graphic Designer

Designs and creates forms, brochures, signage, logos, event stationery, and miscellaneous documents in print and electronic formats.
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Graphics Assistant (Long-term Temp, Part-time at 20 hours per week)

Works with agency employees/graphic designer to develop, design, and print graphic communications for agency needs.
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Long-term Temp Evidence Technician

Receives, stores, preserves, and/or disposes of criminal evidence and found property.
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Long-term Temp I.T. Specialist I (Service Desk Specialist)

This position provides basic technical support to the Agency. Work requires original and creative thinking under the direction of upper-level team members, with minimal latitude for individual initiative. Work requires basic proficiency in one of the following areas: desktop management, service management, quality assurance, or incident management. This position reports to an IT Supervisor. Long-term Temp (1 year, position renewal reviewed annually).
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Part-time Latent Print Examiner (Contract Position)

Part-time Latent Print Examiner (Contract Position), 16-32 hours per week. Examines fingerprint evidence left at scene of crime and attempts to identify suspects. Compares latent prints to the prints of known suspects. 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. Compiles reports on examination findings and enters data into computer systems. Reviews and corroborates work performed by other Latent Examiners by reviewing in the blind. May be required to testify in court hearings about work performed.
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School Crossing Guard

Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.
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Sexual Offender Surveillance Squad (SOSS) - Foreign Notification Technician (Part-time)

Reviews all incident reports to determine if embassy or consulate notification is required for incidents involving Foreign Nationals, who either were arrested, detained or are deceased, regardless of cause, while in Orange County, Florida. Performs additional administrative duties and assists the public as needed.
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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.


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


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
  • 12 vacation days per year/accrues at 3.69 hours bi-weekly
  • Sick time accrues at 3.69 hours bi-weekly
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Gym facilities in many agency buildings