CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The prevailing image of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is a uniformed deputy and their distinctive green and white car with the gold star. There are, however, a wide variety of exciting career opportunities throughout the Sheriff's Office, including sworn and civilian positions in Law Enforcement, Courts and Corrections and the Public Safety Communications Center. 

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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THESE FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED WITH EVERY APPLICATION
RAP Back Applicant Form  
Credit Inquiry Waiver

CIVILIAN APPLICANTS
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must successfully complete the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test and achieve a score of 248 or higher in Verbal Skills and 241 or higher in Quantitative Skills (math). Wonderlic Requirements
  • Must successfully complete an interview with appropriate staff personnel.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must submit to a typing test (specified positions only). Must meet the agency approved Drug and Tobacco Policy.
  • Must submit to a polygraph and complete background investigation.
  • Must submit to a complete a physical examination including drug screen and hearing test (specified positions only).
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CORRECTIONS/COURT SERVICES DEPUTY
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license.
  • Must meet Agency approved Drug and Tobacco Policy.
  • Must be Florida Corrections Certified or currently attending a Florida Corrections Academy.
    • Court Services Deputy requires Florida Law Enforcement Certification.
  • Must successfully complete the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test and achieve a score of 267 or higher in Verbal Skills and 241 or higher in Quantitative Skills (math). Wonderlic Requirements
LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPUTY - PATROL
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license.
  • Must meet Agency approved Drug and Tobacco Policy.
  • Must be Florida Law Enforcement Certified or currently attending a Florida Law Enforcement Academy and meet one of the following four requirements:
    1. An Associate’s Degree or equivalent (60 credit hours) from an accredited college or university        or;
    2. Prior military service with military contract completed and Honorable Discharge received                (Form DD214 required) or;
    3. Three (3) years prior full-time Law Enforcement experience. Experience must have occurred           within three years of application or;
    4. Three (3) years experience as a Corrections Deputy with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.
      • Note: Military or prior LE-experienced applicants who do not possess an AA Degree or equivalent must successfully complete the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test and achieve a score of 267 or higher in Verbal Skills and 241 or higher in Quantitative Skills (math). 
REQUIRED APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ALL SWORN
  • Must meet the minimum standards of the Agency approved PAT (Physical Abilities Test).
  • Must successfully complete an oral review board and meet eligibility score.
  • Must submit to a complete background investigation, polygraph, and psychological evaluation and found to be of good moral character.
  • Must submit to a complete physical examination mandated by FDLE requirements to include but not limited to drug, hearing and vision screening and EKG testing.
  • Applicants must never have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.

Additional Links:
EOT: For out-of-state Law Enforcement Certified or Military Members with Law Enforcement
PAT Waiver
Physical Abilities Test Information
Employee Benefit Highlights Booklet
Wonderlic Requirements