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. 

Applicants must complete all applicable forms and submit them along with the application or it will not be accepted. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office keeps applications on file for one year. Specify on the application the position for which you are applying. Contact the Human Resources Bureau if you wish to submit an existing application for a different position. There are certain prerequisites for employment with the agency. Civilian applicant prerequisites are listed here. For sworn positions, see the relevant page detailing each position.


  • 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).
  • 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).

Below are the positions that are currently available within the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Click the link(s) to view additional details about the position, requirements, responsibilities and other information.

Communications Operator (Accepting applications for possible future vacancies.)  
Corrections Deputy
Court Services Deputy (Accepting applications for future vacancies.)
Deputy Sheriff 
Part-time Court Services Deputy (Open until filled)
School Safety Deputy (Open until filled)
Animal Services Officer (Open until October 8, 2019)
Offender Work Program Coordinator (Open until October 9, 2019)
Teletype Operator (Open until Ocotber 16, 2019
Booking Technician (Open until October 22, 2019)


FRS Certification Form
EEOC Survey
Physical Abilities Test Information