School Safety Deputy

The School Safety Deputy will be responsible for a variety of duties including, but not limited to, ensuring the safety, security, and welfare of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors in the assigned school. This School Safety Deputy will patrol the assigned areas of the school building, grounds, and parking lots to deter, detect, report and stop violations of the law and/or school board policies. Participation on the Threat Assessment Team is required and attending after school events will be on an as needed basis. This position will also assist the administrative staff with enforcing policies and procedures for a safe and orderly school.

Salary: $26.73 per hour – 10 Months (minimum 187 Days). Schedule is based on the Sarasota County School District calendar (approximately 180 school days plus an additional 56 hours of annual retraining.

  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • 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). Candidates with an associate's degree or equivalent number of credits from an accredited college/university will not be required to take the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test.
  • Florida Law Enforcement Certified.
  • 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 have a valid Florida drivers’ license.
  • Must meet Agency approved Drug and Tobacco Policy
  • 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.
  • Applicants with prior military service must have completed their military contract and received an Honorable Discharge (Form DD14 required).

Employment will coordinate with the 2021-2022 academic year for the Sarasota County School System, but there is no guarantee that employment will be renewed from year to year.

Salary will be paid at a rate of $26.73 per hour. The schedule is based on the Sarasota County School District calendar, approximately 180 school days plus an additional 56 hours of annual training. Compensation, however, will continue to be paid at regular payroll intervals applicable to members of the Sheriff’s Office (every two weeks).

This position will not accrue vacation or sick days but will be eligible to accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) up to 40 hours of PTO per academic year. You will be permitted to participate in the Sheriff’s Office Health and Benefits Programs, according to the eligibility and other provisions of those plans. You will not be eligible to participate in any other benefit programs offered by the Sheriff’s Office except for retirement programs.

Employment with the Sheriff’s Office is at will, and such employment does not constitute a guarantee that any position will be continued for any length of time or that any job assignment will be permanent.

This position will automatically terminate unless renewed by the Sheriff’s Office prior to the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year and each academic year thereafter.