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NOTE: Upon submitting an application for employment, ALL sections, including your experience and education, must be completed and clearly documented in order to be considered for any BSO position. To submit a resume, transcripts, cover letter, driving history, etc. to accompany your application, fax them to 954.321.4815, email to , or mail within five business days to BSO Human Resources - Selection and Assessment, 2601 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

Law Enforcement Deputy Sheriff
BI-WEEKLY CADET: $1,294 (UNR0/Pay Grade 10)
ANNUAL CERTIFIED: $40,947 - $63,978 (PBA/Pay Grade 15)

Shift Work Required
The DEPUTY SHERIFF CADET position is entry-level work, which provides the opportunity for practical experience and broad exposure in law enforcement at the Broward County Sheriff's Office while attending a 22-week Police Academy at the Institute of Public Safety. Upon successful completion of the Police Academy and state certification exam, certified Deputy Sheriff status is attained.

CERTIFIED DEPUTY SHERIFF work is law enforcement and public safety work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Tasks involve the intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, climbing, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of extremely heavy objects (150+ pounds). Tasks may involve standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time.

** This position requires the ability to work any shift including nights, weekends and holidays **

1. All Candidates: Minimum age of 19 years.

2. All Candidates: United States Citizen at time of application (F.S.S.943.13(2)).

3. All Candidates: High school diploma or equivalent. An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.

4. All Candidates: Must not have been convicted of any felony. All candidates must not have been convicted of any perjury or a false statement charge as an adult. All other arrests and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Must have good moral character as determined by a background investigation (F.S.S. 943.13).

5. Cadet Candidates: Must successfully pass the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT), SWIMMING and BASIC MOTOR SKILLS tests administered at the Institute of Public Safety at Broward Community College prior to submitting an application. Florida Certified Candidates must pass SWIMMING and BASIC MOTOR SKILLS (modified physical agility) tests prior to submitting an application. Results for all required tests must accompany the completed application.

6. Certified Candidates: Florida Basic Recruit Certificate or FDLE Certification must accompany application. Cadets in the state of Florida currently enrolled in a Police Academy may apply as Certified Candidates and must provide official documentation of enrollment.

7. All Candidates: Must possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license without any restrictions affecting job performance. Driver license must show current address. All candidates must submit with the application, a Certified Department of Motor Vehicles “entire” driving history for every state in which a driver license was held within the last 7 years. The search date must be within one month of the date the application is received in Human Resources.

8. All Candidates: If ever arrested, candidates must submit an official court disposition with the application. Official court dispositions can be obtained from the Clerk of the Court in the county in which the incident occurred.

9. All Candidates: If claiming Veteran’s Preference, candidates must provide a DD214 Member 4 form at time of application.

PLEASE NOTE: Condensed testing is available to out-of-area candidates.
Any location within the Department of Law Enforcement.
12/31/2007 11:59:59 PM
Applications may be obtained online at or in the main lobby of the Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex, 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312, Monday-Friday until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday until 6:00 p.m. Completed applications must be received in the Human Resources Bureau by the closing date. A resume may accompany a complete application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 8 to 10 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.
Veterans’ preference per Florida law.
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