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Detention Deputy Sheriff
BI-WEEKLY CADET: $1,414 (Salary Plan 0090/01)
ANNUAL CERTIFIED: $40,661 - $63,078 (Salary Plan 0080/14)
Shift Work Required
DETENTION DEPUTY CADET is an entry-level position that provides the opportunity for practical experience and broad exposure to the functions of the Department of Detention and Community Control at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Upon successful completion of the Academy and state exam, Certified Detention Deputy status is attained.

CERTIFIED DETENTION DEPUTY work includes the supervision and control of detainees; enforcement of security rules, regulations and procedures; and, the provision of services and information to detainees. 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 bending pushing, and/or pulling of extremely heavy objects, such as in the event of chasing and subduing a detainee resisting control.

** 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 prior to 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) or Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) and the Physical Agility Test. Results for all required tests must accompany the completed application.

6. Certified Candidates: Basic Recruit Certificate must accompany application. Out-of-State Certified Candidates must include proof of current certification in resident state with application, and must have one year of full-time paid work experience in Detention to be considered for equivalency.

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. You may contact the Clerk of the Court in the county in which the incident occurred to obtain this information.

9. All Candidates: Those claiming Veterans preference must provide DD214 Member 4 at time of application.
Any location within the Department of Detention and Community Control
05/31/2013 11:59:59 PM
The Detention Deputy Sheriff Application packet is available below. Completed applications must be submitted to the Bureau of Human Resources located on the first floor of the Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex, 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. You may submit your application in person Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Completed applications must be submitted by the closing date.

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; computer based 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 12 to 16 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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