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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.

Community Service Aide
$29,458 - $43,523
Shifts Will Vary
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for public safety work in various divisions, districts, offices, or specialized sections of the Sheriff's Office. An employee in this classification performs a variety of duties in support of certified law enforcement personnel including preliminary non-violent investigations, investigations of automobile accidents, minor crime scene processing of crimes against property and other routine non-emergency law enforcement activities. This employee performs various community service functions in order to allow certified law enforcement personnel to handle higher priority incidents and to provide a more efficient and effective response to calls for service. Tasks may involve extended periods of time standing, walking or sitting at a workstation. Tasks may involve the intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of standing, reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, climbing, and that regularly involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects (25+ pounds). Tasks may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects (125+ pounds) i.e. operation of the Smart Trailer and/or Message Board.

The agency's priority is to ensure proper and adequate staffing throughout Broward County; therefore, shift and days off are assigned strictly based on the discretion of the agency.
1. High school diploma or equivalent. An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.
2. One (1) year of full-time, paid, work experience and/or training demonstrating knowledge of approved principles and practices of corrections and law enforcement work. Experience in customer service and/or dealing with the public is preferred.
3. Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License without any restrictions affecting job performance. "Entire" certified driving history from each state where a driver's license was held over the past seven (7) years must be submitted with application. Driving history search dates must be within one month of application date. In order to be considered for the position, candidates must submit the certified driving history by e-mail to or by fax to (954) 321 - 4815 by no later than Wednesday February 13, 2013. Candidates who fail to submit the certified driving history by the required deadline will be inactivated.
4. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.
Any location within the Department of Law Enforcement.
2/8/2013 11:59:59 PM
You are encouraged to apply on-line at If you do not have access to the Internet, you may visit the Bureau of Human Resources to submit an on-line application Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex, 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by midnight on the closing date. Completed paper applications must be received in the Bureau of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on 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; 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 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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For information on obtaining a Certified Driving History, please click on the following link: Certified Driving History Information