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Deputy Sheriff Corrections
Florida Certified   IRC33098

Open: April 16, 2018

Closes: June 22, 2018

Detailed Description:

Responsible for the protection of life and property within detention facilities; deters and suppresses violations of laws within the facility and ensures rules are followed.  Monitors and surveils inmates; performs inspections to ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and agency standards.  Prepares legal documentation and reports, processes fingerprints and pictures to ensure inmate identification, executes emergency plans, resolves disputes and performs necessary restraint techniques. 

Job Requirements:

  • Must meet all Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) requirements. 
  • Must meet all PBSO requirements specified in the online assessment.
  • 21 years of age
  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the job for which applying with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Internal Candidates - Achieved satisfactory evaluations and favorably completed at least one year of employment unless position is designation by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office as a critical need position at the time of application.
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Must present proof of automobile insurance upon offer of employment, free from “at fault” accidents or convictions for violation(s) of traffic law to include adjudication withheld for the past twelve (12) months.  A good driving record will include no Driver’s License suspensions in the past three (3) years.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Corrections Department employees are required to work overtime, with and without notice, and must be available for emergency call-in overtime.

Additional Details:

DIVISION:  Various Locations

WORK SCHEDULE:  Shift work, which may include varying hours, evening, nights, holidays and weekends.

SELECTION PROCESS:  Failure to successfully pass any of the steps specified below will result in applicant disqualification.  Review of prior employment records will be conducted.


SCREENING OF APPLICATION - Ensures each candidate meets our agency's minimum requirements and standards.







BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION - In accordance with Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) standards.

FINAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT - Applicants with a disability who require accommodation within the application/interview process should direct a request in advance to Human Resources.

SELECTION PROCESS:  Oral Board Interview which will constitute 100% of the final pass/fail selection weight.  All offers of employment to external applicants and internal part-time to full-time or civilian to sworn candidates are also subject to and contingent upon successful completion of the CVSA/polygraph, background investigation, pre-employment physical examination and drug screening.
DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION: The date, times, and location of each phase of the selection process will be announced, in writing, by Human Resources and/or Internal Affairs.

REVIEW AND APPEAL PROCESS:  An appeal of a decision to disqualify an applicant shall be made in writing to the Human Resources Division Manager or designee within seven (7) calendar days after the decision that eliminated the candidate from the process.  The appeal process is the only method to appeal these matters and is available to internal PBSO applicants exclusively.

TO APPLY: Contact Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

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