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Deputy Sheriff Law Enforcement –
Florida Certified IRC33099

Open: April 16, 2018

Closes: June 22, 2018

Detailed Description:

Responsible for the protection of life and property and enforcement of laws and ordinances. The position requires considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of police work including: knowledge of first-aid methods, ability to act reasonably without direct supervision, ability to observe situations analytically and objectively, ability to report and record situations clearly and completely, ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and a demographically diverse public.

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.

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.

PRE-BACKGROUND CHECKS: Driver's license, Credit Check, Military and criminal history checks







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


Applicant with disability who require accommodation within the application/interview process should direct a request in advance to Human Resources. 

Additional Details:

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:  Testing, when required,  will be conducted in Human Resources at a date and time to be announced.  The date, times, and location of the interview process to be announced, in writing, by the hiring division.

FINAL RANKING:  Eligibility list will be produced in alphabetical order based on a pass/fail process with 3.0, the minimum passing score, which is equal to 60 points.


Civilian and Non Specialty Units - Eligibility list generally has a life of one year or until exhausted whichever is sooner, based on the date Human Resources certifies it is effective.  The commander may select any qualified candidate appearing on the list for the vacant position.  After filling a vacancy from the eligibility list, the commander may let the remainder of the list expire or repost any future vacant positions.

REVIEW AND APPEAL PROCESS:   An appeal of a decision, scoring error, or test results shall be made in writing to the Human Resources Division Manager or designee within seven (7) calendar days after the release of any score or decision that eliminated the candidate from the process, or affected the candidate's score.  This appeal process is the only method to appeal these matters and is available to internal PBSO applicants exclusively.

How To Apply:

Internal Applicants:  Click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

External Applicants (for postings available to external applicants):  Click the Apply Now" button on this page.   

Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Veterans' Preference to be requested at time application is submitted



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