Deputy Sheriff - Recruit - Frederick County , FL

September 3, 2019

Frederick County ,FL

Deputy Sheriff - Recruit



Non-exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week (varied schedule); full benefits

This sworn professional position provides a full range of law enforcement services to Frederick County through community oriented and team management approaches. General supervision is provided through the chain of command; however Deputies must frequently exercise independent judgment and administrative discretion.




Rotating assignments may include vehicle patrol, investigations and testimony, traffic control, prisoner transport, emergency response, court security, search and seizure, civil process, training and guidance of junior officers, community awareness, etc.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties section, each employee in this classification may perform the following other duties. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned.



The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum age 21 years upon completion of academy
  • U.S.A. citizenship
  • High school graduation or the equivalent
  • Eligible for certification by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) and able to become certified within 1 year of hire - OR - eligible for comparative compliance* (must maintain in-service training and firearms requirements in accordance with standards of FCSO and MPCTC)
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator's license with the ability to obtain and maintain a Frederick County employee driving permit


  • Strong and effective math skills plus spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to accurately complete forms, reports and legal documents associated with assigned duties
  • Ability to hear and understand the speech of motorists, pedestrians and/or citizens, sometimes over the sounds of traffic
  •  Ability to clearly observe vehicle and pedestrian traffic at acceptable distances and to hear warning sounds such as a vehicle horn
  • Ability to effectively apply training to respond quickly, calmly and appropriately in standard duty and emergency situations, demonstrating good judgment and independent action
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public, maintaining professional attitude, appearance and manner of performance


  • Additional related education or training


  • Sound physical condition in order to effectively respond to the spontaneous physical demands of comprehensive law enforcement duties (e.g. arrest, restraint and control of suspects/prisoners, foot pursuit, search and rescue, etc.); ability to meet and maintain compliance with FCSO physical fitness standards
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently sitting, walking and driving; occasionally climbing, stooping, lifting up to 50 pounds, reaching and performing repetitive motions; and is rarely crawling, lifting over 50 pounds, pushing over 40 pounds, and pulling over 40 pounds
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is constantly working outdoors and indoors; frequently walking on uneven ground, working in hot temperatures (above 100 degrees) and cold temperatures (below 32 degrees); occasionally works in a dirty environment and is required to wear protective equipment; and rarely works in a dusty and noisy environment, works in confined spaces; works at heights or below ground level, near machinery, near chemicals or fumes, with potential exposure to infectious diseases




  • Available for 24-hour call-in, any shift as assigned, weekends, holidays and mandatory overtime
  • This position is subject to random drug testing
  • A Deputy Sheriff - Recruit becomes eligible for upgrade to Deputy First Class upon completion of the 18-month probationary period plus an additional year of satisfactory service at the rank of Deputy Sheriff (30 months total)
  • Secondary employment will not be approved for FCSO personnel before successful completion of the field training period
  • Current Frederick County Government employees will be hired as a Deputy Sheriff, Step 1 on the law enforcement pay scale
  • Completion of the examination/selection process can take up to 12 months. Candidates found eligible, but not immediately selected, may be contacted for subsequent placement within 1 year
  • Candidates who were previously rejected may reapply for consideration, however those declined for reasons that assure another rejection will not be reconsidered

EXAMINATION PROCESS (may include): (candidate must qualify at each step to proceed to next)

1) An evaluation of training and experience
2) A written examination

3) Physical ability testing

4) A spoken examination administered before a panel

5) One or more personal interviews

6) A pre-employment background investigation

7) A pre-employment polygraph test (inquiries include criminal, credit, drug use and personal history)

8) A pre-employment physical examination and drug test

9) A pre-employment psychological examination

This description reflects management's assignment of essential duties; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
September 20, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.