Detention Officer Recruits - Department of the Jail

Alachua County Sheriff's Office
Job Description
                                                   OPEN POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) is currently seeking interested and qualified candidates for the position described below. A complete, detailed job description for this position is available in the Alachua County Sheriff's Office Human Resources Bureau.
HOURS:                       Full-time (typically 40 hours per week).
SALARY:                     $15.00/ hourly as of October 1, 2021. Educational incentive pay; $996 for Associates Degree, $2,004 for Bachelor’s Degree, $2,496 for Master’s Degree.  Upon successful completion of the State Certification process, pay will increase to $18.7630/hourly plus a 20 year step plan with a 2.5% annual increase each year after 2 full years of service.   
DESCRIPTION:         A training position involving attendance at a recognized Correctional academy for the express purpose of becoming an Alachua County Sheriff's Office Detention Officer/Detention Deputy.  This position requires commitment, diligence and initiative.
BENEFITS:                  Detention Officer Recruits will wear a training uniform and safety equipment provided by the Sheriff's Office. Florida State Retirement, Employer contributes up to 85% towards Health, Life and Dental Care. Deferred Compensation, Flexible Spending Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, 8 Hours/Month Annual Leave, 14 Paid Holidays/Year, and up to 8 hours quarterly sick leave incentive.
REQUIREMENTS:    To submit an application:
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Current, valid Florida driver’s license
  • Must be 19 years of age
  • Must pass all current ACSO testing and background processes
  • Must be willing to enter into an employee training agreement regarding length of ACSO employment
  • Must meet or exceed all applicable physical agility standards required by ACSO
  • Be of good moral character, have no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury or false statements
  • Must not have any tattoos that depict violence, gang affiliations, illegal substances or activities
SELECTION:             The most qualified applicants will be scheduled for an oral board interview with various representatives of the Sheriff's Office. Selected applicants must successfully complete the requirements of a conditional employment offer and background investigation that includes a polygraph, physical examination, drug screening, and psychological examination.
DEADLINE:               Wednesday, September 15, 2021
                                    Applications must be submitted online at
CONTACT INFO:       Alachua County Sheriff's Office Human Resources Bureau
                                    2621 SE Hawthorne Road
                                    Gainesville, Florida  32641
                                    Office: (352)367-4040
                                    Fax: (352)374-1803
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