IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN A CHALLENGING PUBLIC SERVICE PROFESSION — WE ARE INTERESTED IN YOU!

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity employer, and gives preference in employment/appointment to eligible veterans and spouses of disabled veterans. Applicants with disabilities will be accommodated in the application process. Minorities and protected classes are encouraged to apply.

You can fill out an application online. Start here.

Or contact our Human Resources Team below:

PLEASE NOTE: Applications will only be accepted for open, posted positions. By following the application links, you are leaving the Sheriff’s Office website.

WHY WORK FOR THE ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE?

VARIETY: ASO offers a wide variety of career opportunities for individuals interested in law enforcement and corrections, both civilian and sworn.

SALARY/BENEFITS: We offer a comprehensive benefits package for employees. It includes life, health and dental insurance, paid leave and tuition reimbursement. Our Risk/Benefits Coordinator has the details.

TRAINING: ASO provides some of the most comprehensive training available in law enforcement. The equipment, facilities and instructors are superior. For more information about a career in law enforcement, please visit the Criminal Justice Selection Center at Santa Fe College (www.policecareers.org).

SERVICE: ASO offers you the opportunity to serve your community. You have an opportunity to assist others, provide protective services and be a positive example to members of your community.

ATMOSPHERE: At ASO you will be working with some of the most professional law enforcement and support personnel in the area. Their pride in the agency and its capabilities are evident in the way they perform their jobs. ASO is looking for the very best to fill important public service positions – are you ready to join?

STANDARD, MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO JOIN THE TEAM:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Good moral character with no felony convictions, or misdemeanors involving moral character or false statements
  • Current, valid Florida driver’s license at the time of hire
  • Flexible scheduling – many positions work rotating shifts that may include days, nights, weekends and/or holidays

All future employees must successfully complete a background investigation that includes:

  • Drug Screen
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Psychological Examination

DEPUTY SHERIFF

All our common standards, plus:

  • 21 years old or older
  • United States citizen
  • Current Law Enforcement certification from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards Training Center (FDLE CJSTC)
  • Good driving record
  • Live in Alachua County or in a county contiguous to Alachua County, with a residence no further than 20 minutes from the Alachua County line, or one (1) hour from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
  • Successful completion of Physical Agility Test and Firearms Qualification

DETENTION OFFICER

All our common standards, plus:

  • 19 years old or older
  • United States citizen
  • Current Correctional certification from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards Training Center (FDLE CJSTC)
  • Good driving record
  • Successful completion of Physical Agility Test and Firearms Qualification

911 TELECOMMUNICATOR

All our common standards, plus:

  • 20 years old or older
  • Ability to type 35 correct words per minute
  • Successful completion of the CritiCall Public Safety Communications Test

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are a variety of positions within the Sheriff’s Office that accept community volunteers.

  • Teen Court
  • Victim Advocate
  • DOJ-Ministries
  • Other opportunities are available

We are dedicated to attracting and supporting a qualified, diverse
workforce to meet the public safety needs of the citizens of
Alachua County, as well as retaining the agency’s most valuable
resource—our employees.