An Accredited Florida Law Enforcement Agency


Position Concept

The Deputy Sheriff performs a variety of duties and tasks related to the protection of life, limb and property.  The most important and essential job function of the position is attitude which includes the following: interacting positively and cooperating with co-workers, responding politely to citizens and their immediate situations, working as a team member, functioning under intense time pressure and responding in a positive manner to supervision. 

The Deputy Sheriff may perform other related duties and tasks, as required and shall have the physical, mental and emotional abilities to perform the essential job duties of the position.

Education, Professional Certification or License: (Required)

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • State of Florida Basic Law Enforcement Recruit Certificate of Compliance after completion of training in accordance with CJSTC
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License

Professional Experience:

Prior law enforcement experience is preferred but not mandatory

Physical Requirements:

• Speak, read and write English understandably
• Accurately read, write and articulate numbers
• Ambulate independently
• Manual dexterity / physical agility
• Run / Jump / Climb / Crawl / Bend / Squat / Kneel / Reach
• Step up / down a 4 – 5 inch street curb
• See at normal level (or with accommodation)
• Hear at normal level (or with accommodation)

• Mental alertness
• Lift / carry / drag <175 lbs.
• Walk at a moderate / fast pace
• Recognize colors
• Sense of smell
• Stand for long periods
• Sit for long periods
• Administer First Aid / CPR

Reasonable accommodation(s) will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

Required Ability:

• Handle / remain calm under stress
• Speak, read and write English
• Use approved defensive weapons
• Conduct pat down, search (for officer’s safety)
• Recognize basic signs / causes of death
• Evaluate credibility and reliability
• Recognize danger or potential hazard
• Monitor radio traffic
• Operate a motor vehicle
• Read gauges and odometers
• Identify makes and models of vehicles
• Operate camera; tape recorder; calculator
• Comprehend

• Follow commands
• Perform multiple tasks at once
• Disassemble and reassemble firearm
• Identify traffic hazards
• Detect / Identify suspicious activity
• Recognize informative placard or signs
• Draw diagrams
• Operate public address system
• Perform minor vehicle maintenance
• Read a map
• Locate vehicle identification number
• Listen and understand
• Evaluate

Required Skills:

• Interpersonal • Radio • Basic investigation • Interview • Observation
• Basic crime scene processing • Tactical driving • Weapons proficiency
• Computer • Keyboard • Organizational • Basic comprehension
• Basic mathematical • Tactical communication • Basic English grammar

Hours of Work:

• 12 hour shifts
• Days, Nights, Weekends, Holidays, Overtime
• Rotating Shifts-
work Mon – Tue, off Wed – Thu, work Fri – Sat – Sun
off Mon – Tue, work Wed – Thu, off Fri – Sat – Sun

Rate of Pay:

• Starting Annual Salary $53,805.00
• Hourly rate $24.6360
• Step Plan 2.5 % each anniversary year with NCSO
(Yearly Budget Approval)
• Longevity Pay $250.00 per year of service with NCSO as of 09/30
(Yearly Budget Approval)


• Health
• Dental
• Vision
• Life
• Long Term Disability
• Paid Time Off
• Florida Retirement System (FRS)

The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office is an 
Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.