Deputy Sheriff - Court Security, Part-Time

Court Security Staff
Orange County Sheriff's Office (FL) - Orlando, Florida

Feb 16, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Feb 1, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$21.65/hr hourly

Job Description

The incumbent in this position is responsible for maintaining law and order in and around the courtroom, ensuring the protection and safety of persons in and around the courtroom, and expediting courtroom proceedings by preparing the courtroom, ensuring the prisoner's prompt appearance in court, and following directives from the judge.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Experience: N/A

Must be Florida Certified or Currently Attending a Florida Law Enforcement Officer Academy: 

  • Florida Certified (vested with authority to bear arms and make arrests):  Must have successfully completed the Florida Law Enforcement Officer Certification or Equivalency of Training from a Florida law enforcement academy and a passing score on the Florida law enforcement officer certification exam.
  • Currently Attending an Academy: Must be currently attending a Florida law enforcement officer academy.  Must obtain a passing score on the state law enforcement officer certification exam prior to receiving a conditional offer.
  • Good work history.
  • Accredited high school or GED diploma. (Will not accept a certificate of completion.)
  • Must be able to comprehend and communicate fluently in verbal and written English.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Valid driver's license for the last year.
  • Must not have been convicted of a DUI (or any reduced charge such as reckless driving) within the past five years. Other driving history will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony.
  • Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral character, false statements, perjury or domestic violence.
  • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces.
  • No marijuana use within the last two years. No illegal drug use (scheduled narcotic) over the past three years. All other drug usage will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Good physical condition.

Applicants with body ornamentation (tattoos) shall not have any visible body ornamentation on the head, face, and neck area, which includes the visible skin while wearing a collared uniform shirt with an unbuttoned top button.  Employees shall not have any visible body ornamentation located on the hands which is defined as the area from wrist to fingertips; however, a tattoo simulating a wedding ring on the ring finger of the left hand will not be considered excessive as described herein.  Applicants are encouraged to read the agency body ornamentation policy before applying.

A Court Security Deputy has a two year commitment of service as a Court Security Deputy (CSD).  If the employee decides to pursue a career change to the position of Deputy Sheriff, he/she requests permission to the Human Resources Director via the chain of command to apply for Deputy Sheriff in Uniform Patrol.  The request can be submitted as early as 18 months of employment.  Once written approval is received by Human Resources Division, Recruiting and Background Section completes an abbreviated selection process (updated background).  The file is reviewed by the Sheriff for a conditional offer of employment as a Deputy Sheriff in Uniform Patrol.  Once a conditional offer of employment has been received, a medical exam and psychological evaluation are scheduled.  After medical and psychological clearances are received, the employee is reclassified for the next certified hire date after completion of the two year CSD commitment of service.           The position as a CSD does not guarantee that the request for a career change will be approved.   CSD's shall not be authorized to work off-duty in a sworn capacity.


All candidates for Court Security Deputy positions will participate in the following steps: 

  • Online application
  • Voice Stress Analysis (truth verification)
  • Panel Interview
  • Complete Background Check
  • Medical exam & drug screen (after conditional job offer)
  • Psychological Evaluation (after conditional job offer)

Processing time on average is 3-5 months


Newly hired court security deputies (with or without law enforcement experience) must participate in Basic Recruit Training (BRT).  This 9-week program covers all high liability areas, including driving, shooting, defensive tactics, and agency policies and procedures.  After successfully completing Basic Recruit Training, new CSD's complete 6 weeks of Court Security Deputy Positional Training with a training officer.  This training ensures that all new CSD's are fully prepared to work in the Courthouse.    CSD's shall not be provided an agency vehicle but will still be required to successfully complete the OCSO's Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations (LEVO) program


Court Security Deputy positions do not offer any promotional opportunities

Physical Demands:

Must be able to meet and perform the same physical requirements as set forth in the deputy sheriff job description. Must be able to regularly talk and hear. Must be able to stand for long periods of time.  Must be able to frequently walk, sit, use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.  Must occasionally be able to smell, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Must be able to frequently lift up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.  The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus on a moving object/person.  

Work Environment:

The majority of the work is performed inside and immediately surrounding the main courthouse, the Juvenile Justice Center, and the Booking and Release Center. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme cold and extreme hot non-weather conditions and wet, humid, non-weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to infectious or contagious diseases, and allergenic substances. Minimal exposure to bodily fluids and/or blood may occur. The typical noise level for this job is moderate (e.g., business office with computers, printers, light traffic). Depending on the assignment, they may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. Due to the nature of the job, must be flexible with schedule and work hours and may be required to work evenings, weekends and /or holidays.    The Orange County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Orange County Sheriff's Office may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  


• $21.65/hr - Candidates with less than 4 years full-time law enforcement officer experience and are Florida certified (vested with authority to bear arms and make arrests).

• $22.38/hr - Candidates with 4 or more years of full-time law enforcement officer experience and are Florida certified (vested with authority to bear arms and make arrests).

For additional information, please visit our website and review all other necessary job requirements listed in the "Law Enforcement Positions” section under "Careers". In order to be considered for this position, you MUST complete your online application on that website. This posting is for the Orange County Sheriff's Office located in Orlando, Florida.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is a Veteran Friendly, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information

Emma Keyes

Orange County Sheriff's Office (FL)
2400 W. 33rd Street PO Box 1440
Orlando, Florida 32809

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