Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL

FAQ

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Occasionally you cannot find what you are looking for. If you have additional questions, we've got the answers. Please contact us as follows:

  • Sworn Positions - Recruitment and Screening Section (813) 247-8070
  • Civilian Positions - Human Resources Bureau, Employment Services Section (813) 318-5300
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office FAQ

Questions

  1. Are You Eligible For Veterans' Preference?
  2. Are You Bilingual?
  3. Are You Planning For the Future?
  4. Can I Earn While I Learn?
  5. How Will I Receive Communication On My Employment Submission?
  6. Is There Tuition Reimbursement?
  7. Where Is The Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) Located?
  8. Who Do I Contact For Additional Questions?
  9. Where Is The Pre-Employment Testing Center Located?
  10. Why Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office?

Answers

  1. Are You Eligible For Veterans' Preference?

    A
    A veteran or eligible family member must be honorably separated and fall into one of the following groups to be considered for veterans' preference in hiring:

    • A veteran of any war, who has served at least one day during that war time period or who has been awarded a campaign or expeditionary medal. Active duty for training shall not be allowed for eligibility.
    • Disabled veterans who have served on active duty in any branch of the Armed Forces and who presently have an existing service-connected disability which is compensable under public laws administered by the Department of Veteran Affairs or are receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension by reason of public laws administered by the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense.
    • The spouse of a veteran a) who has a total and permanent service-connected disability and who, because of this disability, cannot qualify for employment; or b) who is missing in action, captured in line of duty by a hostile force, or detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign goverment or power.
    • The unremarried widow or widower of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability.
    • The mother, father, legal guardian, or unremarried widow or widower of a service member who died as a result of military service under combat-related conditions as verified by the U.S. Department of Defense.
    • Current member of any reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces or the Florida National Guard.
  2. Are You Bilingual?

    A
    If you are bilingual (Spanish), you may be eligible to earn up to $150 a month in incentive.
  3. Are You Planning For the Future?

    A
    Employees of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are eligible for retirement benefits through the Florida State Retirement system.
  4. Can I Earn While I Learn?

    A
    Yes, all training at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is paid training with full benefits.  Training is completed either through an academy process, external training classes or on-the-job training. 
  5. How Will I Receive Communication On My Employment Submission?

    A
    Communication with applicants will happen both by e-mail and telephone.  Monitor your e-mail accounts frequently and check your spam or junk box for any misguided e-mails.  Do not apply utilizing yahoo accounts.
  6. Is There Tuition Reimbursement?

    A
    Yes, up to $1,500 towards an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree or $2,500 towards a Master's Degree per year.
  7. Where Is The Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) Located?

    A
    Training Division
    1409 N. Falkenburg Road
    Tampa, Florida 33619
    Phone - 813-247-8070
  8. Who Do I Contact For Additional Questions?

    A
    For questions concerning sworn positions, contact Recruitment and Screening at (813) 247-0870.  For questions concerning civilian positions, contact the Human Resources Bureau, Employment Services Section at (813) 318-5300.
  9. Where Is The Pre-Employment Testing Center Located?

    A
    Human Resources Bureau, Employment Services Section
    2207 N. Falkenburd Road
    Tampa, Florida 33619
    Phone - 813-318-5300
  10. Why Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office?

    A
    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is among the largest suburban Sheriff's Offices in the United States.  We provide great pay and great benefits.  Career opportunities are available for sworn and civilian positions.  Come join our team!
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