Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff

Application Process

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Now that you have explored our career opportunities, it is time to get started on the application process. The application process to join our team can take up to six months to complete.

What to Know Before You Apply

  • Each available position maintains its own unique set of minimum qualifications which may include passing of pre-employment tests, levels of education, years of experience, certifications, etc.
  • Read each job description thoroughly to be sure you meet all minimum job qualifications before applying.
  • Once you have applied for a position, please monitor your email account and application profile frequently.  Some communication will be sent via e-mail and there is the possibility of it going to your spam or junk box.  Do not utilize yahoo e-mail accounts. For an application status, please login to your application profile.
  • Positions requiring pre-employment testing:
    • An e-mail will be sent to you if you require pre-employment testing.
    • The Testing Center is located at:
      Human Resources Division
      Employment Services Section
      2207 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619
    • Testing Center hours are:
      8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
    • Plan on spending 2 hours to complete all pre-employment tests.
    • No children or food/drink are allowed in the Testing Center.
  • You must be in excellent physical condition to apply for our sworn positions.  Your physical condition will be tested through our Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB).
  • You will undergo an extensive and thorough background investigation.
  • You will undergo polygraph, medical and physical examinations.
  • For additional questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Employment Services Section of the Human Resources Division at 813-318-5300.

Required Documentation

Below are the required documents for sworn applicants. Please note Sworn positions are Law Enforcement Deputy Trainee, Detention Deputy Trainee, Pre-Certified Law Enforcement Deputy, Pre-Certified Detention Deputy and Reserve II Deputy.

If you are within the state of Florida, they are to be brought to PEB in a yellow manila envelope.

If you are out of state, they are to be mailed in to the:
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Recruitment and Screening Section
PO Box 3371
Tampa, FL 33601

Required Forms:
In addition to these forms, the HCSO requires:
  • Copy of driver's license
  • Resume
  • Copy of Social Security card (signed)
  • Copy of birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics or original naturalization papers
  • Copy of all documented name changes, if applicable
  • Copy of FBAT/CJBAT scores (Sworn only)
  • Driving history from all states (can be obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicle)
  • Military discharge papers (DD-214), if applicable, and last three military evaluations
  • Selective Service Registration (Males between ages 18 - 25 only)
  • Original (sealed) college and high school transcripts

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    The Reserve II Deputy program is open to all persons age 21 and older. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS STRICTLY A VOLUNTEER POSITION.

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