Clay County Sheriff’s Office

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Clay County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to offering employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, marital status, disability or any other legally protected status.  We proudly provide Veterans’ preference to qualified applicants pursuant to state law.

  • Driving– if the position will involve driving a Clay County Sheriff’s Office vehicle, three moving violations within the past 24 months, any driver’s license suspension/revocation and/or any convictions for a DUI within the last five years.
  • Unlawful Drug Activity– please refer to the following Drug Limits Policy Statement.
  • Military– Any discharge other than honorable, general under honorable conditions, or uncharacterized from the military.

Additional disqualifiers for sworn applicants

  • Perjury or False Statements– conviction of any felony or of a misdemeanor that involved perjury or a false statement, not have pled guilty or nolo contendere after July 1, 1981, to any felony or of a misdemeanor that involves perjury or a false statement, whether or not adjudication was withheld or sentence suspended.
  • DUI Convictions– has pled guilty or nolo contendere or been found guilty of the criminal offense of DUI within the last five years.
  • Domestic Violence– any convictions.
  • Driving – as stated above or suspensions for financial responsibility and failure to pay will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Tattoos– not permitted above the collar bone (i.e, neck, face, or behind the ear). Visible tattoos determined to be inappropriate or offensive must be covered while at work.



The Clay County Sheriff’s Office recognizes an irrevocable responsibility in maintaining the public trust concerning the maintenance of a Drug Free Workplace and the office’s responsibility to be in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace requirements as established in the Anti-Drug Abuse Act enacted by the United States Congress in 1988 and the Florida Drug Free Workplace programs requirements, F.S.S. 440.101 and F.S.S. 440.102 and Chapter 59A of the Florida Administrative Code.

The U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit in Davis v. City of Dallas (no. 84-1814 – November 26, 1985) determined that a requirement prohibiting recent or excessive drug usage is job related.

Therefore the Clay County Sheriff’s Office has adopted the following minimum limits of exclusion for employment:

  1. NO *marijuana or hash during the past 12months.
  2. NO adult usage of the following drugs within the past 5 years:
    • Cocaine
    • Illegal steroid usage (Not prescribed)
    • Quaaludes
    • LSD
    • D.M.A. (Ecstasy,Molly)
    • PCP
  3. Minor experimentation of the drugs listed in item two (2) as a juvenile, will be considered on a case by case basis. NO chronic usage will be considered

** Use of CBD oil can, in some circumstances, result in a positive result for THC during a drug test. A drug test that confirms a positive result for THC will disqualify the applicant from employment.


  1. NO illegal usage of heroin, opium, Fentanyl or any derivative of heroin or opiates.
  2. NO SALE, distribution or conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs, except as required by official law enforcement duties.
  3. NO USAGE of methamphetamine, Rohypnol (Rooffies), GHB(Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate, also known as Grievous Bodily Harm), or similar illegal drugs in any amount.
  4. NO USE of any illegal drug after first employment or appointment in the law enforcement field except in connection with official duties.
  5. NO fraudulent use of prescriptions to obtain or use drugs.
  6. NO conviction for any alcohol related offences (D.U.I., Disorderly Intoxication, etc.), during the past 60 months, nor more than once in adult lifetime.
  1. NO current or past addiction to alcohol, unless in successful and continuous treatment and remission for the past 60 months.

If you do not meet the minimum standards as established in this policy, you will not be considered for  appointment/employment with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff reserves the right to disqualify an individual based upon the totality of the circumstances.

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