Opportunities in Operations

Clay County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team


Deputy Sheriffs: Starting Salary $38,000

Description Of Duties

The Deputy Sheriff’s work involves protecting the lives and property of the general public by patrolling, investigating suspicious persons and circumstances, responding to and investigating criminal complaints, responding to disturbance calls with physical violence in progress, responding to calls involving accidents, injuries, and disasters, arresting persons in the commission of crimes, traffic pursuits and stops, accepting field custody of prisoners and transporting them, bearing firearms and being proficient in their use, attending county and circuit court for cases made.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of approved law enforcement training and certification in compliance with the requirements of the state of Florida. Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license, high school diploma or GED, citizen of the United States, at least twenty-one (21) years of age, no felony convictions, no misdemeanor convictions involving perjury or false statements, be of good moral character, must pass a drug and physical examination and extensive background check.

Physical Effort Required

Deputy Sheriffs may be required to use bodily force to gain control of prisoner(s), be able to run, protect him/her by employing defensive tactics, and administer first aid. Performance of these tasks can involve maximum physical exertion with little or no prior notice and possibly for extended periods of time. Must be able to complete the Sheriff’s Physical Abilities Test within the acceptable time. The PAT is designed to simulate actual physical tasks that any Deputy Sheriff might be called upon to perform during their course of duty.


Uniforms and equipment supplied, including laundry services; annual leave; sick leave; 11 paid holidays; health, dental and life insurance; career development program; college tuition program; state retirement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.