Pasco Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Current Openings

  • Budget Analyst - $49,296.00 - 76,419.29/annually: Open Until Filled
  • Child Protective Investigator Supervisor - $25.15/ hourly - Continuous
  • Criminal Process Technician: $15.71/hourly - closes 11/1/2019
  • Deputy Patrol – $20.62/hourly (85 hours biweekly/$45,570.20) - Accepting applications for future openings
  • Detention Deputy – $20.62/hourly (85 hours biweekly/$45,570.20) - Accepting applications for future openingss
  • School Crossing Guard – $10.00/hourly - Continuous
  • Part-Time Clerk: $10.00/hourly - closes 11/4/2019
  • Traffic Control Officer – $11.94/hourly - Continuous

The Pasco Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We utilize E-Verify to verify employment eligibility in the United States.


Your career is only a click away. let’s get started!
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.

  • Each available position maintains its own unique set of minimum qualifications which may include passing of pre-employment tests, minimum education requirements, 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. For an application status, please login to your application profile.
  • Positions may require pre-employment testing such as polygraph, psychological, 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 727-844-7791.

The Pasco Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We utilize E-Verify to verify employment eligibility in the United States.

Certified Applicants

(Detention Deputy and Law Enforcement Deputy)
Follow this link to schedule your PAT. In order to participate in the Fitness Assessment, you will be required to have a physician complete the Fitness Assessment Medical Release Form and present it along with photo I.D. to agency personnel on the day of the assessment. This assessment will be conducted at the Pasco Detention Center located at 20101 Central Blvd Land O’Lakes, Florida 34637.

If you are applying for a Detention or Law Enforcement Trainee position, you will also need to complete the CJBAT. Please ensure you complete the CJBAT for the discipline for which you are applying. You may complete the testing at various centers in the state of Florida. Testing Centers.

The Pasco Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We utilize E-Verify to verify employment eligibility in the United States.

Employee Benefits

  • Florida Retirement System (FRS): A state sponsored retirement system offering investment and pension plans
  • HEALTH INSURANCE—FLORIDA BLUE: offers HMO, PPO, and HDHP plans to meet your health insurance needs; employer/employee paid contributions.
  • VISION INSURANCE—ADVANTICA: offers optional vision coverage.
  • AFLAC—SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE: Pasco Sheriff’s Office offers a number of AFLAC plans including, but not limited to:
    • Accident Plan
    • Disability Plan
    • Cancer Plan
    • Critical Illness Plan
    • Hospital Plan
    Colonial Life
    • Accident Plan
    • Cancer Plan
    • Critical Illness
    • Medical Bridge
    • Short Term Disability

  • EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - LIFE WORKS provides confidential, short-term counseling to our employees and their family members at no charge, regardless of whether or not they are covered by our group health insurance.
  • PRE-PAID LEGAL SERVICES: The Florida Sheriff’s Association provides this program to Pasco Sheriff’s Office personnel. Available Services:
    • Preventative Legal Services
    • Motor Vehicle Legal Services
    • Trial Defense
    • I.R.S. Audit Legal Services
    • I.D. Theft
    • Other Legal Work
  • FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT (FSA): Available to all employees; members will be able to contribute up to $2,650.00 for medical and $5,000.00 for dependent day care per calendar year. This account allows an employee to have pre-taxed dollars payroll deducted and placed into his/her individual FSA account for use in reimbursements for medical and dependent care expenses.
  • HSA Account:This account allows an employee to have pre-taxed dollars payroll deducted into his/hers individual HSA account to use for qualified medica land dental expenses.

Additional Benefits

Paid Holidays: The Sheriff’s Office recognizes the following holidays:

  • New Years Days
  • Martin Luther King's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Vacation/Sick Time Leave Accrual: civilian employees accrue 3.7 hrs of vacation and sick leave every pay period; certified employees accrue 3.93 hrs of vacation and sick. Vacation accrual increases incrementally based on years of service. Eligible employees may participate in the sick leave pool as well as the attendance incentive program offered annually, around Christmas time.
  • Gym Facilities: Every Sheriff’s Office location has recently updated gym facilities available for employees.
  • FLORIDA PRE-PAID COLLEGE PROGRAM: State sponsored tuition assistance program for your children.

All Applicants

(Civilian and Certified)
Due to the number of applications received, we do not always notify applicants of their application status. Those who are selected to move forward to the next step of the process will be contacted by a member of the Recruitment Team.
When completing the online application, you must provide your entire work history, including all jobs you have had, even if the job was not relevant to the position you are currently applying for. Also, please ensure you provide your residential history for the last 10 years.
Once you are selected to move to the next step in the process, you will be asked to complete the following documents:

  • Background Investigation Waivers
  • Collection of Social Security Number
  • Supporting Documents
  • Personal Reference Questionnaires
  • Review and sign the job description for the position you are applying for

Original documents must be signed, witnessed and returned by mail or in person at 8700 Citizens Dr. New Port Richey, FL 34654. When completing the documents, please scan and email a copy of the background investigation waivers to as soon as possible, so we may begin your background investigation.
Be advised the completed reference forms do not have to accompany the supporting documents, they can come in at a later time. An electronic version of the reference form can be used to send electronically in the event your references are not local. Reference forms must be completed by the six people that you listed on your application. You will also be asked to provide the copies of the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of United States citizenship, immigration documents or visa (if applicable)
  • Social Security Card
  • High School Diploma or GED (official, certified)
  • Official College Transcripts-must be certified sealed copy (if applicable)
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License - For all positions requiring operation of an agency vehicle or a unit requiring use of personal vehicle
  • DD-214 if you are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces
  • Law Enforcement or Detention certification (if applicable)
  • Documents changing your legal name (IE: marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption, legal name change)

The Pasco Sheriff`s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We utilize E-Verify to verify employment eligibility in the United States.

Application Disqualifiers

Vapor-Generating Electronic Devices, Tobacco, and/or Nicotine Products
The Sheriff’s Office will only hire applicants who WILL NOT use vapor-generating electronic devices, and/or smoke or use any tobacco and/or nicotine products in any way, either on or off duty. Applicants shall sign an agreement stating that they WILL NOT now or while employed with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, use any vapor-generating electronic devices, tobacco and/or nicotine products.

Illegal Drug Use/Experimentation
An applicant must NOT have:
  • Used, tried, possessed, or experimented with marijuana within the past 12 months prior to application. Applicants who have limited experimental use of marijuana more than one (1) year ago may be considered for employment.
  • Used, tried, tasted, experimented with or possessed any other illegal drug other than marijuana. Limited, experimental use of such substances in excess of five (5) years prior to application may be accepted at the sole discretion of the Sheriff.
  • Used, tried, tasted, experimented with or possessed any other controlled substances classified as a Schedule I, II, III or IV, or V as enumerated in Florida Statute 893.03 that was not prescribed to the applicant , with the exception of substances that are also available over-the-counter without a prescription. Limited use of such substances in excess of one (1) year prior to application may be accepted at the discretion of the Sheriff or designee.
  • Sold or delivered any illegal drug/controlled substance for compensation (monetary or other) at any time.

Arrest/Criminal History
An applicant who pleads guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to, or is found guilty of any felony or guilty of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, is NOT eligible for employment even if the sentence was sus- pended or adjudication was withheld by the judge.

Driving History
During the three (3) years prior to application, an applicant must NOT have accumulated more than 12 points on their driver’s license, or have a driving record that reflects repeated offenses and a flagrant disregard for traffic laws, as determined at the discretion of the Sheriff or designee.

During the two (2) years prior to application, an applicant must NOT have had their driver’s license suspended more than once for nonpayment of insurance or traffic fines.

During the five (5) years prior to application, an applicant must NOT have had:

  • Their driver’s license suspended or revoked more than once for traffic violations.
  • A conviction of, or pled to, “Fleeing or Attempting to Elude” a law enforcement officer.
  • A conviction of, or pled to, “Driving Under the Influence”.

Military History
An applicant who has served in the armed forces, MUST NOT have received a Dishonorable Discharge, an Other than Honorable Discharge, or a Bad Conduct Discharge. Commissioned officers MUST NOT have received a Dismissal Notice. Applicants must be able to provide a copy of their discharge certificate and DD Form 214 indicating the character of, and reason for, discharge.

Tattoos (Body Art)
Note: Although NOT an application disqualifier, please be advised that members who have contact with the public conducting agency business will not display a tattoo, temporary decal, body art or portion thereof that is visible to the public while wearing an agency uniform or conducting agency business.

Intentional mutilation of any part of the body is prohibited. Mutilation is defined as the intentional radical alteration of the body, head, face, or skin for the purpose of and/or resulting in an abnormal appearance. Examples of mutilation include, but are not limited to, a split or forked tongue; foreign objects inserted under the skin to create a design or pattern; enlarged or stretched-out holes in ears (other than a normal piercing); intentional scarring on neck, face, or scalp; or intentional burns creating a design or pattern.

Dental Ornamentation
The use of gold, platinum, or other veneers or caps for purposes of dental ornamentation is prohibited. Ornamentation is defined as decorative veneers or caps. Teeth, whether natural, capped, or veneered, will not be ornamented with designs, jewels, initials, etc.

An applicant may be disqualified at any time due to; incomplete information, untruthful, false, or disqualifying written or spoken statements, disqualifying information obtained during the background investigation, unacceptable drug screen, polygraph, or psychological evaluation results.

The Pasco Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We utilize E-Verify to verify employment eligibility in the United States.

Hiring Process

The Pasco Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We utilize E-Verify to verify employment eligibility in the United States.


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For more information about becoming a certified deputy sheriff or certified detention deputy in the State of Florida, you may contact the Florida Depatment of Law Enforcement directly at 850-245-2929 or visit

If you are interested in reviewing our current openings and/or applying with our agency, please note that you will be required to create an account. Please click the button button in order to proceed.

Please review the minimum requirements found in the applicable job posting you are interested in. Providing that you meet the qualifications, you are invited to submit an application. Your patience during the initial selection process is appreciated.

Once a selection is made, you will be contacted by the Human Resources Department regarding the background investigation, which includes but is not limited to: driving history check, credit check, criminal history check and previous employment check. Human Resources keeps applications on file for one year.

The Pasco Sheriff's Office strives to recruit the most qualified candidates.

Please direct any questions to the Pasco Sheriff`s Office Human Resources Department 727-844-7791.


The Pasco Sheriff`s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We utilize E-Verify to verify employment eligibility in the United States.

Schedule PAT

Schedule your PAT in advance to make sure you get a test date!

Only a limited number of openings are available for each session. Expect each session to last up to 3.5 hours, depending on the amount of applicants. When scheduling your PAT test date, keep in mind it is a critical component of the hiring process. Anticipated New Member Orientation occurs in January, April, July, and October of each calendar year. You must bring the completed Fitness Assessment Medical Release form to your PAT session. Your physical must be completed within 30 days of your PAT test date.

Should a scheduling conflict arise or you have questions about the available PAT dates, please contact Human Resources at 727-844-7791 or email at

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The Pasco Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We utilize E-Verify to verify employment eligibility in the United States.


A disabled veteran who has served on active duty in any branch of the Armed Forces and who has an existing service-connected disability commensurable under public laws commensurable by the Veteran’s Administration. A disabled veteran who has served on active duty in any branch of the Armed Forces and who is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits or pension by reason of public laws administered by the Veteran’s Administration or the Department of Defense. The spouse of any person who has a total & permanent service-connected disability and who, because of his/her disability, cannot qualify for employment. The spouse of any person who is missing in action, captured in the line of duty by a hostile force or forcibly detained or intervened in the line of duty of a foreign government or power. A veteran of any war who has served on active duty of 181 consecutive days or more, or who has served 180 consecutive days or more since January 31, 1955, and who has discharged or separated there from with an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces and such active duty was performed during the wartime era. (Please note Active duty for training shall not be allowable.) An unmarried widow or widower of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability.

Employees of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office are eligible for retirement benefits through the Florida Retirement System.

Members are eligible for Tuition Reimbursement after completing the introductory period. During Fall and Spring sessions the Pasco Sheriff’s Office will assist with tuition for up to two courses, based on three credit hours per class, plus required lab fees, per term or semester at the current state rate. Agency members will be limited to two classes combined during the summer session(s), whether enrolling in a traditional summer or abbreviated summer session. The maximum tuition assistance amount for an Associate degree course will be based on the current semester hour rate charged by the Pasco-Hernando State College. The maximum tuition assistance amount for a Bachelor or Master’s degree course will be based on the current semester hour rate charged by the University of South Florida.

All communications will be via email or via phone. Make sure you check both your voicemail and email accounts regularly and make sure to check your junk or spam folders for any email communications.

The Land O’Lakes Detention Center. To check in, go to the Lobby at the top of the ramp. You must bring your completed Fitness Assessment Medical Release Form in order to participate. The Land O’Lakes Detention Center is located at 20101 Central Boulevard, Land O’Lakes, FL 34637.

You may contact a member of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Recruitment Team at 727-844-7791 or by email at

The Pasco Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We utilize E-Verify to verify employment eligibility in the United States.

Family Support Network
The Pasco Sheriff’s Family Support Network is a program designed to provide support for those who most closely support front line law enforcement. Its mission is to provide support holistically through physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual means.
Click the Link to visit our website: Family Support Network


The Pasco Sheriff’s Office utilizes qualified people in serving their community as volunteers in a number of positions. Prospective volunteers must undergo a background check and fingerprinting. Volunteers do not receive any salary or benefits but are covered by worker’s compensation. Volunteering is a good way to learn or hone valuable job skills and can be an asset when applying for jobs with prospective employers.

If you would like to work as a volunteer and assist the law enforcement mission of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, contact the Human Resources Unit at 1-800-854-2862, extension 7791.

  • Citizen Service Unit / Parking Enforcement – House Checks
  • Detention – Classification
  • Economic Crimes
  • Fleet Maintenance clerical assistant (2 positions needed) – perform tasks related to scheduling of vehicle maintenance, office work, assignment of vehicles and other clerical duties for a large fleet.
  • Human Resources
  • Jeep Unit
  • Pasco Posse
  • Property & Evidence
  • Safety Town

To apply for any of the above openings, fill out the Volunteer Application and submit it to the Human Resources Unit.

Chaplain (LOL)

Assist the Chaplain at the LOL Jail. Activities: Assist with paperwork, record keeping and some data entry in the Data Base, some computer skills necessary.

Child Protective Services:

Assist agency personnel in investigating at risk juvenile / custody cases. Activities: Help with office & clerical work.

Citizen’s Service Unit (CSU):

Unit of Volunteers especially trained by the Sheriff’s Office to respond to many non-emergency and routine calls for service that does not require law enforcement or regulatory authority. Requires a driving test. Activities: Community Patrol, Traffic Control, Vehicle Crashes, Parking Enforcement, Search Assistance, Crime Scene Assistance, Investigating & Reporting of “Non-Suspect” Crimes, Vacation/ Dark House Checks, Court Services, Traffic “Calming”.

Civil Process:

Serve subpoenas to law enforcement and public service agencies throughout Pasco County. Activities: Using an agency vehicle, drive to specific locations indicated in the subpoenas and attempt to serve the subpoena to the specified individual. This activity is county wide.

Court Information Desk:

Provide information and direction to citizens that have business at the Court House. Activities: Assist Court House Bailiffs in providing information and or direction to any citizen that needs assistance once inside the Court House. Shifts are 3-4 hours in duration. Working with another volunteer person; being able to give guidance to citizens as to what department they need to see, court room to go to, etc.

Dark House / Vacation House Check:

Unit of Volunteers especially trained by the Sheriff’s Office to check vacant houses, record the status, report any unusual circumstances to PCSO Office. Requires a driving test. Activities: Check vacant residences that are filed with the sheriff’s office. Must be able to walk in hot weather to check residences. Report all suspicious activity to residences checked.


Assist the Detention Unit with follow-up phone calls to people awaiting court action. Assist detectives by taking pictures, fingerprinting, paperwork, and in registering Sex Offenders.

Economic Crimes

Assist detectives by making follow-up phone calls to victims, filing reports, answering phone calls. Activities: Assist detectives with cases, must have computer skills in Excel & Word software programs.

Explorers Programs

The Explorers Program, sanctioned by the Boy Scouts allows both young men and women 14-20 years of age to assist in special events and functions at the Sheriff’s Office while learning the basics of law enforcement.


Some volunteers are used for filing, recording information, etc.

(Latent Print Section): Assist Civilian employees with mostly clerical activities. Activities: Filing / pulling from files, log new cases, search for suspects’ arrest histories using a computer, print arrest cards using a computer & scan cards using a computer, some data entry, answering phones, etc.

Intelligence LED Policing (ILP):

Assist ILP Staff in filing, data entry, answering phones when gathering input for Law Enforcement Officers, Citizens, media, etc.

Jeep Unit:

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Volunteer Jeep Search and Rescue Unit supports the Sheriff’s Office. Our main purpose is to provide vehicular support for emergencies in Pasco County and elsewhere in the state, with emphasis on Search and Rescue, performing duties related to missing persons, evidence searches, flood and other disaster assistance when special team skills are required.

Major Crimes:

Assist detectives in reviewing, filing, suggestions on cold cases. Must have computer skills and prior law enforcement or investigative background. Activities: Assist detectives by reviewing cold cases, making phone calls, making suggestions based on investigative skills, etc.

McGruff the Crime Dog:

Activity: Provide educational performances of “McGruff’ in person (Costume) for events, schools, etc. on a scheduled basis.

Medical Department (LOL):

Assist the Medical Staff at LOL Jail Facility. Activities: Assist Medical Staff with answering phone calls, scanning medical records, purging medical charts, filing, other clerical jobs, etc.

Parking Enforcement Specialist:

Parking Enforcement Specialist, who enforces parking statutes and ordinance.

Pasco Posse:

We currently have openings for volunteers (18 and up) and Jr Posse volunteers (14-17).
We provide extensive training to prepare member and mount to participate in: Parades, Search & Rescue Missions, Presentations at Schools & Summer Camps, Attend Community Events, Conduct Community Rides, Patrol Mall Parking and work in Parking areas of large events at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, Pioneer Museum and Zephyrhills BBQ & Blues.

Property & Evidence:

Provide assistance to do filing, relocating property within the building, using database for entering property, etc.
Assist the agency employees at the Land ‘O Lakes facility. Activities: Assist with answering phones calls, filing various reports, stamping envelopes with appropriate information, other duties as assigned.

Records Unit (LOL):

Assist civilian employees with computer work and filing, scanning documents.

Safety Town:

Volunteers provide safety tips and tours of Safety Town for Pasco School children and other children. Activities: Provide scheduled tours of Safety Town for Pasco Schools and others as necessary; Supervise Operation Pay Back “OPB” personnel.
Need for Instructors & Crew Leaders. Training provided by the Safety Town Corporal.


Assist the Training Unit to provide continuing education & training for the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. Activities: Assist with filing, record keeping, and clerical activities. Should have basic computer skills.

Vice & Narcotics:

Assist with investigating all drug & gang activity in Pasco County. Activities: Assist with record keeping & filing of tips concerning drug & gang activity. Should have prior law enforcement background.

Victims Advocate Unit:

Assist agency personnel that provide support to Victims of Crime. Activities: Help with office & clerical work.

Warrants Unit (LOL):

Assist Warrants unit with filing and searching records as necessary.