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The recruitment section with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) has been busy lately processing potential candidates for vacant deputy sheriff slots. Soon, a cadre of hopeful recruits will endure the HCSO physical agility assessment (PAA).

On January 24, 2014, at 7:45 a.m., the HCSO deputies responsible for recruitment will evaluate a large group of potential new hires as each competes in the rigorous and requisite physical agility component of the hiring phases.

Those selected to progress through the multi-phase hiring process and ultimately chosen to attend a rigorous and physically-demanding sheriff's orientation training (S.O.T.) consisting of two weeks. Subsequently, a four-month-long academy will build upon the S.O.T. instruction, and thereafter 8-10 week HCSO module training will be implemented, training at HCSO facilities with other sworn deputies.

The compensation for vacant detention deputy slots during training is $17.32 per hour for a 40-hour work week. All equipment and materials are provided by HCSO, with the exception of footwear which is to be purchased by each respective recruit. Full benefits are accorded all deputy trainees while in training mode.

Once all training is completed and deputy trainees are "certified" (sworn-in), an annual salary of $44,335.20 is compensated.

Law enforcement deputy positions pay $44,881.20 annually, after training is completed.

Once hired and fully trained, deputies are eligible for educational incentive pay of up to $1,500 towards a Bachelor’s Degree or $2,500 for a Master’s Degree, per year.

All bi-lingual deputies are compensated for a second language, at a rate of up to $150. per month.

For law enforcement deputies (road deputies), a take-home car is granted after all training is accomplished. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office years of service of deputies accrues benefits under the Florida Retirement System (FRS).

For further inquiries, interested candidates are encouraged to contact the HCSO Recruitment/Training Division at 813-627-1000.

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