The Human Resources Department receives and processes employment applications for both the Sheriff’s Office and the County Jail. The department maintains all current and former employee personnel records and training files in addition to tracking certification and other required document renewals for all agency employees.
Thank you for your interest in the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office. If you would like to be considered for a position as a Deputy, you must have a Florida Law Enforcement Certification. We continue to accept applications for Full-time, Part-time and Reserve Status positions. Applications on file are reviewed and screenings are conducted as openings occur. In addition to base salary, benefits include:
- Medical, Dental and Life Insurance Available.
- Paid Retirement (Florida Retirement System).
- Paid Annual Leave.
- Must have Florida Law Enforcement Certification.
- Must be 19 years of age.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
- Not have been convicted of a felony. Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral character, false statements, perjury or domestic violence.
- Ability to work well with people.
Applicants must submit to the following:
- Background Check
- Polygraph Test
- Drug Screening
- Physical Examination
If you are interested in this position you can download the application. The application cannot be submitted online. Print the application and submit in person to the Sheriff’s Office located behind the courthouse adjacent to the jail, 945-B N. Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091. Applications are accepted Mon.-Fri. from 8am-5pm. If you need additional information please contact Human Resources 904.966.2276.
Corrections Officer – must meet the same requirements as Deputy Sheriff except that a Corrections Officer Certification is required (Corrections applicants must complete the same application form).
BCSO Employment – Non-Sworn Positions
Law Enforcement Communications
The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center consists of 8 full-time authorized communications officers. We dispatch for Law Enforcement including Lawtey, Brooker and Hampton jurisdictions, Fire and Rescue. Anyone interested in a position as Dispatch Operator should possess the following skills:
- Quick Thinker.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Proven ability to work with the public.
- Assertiveness with professionalism.
- Ability to work under stressful conditions.
Full-time Dispatchers work 12-hour shifts and have a base salary plus benefits, which include medical, dental and life insurance, retirement (Florida Retirement System), paid annual leave.
Applications process is as follows:
- Submit completed application.
- Abilities Testing.
- Initial Interview.
- Polygraph Examination.
- Background Investigation.
- Second Interview.
- Decision by the BCSO.
If you are interested in applying for this position, print and complete the application. Applications cannot be submitted online but, are accepted by mail. The application must be complete or will be rejected. You may submit your application Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm at the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office located behind the courthouse, adjacent to the jail. 945-B N. Temple Ave., Starke, FL 32091. If you need further information, you can contact us at 904.966.2276.
Other non sworn and clerical positions are advertised as openings occur. Qualifications may vary.
Note: Applications must be complete and each require signatures to be notarized. If desired, the BCSO will notarize your application document at no charge. You must present the application in person and have a valid photo ID to receive notary services. Producing copies of originals for attachment to your application is also available at our offices.
All applications received are kept on file for one (1) year. After that period they must be resubmitted or updated.
Contact: Lt. Denny Thompson
Under Florida law, e-mails are public records. If you do not want your e-mail released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to the BCSO. Instead, contact this office by phone.