Sanford, Florida
Sep 12, 2023
Nov 11, 2023
Entry Level

General Description

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is now accepting Pre-Screen Questionnaires for our SPRING INTERNSHIP - VOLUNTEER PROGRAM. All positions require a notarized Background Waiver (Download PDF reader) and a Hold Harmless Agreement (Download PDF reader) included in the links provided and are to be uploaded to your Pre-Screen Questionnaire. Pre-screens will be accepted until TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2023.

The Internship Program is a 15-week volunteer program beginning tentatively January 16, 2024 until April 26, 2024. Interns that are eligible may choose to extend their internship at a later date.

The Internship Program offers an opportunity for Junior, Senior and Master's students enrolled at a local College or University to receive a hands on experience within a law enforcement agency. Those applicable are eligible to receive school credit. Interns are asked to complete 12-25 hours per week dependent on the division assigned. Building hours are from 8:00-5:00 PM Monday-Friday (for the exception of agency events), hours are often flexible and can be arranged according to a student's academic/work schedule.

Dependent on availability, Interns have the opportunity to be placed in one of the many divisions throughout the agency, including Investigations, Digital Forensics (Master's Students Only), Administrative Services, Professional Development, Domestic Security or Youth Services.

Typical Duties

Students will gain hands on experience with an opportunity for school credit. While interns will be expected to complete their duties from the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, some Intern positions will have the flexibility to work on assignments from locations outside of the office.

Tasks vary dependent upon the division assigned and can include but not limited to:

  • Clerical/analytical work
  • Data entry/collection
  • Updating files
  • Assistance/facilitation of programs
  • Property follow-up
  • Research
  • Background Investigations
Minimum Qualifications
  • Enrolled in a local College or University as a Junior, Senior or Graduate student
  • Excellent verbal/written skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to complete 15-week volunteer program
  • Ability to pass a background investigation
  • Ability to pass a drug screen and computerized voice stress analysis test
  • Submit a notarized Background Waiver (Download PDF reader)
  • Submit a Hold Harmless Agreement (Download PDF reader)

Seminole County Sheriff's Office

Human Resources Division

Sanford FL 32773


Successful applicants will be required to complete and submit an entire employment application, which will be provided to the applicant by the Human Resources Division. The applicant will then submit to a thorough background investigation, which includes, but not limited to, past employment/education verification, driver license review, credit history, prior drug use history, arrest/conviction record, and computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA) testing. A certified examiner administers the CVSA with questions addressing illegal drug use and general questions of honesty and criminal history. Any dishonesty or deception on the Pre-Screen Questionnaire or Employment Application will disqualify your application.

The background investigation process may take 3-6 months depending upon the complexity of the applicant's background. Applicants selected for employment will be provided a conditional offer and required to submit to a medical examination with drug screening.

Candidates must also comply with the Agency's current Tattoo and Body Ornamentation Policy. A copy of General Order 28 - Dress and Appearance can be accessed here. An applicant's tattoos and body ornamentation must be disclosed at the time of application and will be documented as part of the agency's review process, even if otherwise meeting the Agency's policy.

Applicants not selected for employment will receive notification from the Human Resources Division, to include justification based on the following disqualifiers: negative background, failure to meet minimum qualifications as outlined in the specific job description, or any additional information discovered during the interview process. Applicants will be eligible to reapply with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office after one year from date of notification.

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is committed to a diverse work force, is a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly support our military veterans and their families, and encourage them to consider applying to agency job announcements for which they may qualify. Preference-Eligible Applicant service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such service members and veterans, receive preference and priority and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. Additionally, certain Preference-Eligible Applicants may also be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment.

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