Job Openings

To apply for an open position in a full time Law Enforcement, Corrections, Reserve or civilian position, please download the preliminary application (PDF). Once The application has been filled out in its entirety, please deliver it along with your resume to the sheriff's office by one of the following methods:

  • Fax it to : 941-205-5692
  • Email to:
  • Drop it off at:
    Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Headquarters
    7474 Utilities Road, Punta Gorda, Florida.

After the Sheriff's Office has received your application, you may be scheduled to appear for an oral board. Candidates who successfully complete the oral board will be asked to complete the full application form.

To apply for a volunteer position such as Parking Enforcement, COPS, Explorers etc, please download and complete our volunteer application. These positions do not require an oral board.

You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view either the preliminary application or the volunteer application. These forms can either be printed and fill out by hand, or they can be filled out on your computer using Acrobat Reader. When filling in either form on the computer, it will be necessary to hold the "Shift" key while hitting the space bar between words.

Please note that if you apply for a position that is not advertised below, your application will not be accepted.

Employee Benefits

  • We pay medical insurance premiums for both you AND your Dependants!
  • Vision and dental insurance.
  • Short term disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Florida State Retirement(FRS).
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Education tuition reimbursement(state rates).
  • Supplemental pay for education and special assignments.
  • Liberal vacation and sick time accruals.
  • Additional allowances for holiday and personal time.
  • Fully equipped Fitness and workout facilities.
  • (LE only) - Take home vehicles.


Criminalistics Technician

Application Deadline: November 27, 2014 17:00
Oral Board Date: December 04, 2014

Pay Rate: Pay Grade 5 $30,025-$48,005

Job Summary

The Criminalistics Technician will be responsible for the processing of evidentiary items, documentation of findings, ensuring the integrity of evidence by using established handling protocols. This position may perform some examinations on impression evidence. This position is under the direct supervision of the Criminalistics Supervisor and is not considered essential under the CCSO Emergency Plan.  

Date posted: November 18, 2014

Florida Certified Reserve Officer

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014 17:00

FLORIDA CERTIFIED VOLUNTEER RESERVE OFFICERS that meet the following requirements: Completed a Florida State approved training and certified as either an auxiliary or law enforcement officer in compliance with the requirements of the State of Florida. High school or GED diploma. Excellent driving record. Some college level courses in law enforcement, criminal justice or related field. Successful completion of annual physical fitness test through term of appointment. This is an unpaid (volunteer) position. If interested, please submit a pre-app to Human Resources at our Headquarters building or fax to 941-205-5640. WE ARE A DRUG FREE AND SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT.
Date posted: January 23, 2012

Food Services Cook

Application Deadline: November 29, 2014 17:00
Oral Board Date: December 05, 2014

Pay Rate: Starting Salary $27,872

Job Summary

The Food Services Cook is responsible for preparing meals for the inmates and staff daily.  This person assist in training, inspecting, and observing of inmates assigned to prepare and serve food as well as clean and maintain kitchen facilities and equipment in the County Jail. This position is under the direct supervision of the Food Service Manager. This position is not considered essential under the CCSO Emergency Plan.

Date posted: November 19, 2014

Part Time Landscape and Groundskeeper

Application Deadline: November 30, 2014 17:00

Job Summary

Primary function of this part time job is to coordinate ground maintenance and landscaping activities for all County property under the jail lawn maintenance program. Responsibilities include training, assigning and supervising inmates to projects such as road side clean up details and work area inmate projects, developing and overseeing landscaping plans, and ground improvement projects. Employees in this job supervise inmate crews and ensure that work assignments are accomplished.  Work duties include inspecting assigned areas weekly to insure compliance with established safety and sanitary regulations. This position is non-considered essential under the CCSO Emergency Plan. Work is performed under the supervision of the Support Services Assistant Supervisor and is reviewed for results and compliance with regulatory and code requirements.

Date posted: October 24, 2014

School Crossing Guard Part-Time

This position is a part time position during the school year. The school crossing guard regulates, directs and controls school-aged children at a designated school crossing while they are going to and from school past such intersections. The crossing guard remains alert to prevent children from attempting to cross a street when traffic is moving. The crossing guard determines when to stop and hold vehicular traffic for children to safely cross using issued traffic control devices. The crossing guard work is under the general supervision of the Traffic Unit Supervisor. If interested, please print out and complete the pre-application and forward to CCSO, HR, 7474 Utilities Road, Punta Gorda, Fl 33982 or email to, or fax the completed pre-application to 941-205-5692.
Date posted: April 18, 2013

Volunteer Positions

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: Service Aides, Substitute Crossing Guards, Service Unit Special Events and Clerical. Charlotte County Sheriff's Office utilizes volunteers from a collective citizens' group with a true and common desire to volunteer their time and services, while learning more about the internal workings of the Sheriff's Office. We want you on our team!
Date posted: July 20, 2011