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 Dependents!
  • 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.
  • Take home vehicles Law Enforcement employees living in-county



Corrections Officer - Florida State Certified

Pay Rate: Starting Salary $39,520.00

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is in need of Certified Corrections Officers. If you are a FLORIDA Certified Corrections Officer please apply. 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 22, 2015

Reserve Officer - Florida State Certified

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: April 22, 2015

Communications Operator

Application Deadline: December 31, 2015 17:00

Pay Rate: Starting Salary $27,872.00

Job Summary

A Communications Operator receives and transmits emergency and routine voice radio messages; dispatches required equipment and personnel in accordance with established policies and procedures; and performs clerical support related to communication activities. This position is considered essential under the CCSO Emergency Plan.

Date posted: May 11, 2015

Jail Facility Administrative Clerk

Pay Rate: Starting salary $27,872

Under general supervision provides technical and clerical support to certified personnel by completing a variety of tasks including, but not limited to scheduling, data entry and retrieval, classifying of inmates, processing court paperwork, monitoring electronic devices, radios and key control. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures; however, the member is expected to exercise tact and good judgment in dealing with the public. Works closely with other agencies to provide updated information. Acts as a liaison between the public, other agencies, and judicial offices. Work is reviewed for results, accuracy and compliance with standard operating procedures. Employee is required to work shift work including weekend, holidays, overtime and on-call; 12-hour shift in a 24-hour facility. Work is performed under the supervision of a Jail Administrative on Supervisor.
Date posted: June 18, 2015

Law Enforcement Deputy- Florida State Certified

Application Deadline: December 31, 2015 17:00

Pay Rate: Starting Salary $39,520.00

Job Summary

This class involves law enforcement work protecting the public and preserving the peace while serving in a variety of assignments within the Sheriff's Office. The work involves responsibility for carrying out assigned duties in the areas of road patrol, criminal and special investigations, traffic enforcement, community policing, and problem solving in assigned areas. Deputies interpret and enforce all applicable State and local laws, ordinances and statutes, general orders, special instructions as well as policies and procedures of the Sheriff's Office. Unusual situations and serious matters are referred to supervisors for action or guidance. Work is performed under the supervision of an area Corporal - Law Enforcement limited to those of Administrative in nature, and under a Sergeant - Law Enforcement for results and adherence to law enforcement operating procedures. This position is considered essential under the CCSO Emergency Plan.

Date posted: May 13, 2015

Part Time Background Investigator

Application Deadline: November 29, 2015 17:00

Pay Rate: $16.75 per hour

Job Summary

A Part-Time Background Investigator is responsible for applicant background screening and processing of all applicants and Interns that apply with the agency. The work requires developing the necessary information to ensure that applicant's backgrounds are fully investigated while maintaining the confidentiality of the data gathered, and preparing final written report for review by staff. Must work independently, but in collaboration with the other HR members as a cohesive team. Work is performed under the supervision of the Human Resource Supervisor and is reviewed for results, compliance with standard policies, legal requirements, Sheriff's Office directives and team participation
Date posted: November 19, 2015

Records Specialist

Application Deadline: November 30, 2015 17:00
Oral Board Date: December 07, 2015

Pay Rate: Starting Salary $30,025.00

Job Summary

The Records Specialist provides support and maintenance for records related hardware and software systems.  These systems include document management software (SmartSearch) and hardware (Canon Scanners) as well as records management software (ACISS).  This position also performs daily maintenance of computer based records related to criminal justice information.  Other work involves data entry and retrieval, expunging or sealing records, processing paperwork for Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), analyzing UCR data to determine differences between reporting periods and identifying potential data errors or discrepancies.  Work also includes validation of entries into FCIC databases and maintaining other FCIC documentation.  Additional responsibilities include retrieval and dissemination of information in response to records requests from various sources.  Although work is performed under the direction of the Records Supervisor, employees in this class are expected to perform many of their duties with some level of independence

Date posted: November 20, 2015

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