Minimum qualifications review- a detailed assessment is made of each applicant’s qualifications related to the requirements of the position for which they have applied to see if all minimum requirements are met and how many preferred qualifications may be met. If the applicant does not meet minimum requirements, the application will be discontinued. Any automatic disqualifiers will also be determined at this step and if present, the application stopped.
Fingerprinting (FDLE Livescan): Fingerprints will be a part of the application process and will be processed through the Federal Bureau of Investigations and also the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Fingerprinting is provided at no charge to applicants and scheduled in the MCSO HR Office.
Job Specific Abilities Testing: PAT & Firearms for Sworn positions; typing/Key Boarding-Admin/Support Positions: These job specific assessments are scheduled through the HR office and conducted by well qualified MCSO staff.
SENIOR STAFF FORMAL INTERVIEW PANEL
A structure employment interview conducted at MCSO Operations by Sheriff designated senior staff.
A background investigation will be completed, utilizing the information contained in the application as well as any other information that may be divulged during the process. You should be made aware at this time that sensitive or confidential aspects of your personal life may be explored if it is determined that it may have a bearing in being considered for employment with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT
This step is handled at the time of the Polygraph examination as required by Federal Uniform Employment Law and standards. No applicant should resign from a current position at this time as the process is not yet complete. Only after a final offer of employment is made and accepted should any applicant resign from a current employment situation.
All applicants may be subject to a polygraph examination. Areas under consideration in this exam will include any criminal behavior, any illegal drug usage or involvement, employment history and/or any items revealed during the background investigation.
MEDICAL EXAM, DRUG SCREEN, PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM
All applicants are required to complete a basic medical exam, EKG, and drug screen. Certain other positions might require additional testing, as appropriate. These may include vision, audio, and/or psychological exam. All medical exams required in the application process are scheduled by and paid for by the Sheriff’s Office.
INTERVIEW WITH THE CHIEF DEPUTY AND SHERIFF
All applicants will be interviewed by the Chief Deputy and Sheriff or his/her designee.
FINAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT
Once the applicant has satisfactorily completed all stages in the hiring process, a Final Offer of Employment will be made by the Sheriff or his designee. Conditions of employment will be discussed at this time and the applicant will be required to sign acknowledging acceptance of these terms. If accepted, the applicant should give notice to their current employer at this time.
This agency reserves the right to hire only those candidates deemed best suited for employment. Applicants not selected for employment may reapply after one (1) year unless prohibited from re-applying for employment.
ALL PATROL DEPUTY AND DETENTION DEPUTY APPLICANTS MUST COMPLY WITH THE MCSO MARION COUNTY RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT WITHIN 6-MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT.