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: HumanResources@ccso.org
  • 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.

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Certified LE Officer

Application Deadline: September 30, 2014 17:00

Pay Rate: Starting Salary $39,520

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: July 21, 2014


Certified Reserve Officer

Application Deadline: September 30, 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


Communications Operator

Application Deadline: September 01, 2014 17:00

Under immediate supervision, 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. 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 HumanResources@ccso.org, or fax the completed pre-application to 941-205-5692.
Date posted: January 22, 2014


Detention Officer

Application Deadline: September 30, 2014 17:00

Pay Rate: Starting Salary $39,520

Job Summary

This class involves work in maintaining the security, health and welfare of inmates confined to the Charlotte County direct supervision jail. The work involves responsibility for guarding inmates in accord with established policies, regulations, and procedures. Duties include walking a post within the jail, booking and classifying prisoners, dispensing food, prescription medications, and canteen items. Work involves transporting prisoners to court, medical appointments, work details and other facilities; supervising work details and exercise sessions; and keeping records and logs on prisoners as required. Unusual or difficult situations are referred to supervisors for action or guidance. This position requires shift work including weekends, holidays and overtime, 12 hour shifts in a 24/hour facility. This position is considered essential under the CCSO Emergency Plan. Work is performed under supervision of a Corporal - Corrections, and is reviewed for results and compliance with established rules, regulations and procedures.


Date posted: July 21, 2014


Part Time Landscape and Groundskeeper

Application Deadline: August 31, 2014 17:00

Pay Rate: $12 per hour

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is recruiting for a Part-Time Landscape and Groundskeeper. The 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. Responsibilites include training, assigning and supervising inmates to projects such as road side clean up details and work area inmate prjojects, 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.
Date posted: July 14, 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 HumanResources@ccso.org, or fax the completed pre-application to 941-205-5692.
Date posted: April 18, 2013


Special Operations Chief Warrant Officer

Application Deadline: September 15, 2014 17:00

Pay Rate: S6 ($68,555 - $87,163)

The Special Operations Chief Warrant Officer has the responsibility of managing and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Aviation Section and Marine Patrol Section of the Support Services Division. Supervisory responsibility entails direct supervision of Corporals, Officers and direct and indirect supervision of other non-sworn department staff. This position is considered essential under the CCSO Emergency Plan.
Date posted: July 18, 2014


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