Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Standard Benefits

JSO offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of single employees and employees with families:

Health, Life & Dental - Available after ninety days employment with employee-only health coverage provided at no cost. Extended health and dental coverage for family members is available.

Retirement - Police, corrections and civilian officers each have unique pension benefits with health coverage available.

Tuition Reimbursement - Available at Florida Community College at Jacksonville/University of North Florida rates.

Holidays - Police officers have 12 holidays and all other employees have 11 holidays plus a personal leave day, except for community service officers and judicial officers, who have 11 holidays.

Vacation -Annual leave is accrued biweekly based on various bands of years of service. New employees earn 160 hours annually (6.15 hours biweekly) increasing to 280 hours annually at the beginning of the 25th year of employment. Annual leave may be accrued to a maximum of 480 or 600 hours, depending upon the career path you choose.

Service Incentive - Employees receive $300 annually for every five-year increment of employment. Upon reaching 20 years of service, employees earn $1,200 annually in service incentives.

Pre-Employment Requirements

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All prospective employees must pass extensive screenings and tests, designed to ensure we are hiring the best of the best. We expect a certain caliber of employee, demand the highest quality of personnel and expect that each employee, be they officer or civilian, commit the best of themselves to our organization.

All City of Jacksonville employees are required to undergo:

Police Officers, Corrections Officers, and Judicial Officers must complete additional testing in order to be considered for employment.

In order to ensure JSO is composed of high quality, professional and tenacious individuals, the hiring process is lengthy and extensive. There are specific steps that must be followed and documentation that must be provided for each career path. Expect the process to take a minimum of four months.