Sheriff's Office Hosting Communications Job Fair

NEWS RELEASE 22-052 - NOVEMBER 2, 2022 
SCSO_Job_Fair_Commincations_Operators_Recruitment_Flyer (11-5-22)

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a job fair to recruit Communications Operators for the agency’s Emergency Operations Bureau.

The job fair will be held on Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center, located at 6050 Porter Way, Sarasota. Interested candidates must bring a completed application and plan on spending two hours in the Public Safety Communications Center (PSC). This streamlined process allows qualified applicants to tour the facility followed by an immediate in-person interview.

The starting salary for a 911 operator is $49,741 or $21.74 per hour, based on a 12-hour shift schedule. Eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package and wellness program, including, but not limited to:

  • Medical, prescription, dental, vision, & life insurance benefits options
  • $1,500 annual incentive for night-shift differential
  • 11 paid holidays annually
  • Two weeks (80 hours) paid vacation after one year of service
  • Nine paid sick days (72 hours) annually
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Option to join sick leave pool (additional paid sick days for extended illnesses)
  • Educational assistance up to $4,000 annually after one year of service
  • Additional financial incentive for college education
  • Uniforms furnished at no cost (including additional uniform maintenance and shoe allowance)
  • 24/7 use of three SCSO fitness center locations
  • Enrollment in the Florida Retirement System
  • Tax deferred savings plan option
  • Employee Assistance Program available to all employees and members of their household
For a list of requirements and to download an application in advance, candidates should visit