Preliminary Application for Employment


Notice to Prospective Employees

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill our positions of public trust and confidence with only those applicants who are honest, fair, trustworthy, and respect the law and the rights of others.  In the past, we have found that most people are reluctant to answer questions regarding their past employment; possible drug involvement, criminal activity or other questions which they feel may present them in a negative light.  We understand that no one is perfect!  For that reason, we will take into consideration all factors (i.e. time frame, severity, age, etc.) surrounding all incidents.

An applicant will be rejected “who has intentionally made a false statement of a material fact, practiced or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in his/her application, examination or in securing his/her eligibility for appointment”.  All information obtained during the selection process will be subject to review for truthfulness and integrity during a polygraph examination.

Members hired after March 14, 2011, are  required to be nicotine free as part of the hiring process.  In addition, they will be required to acknowledge their understanding and agreement to the Sheriff’s policy restricting the use of nicotine/tobacco products.  These members will be subject to nicotine/tobacco testing when reasonable suspicion exists.

Members hired after March 14, 2011, shall not have visible body ornamentation while in uniform.  If covering the body ornamentation is not possible with Class B uniform, Class A uniform, other approved clothing, or through other means approved by the Sheriff, the person will not be eligible for hire.

SELECTION PROCESS:  Once your preliminary application has been accepted and approved, you will receive a FULL APPLICATION for your completion.  As positions are available, the Division Commander will review your application along with others for selection.  If you are selected, you will receive a Conditional Offer of Employment.  At this time, you will be required to come to Key West to complete post offer testing to include but not limited to a polygraph examination, a psychological written examination and oral interview and drug urinalysis.

Preference in the selection of vacant positions will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is a drug free and nicotine free work place AAP/EEO Employer.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, age, physical disability, religion or any other legally protected status.

Incomplete Applications Will Not Be Considered

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Are you a citizen of the United States? *
Note: SS# is collected for verification purposes of past employment, record checks and verification of military service. FSS 119.071
Preferred Method of Contact:
Note: If the position requires a DL, the driving history must be in accordance with our policy.
Have you held a Driver’s License in any other State(s)?
Have you had any moving violations/points in the past 3 years?
Have you ever had your Driver’s License suspended or revoked?
Are you Florida Certified for: Law Enforcement?
Are you attending a Florida
Academy for Certification?
Have you applied to any other law enforcement agencies within the past year?
Have you ever attended a Law Enforcement / Corrections Academy in any other State?
Are you now, or were you ever, out of State Certified?
If Yes, have you completed or registered for the 2 week compliance course?
If a certified officer, has your certification ever been suspended, revoked or subject to investigation? *
If currently employed by a law enforcement agency, are you now under an Internal Investigation? *
Have you ever been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal violation, regardless of whether the record was sealed, adjudicated, expunged, pled nolo contender, nolo prossed or it was dismissed? If so, provide details in the box below. *
Have you ever been charged with or accused of any incident involving a moral conduct offense, false statements, perjury, or domestic violence? *
Are you a current recipient of an Injunction for Protection and/or a Restraining Order anywhere? *
Have you ever been given a Notice to Appear or summons anywhere for any crime or violation (including as a juvenile)? If yes, please provide details. *
Have you ever appeared in any court (including juvenile) to answer any charge or violation? If yes, please provide details. *
Have you ever been convicted of a felony? *
Do you now or have you ever lived with anyone convicted of a felony? *
Have you ever supplied, sold, transferred, or carried any illegal drugs or prescription drugs? *
Have you ever distributed, sold, purchased, or processed any illegal chemical substance? FLST 877.111 *
Have you ever purchased, obtained, used or sold any prescription drugs for non-medical purposes? *
Have you ever grown, cultivated, harvested, manufactured, packed, stored, possessed, or reproduced any unlawful controlled substances? *
Have you ever used, tried, experimented with marijuana in your lifetime? If yes, when was the last time used? *
Have you ever used Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, LSD, Heroin, Crystal Meth, or Opium in your lifetime? If yes, when was the last time used? *
Have you ever reported to work while under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol? If yes, when was the last time: *
Have you ever driven a motor vehicle while under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol? If yes, when was the last time: *
Have you smoked any substance (including tobacco) such as: manufactured cigarettes, hand-rolled cigarettes, pipes and cigars, herbs, water/shisha pipes or chewed tobacco in the last sixty days? *
If you are under the age of twenty-one, have your ever drank alcohol? If yes, list the date last used: *
Have you served in the U.S. armed forces? Enter the type of discharge below: *
Have you ever attempted to enlist in the Armed Forces and not been accepted? *
Have you ever been investigated, disciplined, terminated, or asked to resign by any employer including the military? Please explain. *
Have you ever previously applied to or been employed by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office? If yes, what position and when? *
Have you ever used someone else's prescription medication? *
If an employment offer is made, will you be able to work (check all that apply):

Previous Employment History

List your last 5 employments beginning with present employment, including summer and part time positions while attending school, for the past ten years. If unemployed for a period, set forth dates of unemployment.

Row Employer Name and Address Dates Worked Salary and Reason for Leaving

List any experience that you have attained (including any licenses, degrees, or certificates) that applies to the position that you are seeking:


The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is obligated to report demographic information about our job applicants and employees to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). To assist us with this process, we are asking you to provide information to us directly in order to report the most accurate information possible and assist us in the continuous improvement of our selection process.

Please click in the appropriate buttons below:


If not Hispanicor Latino, please slect one:


Hispanic or Latino - A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race

American Indian or Alaska Native (Not Hispanic or Latino) - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment

Asian (Not Hispanic or Latino) - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam

Black or African American (Not Hispanic or Latino) - A person having origins in any of the peoples racial groups of Africa

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Not Hispanic or Latino) - A person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands

White (Not Hispanic or Latino) -A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, Middle East, or North Africa

Two or More Races (Not Hispanic or Latino) - Persons who identify with two or more race/ethnic categories named above

By clicking the submit button below I agree to all of the following:

I understand that acceptance of this pre-application does not constitute an agreement for employment.

I hereby certify to the best of my knowledge that all of the information contained in the pre- application is True. Past transgressions may or may not be acceptable; however, misrepresenting or omitting them is not. Any willful misrepresentations and/or omissions of facts will give cause for my application not to be considered and if I have been employed, will be cause for my immediate discharge.

I understand that I will not be considered an applicant for employment consideration until after I have been scheduled by the HR staff for the oral board interview.

I voluntarily agree to submit to a Drug Test and a complete Background Check (This includes my Driving History as well as a Criminal History report.) I understand that either my refusal to submit to, or failure to pass one or more of the steps in the process, may disqualify me from any further consideration for employment.

I understand that all information (except that which is protected by Statute) in this pre-application is considered public information and may be released under FSS119 in a public records request.