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The Broward Sheriff’s Office is hosting several career fairs in mid-March throughout South Florida in an effort to recruit career-oriented job seekers interested in joining BSO’s Department of Law Enforcement and Department of Detention.

Those interested in joining the largest law enforcement/ fire-rescue and emergency services agency in the southeastern United States as a Firefighter/ Paramedic, must be at least 18 years old, must submit their State of Florida Firefighter/ Paramedic certifications, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants should not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement as an adult. They must also have a valid Florida driver’s license showing a current address. Applicants for firefighter/ paramedic positions should be in good physical condition and pass the Physical Agility Test (P.A.T.) issued by the Broward Fire Academy.

Detention cadets must be at least 19-years-old, a U.S. citizen, have a high school diploma or equivalent, no criminal convictions, and a valid driver’s license.

BSO offers excellent opportunities for advancement and great incentives such as a competitive benefits package and annual pay increases. To learn more about current openings, you can attend the job fair at:

Employment Guide Career Fair
Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
African American Research Library & Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale

Barry University Spring Career Fair
Wednesday, March 15th, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores

Florida Metropolitan University Meet & Greet
Thursday, March 16th, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
225 North Federal Highway
Pompano Beach

Or, call BSO Human Resources at (954) 321-4400, or toll free at (888) 276-7827 weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. You can also e-mail BSO at or visit our website at The Broward Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work place.

This report by:
Liz Calzadilla-Fiallo / PIO

Posted At: 03/07/2006 03:19 PM

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