LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATOR II - 79001420

Date:  Sep 19, 2023
Location: 

FT MYERS, FL, US, 33901 FT MYERS, FL, US, 33905 FT MYERS, FL, US, 33913 FT MYERS BEACH, FL, US, 33931


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Requisition No: 812661 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATOR II - 79001420

Position Number: 79001420 

Salary:  $52,499.98 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 09/29/2023 

DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES & TOBACCO
Law Enforcement Investigator II

Position Number: 79001420
 

Hiring Salary: $52,499.98 Annually

 

 

***LOOKING TO BECOME A FIRST TIME OFFICER IN FLORIDA?  YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS! ***

Click on the ‘Florida Law Enforcement Bonus Payment Program’ tab in this link to see if you qualify.

 


***Candidates who live within 50 miles of the Fort Myers District Office locations are encouraged to apply***

 

 

***This position is a sworn career service position located within the Bureau of Law Enforcement.  To be considered for this position, the applicant must have passed the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) law enforcement examination or equivalency by the application deadline***

 

 

Our Organization and Mission:

 

The Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco licenses the manufacture, distribution, sale, and service of alcoholic beverage and tobacco products in Florida, including: receipt and processing of license applications; collection and auditing of taxes and fees paid by licensees; and enforcement of the laws and regulation of the alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries, pursuant to Chapters 210, 561-565, 567-569, Florida Statutes.  The Division’s three bureaus – Licensing, Auditing and Law Enforcement – comprise a team of approximately 330 personnel fulfilling the regulatory obligations of the Division throughout the state.


The Work You Will Do:

 

This is an opportunity to serve as a state law enforcement officer in Florida.  Employees demonstrating advanced investigative and critical thinking skills normally excel within this Bureau.  Employees are challenged with shifting seamlessly from regulatory investigators to law enforcement officers during their investigative activities. The Bureau seeks applicants interested in investigating complex crimes while deterring underage access to alcoholic beverages, tobacco and nicotine products. These positions require team members to work some nights and weekends as necessary.

 

Selected candidates will plan, conduct, and complete criminal, administrative and civil investigations for which the Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco has jurisdiction, as described:

 

  • Plans, conducts and completes all or portions of criminal, administrative, and civil investigations.
  • Conducts minimum age compliance surveys (alcohol and tobacco), prepares work plan involving the public and other government agencies to reduce or eliminate non-compliance, and completes planned activities making adjustments as needed.
  • Independently conducts investigations of stolen or counterfeit cigarette tax stamps; unlawful shipments of deliveries of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products into the State; non-tax paid alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and fraudulent applications, tax returns, and records; and unlawful ties between manufacturers or distributors and retailers of alcoholic beverages.
  • Prepares well-composed, accurate reports and submits documentation within specified timeframes.
  • Conducts interviews, testifies in official legal proceedings, and participates in cooperative investigations with other agencies.
  • Provides training regarding State laws and rules which the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco is responsible for enforcing. Participates in community prevention and education events.
  • Enforces final orders, settlement agreements, and court orders, makes arrests, serves warrants, recruits and documents informants, and accounts for investigative expenses.
  • Plans, conducts and completes inspections of businesses licensed to sell or serve alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, to promote compliance.
  • Participates in training as required or assigned and properly maintains issued equipment.
  • Maintains familiarity with the division’s written policies and procedures, departmental legal opinions, statutory changes, rules, agency directives, and court decisions. 
  • Performs other related duties and participates in state declared emergency operations as assigned which may involve extended travel outside of the assigned area in the event of activation.
  • Maintains proper physical conditioning to perform the duties of a sworn law enforcement officer.

 

The Difference You Will Make:

 

At DBPR, you will always have an opportunity to make a difference in the daily lives of Floridians and the communities where they live and work. As an employee, you help to “make DBPR and Florida great places to do business.” To that end we will invest in you, treat our licensees as valued customers and partners, and uphold laws that protect the public and Florida’s competitive marketplace.

 

How You Will Grow:

 

DBPR employees are expected to uphold these seven core values: Accountability, Innovation, Integrity, Ownership, Responsiveness, Respect and Teamwork. In turn, we will involve you on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.

 

Where You Will Work:

 

The great State of Florida, which is comprised of many diverse communities.

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

 

“Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck.” The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!  For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

 

  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • Knowledge of crime prevention and control procedures.
  • Knowledge of arrest procedures.
  • Skilled in using restraining devices and firearms.
  • Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations.
  • Ability to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to deal with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner.
  • Ability to gather and preserve evidence.
  • Ability to determine work priorities and ensures completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret law enforcement data.
  • Ability to effectively interview suspects, complainants and witnesses.
  • Ability to lift and maneuver a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Preference will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate proficiency in technology and writing skills.
  • Preference will be awarded to applicants who are bilingual, as needed.
  • Preference will be given to applicants having more than three years white collar or financial fraud related investigative experience.
  • Preference will be given to applicants having experience in accounting or auditing or a degree I accounting or public management.

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • Must be a current Florida Law Enforcement Officer, possessing State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification pursuant to Section 943.13, Florida Statutes or have passed the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) law enforcement examination.
  • Must currently possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License or if selected, must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License by the date of appointment.
  • Must reside within 50 air miles of the Fort Myers District Office at the time of employment by the time of hire.
  • Must pass a law enforcement level 2I background screening.
  • Must successfully complete an internal training program.
  • Must have a safe driving history.

 

 

***Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities must also be clearly disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.***

 

Position Notes:
 

  • This advertisement may be used to fill current and future vacancies statewide for up to six months from date of closing.

 


Note:
 

  • If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, you may be required to be placed in an inactive status.
  • This position requires a security background check, physician assessment, drug screening, and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.
  • Applicants are required to apply online through the People First system by the closing date.  All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement. If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.


The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and improving employment outcomes.

 

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074.  DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

SPECIAL REMINDERS:


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov.


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation values the sacrifices veterans and their family members have given to our country and support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.


A candidate for veterans’ preference who believes he or she was not afforded employment preference may file a complaint in accordance with Rule 55A-7.016, F.A.C., with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Preference Coordinator, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311, Largo, FL, 33778. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has also established an email where people can electronically file claims or ask questions. The email is veteranspreference@fdva.state.fl.us.


We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Ashton Fallis at 850-717-1114 or by Email at ashton.fallis@myfloridalicense.com .

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

 

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

 

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers
Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral