Date:  Nov 22, 2023

HAVANA, FL, US, 32333

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Requisition No: 806015 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000303 

Salary:  $52,500.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2023 






This is a statewide advertisement for the Law Enforcement Officer position with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. This advertisement will be used to fill multiple vacancies. 




The duties of this position require a constituted state law enforcement officer (pursuant to 379.3313, F.S.) certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, empowered to enforce all laws of the State with full powers of arrest. Responsibilities are to protect life, limb, and property on the waters and lands of the State. Enforce fish and wildlife laws and regulations, federal rules and regulations, and boating safety enforcement. This includes, but is not limited to, regulations of salt and freshwater fisheries, hunting, and the protection of both game and non-game species of fish and wildlife. This position investigates alleged violations of resource laws, seizes evidence, makes arrests, and testifies in court. Provides general police protection for citizens and visitors who use the lands and waters of the State of Florida. This position assists other agencies, upon request, in controlling and securing areas during disasters, hurricanes, fires, etc. and is subject to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This position requires independent judgment and the ability to apply technical law enforcement knowledge with limited supervision. Duties require the member to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays as directed.



Must be 18 years of age to apply and 19 years of age by date of hire

Be a US Citizen

Have a High School diploma or GED

Have a valid Class E Florida driver’s license with an acceptable driving record

Have not been convicted of any felony or any misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement

Have not been dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces of the US

Have good moral character

Successful completion of a full background check if selected

The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test ( AKA FBAT / CJBAT / BAT) must be completed and passed to be eligible for phase 2 of the selection process



The FWC Training Center is located in Havana, Florida at the Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI)  



Starting salary as a Trainee is $2,019.23 bi-weekly / $52,500.00 annually.



Applicants who meet the above criteria and pass the physical fitness assessment will be eligible to advance to the next stages of the selection process that includes an oral interview, full background investigation, medical physical and eye exam, and a psychological evaluation.

If you are not a certified law enforcement officer, you must pass a (B.A.T.) Basic Abilities Test (predicts a person’s ability to perform as a recruit) 



Must pass a swimming test, consisting of swimming 150 yards continuously untimed and a physical abilities test (PAT) in eight minutes and thirty-six seconds (8:36) or less.

PAT is described on FWC’s web page at



Must pass a thorough medical examination, including drug screening, by a licensed physician at applicant’s expense.

Unaided vision shall not be less than 20/100 in each eye and shall be corrected to 20/20; field of vision must be 130 degrees; must have the ability to distinguish primary colors, must not be red/green deficient and have binocular vision; must not have double vision, lack of depth perception or other chronic eye disorders that affects normal vision.




Criminal History

  • Any felony conviction
  • A misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence
  • A misdemeanor conviction involving perjury or a false statement


Military History

  • A dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States


Controlled Substance Abuse

  • Marijuana use, in past two years
  • Controlled substance use, other than prescribed, with in the last 5 years. 


Driving History

  • Driving Under the Influence or Boating Under the Influence conviction within past five years
  • Any traffic or boating violation involving the refusal to submit to a breath/blood/urine test within five years


Prior Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers

  • Any sustained internal investigation for perjury or false statements


Vision Standard

  • Unaided vision shall not be less than 20/100 in each eye and shall be corrected to 20/20
  • Field of vision must be 130 degrees
  • Must have the ability to distinguish primary colors (must not be red/green deficient) and have binocular vision
  • Must not have double vision, lack of depth perception or other chronic eye disorders that affects normal vision



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. 

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