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DUTY OFFICER / LAW ENFORCEMENT DISPATCHER - 71002094

Date: Jan 21, 2020

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Requisition No: 86947 

Agency: Department of Law Enforcement

Working Title: DUTY OFFICER / LAW ENFORCEMENT DISPATCHER - 71002094

Position Number: 71002094 

Salary:  $30,500.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/28/2020 

ABOUT OUR AGENCY:

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) employs more than 1,900 members statewide – either at headquarters in Tallahassee or in one of seven regional operations centers (ROCs). Services are delivered by five key areas: Executive Direction and Business Support; Investigations and Forensic Science; Florida Capitol Police; Criminal Justice Information Services; and Criminal Justice Professionalism. Click here for additional information about FDLE.

 

MISSION:

To promote public safety and strengthen domestic security by providing services in partnership with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies to prevent, investigate, and solve crimes while protecting Florida citizen’s and visitors.

 

HIRING PROCESS:

You will be evaluated for this job based on your previous knowledge and experience. Additional reviews may be performed to screen for preferred qualifications, experience and education. Your qualifications will be based on knowledge, skills, and abilities and other elements relevant to this position supported by the information in your application. Qualifying questions will only be credited if verifiable by the information provided on your application including specifically required software/computer skills. You may be contacted to participate in a selection process which may consist of written exercises, work samples, skills tests, and in-person interviews.  You may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated timeframe may exclude you from further consideration.

 

BACKGROUND:

FDLE requires an extensive background process of all recommended applicants. The elements of a background include: financial credit check, criminal history of applicant and applicant’s immediate family or roommates, personal references, employment verifications, drug screen and fingerprinting.  This information will be utilized to make the final hiring decision.

 

OUR SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • Starting salary will be the minimum of the class pay range, unless otherwise dictated by FDLE’s pay policy. FDLE is a State of Florida Employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave;
  • HMO and PPO health insurance options with premiums starting as low as $50 per month;
  • $25,000 in automatic life insurance coverage;
  • Multiple supplemental insurance options including: dental, vision, disability and more;
  • Pension and investment retirement plan options;
  • Tax deferred medical and child care reimbursement accounts; and
  • State of Florida Tuition Waiver Program. 
     

DUTY OFFICER (LAW ENFORCEMENT DISPATCHER) - 71002094

Capitol Police was created for the purpose of serving as a specially trained and highly effective security and law enforcement agency, serving the safety and security needs of both the legislative and executive branches of state government as outlined in Sections 943.60-68, Florida Statutes.

 

To be considered as a potential candidate, you must meet the minimum qualifications(s) listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A high school diploma or its equivalent and one year of experience in radio-teletype operations, sworn law enforcement, dispatching, forestry, firefighting, or other public contact work.
  2. College education from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours for the required experience.
  3. Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required high school education.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitoring and operating a two-way radio base station in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and FCC rules and regulations;
  • Maintaining location and recording the itinerary of personnel as prescribed by departmental policies and procedures;
  • Monitoring the radio system during surveillance and special details in operation;
  • Providing emergency or non-emergency assistance as situations mandate; and
  • Notifying maintenance of repairs on radio systems as prescribed by procedures.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of appropriate ways to deal with individuals in critical situations;
  • Ability to make decisions and function effectively in high stress crisis situations;
  • Ability to speak clearly and listen effectively;
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally;
  • Ability to operate a multi-line phone system; and
  • Ability to monitor surveillance equipment (i.e. cameras, alarms).

 

SPECIAL NOTES:

A certified copy of your college transcript(s) must be received to confirm your qualifications for this position. Your application will be processed after all materials are received. Please note the position number on your transcript(s) and assure that your transcript(s) is legible. Mail to: 

 

Florida Department of Law Enforcement,

Attention:  Capitol Police Recruitment,

400 South Monroe Street, P2,

Tallahassee, Florida 32399.

 

NOTES:

Applicant must be able to work shifts, including weekends and holidays. Preference will be given to current FDLE members who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position. Preference may be given to applicants in the State Personnel System who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement.

 

REMINDERS:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 cancelled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

 

The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

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.  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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