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Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 70911 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: LAW ENFORCEMENT CAPTAIN - 77073000

Position Number: 77073000 

Salary:  $70,957 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 08/21/2019 

Office of Inspector General

Position:                      Law Enforcement Captain, 77073000

Salary:                         $70,957 Annually

Facility Address:          620 South Meridian Street

City/County:                 Tallahassee, Florida; Leon County



As mandated by state law, the Office of Inspector General is responsible for coordinating activities that promote accountability, integrity and efficiency in government and serves as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC’s) ombudsman. The Office of Inspector General conducts performance and compliance audits of agency programs and investigates allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement and employee misconduct. These complaints may include whistle-blower, criminal wrongdoing and administrative investigations.



Law Enforcement Officer as defined in Section 943.10(1), Florida Statues; and

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; or

Relevant employment experience as determined by the agency.



The duties of this position require a certified law enforcement officer pursuant to section 943.10( 1), Florida Statutes, subject to call for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, requiring the regular bearing of firearms. This position is certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as a law enforcement position with the primary duty to enforce all laws of the State of Florida, protecting life, limb and property of the citizens, preventing violations and apprehending and arresting violators. This position assists other agencies upon request in controlling and securing areas during civil disturbances and natural disasters.


Conducts administrative internal investigations involving Commission employees with respect to Commission policies and procedures, into allegations of waste, fraud, abuse and misconduct. Conducts investigations into allegations against Commission employees, including law enforcement officers, for criminal violations. These may include complaints that fall under section 112.3187(5), F.S., the Whistle Blower Act. Interviews and secures sworn statements from complainants, witnesses, and employees. Obtains, analyzes and appraises documents and other evidence.  Prepares affidavits, testifies at administrative hearings and court proceedings; assists attorneys in trial/hearing preparation. Prepares professional and detailed reports of investigations for submission to the Inspector General and agency head. Such investigations routinely involve overnight travel throughout the state.


Coordinates with the Commission's divisions/offices/institute in the conduct of field/supervisory investigations where these units play the primary investigative role in minor allegations of misconduct. Assists these units in their investigations and collects all reports and memoranda for submission to the Inspector General.


Maintains liaison with State Attorneys throughout the state and other criminal justices’ agencies. Performs joint investigations with other criminal justice agencies as necessary. May be called to assist other state agency Offices of Inspector General with complex investigations that call for sworn officers. Takes appropriate law enforcement action when necessary.  May be called to assist coordination of the Commission's non-sworn Disaster Relief Team.


Conducts inspections and investigations of Commission employees and systems to aid in the development, revision and implementation of Commission policy and procedures. Participates in discussion, development, revision implementation and follow-up of Commission programs through meetings, conferences and other forums with first line supervisors, division and office/institute directors.


Conducts other assignments as required.



Internal affairs investigations; computers and data processors (MS Word); gather and preserve evidence; describe events and facts accurately; plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; communicates effectively verbally and in writing; prepare timely reports; effectively interview suspects, subjects, witnesses and others; maintain effective working relationship with others; maintain a positive image of the Office of Inspector General.




The incumbent is required to have a valid Florida Driver’s License.


Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal history check (fingerprint-based) in accordance with Chapter 435, Florida Statutes.


Additional Requirements

The Commission expects its employees to be courteous and respectful while assisting Commission customers and stakeholders, ensuring each encounter is as positive as possible.  Employees should promptly resolve questions or problems relating to the Commission, its programs and/or fish and wildlife resources.  Employees should seek to gain public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida’s citizens in a positive and proactive manner and by listening to what the customer wants and striving to meet their needs.  When appropriate, employees will explain the reasons for agency actions or decisions while communicating a consistent Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) point-of-view.


Work at FWC is cross-functional meaning duties may cross division/office lines.  The Commission expects employees to function across FWC’s organizational structure by providing their skills and expertise wherever needed through work on teams or as directed.


Responsible for following the provisions and requirements in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, related to the Department of Financial Services rules and FWC’s invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures.


The State Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. If a conditional offer of employment is made, you will be required to provide identification and proof of citizenship and or authorization to work in the United States for the hiring authority to which applications is made. E-Verify will be used to confirm work authorization.  See E-Verify for additional information.


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee