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Date: Jun 27, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 50175 

Agency: Department of Law Enforcement

Working Title: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER - 71002079

Position Number: 71002079 

Salary:  $37,229.00 

Posting Closing Date: 07/31/2019 



FDLE / 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 requirements(s) listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENT(1) One year of law enforcement experience (sworn or non-sworn). (2) Two years of public contact experience or two years of active and continuous military service can substitute for the required law enforcement experience. (3) College education from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 smester or 45 quarter hours for the required public contact experience or active and continuous military service.



  • United States citizen;
  • High school graduate or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 19 years old at time of application;
  • Possess a valid driver license;
  • Not convicted of any felony or any misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement;
  • No dishonorable discharge from any of the United States Armed Forces; and
  • Be of good moral character.



(1)  Certified Florida Law Enforcement Officer; Possess a passing score on the State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification Examination and be eligible to receive the Law Enforcement Certification; or Completed the Florida Equivalency of Training (CJSTC 76) and be eligible to receive the Law Enforcement Certification in accordance with Section 943.13, Florida Statutes, or

(2)  Currently in a law enforcement academy, has military experience or an out-of-state law enforcement officer eligible for equivalency of training. Applicants meeting this requirement will be considered, but will not be processed until the applicant has completed the academy or equivalency of training requirements and successfully passed the state of Florida's law enforcement officer's examination.


SPECIAL NOTE: FLORIDA CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS MUST have taken and successfully completed the Cross-Training Corrections to Law Enforcement training and possess a passing score on the State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification Examination at the time of application.


DUTIES: Maintains protection of the Capitol Complex. Enforces Florida statutes and Department of Management Services' rules governing the regulation of traffic and parking within the Capitol Complex. Responds to complaints relating to criminal activity or security threats within the Capitol Complex and within the responsibility of the agency pursuant to Chapter 943, Florida Statutes. Complies with and maintains knowledge of all departmental policies and Standard Operation Procedures. Projects a professional demeanor while performing assigned duties. Maintains communications via radio while on duty. Attends in-service and specialized training. Conducts other assignments as required.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles of correct grammar usage. Skill in operating motor vehicles. Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations. Ability to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to probe and obtain critical facts. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to describe facts and events accurately. Ability to collect and evaluate data. Ability to prepare reports. Ability to deal with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.


SALARY INCENTIVES: "CJIP Salary Incentive" pays up to $130.00 per month (based on college degrees and completion of salary incentive courses); and $500.00 annual uniform allowance. A sealed certified copy of your transcript(s) is needed to verify your eligibility for CJIP Salary Incentive.



  • Uniform Patrol providing 24/7 coverage
  • Directed Patrol Unit (Bicycle Patrols / Community Policing)
  • Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit
  • EOD K-9 Unit
  • Special Operations Team (SOT)
  • Promotional Opportunities (Sergeant / Investigator)
  • Protective Operations Detail (POS)



  • Completion of Electronic Application Process
  • Completion and Submission of Supplemental Packet
  • Oral Interview Board
  • Written Exercise
  • Physical Abilities Test
  • Thorough Background Investigation
  • Director Interview
  • Drug Screen
  • Electronic Fingerprint Submission
  • Psychological Examination


NOTES: Applicants being considered for employment must pass a required drug screen and a comprehensive background investigation which will include a financial credit check. Responses to qualifying questions will be credited only if verifiable by skills and/or experience listed on the employment application, including specifically required software/computer skills. Applicants must be able to work shifts, including weekends and holidays. The elements of the selection process include an oral board, skills test, and psychological examination. Applicants may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated time frame may exclude the applicant from further consideration. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement. Preference will be given to current qualified FDLE members who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position. Preference may be given to qualified applicants in the State Personnel System who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position. Starting salary will be at the minimum of the class pay range, unless otherwise dictated by FDLE's pay policy.



  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:
  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.
  3. A sealed 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


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee