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Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 347445 

Agency: Department of Law Enforcement


Position Number: 71900381 

Salary:  $19.26 / hr. 

Posting Closing Date: 04/12/2021 


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.


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’s citizens and visitors.



The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is currently advertising to fill an OPS Research & Training Specialist (R&TS) position within Investigations & Forensic Services, Enforcement and Investigative Support. To be considered as a potential candidate, you must meet the minimum qualification(s) listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.



1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of professional or technical experience in areas such as training, teaching, staff development, research, evaluation, personnel, criminal justice, forensic laboratory or tax audit experience.

2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of professional or technical experience as described above.

3. A juris doctorate or doctorate from an accredited college or university and one year of professional or technical experience as described above.

4. Professional or technical experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

5. Any combination of professional or technical experience as described above and college education at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours per year can substitute for the required education.



This position provides direct support to Enforcement and Investigative Support’s goal of reducing and preventing workload backlog and increasing quality control. The primary goal of this position is to perform sexual offender/predator registration case reviews to mitigate high workload demands, increase response time, and assure quality services and products. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching, analyzing, and evaluating case information to determine if an individual meets Florida’s statutory guidelines for registration requirements as a sexual offender or sexual predator;
  • Providing assistance to the criminal justice community and the public;
  • Researching, analyzing, developing, and delivering instructional methods and techniques to support the training of departmental activities to the criminal justice community;
  • Conducting lectures and/or presenting information to criminal justice agencies and others regarding data collection, services, and developmental programs;
  • Coordinating and/or conducting training classes with internal members and external agencies while assuring accommodations are suitable and appropriate provisions are made in advance for handouts, audiovisual, or other necessary equipment; and
  • Preparing documents or publications explaining sexual offender/predator registration processes and laws.


  • Knowledge of the law enforcement and criminal justice system practices;
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection;
  • Knowledge of basic management principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication;
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Ability to conduct research;
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques and make independent decisions;
  • Ability to organize data into logical formats for presentation in reports, documents, and other written materials;
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document work flow, and other activities relating to the improvement of management practices;
  • Ability to prepare professional papers, research studies and evaluation and investigative reports;
  • Ability to create clear, concise, accurate, and well-organized correspondence with no grammatical and spelling errors;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Preference will be given to applicants possessing experience in the development and delivery of training, both in person and via eLearning methods.


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 OPS benefits package (ONLY available to OPS members who will be working 30 or more hours a week), including:

  • HMO and PPO health insurance options with premiums starting as low as $50 per month;
  • $25,000 in automatic life insurance coverage;
  • Tax deferred medical reimbursement account; and
  • Multiple supplemental insurance options including: dental, vision, disability and more.


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 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. This hiring process may establish a pool to fill current and future vacancies.


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 and education verifications (which includes official transcript(s)), drug screen and fingerprinting.  This information will be utilized to make the final hiring decision.


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.


  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.

 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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee