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SPECIAL AGENT - 71000226

Date: Feb 14, 2020

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Requisition No: 118461 

Agency: Department of Law Enforcement

Working Title: SPECIAL AGENT - 71000226

Position Number: 71000226 

Salary:  $45,819.54 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2020 




The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is currently seeking law enforcement officers to fill multiple special agent positions within the Protective Operations Services (POS) in Tallahassee to provide security for the Governor, his immediate family, Governor’s Office, Governor’s Mansion and grounds.

To be considered as a potential applicant, 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. This hiring process may establish a pool to fill current and future vacancies. 


  1. Three (3) years of sworn law enforcement experience; or
  2. A bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college or university with a major in criminology/criminal justice, accounting, finance, computer science or related fields.


Special Agents assigned to the Protective Operations Section are sworn law enforcement officers who are trained to protect the Governor and First Family, while in Tallahassee, as well as other locations. Candidates in this position will have the opportunity to travel within Florida, nationally and internationally. Special Agents on this detail will work shifts, including holidays and weekends. Work schedules are adjusted on a regular basis and the applicant must be willing to accept this flexible schedule as well as extensive travel requirements.


  • Knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling;
  • Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations;
  • Ability to probe and obtain critical facts;
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments;
  • Ability to communicate effectively; 
  • Ability to describe facts and events accurately; 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data; and
  • Ability to effectively interview suspects, complainants, and witnesses.


  • Applicants must be a 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 in accordance with Section 943.13, Florida Statutes; or completed the Florida Equivalency of Training (CJSTC 76) and be eligible to receive the law enforcement certification at the time of application.
  • This position is classified as Special Risk retirement, which provides eligible members a greater retirement credit accrual rate and requires fewer years of service to reach full retirement benefits than is required for non-Special Risk members.
  • Applicants may be notified by email during the selection process. Failure to reply to an email within a designated time frame may result in an applicant’s exclusion from further consideration.
  • All successful applicants must pass a physical agility test during the initial hiring phase. Candidates for hire must successfully complete a background investigation, oral board, financial credit check, drug screen and psychological evaluation.
  • Applicants must possess and maintain throughout employment a valid driver’s license.
  • Persons selected will be hired at the minimum salary of $45,819.54 and increases are granted based upon appropriations as determined by the Florida Legislature. 


Special Agent applicants for assignment to POS: All Special Agents are assigned to Tallahassee. All applicants must be able to complete 20 pushups, 30 sit ups in a minute then a 2 mile run in 18 minutes or less at the time of assessment followed by an untimed 100 yard swim qualification and retrieve a 10lb weight from approximately 8-10 foot depth. All applicants must accept a 3 year minimum commitment to the section before requesting transfer to other Special Agent responsibilities statewide. 


  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 canceled, 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee