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SPECIAL AGENT - 71001303

Date: Sep 23, 2021

Location: N/A, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 473881 

Agency: Department of Law Enforcement

Working Title: SPECIAL AGENT - 71001303

Position Number: 71001303 

Salary:  $45,819.54 

Posting Closing Date: 10/24/2021 


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 seeking experienced Law Enforcement Investigators to fill multiple Special Agent positions throughout the state. FDLE Regional Operation Centers are located in Tallahassee, Pensacola, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers and Miami.

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


Four (4) years of sworn law enforcement experience, two (2) of which must be investigative and applicant must possess current law enforcement certification.


Special Agents are sworn law enforcement officers who assist the state's criminal justice community by providing a variety of services including:

  • Identifying and investigating organized and multi-jurisdictional crimes;
  • Apprehending fugitives;
  • Collecting and disseminating criminal intelligence information;
  • Investigating public corruption;
  • Seizing illegally obtained assets;
  • Dismantling criminal organizations;
  • Assisting in locating missing children; and
  • Providing protective services to Florida's Governor and other dignitaries.


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


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. 


All successful applicants must pass a physical agility test consisting of a 1 ½ mile run, sit-ups and push-ups, as well as a drug screen, physical exam, electronic fingerprint submission and psychological evaluation to further determine suitability and compatibility to perform the basic job functions. Applicants will be evaluated based on their writing skills and ability to perform during an oral interview process. Persons selected must possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license.

Persons selected will be hired at the minimum salary ($45,819.54) and increases are granted based upon appropriations as determined by the Florida Legislature. The annual salary for this position in Monroe, Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach counties is $50,819.34.

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. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement.


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 applicants who are certified in the state of Florida.  Applicants must reside or be willing to relocate within 50 miles of an FDLE Regional Operations Center at the time of employment.  Information contained in responses to qualifying questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida application.  Applicants will be required to sign an employment training reimbursement agreement.


  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.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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