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Date: Dec 5, 2019

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Requisition No: 72063 

Agency: Environmental Protection


Position Number: 37020881 

Salary:  $47,718.00 the CAD additive is in addition to the advertised salary 

Posting Closing Date: 12/18/2019 



The duties of this position require a constituted state law enforcement officer (pursuant to 379.3313, F.S.) certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, empowered to enforce all laws of the State with full powers of arrest.  Responsibilities are to protect life, limb, and property on the lands of the State.  Enforce environmental laws, federal rules and regulations, and state rules and regulations.  This includes, but is not limited to, environmental investigations.  This position investigates alleged violations of resource laws, seizes evidence, makes arrests, and testifies in court.  Provides general police protection for citizens and visitors who use the lands, and state parks in the State of Florida.  This position assists other agencies, upon request, in controlling and securing areas during disasters, hurricanes, fires, etc. and is subject to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  This position requires independent judgment and the ability to apply technical law enforcement knowledge with limited supervision.


Conducts investigations of crimes, crimes scenes, and emergency responses for the purpose of gathering witness testimony and physical evidence to be used in prosecuting suspects and otherwise determining criminal causes that may be indicated.  Investigations may include offenses such as criminal conspiracies, environmental crimes, homicides, title fraud, natural resource violations and cultural artifact investigations, etc. as assigned.  Enforces federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations with an emphasis on environmental, resource protection, and environmental crimes investigations.  This will be accomplished by garnering intelligence, analyzing collected data, management of informants, and operating as a non-uniformed investigator, as necessary, patrolling state land in order to detect violations.  This patrol may be done via highway and all-terrain vehicles and/or foot patrol.  Enforcement actions will include the physical identification and apprehension of suspected violators and measures employed to gain voluntary compliance through public contact and education.  Conducts thorough, concise investigations and prepares investigative reports regarding reported and viewed violations. 


The incumbent shall properly prepare and complete all forms and documents related to enforcement activities such as offense reports, supplemental reports detailing investigative events and processes, affidavits, charging documents, search warrants (and returns), intercept warrants, property receipts and releases and other paperwork that may be required by the Department, Division, State Attorney's Office, US Attorney's Office or any other entity having oversight of criminal or civil prosecution and present related court testimony.  The incumbent will also prepare exhibits and reports for use in formal adjudication of cases in a court of competent jurisdiction, assist in the formulation and evaluation of investigative methods and procedures.


Performs other duties as assigned and respects the chain of command.




Must be a certified law enforcement officer

Must have at least a high school diploma

Must have six or more years of law enforcement experience

Must have three or more years of investigative experience

Have a valid Class E Florida driver’s license with an acceptable driving record

Have not been convicted of any felony or any misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement

Have not been dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces of the US

Have good moral character

Successful completion of a full background check if selected


The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (AKA FBAT / CJBAT / BAT) must be completed and passed to be eligible for phase 2 of the selection process (not required if you are currently employed with FDEP Division of Law Enforcement and Emergency Response)



Applicants who meet the above criteria and pass the physical fitness assessment will be eligible to advance to the next stages of the selection process that includes an oral interview, full background investigation, medical physical and eye exam, and a psychological evaluation.  This applies only to those not currently employed with FDEP Division of Law Enforcement and Emergency Response.  The oral interview is required for current FDEP Division of Law Enforcement and Emergency Response employees.



Must pass a physical abilities test (PAT) in six minutes and four seconds (6:04) or less.

PAT is described on FWC’s web page at



Must pass a thorough medical examination, including drug screening, by a licensed physician at applicant’s expense.

Unaided vision shall not be less than 20/100 in each eye and shall be corrected to 20/20; field of vision must be 130 degrees; must have the ability to distinguish primary colors, must not be red/green deficient and have binocular vision; must not have double vision, lack of depth perception or other chronic eye disorders that affects normal vision.




Criminal History

  • Any felony conviction
  • A misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence
  • A misdemeanor conviction involving perjury or a false statement
  • Any offense prohibited under ch.435.04, F.S.


Military History

  • A dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States



Controlled Substance Abuse

  • Marijuana use in past two years
  • Controlled substance use, other than prescribed or Marijuana, with in the last 5 years.


Driving History

  • Driving Under the Influence or Boating Under the Influence conviction within past five years
  • Any traffic or boating violation involving the refusal to submit to a breath/blood/urine test within five years


Prior Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers

  • Any sustained internal investigation for perjury or false statements


Vision Standard

  • Unaided vision shall not be less than 20/100 in each eye and shall be corrected to 20/20
  • Field of vision must be 130 degrees
  • Must have the ability to distinguish primary colors (must not be red/green deficient) and have binocular vision
  • Must not have double vision, lack of depth perception or other chronic eye disorders that affects normal vision

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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami