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LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATOR II - 43001791

Date: Aug 23, 2017

Location: WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US, 33401

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Requisition No: 13917 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATOR II - 43001791

Position Number: 43001791 

Salary:  $44,999.80 - $78,912.69 

Posting Closing Date: 12/26/2017 

*****OPEN COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY***** 

POSITION TITLE: LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATOR II - TRAINEE 
POSITION #: 43001791

DIVISION: INVESTIGATIVE AND FORENSIC SERVICES

BUREAU:   INSURANCE FRAUD

CITY: WEST PALM BEACH

COUNTY: PALM BEACH

CONTACT PERSON: EMPLOYMENT SECTION 
200 E. GAINES STREET 
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32399-0324 
PHONE NUMBER: Job Line # 1 (850) 413-4063 
  
SPECIAL NOTES:  

This is an OPEN HIRING POOL for Six (6) Months to fill current and any anticipated vacancies in our West Palm Beach Field Office. 

Recruiting for applicants with less than three (3) years sworn law enforcement experience.  A college degree from an accredited college or university can count for one (1) year of experience. 

To apply for this position, apply on line at the State of Florida Employment site, People First AND mail in the Insurance Fraud Supplemental Law Enforcement Application found at: http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/DIFS/Career/default.htm to the address listed above. This supplemental application MUST be received in order to be considered for this position.

Special consideration may be given to eligible candidates who have bilingual verbal & written skills that meet a critical need of the agency’s mission.

The Division requires you to live no more than 50 miles from your residence to your assigned duty station (office). The mileage will be determined by geodesic distance (direct line) from their address of resident to the address of their assigned office.

ONLY APPLICANTS WITH CURRENT FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Additional preferences will be given to applicants with the following:

  • College degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Insurance experience as an adjuster, investigator, or examiner.
  • Any financial auditing, financial investigations, or certified fraud examiner experience such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner.

NOTE: (Correctional Officers Certifications do not meet the requirements of the job description.)

This position requires the successful completion of the following:  a physical agility test, a medical physical with EKG, a security background check, including fingerprinting, polygraph, psychological assessment and urine drug test as a condition of employment.

The starting salary for Law Enforcement Investigator II Trainee will be $40,000.00  (In addition Competitive Area Differential -CAD of $4,999.84 will be included for this location)

Travel required.

Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle.

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by the profile/application/resume and any omission, falsification or misrepresentation in the answering of the qualifying questions will be cause for immediate elimination from the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of investigative and surveillance principles and techniques. Knowledge of the criminal justice system. Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations.  Ability to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.  Ability to deal with individuals critical situations in an effective manner.  Ability to gather and preserve evidence.  Ability to describe facts and events accurately.  Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Ability to analyze and interpret data.  Ability to effectively interview suspects, complainants and witnesses.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Conducts interviews with a wide range of persons.  Secures documentary physical evidence.  Takes sworn

statements.  Conducts physical surveillance.  Prepares prosecutive summary reports.  Assists

prosecutors in preparation and presentation of insurance fraud cases.  Obtains and serves warrants and subpoenas and makes arrests.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Florida Statute 943 requires that any person employed in this class must: (1) Be at least 19 years of age. (2) Be a citizen of the United States, notwithstanding any laws of the State to the contrary. (3) Be a high school graduate or its ""equivalent"" as the term may be determined by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission of the Department of Law Enforcement. (4) Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, nor have received a dishonorable or undesirable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. (5) Have his/her processed fingerprints on file with the employing agency. (6) Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician, based on specifications established by the Commission. (7) Have a good moral character as defined by Administrative Code 11B-27-0011, by a background investigation under procedures established by the Commission. (8) Possess a current certificate of compliance for basic employment certification issued by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

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 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