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LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER - 42003514

Date: Oct 18, 2018

Location: WHITE SPRINGS, FL, US, 32096

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Requisition No: 46498 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER - 42003514

Position Number: 42003514 

Salary:  $31,879.90 

Posting Closing Date: 11/16/2018 

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

OFFICE OF AGRICULTURAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

This position’s headquarters is located in
Hamilton/Suwannee County with a starting salary
of $31,879.90 annually.

CONTACT:

Leslie Ryan at (850) 245-1324

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have a valid driver 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 United States of America.
  • Have good moral character.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

One (1) year of law enforcement experience (sworn or non-sworn); or

Two (2) years of public contact experience or two (2) years of active and continuous military service can substitute for the required experience; or

College education can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours for the required sworn law enforcement experience.

Incumbent must possess active law enforcement certificate in compliance with Florida Statute 943 and be willing to serve at any duty station.

Incumbent must demonstrate proficiency with Glock .40 cal. weapon. 

Applicants must successfully complete an oral review board and an evaluation to determine suitability and compatibility to perform the basic job function for consideration of employment. 

Successful applicants must pass a background investigation, drug screening, and will be required to undergo a psychological evaluation.

Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver license.

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history, hours worked and education

are required to qualify for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. 

Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.***

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.  Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

NOTES:

Persons selected are generally hired at the minimum starting salary identified in the advertisement and salary increases are granted based upon appropriations as determined by the Florida Legislature.

JOB DUTIES:

The incumbent in this position is responsible for law enforcement activities as specified in Section 570.073, Florida Statutes.  These acts include, but are not limited to, criminal violations involving:  domesticated animals, livestock, poultry, aquaculture products, farms and farm equipment, livery tack, citrus and citrus products, trespass, littering, forests, theft of forest products, protection of consumers, all criminal laws and civil traffic laws committed on property owned, managed, or occupied by the department, any emergency situation in which the life, limb, or property of any person is placed in danger and any crime incidental to or related thereof.   Each law enforcement officer shall meet the qualifications of law enforcement officers established by Chapter 943, Florida Statutes.  Each officer is subject to and has the same arrest, jurisdiction and other authority provided for state law enforcement officers in Chapter 901, Florida Statutes.  Each officer also has the same right and authority to carry arms as do the sheriffs of this state.

THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED:

  • State of Florida Retirement package.
  • Ten (10) Paid Holidays annually.
  • Paid Annual Leave.
  • Paid Sick Leave.
  • Health Insurance for Individual or Family Coverage.
  • Life Insurance ($25,000.00) - State pays 100% of premium.
  • Additional supplemental insurances are available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available.
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction.
  • Post Tax Benefits available.
  • All uniforms, equipment and weapons are provided at no cost.
  • Uniform maintenance allowance bi-annually.
  • Education & Training salary incentive pay. 

PLEASE NOTE: INCUMBENT MUST POSSESS AN ACTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATE IN COMPLIANCE WITH FLORIDA STATUTE 943 AND
HAVE POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER LICENSE. 

SPECIAL NOTES:

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: Jacksonville