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LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER RECRUIT - 42003499

Date: Jul 20, 2018

Location: YULEE, FL, US, 32097

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LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER RECRUIT
(ACADEMY SPONSORSHIP)

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

OFFICE OF AGRICULTURAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

This position’s headquarters is negotiable within
Nassau, Hamilton and Suwannee Counties.

 

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.

    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.

    Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver license.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Applicants must take and pass the Florida Law Enforcement Basic Abilities Test (BAT) prior to being granted an interview. Passing BAT scores must be provided within 2 weeks of the closing date of this advertisement and may be attached to the candidate profile prior to submission, faxed to Leslie Ryan at (850) 245-1330 or emailed to Leslie.Ryan@FreshFromFlorida.com. For more information on the Law Enforcement BAT, please visit http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/CJSTC/Officer-Requirements/Basic-Abilities-Test.aspx.

    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. 

    Florida Statute 943 requires that any person employed in this class obtain a Criminal Justice Standards and Training Certificate of Compliance which includes, in addition to the above requirements, satisfactory completion of an agency approved law enforcement training academy program and a passing score on the State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification Examination. No employee shall obtain permanent status unless the certificate is received.

    Incumbent must demonstrate proficiency with Glock .40 cal. weapon and be willing to serve at any duty station.

    ***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:

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

    Vacancies currently exist in the following counties: Nassau, Hamilton and Suwannee.

    Please refer to the following link for potential headquarters locations: http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Business-Services/Agricultural-Inspection-Stations

    Persons selected are generally hired at the minimum starting salary identified in the advertisement and salary increases are granted based on promotion and 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 criminal law enforcement, prevention and suppression of crimes relating to agriculture, citrus, livestock and other related matters is a unique and highly technical and specialized field of criminal law enforcement requiring independent professional judgment.  One of the primary missions of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is to prevent the introduction into the state of plant and animal pests and diseases which may have a devastating effect on Florida agriculture. The Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement manages and operates the Agricultural Inspection Stations, 24 hours a day, year round, as well as utilizing roving patrols.

    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:

     


Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville