Law Enforcement Officer (Panama City)

Tallahassee, FL
Jun 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41779

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 07/03/2017


This position is employed at the Florida State University Panama City Campus on a full time basis, with the Florida State University Police Department.


The Law Enforcement Officer is responsible for: the protection of life and property; prevention of crime and misconduct; traffic and crowd control; criminal and traffic law enforcement; criminal and traffic accident investigation; community service; providing information regarding laws and University policy; and distribution of information to the community.
The Law Enforcement Officer must have a thorough working knowledge: of Federal, State, and Municipal Statutes; University Administrative Code; recognition and identification of controlled substances (narcotics); proper methods of criminal and traffic accident investigation; lawful use of fire arms and deadly force; and the proper administration of Basic Life Support methods.
Law Enforcement Officer's responsibility is to work and act at all times under the requirements of the Florida Law Enforcement Officer Code of Ethics. Provide information and directions to motorists and pedestrians, in addition to providing University Facilities access to authorized persons when requested.
Inspects and reports on the condition of safety equipment and around the Panama City Campus and Gulf Coast State College. This would include identifying hazards created by others and who are working and/or visiting the campus.


A high school diploma or equivalency.
Must meet the requirements of Section 943.13, Florida Statutes, and have the ability to pass the state certification exam for Law Enforcement Officers within six months of being hired.
Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to probe and obtain critical facts.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to collect and evaluate data; to apply laws, rules, regulations, and policies to situations using appropriate judgment.
Ability to deal with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner; and to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
A valid State of Florida driver's license or the ability to obtain.
Ability to complete complex psycho motor skills necessary to drive a patrol vehicle; operate a bicycle; and use of standard lethal and non-lethal weapons as appropriate in the application of law enforcement duties.


Current FSU Police Department employees that qualify for the position.
Certified Florida Law Enforcement Officers; Individuals who have passed the State Certification Exam; and Individuals currently enrolled in a State of Florida recognized Criminal Justice Training
Center who are within 30 days of graduating and can show proof they are signed up to take the State Certification Exam.
Eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes

Anticipated Salary Range

Starting Salary $37,916.59


The Law Enforcement Officer's designated shift will be from 3pm-11pm. Hours may be altered depending on shift needs and special events.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.
This position requires completion of a supplemental employment questionnaire and a post-offer employment physical exam, drug screening, psychological evaluation, police background check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)/Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) fingerprinting.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034. IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


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