Law Enforcement Officer

Jacksonville, FL
Jul 18, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Job TitleLaw Enforcement OfficerPosition Number318000Requisition NumberB06887Position TypeLaw Enforcement Non ExemptClass Code8515Time-limited throughType of AppointmentFull-TimeFaculty Position Sub-TypeLength of AppointmentInternal Recruitment?NoWorking HoursVariable--8, 10 or 12 hoursDepartmentCampus PoliceOrganizationAdministration & Finance Office DivisionAdministration & FinanceCollegeApproved Hiring Salary Range$36,878 to NegotiablePay BasisAnnuallyEOD

In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.


UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

General Description / Primary Purpose

Responsible for maintaining a safe environment on the University campus through enforcement of State Statutes, Local Ordinances and University Regulations. Required to conduct preliminary and latent investigations of all incidents which require police assistance and document these situations when appropriate. Strives to maintain a positive rapport with the community in the performance of duties. Maintains demeanor at all times.

Essential Duties

Job Function

Conducts pro-active preventative patrol to include foot patrol in appropriate areas to assure the safety of the University Community. Is required to take appropriate police action when confronted with violators of the law or potentially hazardous situations.

Percentage Of Time50 Essential Duties

Job Function

Investigates criminal incidents and prepares preliminary reports. Maintains acceptable level of proficiency in investigations, report writing and all aspects of his/her duties.

Percentage Of Time15 Essential Duties

Job Function

Safeguards pedestrian traffic on campus through selective traffic enforcement to include, but not be limited to issuance of traffic citations or written warnings. Maintains smooth flow of traffic on campus by monitoring campus road networks and recognizing engineering deficiencies and traffic hazards. Relieves congested intersections through the use of traffic control. Assists in parking control through the issuance of parking citations

Percentage Of Time10 Essential Duties

Job Function

Assists public by providing information, first aid, vehicle assistance and all other appropriate requests for assistance.

Percentage Of Time10 Essential Duties

Job Function

Provides escort service for personnel or monies when requested. Responsible for securing University facilities at designated times. When appropriate, allows building access to authorized individuals. Provides emergency access and assistance when requested.

Percentage Of Time10 Essential Duties

Job Function

Provides crowd control at special events, monitors and responds to all alarms on campus. Performs relief duties in the Communications Center when needed. This position is designated as a Tier 1 respondent for designated campus emergencies and events. In the event of a declared campus emergency, the position incumbent will make every effort to return to campus to commence evaluation and recovery operations.

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Marginal Functions

Miscellaneous duties as assigned by supervision, but not limited to, attendance at authorized training, court appearances, periodic area checks of residence halls and specific alarmed areas.

Required Qualifications

Must meet the requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, and have one year of law enforcement experience. Two years of military or other appropriate experience may substitute for the required one year of law enforcement experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/ technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Faculty Position Required QualificationsDepartmental Requirements

Preference shown to applicants who meet the required qualifications and also possess the following:
Knowledge of law enforcement principles and techniques. Knowledge of the criminal justice system. Knowledge of crime prevention and control procedures. Knowledge of arrest procedures. Skill in using restraining devices and firearms. Skill in defensive driving techniques. Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations. Ability to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ability to effectively apply emergency medical care techniques. Ability to deal with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner. Ability to gather and preserve evidence. Ability to describe facts and events accurately. Ability to determine work priorities, assign work and insure proper completion of work assignments. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to prepare reports. Ability to analyze and interpret law enforcement data. Ability to effectively interview suspects, complainants and witnesses. Ability to speak clearly. Ability to perceive movement and depth-of-field. Ability to detect smells. Ability to discriminate different colors. Ability differentiate between voice transmissions/inflections. Ability to apply listening skills. Ability to attain and maintain weapons proficiency. Ability to demonstrate firearms safety procedures. Ability to load ammunition into firearm. Ability to demonstrate firearms safety procedures. Ability to demonstrate chemical agent use. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Ability to drive vehicle safely and operate communication/emergency equipment simultaneously. Ability to maintain personal fitness. Ability to pursue and apprehend suspects on foot and in vehicle. Ability to subdue offenders. Ability to make a forcible arrest. Ability to climb/run/walk/jump/crawl/drag/lift/carry/push. Ability to demonstrate dragging a 150 pound simulated body 50 feet. Ability to demonstrate scaling two of the following obstacles with no time limit ….. seven foot ladder, five foot chain link fence, six foot chain link fence.

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

Campus Security Authority (CSA) This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). This position has been designated as a CSA because it involves significant responsibility for student and campus activities and/or responsibility for campus security. As such, any person in this position must report to the University Police Department a crime or an incident that might be a crime that he/she becomes aware of. This position has a reporting requirement because the University believes that your responsibility for students, campus activities and/or campus security will make you someone members of the University community will see as an authority figure and someone to whom they can seek help. A CSA is not expected to investigate or determine whether a criminal incident actually took place. A CSAs responsibility is a duty to report. All positions designated as CSAs are required to complete an online or in-person training session. For more information concerning the training sessions or CSAs, please contact the University Police Department at (904) 620-2800 or the Office of the General Counsel at (904) 620-2828.

This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification

This position requires a Certificate of Compliance in Law Enforcement issued by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission. Applicant must maintain this certificate & a valid Florida Drivers License during employment. A Physical Agility Examination must be passed prior to employment.

Machines/Equipment used regularly

Firearms, Communications Equipment, Cameras, Computers, AT Motor Vehicles, Automobile, Other Police Equipment.

Anticipated Start Date07/29/2019Job Posting Date06/27/2019Application Review Date07/05/2019Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesPoint of Contact InformationJoy Magnon 904-620-2379Hiring OfficialFrank Mackesy, Joy MagnonLocation if not JacksonvilleSpecial Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Joy Magnon at (904) 620-2379, or [email protected] Initial review of applications will begin on 7/5/19.

Quicklink Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you eligible to be certified as a Law Enforcement Officer in the state of Florida, pursuant to Chapter 943, Florida Statutes?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. This position is eligible for veterans' preference under Florida law. For additional information regarding veteran's preference, please review the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs website by copying and pasting this link into another browser window: If you claim veterans' preference, you may be asked for supplemental documentation, such as a DD-214. Do you meet one or more of these criteria, and claim Veterans' Preference?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
Optional Documents