Job no: 517037
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Department:73010000 - UPD-ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT
Law Enforcement Officer Trainee - Non-Certified
Attend Police Academy or a cross-over academy as a police recruit for the purpose of obtaining a Florida law enforcement certification. Employee will attend all classes/functions as prescribed and scheduled by the Police Academy and class instructors. Employee will study and pass exams for the following coursework: Law enforcement vehicle operations, First aid for criminal justice officers, Criminal justice firearms, Criminal justice defensive tactics, Dart-firing stun gun, Criminal justice officer physical fitness training, Introduction to law enforcement, Legal, Interactions in a diverse community, Interviewing and report writing, Fundamentals of Patrol, Calls for service, Criminal investigations, Crime scene to courtroom, Critical incidents, Traffic stops, DUI traffic stops, Traffic crash investigations, and Scenarios. Upon successful completion of the Police Academy, employee will be required to register for, take and pass the Florida law enforcement state certification exam administered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
This position is an initial position (non-certified police officer) which must transition to a full-time law enforcement officer at the University of Florida.
This position is designated as an Essential Employee. Essential employees provide vital support to the UF and are subject to recall to work when deemed necessary by the Chief of Police/designee. Recall to work typically happens due to an emergency, disaster or special event that may coincide with the official suspension of classes and/or closing of offices.
Starting Salary: $18.63 hourly
Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or equivalent 2 year degree from an accredited educational institution required. Must meet Florida statutory and Administrative Code requirements. Must meet the requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes.
Bachelor's Degree; working knowledge of principles of proper grammar usage; ability and skill in operation of a motor vehicle; ability to work in dangerous and stressful situation; ability to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral communications; ability to exercise independent judgment without supervision; ability to investigate and obtain critical facts; ability to identify and describe facts and events accurately; ability to collect and evaluate data; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to deal with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner; must maintain a high level of physical fitness.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For consideration submit a resume.
This position requires a post-offer psychological and health assessment and criminal background check.
Current Florida driver’s license.
Employee is expected to maintain a high level of personal appearance and physical fitness in order to perform the duties and responsibilities required of this position.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.
Health Assessment Required:Yes
Advertised: 14 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled