Law Enforcement Career Pool Location:
Tallahassee, FL Regular/Temporary:
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This position is employed with the Florida State University Police Department in Tanner Hall on a full time basis.
Equal Employment Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
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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.
It is a University Law Enforcement Officer's responsibility to work and act at all time 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.
Inspecting and reporting on the condition of safety equipment in and around University Facilities, to include identifying hazards created by others who are working and/or visiting the campus.
A high school diploma or equivalency.
Must be at least 19 years of age and a U.S citizen.
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.
Ability to complete complex psycho motor skills necessary to drive a patrol vehicle; operate a bicycle; and use of standard lethal and nonlethal weapons as appropriate in the application of law enforcement duties.
A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain.
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.
Current FSU Police Department employees that qualify for the position; eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes.
Certified Florida Law Enforcement Officers; Individuals who have passed the State Certification Exam.
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.
Lt. John Baker at [email protected]
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Anticipated Salary Range
Starting salary is $40,000.00
This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.
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Law enforcement officers assigned to the Patrol Division will work 12 hour shifts (6:30pm-6:30am or 6:30am-6:30pm), 84 hours bi-weekly. Additionally, the position may be required to assist during home football games, holidays, and during state, national or University emergencies.
Special assignments as directed by law enforcement chain of command.
Criminal Background Check
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.
How To Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.
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, click here 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.
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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.