LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

Location
Gainesville, Alachua County
Posted
Apr 16, 2014

Requisition Number: 0905424

Department: 73010000-UPD-ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description: The University of Florida Police Department invites applications for a vacant law enforcement officer position assigned to the Patrol division. The duties and responsibilities are as follows; all not inclusive. Patrol (foot and vehicle) assigned area(s) to provide protection of university community populace and security for university facilities; maintain orderly flow of traffic, investigate accidents, respond to complaints, disturbances, and law investigations make arrests and apprehensions, issue parking and moving citations, assist other law enforcement agencies, fire department and emergency medical technicians. Take initial police reports; conduct preliminary investigations, including security of crime scene, collection and preservation of evidence, maintaining the chain of custody of evidence. Crowd control during all types of catastrophes, which may affect the university community; crow, traffic and security control during athletic and other special events (The percentage of time spent in this area will increase/decrease dependent upon university needs). Sometimes a great deal of overtime is required to meet the need.

Minimum Requirements: 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. This position requires compliance with UPD's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy

Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; working knowledge of principles of proper grammar usage; working knowledge of radio codes and procedures; ability and skill in operation motor vehicles and other police equipment; 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 plan , organize and coordinate work assignments; 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. Employees must maintain high level of physical fitness.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Must be capable of meeting physical requirements for law enforcement officers as specified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. 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. Employee works 12-hour shifts. Twenty hours are in the first week of the pay period and 60 hours are worked in the second. Rotates from day shift to night shift every four months. Overtime required-amount being determined by department's workload. This position will be subject to on-call status.