Law Enforcement Career Pool

Tallahassee, Leon County
May 13, 2014

Job ID: 36697

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 06/30/2014

This position is employed in Tanner Hall at the Florida State University Police Department on a full time basis.

Anticipated Salary Range
Starting salary: $37, 916.59

A high school diploma or GED. 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. Must have a valid Driver's License.

Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations; to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to probe and obtain critical facts; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to collect and evaluate data; to apply laws, rules, regulations, and policies to situations using appropriate judgment; to deal with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner; and to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to complete complex psychomotor 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.

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

Background Check Requirements
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check to include 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; 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.

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.

Other Information
Effective July 2008, successfully passing a Physical Abilities Test (PAT) will be a step in the selection process and a condition throughout employment with the Florida State University Police Department. The PAT was developed by the FDLE and is a method of inquiry into the ability of an applicant to perform job-related functions.

The deadline for the first round of applicants is 06/16/14. Applicants that applied after this deadline will be considered for the next time.

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. This would include identifying hazards created by others who are working and/or visiting the campus.

Veterans' Preference
Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. For additional information on Veterans' Preference visit

IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must attach/upload a DD-214 (and other documentation as applicable) with their online application.

Pay Plan
This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position. Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their spouses with proper documentation (applicants must submit a copy of their DD214 with their online application).

How To Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

***Applicants are required to include a minimum of three professional references (not relatives or fellow employees), who are responsible adults of reputable standing in their communities and who have known you well during the past five years.

This is a Pool, your application will be submitted to any Law Enforcement Officer vacancy within the six month period the pool is open.

If you have any questions, contact Lt. Hank Jacob at 644-2391 or

Equal Employment Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

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.