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Law Enforcement Officer 113050

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus
Categories: University Police

Please review the requirements carefully.  Failure to submit all pieces of the application may result in disqualification. For assistance contact UWF Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or

Position Number: 113050
Position Title (Classification Title):  Law Enforcement Officer 113050, Law Enforcement Officer
Working Title:  Law Enforcement Officer
Job Summary: The Law Enforcement Officer carries out campus law enforcement and security/safety functions involved in the protection of life and property, preservation of the peace, prevention of crime, and rendering of services to the University community. The incumbent enforces laws at the university and provides security for administrative and other buildings, parking areas, dormitories, and other campus facilities. Duties also include preliminary investigations, writing reports, enforcing traffic laws and parking regulations, investigating traffic accidents, handling suspicious or irregular conditions, and the apprehension and arrest of criminal violators. Work in this position is performed under the supervision of a Law Enforcement Corporal and Sergeant.
Department University Police
FLSA: Non--Exempt
Minimum 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.
Position Qualifications: Knowledge of law enforcement and investigative principles and techniques, crime prevention and control procedures. Knowledge of criminal justice system, rules of evidence, arrest, search and seizure procedures. Knowledge of federal, state, and local statutes relating to traffic and criminal violations; UWF policies and procedures; Collective Bargaining Agreement pertaining to law enforcement. Knowledge of effective supervisory principles.
Preferred Qualifications Individuals who have Florida Police Standards and who have passed the State Certification Exam or are currently enrolled in a Florida Criminal Justice Standards Training Commission approved Basic Recruit Training Program and are within 30 days of graduating and can verify they have signed up to take the State Certification Exam. Individuals who qualify for an Exemption from Training (EFT) per Chapter 943.131(2) Florida State Statutes and who can complete the EFT through a Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission approved Training or Selection Center and pass the State Certification Exam within 60 days of application.
Essential Functions / Job Duties:
  • 15% - Conducts investigations into violations of federal, state, and local laws; secures and conducts preliminary investigations at crime scenes; collects, identifies, and preserves evidence; makes official reports of complaints and all criminal and non-criminal miscellaneous incidents that he/she investigates on university property; assists in crowd, mob and riot control activities; coordinates law enforcement activities and other agencies as required. - (Essential)
  • 15% - Patrol the University campus, either on foot or in a police vehicle, to enforce laws and provide a maximum crime deterrence through conspicuous aggressive patrol of the grounds and other campus facilities. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Provides fire watch for all buildings, property and other facilities on campus; reports violations of environmental, health, safety and fire codes; assists in evacuating persons housed in or otherwise occupying areas threatened by fire or other disasters; attempts to control fires pending arrival of fire department; assists in search and rescue activities. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Provides non-law enforcement public services as authorized by law and consistent with good police practices and which are of benefit to students, faculty, staff, and visitors; maintains good police/community relations by focusing on information and education, which culminates in community action and crime prevention. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Responds to and investigates traffic accidents and prepares and submits traffic accident reports; secures traffic accident scenes as necessary and administers basic life support and first aid within means until arrival of competent medical personnel. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Inspects and maintains equipment assigned to him/her; assists in coordinating and directing the activities of non-sworn departmental personnel; prepares records, reports, and correspondence as required or directed. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Interviews complainants, victims, witnesses and suspects; apprehends and arrests criminal offenders; appears in court as an arresting officer or witness. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Provides for the orderly and efficient movement and control of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on and through the University by education and directs enforcement actions; issues warnings and citations for traffic law and parking regulation violations; enforces parking regulations and directs and controls the flow of traffic and parking as required or directed. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Reduces theft of state and university property by providing continuing safety and security analysis of facilities and making recommendations for improvement on existing security systems. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Utilizes appropriate physical restraint techniques to arrest combative individuals. - (Essential)
  • 5% - At the beginning of each shift, review all new assignments and events having occurred since the last tour of duty. - (Essential)
  • 3% - Other duties as assigned. - (Essential)
  • 2% - Will engage in activities commensurate with his/her position, that advance multicultural competence. - (Essential)
Physical Demands:
  • Physical Requirements: Frequent heavy or intense physical requirements. May be combined with exposure to a number of disagreeable environmental elements, such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc. Injury may require professional treatment or hospitalization.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Routine deadlines. Usually sufficient lead time. Variance in work volume, seasonal, and predictable. Priorities can be anticipated. Some interruptions are present. Involves occasional exposure to demands/pressures from persons other than immediate sup.
  • Standing: Daily
  • Walking: Daily
  • Sitting: Frequently
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Occasionally
  • Climbing or balancing: Occasionally
  • Stooping: Frequently
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Daily
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Daily
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Daily
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Daily
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Daily
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job: This position is eligible for veteran's preference, This position requires a criminal background screen., This position requires fingerprinting, This position requires a valid driver's license., This position requires a post-offer employment physical, This position requires licensure, certification, or other described in the Special Instructions. 
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours Rotating 12 hour shifts
Contract Period  
Salary Range $37434
Pay Basis Annually
Closed/Preferred Response Date: 3/30/2020
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must apply online through the University of West Florida website:
Applicants are required to attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses.
An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.
For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email
This position allows eligible veterans and their spouses to claim Veterans’ Preference pursuant to Section 295.07, F.S.; applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation on or before the posting deadline date as such documentation is required for eligibility determination. Supporting documentation, in addition to the DD214, may be required based on eligibility criteria. For information on obtaining a DD214, visit or call 1-866-272-6272.
At the conclusion of this search, if a non-preference eligible applicant is appointed to the position and you are a preference-eligible applicant and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, a written complaint requesting an investigation may be submitted to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. Such complaint should be filed within 60 calendar days from the date that the notice the position has been filled is received by the applicant pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Prior to filing a complaint, it is the responsibility of the preference-eligible applicant to contact the designated Human Resources or other contact person at least one time after 45 days have passed from the final date for submitting an application or the interview date, whichever is later in time, if the applicant has not received notice of a hiring decision.

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  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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