Law Enforcement Officer
Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2022
Agricultural Law Enforcement Officer Duties:
The incumbent in this position is responsible for law enforcement activities as specified in Section 570.65, Florida Statutes. These acts include, but are not limited to, criminal violations involving: domesticated animals, livestock, poultry, aquaculture products, farms and farm equipment, livery tack, citrus and citrus products, trespass, littering, forests, theft of forest products, protection of consumers, all criminal laws and civil traffic laws committed on property owned, managed, or occupied by the department, any emergency situation in which the life, limb, or property of any person is placed in danger and any crime incidental to or related thereof.
Each law enforcement officer shall meet the qualifications of law enforcement officers established by Chapter 943, Florida Statutes. Each officer is subject to and has the same arrest, jurisdiction and other authority provided for state law enforcement officers in Chapter 901, Florida Statutes. Each officer also has the same right and authority to carry arms as do the sheriffs of this state.
- United States Citizen.
- High School graduate or GED.
- Must be 18 years of age to apply and 19 years of age by date of hire.
- Valid driver license with no more than four moving traffic violations within the past three years.
- Have not been convicted of driving a vehicle or operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance within the past five years.
- Have not refused to submit to a breath/blood/urine test within the last five years.
- Have not been convicted of any felony or any misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement.
- Have not been dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
- Good moral character.
- Must possess active law enforcement certificate in compliance with Florida Statute 943
One of the following is required:
- One (1) year of law enforcement experience (sworn or non-sworn)
- Two (2) years of work experience
- Two (2) years of active and continuous military service can substitute for the required work experience but will not substitute for the law enforcement certification; College education can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours for the required sworn law enforcement experience but will not substitute for the law enforcement certification.