OPS Special Agent I

Tallahassee, FL
Florida Department of Lottery

Requisition No: 21553

Position Number: 36999919

Salary:  $15.00- $20.00 Per Hour

Posting Closing Date: 10/18/2017



This is an entry level law enforcement position involving duties pursuant to Florida Statutes 24.108. The incumbent assigned to this position conducts criminal, intelligence and other types of investigations in support of the Florida Lottery.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (Note: The omission of specific statements does not prevent management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Gives testimony in courts of law pertaining to investigations regarding evidence obtained, as necessary.
  • Draw Management Duties – Upon assignment, may be required to perform supervisory duties for the on-line drawings at the draw studio.
  • Attendance is an essential function of the position.
  • Mutual Aid Assignment – Pursuant to F. S. 23.121, the incumbent will respond to and participate in the Florida Mutual Aid program in a law enforcement capacity to assist other government or local agencies as specified by Mutual Aid agreements.
  • Facility Security Support – May provide security support and work in conjunction with Security Officers to provide physical security at Headquarters other building facilities as necessary.
  • Special Events – Provides Security support at Special Events and various promotional events as necessary or requested.
  • Escort Service – May provide security escort service to specified or designated winners within the headquarters building during the winner validation process.
  • Training - Attends and completes 40 hours, every four (4) years, of training courses for mandatory retraining necessary to maintain certification as an active law enforcement officer.
  • Instructor Duties – May be required to perform instructor duties as training is received in specialized or high liability fields, such as firearms, defensive tactics, etc.
  • Evidence Control – Responsible for supervising the chain of custody relating to property and evidence. Receives, logs, packages, stores, inventories, issues and assists in the release or disposal of adjudicated materials. Releases, documents and issues evidence for the purpose of performing laboratory tests or providing testimony in court. Stores evidence in conjunction with law enforcement investigations and prosecutions, including related work as required.
  • Performs other related duties as appropriate or assigned by management.

Desired Skills:


  • Proficient with a weapon.
  • Knowledge of basic investigative techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of law enforcement principles and techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting or auditing methods, principles and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of computers and computer applications.
  • Basic knowledge of instant and on-line Lottery ticker operations.
  • Knowledge of appropriate grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.
  • Ability to initiate, follow through and complete various types of investigations.
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding interviews, takes statements, gather and preserve evidence.
  • Ability to use deductive reasoning.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to analyze information and determine its validity.
  • Ability to conduct surveillance activities.
  • Ability to prepare and complete investigative reports, affidavits and search warrants with concise and thorough detail of events and situations.
  • Ability to read and understand complicated rules, regulations and directives.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality as well as confidential records and correspondence.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public in a professional manner.
  • Ability to deal with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret financial data.
  • Ability to operate and maintain motorized equipment.
  • Ability to perform physical labor and withstand physical exertion.



One (1) year of sworn law enforcement experience or education.

College course work in criminology or a closely related field of study can substitute for the required experience at the rate of thirty- (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter hours on a year for year basis. A maximum of two (2) years of college course work may be substituted for experience.

Additionally, any person employed in this class must show evidence of complying with the provisions of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, as follows:

Is at least 19 years of age.

Is a United States citizen.

Has a high school diploma or its equivalent as the term may be determined by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission within the Department of Law Enforcement.

Has not, at any time, been convicted (adjudicated guilty) of any felony; has not been convicted (adjudicated guilty) of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement.

Has not, after July 1, 1981, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or been found guilty of, any felony (regardless of suspended sentence or withheld adjudication); has not, after July 1, 1981, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or been found guilty of, a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement (regardless of suspended sentence or withheld adjudication).

Was not dishonorably discharged from any of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Has processed fingerprints on file with the Department of the Lottery.

Has passed a physical examination by a licensed physician, based on specifications established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

Has a good moral character as determined by a background investigation which included the analysis of a urine sample furnished by the applicant for evidence of controlled substances as specified in Rule 11B-27.0022, Florida Administrative Code.

Has executed and submitted an Affidavit of Applicant Form.

Has completed a basic recruit course of training established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in accordance with Florida Law or be exempt under Chapter 943, Florida Statutes.

Has achieved an acceptable score on the officer certification examination.

Complies with the continuing training or education requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes.

Special Notes:

An employee assigned to this class must qualify on a continuing basis with a 9mm pistol. Qualification for proficiency must conform to the standards established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

An employee assigned to this class must have vision correctable to 20/30 or better.

An employee assigned to this class must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the earliest possible date following initial employment and maintain certification on an on-going annual basis thereafter.

An employee to this class may be required to undergo sporadic drug screening tests, either as part of the random testing of all Division of Security employees, or at the specific direction of the Division Director when there is reasonable suspicion that drug abuse may be occurring by the employee. A positive test result may be reason for immediate dismissal from employment.

Applicants may be required to submit proof of educational attainment to confirm eligibility for employment consideration or appointment to positions allocated to this class.


Successful passing of a criminal background check (state, local, and national) is required).

May be required to have a National Security clearance.

Maintains strict confidentiality of information learned while working with the Florida Lottery, whether learned through assigned duties or through working with other units.  The types of confidential information may include, but are not limited to, payroll information, budget matters, policy decisions, tax matters, employee disciplinary issues, and other personnel data.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.