Law Enforcement Officer

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Law/Enforcement/Compliance, Veteran's Preference Eligible

Classification Title:

Law Enforcement Officer

Job Description:
  • Patrol (foot, bicycle, and vehicle) assigned area(s) to provide personal safety of university community populace, and provide protection 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; crowd, 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.
  • Provide armed escort for university monies.
  • Attends training classes.
  • Appearance and testimony in judicial proceedings.
  • Special tactical assignments including surveillance and intelligence gathering as determined by crime trends and/or as directed by university officials.
  • Miscellaneous duties.
  • Provide escort for ill or injured students not requiring ambulance transport to and from medical facilities.
  • This position is designated as an Essential Employee. Essential employees provide vital support to the UF and are subject to recall to work when deemed necessary by the Chief of Police/designee. Recall to work typically happens due to an emergency, disaster or special event that may coincide with the official suspension of classes and/or closing of offices.


Total Hours biweekly: 80, Employee works 12-hour shifts. Twenty hours are in the first week of the pay period and 60 hours are worked in the second.  Shift assignment in accordance with PBA contract. Overtime required-amount determined by department’s workload.  This position will be to on-call status. 

Advertised Salary:

Starting Salary $22.26 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

Must possess at least an Associate's degree and meet Florida Statutory and Administrative Code requirements. Must meet the requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statute. Previous law enforcement experience preferred.

Valid Florida driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous law enforcement experience
  • Considerable knowledge of controlling laws, ordinances and departmental rules and regulations
  • Considerable knowledge of the rules and methods of preserving evidence
  • Considerable knowledge of the geography of UF and adjoining area
  • Considerable knowledge of the practices and techniques of traffic control and criminal investigations
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of model police work
  • Some knowledge of first aid methods
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

In order to be considered, you must be State of Florida certified. 

If you are currently enrolled in an academy, please apply.

This posting will be used to fill multiple positions.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page  for more specific information.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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