This is a note for anyone that is interested. The University of Florida is hiring and has 9 openings.

I learned this today from the UPD's Training Sgt.

The Univeristy of Florida PD is located in Gainesville, Fl and is a great, progressive department. If you are interested in applying here is the PD website so you can check them out a bit:

http://www.police.ufl.edu/

Position Information
Requisition Number 0802753
Classification Title LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Working Title Law Enforcement Officer
Position Number 00007122
Salary:

(Starting salaries for positions may be negotiable based on qualifications and experience.) Starting pay is $17.04 per hour
Pay Grade Level

Definition 52
Job Type Full-time
FLSA Status
Job Category TEAMS
Work Location (County) Main Campus (Gainesville)
Department 73030000-UPD-PATROL DEPARTMENT
College/Unit UNIVERSITY POLICE (73000000)
Job Description: The University of Florida Police Department is actively seeking to fill a vacant Law Enforcement Officer position assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division. The duties and responsibilities of this position are as follows; not all inclusive.

Patrol (foot and vehicle) assigned area(s) to ensure 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 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 effect the university community; crowd, traffic and and security control during athletic and other special events. (the percentage of time spent in this area will increase/decrease dependent upon university needs).
Minimum Requirements: Must meet the requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes.

A post-offer health assessment and criminal background check will be conducted.

A valid Florida drivers license is required.

Pre-employment drug testing will be conducted.
Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; working knowledge of judicial proceedings; working knowledge of the principles of correct grammar usage; working knowledge of radio codes and procedures; ability and skill in operating motor vehicles and other police equipment; ability to work in dangerous and stressful situation; ability to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, polices and procedures; ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral communications; ability to exercise independent judgment without supervision; ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; ability to investigate and obtain critical facts; ability to identify and describe facts and events accurately; ability to collect and evaluate data; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to deal with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner. Employee must maintain a high level of physical fitness.
Sometimes a great deal of overtime is required to meet the need
Special Instructions to Applicants Must be capable of meeting physical requirements for law enforcement as specified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Employee is expected to maintain a high level of personal appearance and physical fitness in order to perform the duties and responsibilities required of this position.
Job Open Date 09-01-2009
Job Close Date 10-05-2009


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http://www.hr.ufl.edu/