Job Opportunities Title:
Law Enforcement Investigator II, Florida Department of Financial Services
REQUIRED ENTRY-LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Displays good written and oral communication skills.
• Exhibits good mediation and negotiating skills.
• Documents investigation activity in compliance with DIFS Policies and Procedures.
• Complies with all administrative documentation as prescribed by DIFS Policies and Procedures.
• Ensures that all reports are logically comprehensive and grammatically correct.
• Prepares detailed and accurate reports of findings and ensures that they are filed and properly reported.
• Exhibits flexibility to respond to change.
• Exhibits demeanor which is appropriate for the situation.
• Functions well as a team member.
• Responds to others using tact and diplomacy.
• Provides guidance, direction, leadership and motivation to assisting agents, analysts and others as applicable.
• Displays ethical and responsible behavior.
• Always conducts daily business in professional manner with respect, quality, service and commitment to excellence.
Training and Proficiency
• All state-issued equipment is utilized and maintained in a safe and ready manner consistent with AP&P and DIFS Policies and Procedures.
• All state-issued and personally approved firearms are maintained and utilized in a safe and proficient manner consistent with DIFS Policies and Procedures.
• Applies a working knowledge of current Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, AP&P, DIFS Policies and Procedures, industry trends, and current case law relevant to al Job-related functions.
• Successfully completed mandated training programs required by Florida Statute, DFS, and DIFS.
• Provide training and technical assistance to new investigators on the requirements and duties associated with the Bureau.
• Train and instruct public safety personnel and others on State laws, rules and current investigative techniques.
• Knowledge of investigative and surveillance principles and techniques. Knowledge of the criminal justice system.
• Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations. Ability to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Ability to deal with individuals critical situations in an effective manner. Ability to gather and preserve evidence.
• Ability to describe facts and events accurately. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Ability to analyze and interpret data. Ability to effectively interview suspects, complainants and witnesses.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
• Conduct extensive investigations. Responsibilities to include following up on leads, conducting interviews, executing search warrants, making arrests.
• Conduct follow-up latent investigations, interviewing witnesses and interrogation of suspects as appropriate in order to secure background information on suspect(s).
• Identify and arrest criminal suspects. Prepare and present information and evidence to the prosecuting attorney.
• Provide expert testimony at legal proceedings and assists in preparation of witnesses, victim, and evidence for use by the prosecution.
• Identifies, recruits, documents and supervises confidential sources as per DIFS Policies and Procedures.
• Collects, seizes, protects, maintains, transports and documents evidence consistent with statutes, current case law, and DIFS Policies and Procedures.
• Displays sound surveillance techniques and undercover capabilities as needed.
• Provides investigative support to DIFS personnel and to other public safety entities.
• Applies diverse knowledge and research methods.
• Development of strategic and tactical intelligence.
• Monitors arrests, prosecutions and forfeitures. Maintains liaison with Prosecutor.
• Conduct thorough background investigations on potential Department employees
• Establish and maintain liaison with other entities.
• Performs disaster related duties as requested.
Planning and Organizing
• Provides complete and accurate collection of data/information, evaluation and dissemination.
• Displays initiative and organization skill in conducting investigative activities.
• Prepares and implements investigative plan.
• Focuses investigation on objectives necessary for prosecution and closure of cases.
• Displays creative planning and seeks innovation resolutions.
• Goals, objectives and assignments are met efficiently and in a timely manner.
• Consistently allocates resources to maximize efficiency and successful case completion.
• Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and monitors expenditures.
• Develops case targets.
• Assigns specific tasks to team members.
Special consideration may be given to eligible candidates who have bilingual verbal & written skills that meet a critical need of the agency’s mission.
The Division requires you to live no more than 50 miles from your residence to your assigned duty station (office). The mileage will be determined by geodesic distance (direct line) from their address of resident to the address of their assigned office.
ONLY APPLICANTS WITH CURRENT FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION OR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WILL BE CONSIDERED. Preference will be given to those with three (3) or more years of sworn law enforcement experience. Applicants with less than three (3) years of experience could be considered for a Law Enforcement Investigator – I position. A college degree from an accredited college or university can count for one (1) year of experience. Special preference will be given to applicants with a college degree from an accredited college or university; and to applicants with any insurance experience as an adjuster, investigator, or examiner; to applicants with any financial auditing, financial investigations, or certified fraud examiner experience such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner. This is to fill one or more vacancies in our West Palm Beach Field Office. This position requires the successful completion of the following: a physical agility test, a medical physical with EKG, a security background check, including fingerprinting, polygraph, psychological assessment and urine drug test as a condition of employment.
Travel required. Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid based on a monthly pay cycle.
Florida Statute 943 requires that any person employed in this class must: (1) Be at least 19 years of age. (2) Be a citizen of the United States, notwithstanding any laws of the State to the contrary. (3) Be a high school graduate or its ""equivalent"" as the term may be determined by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission of the Department of Law Enforcement. (4) Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, nor have received a dishonorable or undesirable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. (5) Have his/her processed fingerprints on file with the employing agency. (6) Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician, based on specifications established by the Commission. (7) Have a good moral character as defined by Administrative Code 11B-27-0011, by a background investigation under procedures established by the Commission. (8) Possess a current certificate of compliance for basic employment certification issued by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
TO APPLY: Submit an online State of Florida Employment Application or fax it to the People First Staffing Center at 888-403-2110, AND applicants MUST MAIL a Law Enforcement Supplemental Application found at: https://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/DIFS/Career/documents/FinalLEOform.pdf to the address listed above. This supplemental application MUST be received no later than five (5) business days after the closing date of this advertisement in order to be considered for this position.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, SUBMIT A STATE OF FLORIDA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ONLINE IN PEOPLE FIRST AND MAIL IN A SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION TO THE ADDRESS ABOVE.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. If you need an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in the application/selection process, please notify the hiring authority in advance. The State of Florida does not tolerate violence in the workplace. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by chapter 295, Florida Statutes.
Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Invest
DIVISION: INVESTIGATIVE & FORENSIC SERVICES
(Location: West Palm Beach)
200 EAST GAINES STREET
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32399-0324
PHONE NUMBER: Job Line #: (850) 413-4063