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Florida Department of Financial Services Has Employment Opportunities

December 23, 2019

The Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Investigative & Forensic Services mission, serves and safeguards the public and businesses operating in the State of Florida against acts of fraud, arson, and the misuse of state funds.


The Division is a state law enforcement agency, which encompasses all law enforcement and forensic components residing within the Department of Financial Services. The Division investigates a wide range of fraudulent and criminal acts including: Insurance Fraud Investigations, Workers’ Compensation Fraud Investigations, Fire, Arson, and Explosives Investigations, Theft/Misuse of State Funds, and Fire and Explosives Sample Analysis.


The Division’s arrest and conviction rates are among the best in the nation. The Division has over 250 sworn positions assigned to offices throughout the state including Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team and the Accelerant Detection and Explosive Detection K9 teams. Currently the Division is actively recruiting veteran law enforcement Officers to fill vacancies in the cities of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando.


Minimum qualifications include the following, because Florida Statute 943 requires that any person employed in this class must:


Be at least 19 years of age;


Be a citizen of the United States, notwithstanding any laws of the State to the contrary;


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.


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;


Have his/her processed fingerprints on file with the employing agency;


Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician, based on specifications established by the Commission;


Have passed a drug screening;


Have passed a psychological screening;


Have a good moral character as defined by Administrative Code 11B-27-0011, by a background investigation under procedures established by the Commission;


Possess a current certificate of compliance for basic employment certification issued by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission;


Possess a valid Florida DL.


The starting salary for applicants with minimum three (3) years sworn law enforcement experience (a college degree from an accredited college or university can count for one year of experience) will be $46,000.08.


Special consideration may be given to eligible candidates who have bilingual verbal and written skills that meet a critical need of the agency’s mission. The Division requires that you live no more than 50 miles from the assigned duty station (office). The mileage will be determined by geodesic distance (direct line) from the address of resident to the address of the assigned office.


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On this site, you will learn more about excellent law enforcement job opportunities. The site also features links to the State Application and Supplemental Application. Or, you may contact a recruiter directly by calling (850) 413-3667.