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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Law Enforcement Officer

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Position Title: Law Enforcement Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Address: 620 S. Meridian St.
City: Tallahassee
State: FL    Zipcode: 32399
Contact: Corporal Ronald Washington
Phone: 786-385-2098
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Our FWC academy in Havana, FL offers one of the best training facilities, with an emphasis on self-sufficiency. During the training, the recruit gets to practice vessel operating, alligator handling, wildlife identification, man tracking, and ATV usage, to name a few. One day an officer can be on a 26’ Danzi in the Atlantic Ocean and the next day on an airboat in the Everglades. The officer also has the ability to patrol the entire county as well as attend events throughout the state so the position offers a complete spectrum of variety. The schedule is incredibly flexible around the state as well. Additionally, FWC officers do not have the standard law enforcement calls for service, such as domestics and instead can focus on resource and environmental protection, boating and waterways safety management, and many other areas.
Our agency is focused on diverse individuals who are passionate about recreation in Florida and who love the state’s resources and wish to preserve and protect them. FWC can take these people out of the outdoors and in turn, put them in their patrol vessels and vehicles. We are looking for people like members of Outdoor Afro who are interested in hiking, camping fishing, hunting, or boating. Many people look at these activities as hobbies but do not recognize the fact that a possible career exists.


Physical Assessments:
Swim Test: Participant will swim 150 yards continuously untimed.

Physical Abilities Test (PAT): link below

Minimum Qualifications for Law Enforcement Positions
In order to be considered for a sworn position with the Division of Law Enforcement, you must:

Be at least 18 years old and 19 years old at date of hire
Be a citizen of the United States
Have a high school diploma or GED
Have a valid Florida driver's license with no more than four moving traffic violations within the past three years
Have not been convicted of any felony; or any misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement or domestic violence
Have not been convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Boating Under the Influence (BUI) within the past five years
Have not received a traffic or boating violation involving the refusal to submit to a breath/blood/urine test within five years
Have not been dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces of the United States
Have good moral character
Vision Requirements

Applicants must pass a thorough visual evaluation and meet the following requirements:

Unaided vision not less than 20/100 in each eye and corrected to 20/20
Field of vision must be at least 130 degrees
Must have the ability to distinguish primary colors and have binocular vision
Must not have double vision, lack of depth perception or other chronic eye disorders that affect normal vision
Medical Requirements

Must pass a thorough medical examination by a licensed physician
Must pass a psychological evaluation by a psychologist designated by the Division of Law Enforcement
Physical Fitness Requirements

Must pass a physical fitness test which assesses explosive power, dynamic strength, muscular endurance and aerobic capacity
Must be able to swim 150 yards continuously (untimed)

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 02/14/2022

Application Period Ends: 09/01/2022

Number Positions to be Filled: 45

Yearly Salary: $38,033.81 to $48,033.81
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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