Recruitment

We want you at UFPD!

UFPD Employment Opportunities

Visit Careers at UF to view the current positions available with the University of Florida Police Department. Careers at UF will allow you to conduct job searches by simply entering key words such as “law enforcement” under the job search box or refining the search by selecting the categories provided. Applicants should complete their applications before the deadline and attach any required documents. For additional information on applicant resources please visit jobs.ufl.edu/applicant-resources/.

UFPD Hiring Process

Step 1. All interested applicants must complete an online application in Careers at UF. The University of Florida Police department Personnel Office and the University of Florida Office of Human Resources will coordinate the applicant selection process.

Step 2. If you are selected for interview, you will be contacted directly by the hiring department. Once the interview has been conducted, additional steps will take place prior to a job offer being made. If the position is filled or cancelled, you will receive an email notification. You can check the status of your application at any time by logging in to your account and viewing your submitted application.

Step 3. The hiring process at the University of Florida Police Department includes a Background Check Investigation. Selected job applicants will be issued a personal history statement packet that must be completed by the applicant within five days from the issued date.

Step 4. If you are selected, an offer will be extended to you.

UFPD Benefits

The University of Florida Police Department offers excellent benefits packages for full-time and part-time positions. For an overview of these benefits and more, visit jobs.ufl.edu.

Here are some of the outstanding benefits UFPD offers:

To learn more about the job applicant selection and hiring process along with the disqualifiers, please read our employment regulations.

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Instructions: Click the button and search for “Police” to see all available positions


Job Descriptions

Law Enforcement Officer

Summary of Responsibilities: Patrol (foot, vehicle and bike) 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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications: Must possess 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.

Salary: Law Enforcement Trainee – $18.63/hr, Law Enforcement Officer – $20.58/hr

Police Communications Operator (Telecommunications)

Summary of Responsibilities: The employee in this position is in a probationary status and performs task in a trainee capacity.  The employee does not work independently and is under the full time supervision of a communications training officer.  During this time the employee will learn to become proficient, and demonstrate that proficiency, in the following duties:

  • Operate communications command center providing radio communication support to sworn and non-sworn department personnel.  Maintain radio/telephone communication link between field officers and base station, supervisors, emergency services, and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Receive and evaluate calls from the public requesting police assistance, of both emergency and non-emergency natures.
  • Input and transmit call information using computer assisted dispatch system or manual card system.
  • Refer callers to appropriate agencies or extensions.
  • Contact appropriate parties to notify of complaints and/or actions required.
  • Use computer assisted dispatch system to update and monitor law enforcement statuses, transmit requests for emergency services, and retrieve various data and records.
  • Coordinate the dispatching of resources between two or more agencies. Errors in decision or work may be immediately detected and may lead to loss of life and adverse effects upon UF and department operations, substantial property loss and inconvenience to members of the university community.
  • Perform a variety of records management duties including reviewing, entering, canceling and purging records.

This position is designated as an Essential Employee.  Essential employees provide vital support to UF and are subject to recall to work when deemed necessary by the Chief of Police/designee. Recall to work typically happens due to emergency, disaster or special event that may coincide with the official suspension of classes and/or closing of offices.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience.  Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Salary: $15.15/hr

Police Service Technician

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Foot patrol (vehicle or foot) assigned area of the Health Center facility to safeguard against trespassing, thefts, fire and other hazards.
  • Patrol through buildings, report suspicious activity/person(s), clear building of unauthorized persons; check with authorized personnel in building on a regular basis to ensure personal safety; provide escorts when requested; ensure that doors are properly secured and/or opened upon authorized request; windows are closed and lights off when facilities are not in use; monitor service drives for parking violations; assist law enforcement agencies, fire department and other emergency personnel.

This position is designated as an Essential Employee.  Essential employees provide vital support to the University of Florida 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.

Minimum Qualifications: A high school diploma and one year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Some positions may require proficiency in typing.

Salary: $15.00/hr

Victim Advocate

Summary of Responsibilities: Shares the responsibilities for developing, implementing, and coordinating activities related to the Victim Services Program. Activities will service the entire university community (students, faculty and staff). Additional responsibilities include assuring that 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week support and services are available for victims of actual or threatened violence, including but not limited to battery, assault, sexual batter, (date rape, acquaintance rape, stranger rape), attempted sexual battery, and domestic violence. Also assists victims of harassment such as stalking, hate crime, etc.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, Crisis intervention skills, knowledge of Criminal Justice System, Victim Services Practitioner Designation.