Ops- Special Agent I - 36999934

State Of Florida South Tampa , FL 33619

Posted 3 months ago

Requisition No: 85709

Agency: Department of Lottery

Working Title: OPS- SPECIAL AGENT I - 36999934

Position Number: 36999934

Salary: $27.00- $30.00 per hour

Posting Closing Date: 02/02/2020


This is an entry level law enforcement position involving duties pursuant to Chapter 24, Florida Statutes. The incumbent's primary responsibilities is to provide protective services inclusive of patrol, access control, criminal arrests and investigations relating to the security of Florida Lottery District Offices.



  • Each employee is expected to be knowledgeable of the Lottery's Responsible Gaming program, including the No Underage Play and Play Within Your Means messaging, and will ensure retailers and players are aware of the program and provided information, as necessary.

  • Operates and monitors sophisticated surveillance, alarm, and intrusion detections systems for their assigned District Office.

  • Initiates follow-up and logs appropriate information to explain alarm conditions.

  • Initiates appropriate response to breaches of security at district offices.

  • Provides uniformed, armed protective service for their assigned District Office and grounds by performing patrol of assigned area.

  • Assumes a fixed post at exterior doors during district office operating hours as necessary to prevent unauthorized entry.

  • Controls entry at the main interior entry locations.

  • Provides escorts for district office delivery and service personnel or assign as appropriate.

  • General Investigations Enforces applicable Florida Statutes, collects evidence; prepares investigative reports; makes arrests; and performs other actions necessary to bring these investigations to a logical conclusion at Florida Lottery District Offices. Works with department staff, federal/state/county/municipal law enforcement agencies and representatives to conduct cooperative investigations.

  • Performs other related duties as appropriate or assigned by management.

  • Attendance is an essential function of the position.

  • Conveys information to local law enforcement authorities; assists local, state or other law enforcement agencies; assists in the enhancement of the Division's community policing and crime prevention efforts.

  • Gives testimony in courts of law pertaining to investigations regarding evidence obtained.

  • Mutual Aid Assignment Pursuant to F. S. 23.121, the incumbent will respond to and participate in the Florida Mutual Aid program in a law enforcement capacity to assist other government or local agencies as specified by Mutual Aid agreements.

  • Special Events Provides Security Division support at special events and various promotional events as necessary or requested in their assigned district.

  • Security Escort Service May provide security escort service to specified or designated winners within Florida Lottery offices during the winner validation process; provides security for District Office daily deposits at financial institution.

  • Training - Attends and completes 40 hours, every four (4) years, of training courses for mandatory retraining necessary to maintain certification as an active law enforcement officer.

  • Evidence Control Responsible for supervising the chain of custody relating to property and evidence. Receives, logs, packages, stores, inventories, issues and assists in the release or disposal of adjudicated materials. Releases, documents and issues evidence for the purpose of performing laboratory tests or providing testimony in court. Stores evidence in conjunction with law enforcement investigations and prosecutions, including related work as required.

  • Performs other related duties as appropriate or assigned by management.


  • Proficient with an issued and approved firearm.

  • Knowledge of arrest procedures and ability to employ law enforcement defensive tactics techniques.

  • Knowledge of basic investigative techniques.

  • Basic knowledge of law enforcement principles and techniques.

  • Basic knowledge of the criminal justice system.

  • Basic knowledge of computers and computer applications.

  • Basic knowledge of instant and on-line Lottery ticket operations.

  • Knowledge of appropriate grammar, punctuation and spelling.

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.

  • Ability to initiate, follow through and complete various types of investigations.

  • Ability to conduct fact-finding interviews, takes statements, gather and preserve evidence.

  • Ability to use deductive reasoning.

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

  • Ability to analyze information and determine its validity.

  • Ability to read and understand complex rules, regulations and directives.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality as well as confidential records and correspondence.

  • Ability to make independent decisions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public in a professional manner.

  • Ability to deal with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner.

  • Ability to operate and maintain motorized equipment.

  • Ability to perform physical labor and withstand physical exertion.


Candidates must have graduated from a Florida law enforcement academy, passed the Florida law enforcement certification exam and their certification must be such that they can be hired as a law enforcement officer at this time. (Corrections certification does not meet this requirement)

Any person employed in this class must show evidence of complying with the provisions of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, as follows:

Is at least 19 years of age.

Is a United States citizen.

Has a high school diploma or its equivalent as the term may be determined by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission within the Department of Law Enforcement.

Has not, at any time, been convicted (adjudicated guilty) of any felony; has not been convicted (adjudicated guilty) of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement.

Has not, after July 1, 1981, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or been found guilty of, any felony (regardless of suspended sentence or withheld adjudication); has not, after July 1, 1981, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or been found guilty of, a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement (regardless of suspended sentence or withheld adjudication).

Was not dishonorably discharged from any of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Has processed fingerprints on file with the Department of the Lottery.

Has passed a physical examination by a licensed physician, based on specifications established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

Has a good moral character as determined by a background investigation which included the analysis of a urine sample furnished by the applicant for evidence of controlled substances as specified in Rule 11B-27.0022, Florida Administrative Code.

Has executed and submitted an Affidavit of Applicant Form.

Has completed a basic recruit course of training established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in accordance with Florida Law or be exempt under Chapter 943, Florida Statutes.

Has achieved an acceptable score on the officer certification examination.

Complies with the continuing training or education requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes.

Special Notes:

An employee assigned to this position must qualify on a continuing basis with a department issued weapon. Qualification for proficiency must conform to the standards established by the Division of Security, Florida Department of the Lottery.

An employee assigned to this position must have vision correctable to 20/30 or better.

An employee to this class may be required to undergo sporadic drug screening tests, either as part of the random testing of all Division of Security employees, or at the specific direction of the Division Director when there is reasonable suspicion that drug abuse may be occurring by the employee. A positive test result may be reason for immediate dismissal from employment.

Applicants may be required to submit proof of educational attainment to confirm eligibility for employment consideration or appointment to positions allocated to this class.


Successful passing of a criminal background check (state, local, and national) is required).

May be required to have a National Security clearance.

Maintains strict confidentiality of information learned while working with the Florida Lottery, whether learned through assigned duties or through working with other units. The types of confidential information may include, but are not limited to, payroll information, budget matters, policy decisions, tax matters, employee disciplinary issues, and other personnel data.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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Ops- Special Agent I - 36999934

State Of Florida