UPD Employment Information

The Department of Police and Public Safety at the University of North Florida is recognized as an innovator within the State University system and enjoys tremendous community support. In order to maintain these high standards, only the most qualified applicants are accepted for employment.

 

Minimum General Requirements

  • 19 years of age
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Thorough background investigation (including fingerprint check)
  • 20/20 vision or 20/20 vision with corrective lenses

Law Enforcement Officer

  • United States Citizen
  • Valid Florida Drivers' License
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the military
  • No misdemeanor conviction involving perjury or false statement
  • No felony conviction
  • Pass medical examination
  • Florida State certified
  • Physical agility assessment
  • Drug screening
  • Psychological
  • Written Aptitude Test

Police Communications Operator

  • Proficiency in typing
  • Ability to use computer
  • One year appropriate experience (college or vocational/technical training may substitute)
  • Must possess ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Pass FCIC/NCIC Teletype Certification

Benefits

  • Paid holidays each year
  • Accrued annual, compensatory, and sick leave
  • Overtime is paid at one and one half the normal hourly pay rate
  • Paid State of Florida High Risk Retirement Plan (sworn personnel only)
  • Paid State of Florida Retirement Plan (non-sworn personnel)
  • Excellent medical and dental benefit packages available
  • All uniforms and equipment are furnished in addition to a bi-annual clothing allowance

Training and Education

We are committed to developing our employees both professionally and personally. In addition to in-service training, we encourage our employees to enroll in specialized training courses offered at the two (2) Regional Training Centers within our proximity.

 

Salary

(as of Jan. 1, 2009)

Starting salary for Police Officers: $31,333

Starting salary for Police Communications Officers: $24,800

 

For current position openings, contact:

Office of Human Resources

University of North Florida

1 UNF Drive

Building 1 J.J. Daniel Hall

Room 1101

Jacksonville, FL 32224

 

 

UNF is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer