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Recruitment #P1414-B0-o22437


Performs law enforcement duties for the protection of Aviation Authority property, facilities, personnel and the general public.


Employees in this class perform duties of average difficulty requiring some initiative and independent judgment under close supervision.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.


  • Enforces all Aviation Authority regulations, federal, state and local laws.
  • Enforces traffic laws by observing, issuing citations and warnings and apprehending violators on Aviation Authority premises.
  • Responds to calls and investigates problems, disturbances, traffic accidents, crimes, emergencies and other incidents; provides assistance and prepares related reports.
  • Performs foot and vehicle patrols in assigned areas on Aviation Authority property to detect and monitor possible criminal activity and interrogates suspicious persons.
  • Apprehends and arrests suspected law violators to ensure public safety
  • Testifies in court to provide an accurate account of investigation reports and findings.
  • Provides information and assistance to the public.
  • Administers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid as required and maintains certification currency.
  • Impounds abandoned or illegally parked vehicles, and vehicles used in the commission of crimes.
  • Transports prisoners to detention or medical facilities.
  • Maintains patrol car, weapons and other law enforcement equipment to insure operational readiness.
  • Operates communications equipment.
  • Completes written reports and required forms in accordance with standard operating procedures and directives.
  • Prepares and preserves evidence in accordance with directives to maintain chain of custody.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Working knowledge of crime detection, criminal investigation, accident investigation and court procedures.
  • Working knowledge of civil and criminal laws, police and Aviation Authority rules, regulations and standard operating procedures.
  • Working knowledge of traffic accident control measures and investigation methods and techniques.
  • Skill in the use and care of firearms and other law enforcement related equipment.
  • Skill in the use of communications equipment.
  • Skill in administering CPR and first aid.
  • Ability to make effective decisions calmly and quickly in emergency or hazardous situations.
  • Ability to enforce the law courteously, tactfully, firmly and impartially.
  • Ability to follow established procedures and pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare work related reports.
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to work with antagonistic persons or with the public under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.


Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Age l9 years or older; and
A United States citizen; and

Possession of a State of Florida Law Enforcement Officer Certification; and
Possession of a valid State of Florida Driver License.



Three years of experience as a federal, state, county, city or airport authoritylaw enforcement officer

Two years of experience as a federal, state, county, city or airport authority law enforcement officer; and
An Associate's degree or equivalent (60 semester or 90 quarter hours of study) from an accredited college or university.

Three years of active duty military service with any branch of the United States Armed Forces or the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserves.

Three years of experience as a State of Florida certified Detention Deputy/Correctional Officer.


Two years of employment with the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.


Successful completion of a State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission certified Police Academy; and

An Associate's degree or equivalent (60 semester or 90 quarter hours of study) from an accredited college or university.


  • No more than 3 moving violations within the past five years including adjudications withheld.
  • No more than 5 moving violations during driving history including adjudications withheld.
  • No illegal drug sale.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months.
  • No illegal drug use after 30 years of age.
  • No illegal drug use subsequent to Law Enforcement Academy entry or Law Enforcement Certification.
  • No felony convictions.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement or domestic violence.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from a branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a Physical Abilities Test.
  • Successful completion of written exam with 70% score in each tested section.
  • Meeting all medical and physical requirements.
  • No tattoos or body piercings that are visible while wearing the required uniform.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation; to include polygraph exam.


A six month probationary period will begin at the completion of the Field Training Officer (FTO) program.


Employees in this class are required to successfully complete a designated Field Training Officer (FTO) training program as defined by the agency to which the position is assigned. The training period may be extended by the Agency if it deems it necessary; failure to successfully pass the training program will result in termination of employment.

Selection Process

  • Application Screening (Civil Service Office)
  • Performance Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
  • Written Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
  • Establish List (Civil Service Office)
  • Department Selection Interviews (Hiring Agency)
  • Background Investigation (Hiring Agency)
  • Job Offer (Hiring Agency)
  • Conclusion

    SPECIAL NOTE:  The position to be filled, as a result of this recruitment, will require working non-standard (shift) hours.


    SPECIAL NOTE:  All selected applicants for employment at Hillsborough County Aviation Authority must successfully pass a fingerprint FBI criminal history check in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation, Part 107.209.


    VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.


    DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE:  The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.


    NOTE: Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.


    NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.  They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.


    EXAMINATION: Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience. 



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