Police Service Technician 1 - Gainesville, FL

August 12, 2019


Police Service Technician 1



Gainesville Police Department is hiring for Police Service Technician, I to perform intermediate level certified, civilian, technical law enforcement work providing non-emergency police services.

To be considered for this position you must have:  A high school diploma or an acceptable equivalency diploma and one (1) year of post-high school work experience serving the public at-large: 
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 

Preference may be extended to candidates who have an approved training which satisfies the requirement of Florida State Statute 316.640.


  • Successful completion of the earliest available Gainesville Police Department's Field Training and Evaluation program for Police Service Technician I.
  • Successful completion of an approved training which satisfies the requirement of Florida State Statute 316.640 and encompasses the essential functions for Police Service Technician I prior to completion of probationary status.
  • Successful completion of Florida Criminal Information Center / National Criminal Information Center (FCIC/NCIC) certification, or proof of certification prior to completion of probationary status.
  • Successful completion of the earliest available State of Florida School Crossing Guard and Traffic Direction classes or proof of current certification.
  • Successful completion of the earliest available Florida Department of Transportation School Cross Guard Trainer program.
  • Successful completion of the earliest available Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification course or proof of current certification.
  • A valid Florida driver license will be required at the point of job offer.
  • Applicants must be able to meet the health, physical and background standards as set forth by the City of Gainesville and the State of Florida.
  • Will be required to respond under hazardous conditions and in inclement weather. 
  • Work requires performing tasks in and around heavy traffic.

**May Establish an Eligibility List
**May Fill Multiple Positions

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Job Description

This is intermediate level, certified, civilian, technical, law enforcement work providing various non-emergency police services related to the basic investigation and reporting of police incidents and the performance of basic crime scene processes. 

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under limited supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of supervisory responsibility and from lower classes by its emphasis on performance of police services tasks of intermediate difficulty and complexity requiring basic training and certification.

This position level is expected to perform duties associated with all lower levels of the Police Service Technician series.  Incumbents in this position are expected to actively participate in all relevant training and certification opportunities in preparation for progression within the Police Service Technician series.

*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.

Provides timely, courteous, and knowledgeable response to community needs within area of assignment.

Responds to non-emergency police incidents including, but not limited to, found property, abandoned property

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
August 25, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.