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Armorer - Florida Highway Patrol

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Florida Highway Patrol Academy
Havana, Florida (just north of Tallahassee)

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Position Information:
Gadsden County
Florida Highway Patrol

FHP Academy
Position Number:
Salary / Pay Band:
$44,400.00 Annually ($3,700.00 Monthly) / 06
Contact Person:
Timothy Roufa, Florida Highway Patrol
75 College Drive, Suite 221 FHP
Havana, FL 32333
Position Description:
As part of the agency, The Florida Highway Patrol powerfully protects and serves all who travel Florida's roads, whether by dealing with people who break the law or by assisting victims of natural disasters who are evacuating their homes in time of crisis. If you’re ready to make a difference in your community and in your life join Florida's Finest: The Florida Highway Patrol.
This is a Career Service position and receives significant benefits. The benefits include:
·Health, life & dental insurances
·A generous leave package which includes 9 paid holidays
·Educational Benefits
·State/Employee contributory retirement plan
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for testing and evaluation, as well as maintenance and repair of all Division owned firearms and ammunition. The Armorer performs the following duties:
  • Maintains and operates a weapon testing and repair facility.
  • Performs evaluation testing of all defensive equipment prior to purchase and/or issuance.
  • Develops equipment specifications based on Division needs for guns, ammunition and holsters.
  • Maintains firearms inventory and records on testing and repair.
  • Prepares and/or delivers testimony regarding weapons used by the Division.
  • Prepares special reports documenting equipment failures and makes recommendations for management review.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for this position:
  • Skill in using Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of creating and maintaining an equipment inventory
  • Skill in weapons testing and making repairs to semi-automatic handguns, pump-action shotguns, bolt-action rifles and AR series rifles (preferably Glock, Sig Sauer, Remington and Colt).
  • Ability to effectively communicate with vendors, manufacturers, supervisors and members of other law enforcement agencies who perform similar armorer duties.
  • Ability and willingness to be part of a team that works toward organizational goals.
  • Skill in preparing correspondence.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and basic office equipment.
Preference will be given to applicants with professional experience in weapon testing and repair.
Special Note:
The selected applicant must pass a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) criminal history background check.
Background Checks:
A criminal record check to include fingerprinting and Florida driver license check will be conducted on the selected applicant.
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Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles participates in the Department of Homeland Security's Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify) to assist in this required verification process.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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.
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. For information on the supporting documentation required, click here. Applicants may fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.

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