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Americans with Disabilities Act

If, because of a disability, a candidate requires a special accommodation to participate in the application and selection process, they should notify the hiring agency in advance.

Employment Eligibility Verification

By authority of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1988, the state of Florida hires only United States citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All newly-hired employees are required to possess specific documentation of employment authorization to verify eligibility to work in the U.S. In addition, State Personnel System agencies use E-Verify as part of the I-9 process to verify the work eligibility of all new hires. See E-Verify for additional information.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The state of Florida is an Equal Opportunity employer. This means that jobs are open to all individuals who qualify, regardless of age, disability, equal pay/compensation, genetic information, harassment, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race/color, religion, retaliation, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation) and sexual harassment..

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

Florida Commission on Human Relations

Prevents unlawful discrimination by ensuring that all people have access to equal opportunities in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Selective Service

All males born on or after October 1, 1962, are required to register with the Selective Service or have proof of an exemption from this requirement.

Veterans’ Preference

Career Service positions only. In accordance with Florida Law, veterans’ preference will be given to candidates who are:

  • Category a. A veteran with a service-connected disability who is eligible for or receiving compensation, disability retirement, or pension under public laws administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. [section 295.07(1)(a),F.S.]
  • Category b. The spouse of a veteran who cannot qualify for employment because of a total and permanent service-connected disability, or the spouse of a veteran missing in action, captured, or forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power. [section 295.07(1)(b), F.S.]
  • Category c. A wartime veteran as defined in section 1.01(14) F.S., who has served on active duty for one day or more during a wartime period or who has served in a qualifying campaign or expedition. Active duty for training shall not qualify for eligibility under this paragraph. [section 295.07(1)(c), F.S.]
  • Category d. The unremarried widow or widower of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability. [section 295.07(1)(d), F.S.]
  • Category e. The mother, father, legal guardian, or unremarried widow or widower of a member of the United States Armed Forces who died in the line of duty under combat-related conditions, as verified by the United States Department of Defense. [section 295.07(1)(e), F.S.]
  • Category f. A veteran as defined in section 1.01(14), F.S., excluding active duty for training. [section 295.07(1)(f), F.S.]
  • Category g. Current member of any reserve component of the United States Armed Forces or the Florida National Guard. [section 295.07(1)(g), F.S.]

To claim veterans’ preference, a DD Form 214 or comparable document that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) and any other required supporting documentation must be furnished at the time of application. The appropriate documentation should be attached to the candidates’ submission attachments portion of their candidate profile. Once the information is attached, it will be included with every subsequent submission. If a candidate is unable to upload the document files, contact the People First Service Center at 877-562-7287 prior to the closing date of the requisition. In addition, candidates claiming categories a, b, d or e above must furnish supporting documentation in accordance with the provisions of Rule 55A-7, F.A.C. Wartime periods are defined in §1.01, F.S. Under Florida law, preference in appointment shall be given first to those persons in categories a and b and then to those in categories c, d, e, f and g. If a candidate claiming Veterans’ Preference for a vacant position is not selected, they may file a complaint with the State of Florida, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33708. A complaint must be filed within 60 calendar days of the candidate receiving notice of the hiring decision made by the employing agency. If a notice is not received, candidates must contact the human resource office where the vacancy occurred prior to filing a complaint. Such contact shall occur at least one time after 45days have passed from the final date for submitting an application or the interview date, whichever is later in time.