Employment Eligibility

Applicants being considered for employment at FDLE must pass a drug screen and background investigation which will include a financial credit check and a criminal history check.

Offers of employment may be made to an applicant based on a favorable preliminary background. Continued employment is contingent upon the favorable outcome of a full background. Sworn members and crime laboratory analysts must have favorable full backgrounds completed prior to offers of employment. Examples of issues that may preclude employment with FDLE are:
  • History of bankruptcy (other than medical related);
  • A pattern of  poor fiscal responsibility (credit history problems);
  • Arrest history;
  • Negative comments or recommendations from a previous employer; or
  • Indication that information on an applicant’s employment application was intentionally omitted, stated in a manner to mislead, or was untruthful.