Level-2 Background Screening Requirements
It is the policy of the Florida Department of Education that applicants for employment undergo a national criminal history background screening (Level 2) in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer. All applicants for employment or to volunteer who are selected for an interview will be provided with the Consent to Background Screening Form for Level 2, the Affidavit of Good Moral Character and the Notice of Rights. The leading candidate for employment or to volunteer will be required to execute the Consent Form, Affidavit and Notice of Rights report to a designated location, and submit fingerprints for Level-2 background screening. No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the Level-2 background screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Department. Level-2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and a federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.