Level 2 Volunteers


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    Certain volunteer opportunities require an additional screening called Level 2.  This most often is necessary if volunteers are going to be unsupervised with students, i.e. out of the eyesight of a school board employee or other Level 2 volunteer.  Examples of unsupervised contact could be: certain day field trips, overnight field trips, taking a group of students on a tour, tutoring or mentoring in a closed space, etc.  Additionally, it is at the discretion of any of our schools to require this additional level of screening for all their volunteers. 

     

    The Level 2 screening requires the volunteer to have a Social Security Number and be fingerprint processed through the FBI/FDLE - Federal Bureau of Investigation and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  This process is detailed below.  Before going for this additional screening, please confirm with the Family & Community Liaison/College & Career Readiness Coordinator at the school if it is a requirement for your particular volunteer opportunity.  

    • Volunteers must be approved Level 1 in the volunteer system before obtaining a Level 2 fingerprint screening. The suggested screening vendors are listed below.  Volunteers will need to bring a Government Issued ID and provide a social security number to the vendor.  Prior to your fingerprinting please read and sign the following forms and return them to your school's Family & Community Liaison/College & Career Readiness Coordinator. VECHS Waiver   FBI-FDLE Privacy Statement

    • You may choose to go to an alternate vendor of your choice, but you are still required to complete the forms linked above.  Additionally, if you choose a vendor other than those listed below, you will need to provide them our ORI # which is located at the bottom of the VECHS Waiver.
    • The fingerprint results will be sent to the Office of Strategic Partnerships within 5 business days. The volunteer's profile will be updated to Level 2 within 24 hours of the receipt of the results. Please contact the school you volunteer at to confirm that your profile has been updated to Level 2.
    • After your profile has been updated, the Family & Community Liaison/College & Career Readiness Coordinator will give you the necessary paperwork to acquire your Level 2 photo ID badge.  Please wear your Level 2 photo ID badge when on the school campus or school-sponsored events.

    • Level 2 screenings are valid for 5 years. All Level 2 volunteers will need to be rescreened prior to/or after the 5 year expiration date if you wish to continue volunteering in an unsupervised capacity.  Rescreening requires visiting one of the suggested fingerprint vendors and paying for a new screening.  

     

    Level 2 Expired or About to Expire?

    Level 2 screenings are valid for 5 years. All Level 2 volunteers will need to be rescreened prior to/or after the 5 year expiration date if you wish to continue volunteering in an unsupervised capacity.  Rescreening requires visiting one of the suggested fingerprint vendors and paying for a new screening.    

     

     

    Suggested Level 2 Fingerprint Vendors for Volunteers Only

    Please make sure when providing identifying information to a fingerprint vendor that you are careful to verify your birthdate, name spelling and Social Security Number.  If we receive fingerprint screening results with information that does not match your PCS Volunteer profile, then you will be responsible for a fee to have the screening resubmitted.  

     

    Biometric Information Management
    11590 Seminole Blvd Suite B-1, Seminole, FL 33778 - PH 727-478-0749 – Hours: M-F 9:00 A.M. ~ 4:30 P.M., Sat 9:30 A.M. ~ 12:00 P.M. Volunteers must call the number above to schedule an appointment. Fee $43.50 - Debit/Credit, Cash (exact change please).  You may go to https://www.bioinfomgt.com/fingerprinting/florida-fingerprinting-scheduling/ to complete the form and submit payment ahead of time.  For "applicant type" please select VECHS- Pinellas County Schools Volunteer.  Note: there are other locations available on the BIM site but PCS only suggests this site and Goin' Postal in Palm Harbor (see below).  
     
    Goin' Postal
    35595 US Hwy 19N (behind Longhorn Steakhouse), Palm Harbor, FL 34684 - Tel: 727-437-0242 Hours: Monday ~ Friday 9:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Fee $43.50.  You may go to https://www.bioinfomgt.com/fingerprinting/florida-fingerprinting-scheduling/ to complete the form and submit payment ahead of time.  For "applicant type" please select VECHS- Pinellas County Schools Volunteer.  Note: there are other locations available on the BIM site but PCS only suggests this site and the one in Seminole.    
     
    EZ FingerPrints 
    1725 East Bay Drive, Suite D, Largo, FL -Phone: 727-479-0805 - Walk-ins are welcome. - Monday – Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. No appointment needed. Fee $50.00 - cash, credit, or debit card accepted.  
     
    Postal Annex  
    2520 N. McMullen Booth Rd. Ste. B., Clearwater, FL Tel: 727-400-6801 - Hours: Monday ~ Friday 9:00 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M. or Saturday 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Walk-ins are welcome. Fee $50.00 - cash, check, or debit card, $52.00 - credit card.   
     
    Fancy Nancy Professional Services
    808 49th St. S, Gulfport, FL Tel: 727-710-6676  Hours: 8:00 A.M. ~ 9:00 P.M. 7 days a week.  MUST call for an appointment.  Fee $48.00- check, cash, or credit card accepted.  
     
     
    **  If you are active military or a current member of a local law enforcement agency, you may send a notarized letter from your personnel department confirming you were FBI/FDLE screened and cleared.  The letter should include the date of the screening, your full legal name, your birth date, and the last 4 of your Social Security Number (SSN).  Please send the letter to volunteer@pcsb.org  Upon separation from this employment, your level 2 status will no longer be valid and you are welcome to visit one of the vendors above to continue that level 2 status.  
     

    Screening Procedures (other than volunteers) 

    In addition to our PCS volunteers, fingerprinting services for other categories are divided into six subgroups: PCS New hires, PCS College Student Interns, Charter School Employees, Charter School Volunteers, and Vendors/Contractors. Fees vary and the FDLE/FBI report results are group specific, so please review the information below and follow the instructions for the appropriate category carefully.  NOTE: If you are being paid, you are not a volunteer.  
     
    Employees new to Pinellas County Schools - Administrators, Instructional Staff including Part-time Hourly and Substitutes, Supporting Services, Alternative Staff (coaches), Contracted Services Employees (CSE’s with the appropriate paperwork). CSE’s are not to be confused with a vendor/contractor or vice versa. CSE’s are PCS employees and receive a paycheck from Pinellas County Schools.  Fieldprint, Inc. is the service provider for this group.  Follow these procedures: New employees will be notified by HR staff when it is appropriate for them to log into the Pinellas County Schools district website to schedule their fingerprinting. Click on: PCS HR Fingerprinting Page and follow the instructions. The department to contact with questions is Human Resources, 727-588-6000 x1936  
     
    College Student Interns – College students who are beginning any practicum, internship, field experience, or any type of observation in order to fulfill an Education course requirement, please go to www.pcsb.org/fp
     
    Charter School Employees - Fieldprint, Inc. is the service provider for this group. Follow these procedures: New charter school employees will be notified by their charter schools when it is appropriate for them to log into the Pinellas County Schools district website to schedule their fingerprinting. Click on: PCS HR Fingerprinting Page Follow the instructions found on this web page. 
     
    Charter School Volunteers - Please contact the Charter School for the VECHS ORI Number before you go to get your Level II screening done.   
     

    Vendor and Contractors for Pinellas County Schools
    Fieldprint is the service provider for this group. This vendor/contractor group includes individuals, companies and organizations that are directly or indirectly contracted to provide services and goods to the district. The staff of these companies and organizations are not paid as employees of Pinellas County Schools. Vendor/Contractors will be notified by their employers when it is appropriate for them to log into Fieldprint website to schedule their appointment for fingerprinting. Vendor/Contractors will follow these procedures for Contractor Badge Instructions.  For questions, contact Pinellas County Schools Police – Patricia Cross at 727-547-7279.

     

    Pinellas County Schools
    Office of Strategic Partnerships
    301 4th St. SW, Largo, FL 33770
    727-588-6405