Police Officer (Certified) $10,000 Signing Bonus
Performs entry-level specialized work in law enforcement for the Police Department. Work is normally performed under the supervision of a ranking or senior officer; however, a Police Officer is frequently required to use independent judgment and discretion. Quality of performance is reviewed constantly by supervisors. Work involves responsibility for rapid and efficient performance of specialized duties under normal and emergency conditions, and may involve threats to personal safety and/or life.
The selected candidate must have successfully completed the basic recruit training at a certified Police Academy and possess current certification from the State of Florida as a Law Enforcement Officer as described under Chapter 943, Florida Statutes (F.S.) or be currently enrolled in a State of Florida Police Academy and be able to obtain a Florida Law Enforcement Certification prior to employment.
4/30/2019 12:00 PM Eastern
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the classification. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
• Engages in law enforcement patrol functions that includes working rotating shifts, which includes, but is not limited to, days, evenings and overnight, working holidays and weekends, walking on foot patrol and physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are secure.
• Effectively communicating with people, including juveniles, by giving information and directions, mediating disputes and advising of rights and processes.
• Demonstrating communication skills in court and other formal settings.
• Reading and comprehending legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of such documents as citations, affidavits and warrants.
• Communicates effectively and coherently over police radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
• Preparing investigative and other reports using appropriate grammar.
• Performing rescue functions at crashes, emergencies and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time, administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging and carrying people away from dangerous situations and securing and evacuating people from hazardous areas.
• Performs other duties as assigned/or required
Must possess current certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida as described under Chapter 493 of the Florida Statutes, or be currently enrolled in a commission-approved (CJSTC) basic recruit training program and become certified by the State of Florida as a Law Enforcement Officer as described under Chapter 493 of the Florida Statutes prior to employment.
Must meet the following minimum qualifications for employment or appointment:
1. Minimum of 21 years of age on date of hire.
2. Must be a citizen of the United States.
3. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
4. College level coursework preferred but not required.
5. Must live in Palm Beach, Broward or Dade County within the first three (3) months of job offer.
6. Cannot have visible tattoos while wearing short sleeve standard issued uniforms.
7. Proof of passing of the swim test and Basic Motor Skills Test (Agility) at any state certified FDLE/CJSTC Institute.
o Swim test is valid for life.
o Physical agility results are valid for six (6) months from the date taken.
o Modified agility test results will not be accepted.
o Local Testing: Broward College Criminal Justice Testing Center
8. Successful completion of the National Police Officer Selection Test with a passing score.
9. Must successfully complete a physical examination which will include drug screen and vision testing. This examination will be based on CJSTC specifications as per Florida Statue 943.13(6) and will be provided by a licensed medical provider hired by the City
10. Must successfully complete a psychological evaluation.
11. As per Florida Statute 943.13, must successfully complete a background check to determine good moral character which will include, but is not limited to, fingerprinting, criminal history, and employment history verification.
o NOTE: As per Florida State Statute 941.13(4), must not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement is not eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Notwithstanding this subsection, any person who has pled nolo contendere to a misdemeanor involving a false statement, prior to December 1, 1985, and has had such record sealed or expunged shall not be deemed ineligible for employment or appointment as an officer.
12. Must have a good driving record, and possess a State of Florida driver license by date of appointment. Must provide certified copies of driving history from each state in which a driver license has been held with application.