School Resource Officer ($4,500 Retention Bonus)
Performs a wide variety of police and law enforcement activities specifically related to the school environment during the school year. Tasks are primarily service oriented and include working with and mentoring students, disseminating information, arbitrating disputes, and providing assistance through referrals, property protection, crime prevention, investigative, and other public safety services.
4/4/2019 11:59 PM Eastern
Work involves the efficient performance of specialized duties under normal and emergency conditions, and may involve threats to personal safety and/or life. Duties include an element of personal danger, exposure to adverse weather conditions, apprehending criminals, and directing traffic. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with Florida State Statutes and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgment and discretion. Work is under the general supervision of a sergeant, and is reviewed through observation, conferences and review of written reports for results obtained and adherence to established policies and procedures
• Conducts routine preventative patrol of assigned school premises and surrounding areas; maintains an open-line of communication with all members of the school community
• Attempts to maintain the peace and safety of the school community; responds to public disturbances; maintains civil obedience at school functions
• Responds to calls for police service; attempts to resolve disputes, disturbances and other incidents through counseling or referral; settles disputes among neighbors, juveniles, and/or gangs; resolves any and all complaints from members of the school community
• Provides information and/or assistance to the public; answers a wide range of non-police related service calls; informs citizens of available services in the school; promotes crime prevention through community and educational programs; makes presentations to the public concerning crime prevention and related police matters in the school environment
• Provides for the safe and convenient flow of traffic and pedestrians within the school community; enforces traffic violations; promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety; reports unsafe road conditions
• Conducts criminal and non-criminal investigations; performs surveillances; conducts follow-up investigations
• Enforces ordinances of the City and laws of the State; arrests offenders; makes felony and misdemeanor arrests; issues Notices to Appear and traffic citations. Testifies in criminal and civil court proceedings; gives depositions
Must meet the following minimum qualifications for employment or appointment:
1. Must have a Minimum of Five (5) years of Certified Law Enforcement Officer experience
2. Minimum of 21 years of age on date of hire.
3. Must be a citizen of the United States.
4. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Two (2) years college level coursework in
criminal justice or related field preferred.
5. Must live in Palm Beach, Broward or Dade County within the first three (3) months of job
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
Swim test is valid for life.
Physical agility results are valid for six (6) months from the date taken. Modified agility test results will be accepted.
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. Vision requirements include close vision, color vision, night vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 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.
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.