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School Resource Officer

Company: City of Coconut Creek
Location: Pompano Beach
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

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. The selected candidate must have successfully completed the basic recruit training at a certified Police Academy and possess a current certification from the State of Florida as a Law Enforcement Officer as described under Chapter 943, Florida Statutes (F.S.). Job Requirements: A criminal history check, including FCIC/NCIC, and a driving record check shall be conducted for all applicants as part of the application process. Any applicant who does not meet Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) requirements or City of Coconut Creek Police Department standards shall not be eligible for further consideration. Retention Bonus: In December each year, the SRO shall receive a retention bonus in the amount of Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($4,500.00) in appreciation and anticipation of continued service for the duration of that school year (prorated for those who are not employed the full school year). In the event the SRO voluntarily separates from the City or is terminated for cause prior to the end of the school year, the SRO shall reimburse the retention bonus on a prorated basis for the number of months not worked. Hourly rate: $32.67 Hours of Work: School Days: Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., possibly 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., depending on the assigned school, not including Teacher Planning, Holidays, and Summer. Please be advised that if you are extended a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to provide information regarding the frequency of controlled substance use. The following documents MUST be attached to the online application in order for your application to be considered: Copy of HS diploma or equivalent Copy of Law Enforcement Certification, if this is your first sworn employment Copy of passing score on the State Officer Certification Examination Passing test scores on swim test and Basic Motor Skills Test (Agility) Copy of valid driver's license Certified copies of driving history for all driver's licenses issues Driving History Form (Follow Link ) Proof of United States Citizenship Copy of DD214 (if applicable) Copies of all court dispositions for criminal and civil law convictions (if applicable) Applications received without any of the documents listed above will be considered incomplete . Incomplete applications will not be processed further. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 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 surveillance; 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 Prepares written reports, forms, and other documents as required. Completes monthly reports Provides support and assistance to police officers, Fire & Rescue Personnel, and city employees. Takes appropriate police action in emergency situations Participates in training. Must attend all mandated training required by the police department and the City Uses or maintains equipment, including specialized equipment, i.e. computer, fire extinguisher, car jacks, etc. Communicates verbally and in writing; in person and by two-way radio and telephone, occasionally under stressful conditions May be required to work school-sponsored evening events Duties may also involve teaching school and other related public safety programs Qualifications: Must possess current certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida as described under Chapter 493 of the Florida Statutes. 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 the date of hire. 3. Must be a citizen of the United States. 4. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Two (2) years of 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 the 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. A swim test is valid for life Physical agility results are valid for six (6) months from the date taken 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's license by the date of appointment. Must provide certified copies of driving history from each state in which a driver's license has been held with the application. Previous School Resource Officer experience is preferred D.A.R.E Certification is preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of federal laws, state statutes, and local ordinances. Knowledge of crime prevention techniques. Knowledge of First Aid and CPR/AED Certification preferred. Skill in the care and safe operation of a variety of firearms, impact weapons, and chemical agents. Skills in the safe operation of motorized vehicles, even under adverse conditions. Ability to learn and follow the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the Coconut Creek Police Department and the City of Coconut Creek. Ability to develop a working knowledge of School Board of Broward County rules, regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to students and the school environment. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be able to speak, read and write in English. Ability to communicate effectively with command staff, supervisors, school personnel, children (K-12), parents, and the general public. Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper courses of action within the established framework of policies and procedures. Ability to learn the geography of the City and surrounding areas. Ability to maintain composure under emergency situations. Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions. Ability to work varying shifts, after-school hours, and a schedule that meets the needs of the assigned school and the Coconut Creek Police department. Ability to learn and adapt to changing technologies and practices. Ability to exercise discretion, and handle interactions with school administrators, teachers, students and parents with tact and sensitivity. Supplemental Information: PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Depending on the functional area of assignment, tasks involve the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work and may require occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects or materials (up to 80 pounds). Tasks that require moving objects of significant weight require the assistance of another person and/or use of proper techniques and moving equipment. ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Tasks are regularly performed inside and/or outside with the potential for exposure to adverse conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, fumes and/ or poor ventilation, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, and /or moving vehicles, vibrations, electric currents, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, gases or chemicals, oils, and other cutting fluids, violence and/or disease, or pathogenic substances SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Some tasks require manual dexterity, in addition to visual and hearing acuity. Tasks may involve identifying and distinguishing colors. Tasks may involve standing and walking for extended periods of time. Eligibility List Criteria: An eligibility list shall be valid for six months (may be extended up to two years at the City's discretion), or until the list is abolished, whichever comes first. The list is formed based on applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants on the eligibility list will be given consideration for each vacancy. Qualified veterans shall be afforded preference in accordance with Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR HIRE MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS PHYSICAL, DRUG TESTING, AND A BACKGROUND CHECK. NOTE TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Applicants with disabilities who will need special accommodations for testing must advise Human Resources not later than one (1) week prior to scheduled testing, so that appropriate arrangement can be made. Employment Type: Part Time Years Experience: 5 - 10 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: City of Coconut Creek, Pompano Beach , School Resource Officer, Other , Pompano Beach, Florida

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