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Police Officer

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

Job Description:

Position Summary: 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 the 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 one of these completed prior to employment: - Successful completion of 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.) or - Currently enrolled in a State of Florida Police Academy and will have successfully completed all required profiles of that Academy and will be able to obtain a Florida Law Enforcement Certification prior to employment or - Successful completion of basic recruit training at a certified Police Academy (out of state) with the ability to obtain a 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. Current Salary Rates Minimum : $28.46/hourly - $62,156.64/annually Midpoint: $36.92/hourly - $80,633.68/annually Maximum: $45.37/hourly - $99,088.08/annually *Hourly rate is subject to increase due to special assignments and shift differentials per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. $10,000 Signing Bonus for EXPERIENCED Florida State Certified Law Enforcement Officer Candidates Eligibility - You must be presently employed as a law enforcement officer, hold current certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida AND have a minimum of TWO (2) YEARS full-time sworn, law enforcement experience (in the State of Florida immediately prior to your application date). *Former City of Coconut Creek Police Officers are not eligible for the signing bonus. Payment - $10,000 shall be paid upon hire. Repayment (0 - 1) year of completed service: If you fail to complete one (1) year of service, the $10,000 signing bonus must be paid back in full. (1 -2) years of completed service: If you complete one (1) year of service but fail to complete two (2) years of service, you must repay $5,000 of the signing bonus. *Subject to applicable payroll taxes. Monies stated above are subject to repayment if new hire separates employment within the first two (2) years of employment. This bonus program may be discontinued without notice, at any time. 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 at the time of submittal 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 - a copy of passing score on the State Officer Certification Examination or proof currently enrolled in the police academy Passing test scores on swim test and Basic Motor Skills Test (Agility) Copy of a valid driver license Certified copies of driving history for all driver licenses issues (Can be acquired from the County Clerk of Courts for FL Residents) Driving History Form (Follow Link ) (Download PDF reader) 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 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 Qualifications Must possess current certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida as described under Chapter 493 of the Florida Statutes (F.S), or be currently enrolled in a State of Florida Police Academy and will have successfully completed all required profiles of that Academy and will be able to obtain a Florida Law Enforcement Certification prior to employment, or successfully completed basic recruit training at a certified Police Academy (out of state) at a certified Police Academy with the ability to obtain a certification from the State of Florida as a Law Enforcement Officer as described under Chapter 943, Florida Statutes (F.S) prior to employment. Must meet the following minimum qualifications for employment or appointment: Minimum of 21 years of age on the date of hire. Must be a citizen of the United States. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. College-level coursework is preferred but not required. Must live in Palm Beach, Broward, or Dade County within the first three (3) months of the job offer. Cannot have visible tattoos while wearing short sleeve standard-issued uniforms. Proof of passing 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. Modified agility test results will not be accepted. Local Testing: Broward College Criminal Justice Testing Center Successful completion of the National Police Officer Selection Test (P.O.S.T.) with a passing score. ( S cheduled for the morning of April 28th, 2022 at the Coconut Creek Police Department - More information will be available after the closing date- please make the necessary arrangements ) 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 Must successfully complete a psychological evaluation. 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. Must have a good driving record, and possess a State of Florida driver's license by 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. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of first aid Skill in Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook) Skill in providing good customer service Ability to analyze and define problems, identify alternative solutions, estimate consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals Ability to understand and carry out complex instructions received verbally or in writing Ability to clearly communicate and understand the information in English, both orally and in writing Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Ability to regularly attend work and arrive punctually for designated work schedule Ability to gather information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, and suspects Ability to exercise independent judgment Ability to operate a law enforcement vehicle during the day and night in emergency situations, in congested traffic, and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, heavy rains, or hurricanes Ability to perform searches of people, vehicles, buildings, and large outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects, walking for long periods of time, detaining people, and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons Supplemental Information PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Depending on 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 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 (6) months (may be extended up to two (2) 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. Veterans' Preference shall be awarded, pursuant to Florida Statutes. APPLICANT SELECTED FOR HIRE MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK INCLUDING FINGERPRINTS, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION AND DRUG SCREEN. Failure to successfully complete or qualify on any of these may result in disqualification for this position. 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 arrangements can be made. Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

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

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