Sep 11, 2020

POLICE OFFICER

  • City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The City of Fort Lauderdale community builders possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.
 

PLEASE READ THE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR APPLICATION SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS


The City of Fort Lauderdale's Police Officers are responsible for maintaining peace and safety, protecting life and property, and promoting community engagement and trust. Fort Lauderdale Police Officers serve a highly diverse multicultural community.

NOTE : The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and the FOP.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SUBMITTING ON-LINE APPLICATION


1. POLICE OFFICER CERTIFICATION (FDLE; FEDERAL OR CURRENT STATE POLICE OFFICER CERTIFICATION WITH COPY OF ACADEMY CURRICULUM)
2. BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND/OR NATURALIZATION PAPERS
3. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 
OR CERTIFICATE OF EQUIVALENT EDUCATION IF APPLICABLE
4. COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT 
5. CURRENT DRIVER'S LICENSE HISTORY
6. PRE-JOB OFFER QUESTIONNAIRE - (CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO PJQ)
7. DD214 MILITARY RELEASE FORM - MEMBER 4 COPY (if applicable)
8. CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE VETERAN'S PREFERENCE CLAIM FORM (if applicable)(Form J204)
*9. BASIC MOTOR SKILLS TEST (BMST) - Physical Agility
*10. SWIM TEST 

*FOR OUT OF STATE APPLICANTS- 
Proof of successful completion of PAT and SWIM is not required with the application, however candidates must successfully complete all of these exams prior to the date of hire.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ).

JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT To apply for employment as a Certified Police Officer, you must:

1. Be a United States citizen (U.S. born or naturalized).
2. Have a U.S. high school education, General Education Development (GED) or equivalent, which includes United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) tests. Equivalence of Non-U.S. education must be approved by the State of Florida's Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (If a degree was acquired in a country other than the United States, evidence of equivalence from a recognized agency must be provided.) 

3. Be at least 21 years of age. 

4. Must have completed at least sixty (60) semester credit hours toward an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited private or public institution that is accepted by the city, with a minimum G.P.A. of at least a 2.0. (Copy of transcript must be provided.)
  NOTE: 
  a.  The college semester credit hour requirement may be waived for applicants with two years active duty U.S. Military service with an honorable discharge at time of hire or applicants currently serving in the U.S military reserve with an equivalent number of hours that equal two years of active duty service.

b.  This requirement may also be waived for certified police officers with two (2) years of full-time police service (excluding time in the Police Academy.)5. Possess a valid Florida driver's license or obtain within 30 days of appointment.6. Must meet one of the requirements below:
a. Possess a valid Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Police Officer Certification. 
- Must provide copy of certification. 
 
b. Possess a certification from another Federal or State Law Enforcement Agency and worked as a full-time Police Officer for at least one (1) year (excluding police academy training hours) – Must provide State certification and academy training curriculum.
 
c. Completed an Equivalency of Academy Training program approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. – Must provide copy of certification.
 7. Must be able to successfully complete all City of Fort Lauderdale required pre-employment examination requirements.8. Shall be non-user of tobacco products which include, but may not be limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapor cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco of any kind at all times (whether on or off duty). 
For more detailed information regarding our requirements, CLICK HERE

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.


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