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Certified Police Officer

Job Description

  1. Under the general supervision of a Sergeant and in cooperation with the community, performs a variety of policing and law enforcement activities.
  2. Tasks are primarily service oriented and include patrol, investigative, and enforcement functions, to generally provide for the safety of the public, and to perform essential functions as required.
  3. Duties include an element of personal danger, exposure to adverse weather conditions, apprehending criminals, directing traffic, and transporting prisoners.
  4. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with Florida Statues and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  5. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgement.
  6. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and review of written work product for results obtained and adherence to established policies and procedures.
  7. May be authorized to assume the duties of a Sergeant in their absence.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Must be a current State of Florida Certified Police Officer.
United States Citizen.
Minimum 21 years of age.
High School Graduate or G.E.D. equivalency.
Pass Polygraph examination.
Pass psychological screening (Law).
Pass an extensive medical evaluation and drug screening.
Meet current State training requirements as necessary.
Pass an extensive background investigation.
Pass drug detection by hair analysis test.
Stable work history.
Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
Must possess ability to exercise discretion.
Be of good moral character, have no felony convictions, and committed no incidents of violence.
Military discharge must be honorable.

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT
1. City of Hollywood Employment Application (Online Application ONLY)

2. Police Personal History Statement Booklet (27-Page Booklet)

This booklet can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

http://www.hollywoodfl.org/DocumentCenter/View/2356

Once the online application has been completed, applicant will have one week to submit their completed Police Personal History Statement booklet.

3. Copies of the documents listed on Page 2 of the Police Personal History Statement including a copy of your State of Florida Law Enforcement Officer Certification.

4. If you are Certified, but have never worked as a Police Officer, you must submit your BMST and Swim scores. Please maintain your BMST score active and up to date while your paperwork is in process.

PLEASE NOTE: Copies are to be supplied by applicant. Human Resources will not make copies for you.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

Once you have completed the online employment application and completed the Police Personal History Statement, there are several ways to submit:
1. You can make “hard copies" of all of the required documents and mail them directly to the Human Resources Department at the address below
2. You can make "hard copies" of all the required documents and deliver them in person

Note: Please attach all required documents to your online application; however, be aware that you MUST print out "hard copies" and either mail them or deliver them in person as well.


Mailing Address:

City of Hollywood
Office of Human Resources & Risk Management
PO Box 229045
Hollywood, FL 33022-9045

In-Person:

City of Hollywood
Office of Human Resources & Risk Management
2600 Hollywood Boulevard - Room 206
Hollywood, FL 33022-9045


VETERAN'S PREFERENCE
If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you must provide a copy of your
DD-214 in order to receive preference.
DISQUALIFYING FACTORS

FACTORS WHICH WILL DISQUALIFY YOUR APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY OF HOLLYWOOD'S POLICE DEPARTMENT
Prior to being considered for employment by the Hollywood Police Department, all applicants must successfully pass the following: a Police Personal History Booklet review (to include an extensive criminal history and driving record check); a polygraph; a psychological exam, a thorough background check; drug screening; and a medical exam. Failure to pass any one of these exams will render you disqualified from employment with the Police Department.
The following are background automatic disqualifiers according to the Police Department's established rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Automatic Background disqualifiers (to include, but not limited to):
. Five (5) or more traffic moving violations in the last five (5) years or a
poor overall driving history.
. Two (2) OR more drivers' license suspensions in the last five (5) years.
. Any D.U.I. arrest and/or conviction in the last five (5) years.
. Any visible tattoos.
. Any ARREST AND/OR CONVICTION involving domestic violence issues.
. Failure to disclose any traffic tickets, convictions, past employer
information, or any other pertinent/relevant information in your
background.
. Recent use of any illegal controlled substance
. If you have failed our background investigation or psychological exam
(sworn only) in the past year.
. If you have a discharge that is dishonorable from the military.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Your application will remain on file for 6 months.

Those applicants who are disqualified may not reapply for 1 year.

Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment.
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 (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statues.
The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Also, as of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.
The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $42,416.58 /Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Government
Education High School
Experience None
Manages Others No
Industry Law Enforcement, Government - Civil Service
Required Travel Negligible
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