POLICE OFFICER UNCERTIFIED (POLICE CADET)

  • CITY OF PLANTATION, FLORIDA
  • 400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida
  • Jun 01, 2020
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Job Description

Description

This is general police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Police Officers perform work in accordance with the departmental rules and regulations and receive assignments and instructions from police personnel of higher rank.

All applicants must meet all requirements of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and those of the Plantation Police Department.

$24.03 per hour plus overtime while attending Police Academy
Upon Certification $58,822.40 - $94,016.00 a year.

Typical Qualifications

To apply for the position of Police Officer (non-certified) applicants MUST meet the following requirements:

1. Must be a U.S. citizen past the 21st birth date as of the date of application.

2. Currently possess, or be eligible to obtain, a Florida driver's license with an overall good driving record. No single suspension of driver's license within the past two (2) years and more than two (2) suspensions within the past five (5) year history (except if suspension was due to insurance error or clerk of court error).

Any of the following convictions or admissions may be grounds for disqualification from the hiring process:
  • DUI or DWI
  • Leaving the scene of an accident (with or without injury)
  • Failure to report an accident involving injuries
  • Failure to render aid at an accident
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Fleeing or eluding a Police Officer
  • Reckless driving
  • Three (3) moving violations committed during any 12 month period within five (5) years of application date
  • More than 2 license suspensions during a 5 year period
  • Any more than 5 moving violations in past 5 years
  • An applicant who shows a history of "at fault" accidents
  • Any failure to disclose any Driver's License information without reasonable explanation

3. Associates Degree, or 60 semester hours (with minimum 2.0 GPA) or 90 quarter hours (with minimum 2.0 GPA) of college course work from an accredited college or university and/or an honorable discharge from service in the U.S. Armed Forces and/or related law enforcement work experience.

4. NEVER have been convicted of a felony or other crime, which would indicate a lack of good moral character.

5. Required to take and successfully pass the following tests given through Broward College Criminal Justice Institute:
  • Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJ BAT Test) and achieve a passing score (Taken within four years of application)
  • Basic Motor Skills Test (within 6 months of application)
  • Swim Test
*DISCLAIMER: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all testing centers for required Law Enforcement Testing are closed. Until they reopen, we will be accepting applicants for without testing that meet the minimum qualifications. However, once testing centers reopen the applicant will be expected to complete the testing as soon as possible and submit to Human Resources.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO APPLY:

(Applications, which do not include all documents specified below WILL NOT be processed)

1. Birth Certificate

2. High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate recognized by the State of Florida (G.E.D. transcript of test results required)

3. "Official" College transcript indicating an Associates Degree, or 60 semester hours (with minimum 2.0 GPA) or 90 quarter hours (with minimum 2.0 GPA) of college course work from an accredited college or university and/or an honorable discharge from service in the U.S. Armed Forces and/or previous law enforcement work experience and/or completion of recognized Police Academy.

NOTE: Official transcripts can be mailed directly to the City of Plantation,
Human Resources Department, 400 NW 73 Avenue, Plantation, Florida 33317

4. Social Security Card (with current name)

5. Driver's License (current name/address)

6. Test results of the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJ BAT Test) ; Basic Motor Skills test and Swim test from Broward College Criminal Justice Testing Center.

7. Applicant Background Information Form with notarized signature. Click here to download and complete the form.

8. FDLE Waiver CJSTC58. Click here to download and complete the form.

Additional documentation, if applicable:

1. College/University and/or Vocational Diploma and official transcripts from an accredited college or university which should be mailed directly to the City of Plantation, Human Resources Department, 400 NW 73 Ave., Plantation, Florida 33317

2. DD 214, reflecting character of service and Veteran's Preference Certification FDVA form VP-1. Click here to download and complete the form.
OR Statement of Non-Military Service. Click here to download and complete the form.

3. All legal documents indicating all name changes, including, but not limited to:
  • Marriage License
  • Divorce Decree
  • Court documents indicating name change
4. If a naturalized citizen, original naturalization papers must be shown at the Human Resources Department. DO NOT copy Certificate of Naturalization (Federal Offense).

5. State Police Standards Certificate: State certification as a Police or Corrections Officer including certificates, diplomas, grade reports, transcripts and curricula, which will be used to evaluate for equivalency of training.

6. If you have ever been arrested or charged with any crime as an adult, a copy of the court's disposition MUST be included with the application.

TESTING SELECTION PROCESS:

It is a necessary requirement and policy that applicants for the position of Police Officer pass all of the pre-employment tests. Please keep in mind that the testing process may take up to one (1) year. If you fail any part of our testing selection, your application will not be processed further. However, you are eligible to reapply one year from the date on which you failed part of our testing procedures, unless otherwise stated.

All applicants are required to take and successfully pass the following tests given through Broward College Criminal Justice Institute:

Basic Abilities Test (CJ BAT Test): Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJ BAT Test) and achieve a passing score.

Basic Motor Skills and Swim Test : Basic Motor Skills Test and Swim Test

PLEASE NOTE: In order to participate in the Basic Motor Skills Test, Broward College Criminal Justice Institute requires you to present a properly completed and signed "PHYSICIAN'S STATEMENT" form, completed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida. The physical examination must be within 90 days of the date of the Basic Motor Skills Test.

You MUST submit a copy of the verification of test scores along with your application to the Human Resources Department.

Application Screening: Applications are reviewed to determine if applicants meet the Police Department's minimum standards.

Oral Board: Only applicants who meet the Police Department's minimum standards will be considered for an oral board interview.

The following steps in the examination process may NOT be repeated unless the unsuccessful candidate receives written approval from the Chief of Police:

CVSA Examination: Prior to the CVSA examination being administered, a conditional job offer is presented. The extensive pre-CVSA polygraph examination will concern the applicant's honesty and integrity. Areas of questioning will include, but not be limited to:
  1. Any past criminal activity on the part of the applicant.
  2. Completeness and truthfulness of all statements made during the selection process.
  3. Any past or present use or sale of illegal drugs/narcotics.

Background Investigation: Applicants will be required to sign a Background Investigation release form for a social security check. As part of the selection process, the background investigation is one of the most important tools for evaluating the qualifications of an applicant. A thorough background investigation will yield job-relevant information concerning an individual's past behaviors, experience, education, performance and other critical factors important in the overall selection process. The background investigation is utilized in conjunction with other screening criteria, which are equally important in determining applicants that best meet the needs of the Plantation Police Department.

The background investigation may include but is not limited to the following:
  • Criminal conduct
  • Moral Turpitude
  • False Information
  • Employment History/Credit Check
  • Moral Character
  • Military Service Record
Psychological Evaluation: The in-depth psychological evaluation will test the applicant's ability to perform under stress and his or her general mental and emotional suitability for this position.

Medical Examination: Prior to being employed, applicants will be examined by a physician designated by the City. Applicants whose physical and condition is found by the physician to be such that they are unable to perform the essential functions of the position or that they would pose a direct threat to their own safety or that of others will have their conditional job offer revoked.

Drug Testing: The medical examination also includes drug and alcohol testing of all applicants who are being considered for a position with the City. If testing indicates that traces of drugs or controlled substances are present in an applicant's blood or urine and such drugs have not been obtained and taken as directed by a valid prescription, an applicant's conditional job offer will be revoked.

Personal Interview: Applicants who complete the preceding steps will be scheduled for a personal interview with the Chief of Police.

NOTE: The above information is subject to change without prior notice.

Supplemental Information

This job posting has been designated as "ESSENTIAL" for declared emergencies and must meet National Incident Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida United States View Map