Police Officer Trainee

Police Officer Trainee
City of Oviedo - Oviedo, Florida

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$15.19 hourly

Job Description

Attain the necessary training and state certifications to perform intermediate, protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. This is a training position in which the police officer trainee will attend the Law Enforcement Academy and pass the state certification exam. The City of Oviedo will pay the costs associated with the Police Academy. The trainee will be responsible for completion of the Police Officer Trainee Program and to become a certified police officer for the City of Oviedo with a contract for a two-year minimum commitment.


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 class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

Regularly attend the Law Enforcement Academy.

Successfully complete all areas of study while attending the Law Enforcement Academy.

Pass the State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification Examination.

Additional Information

Must be at least 21 years of age. Required to be a citizen of the United States. Also required to possess a high school diploma or a GED Certificate which meets state standards. Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License. Required to be in good physical condition. Vision: Minimum of 20/40 corrected. Must be of good moral character: no felony convictions; no misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury, or false statements as outlined in Florida Statutes. Required to successfully meet agency drug/nicotine use standards and to successfully pass a drug/nicotine screen test.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Qualify in the PAT (Physical Abilities Test), successfully enroll in the Law Enforcement Academy, successfully pass the writing sample and a physical fitness examination, and sign the Training Reimbursement Agreement.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: HS diploma or GED
  • Experience: None

** ********ATTENTION**********

   1. Please provide six (6) references with **complete contact information **(name, 

        ++street address, city, state, zip code++; telephone #, and email address) and attach
        this information to the application section labeled "References".

   2. Please provide your address(es) for the last five (5) years; again **give** **complete**

** address information as described in #1 above**. Be sure to include any apartment numbers and landlord/rental agent's name along with contact information. Attach this information to the application section labeled "Certificates".

   3. When providing education history, please give the name of the school,  
        **complete address(es) ** **as described in #1 above **along with the telephone

        number of the registrar.  Attach this information to the application section 
        labeled  "Certificates".

Applications that do not contain the detailed information requested above will be considered ++incomplete++. Incomplete applications ++may++ ++not++ be processed. For questions, please contact the Police Department at 407-971-5731.

As part of our commitment to a drug-free and tobacco/nicotine-free workplace, each applicant who is successful during the new-hire process is offered employment conditioned upon successfully passing a drug and tobacco/nicotine test. Refusal to take a test, or failure to pass the test according to minimum standards, is cause for disqualification.

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for positions being filled.

                         EOE-M/F/D/V-Drug-Free Workplace/Tobacco-Free Work Environment

Contact Informaton

Stella McLeod

City of Oviedo
400 Alexandria Blvd.
Oviedo, Florida 32765
phone: 407-971-5522

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