Law Enforcement Officer - $5,000 Bonus to Florida Certified

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Coral Springs Police Department - Coral Springs, Florida

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Salary Information

Entry Level:
$61,200 annual
Academy Graduate:
$NA annual
Lateral Transfer:
$66,244 annual
Top Pay:
$96,013 annual

Job Description

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants MUST be residents of the State of Florida or prepared to relocate to and begin work within 90-days of application.

This position is offered to candidates who are either experienced, certified Law Enforcement Officers or have attended the Police Academy in the State of Florida and obtained their Florida Law Enforcement Certification.

Under direction of a Police Sergeant, performs general duty police work involving crime detection, prevention and investigation. Employee functions at journey staff level to perform law enforcement duties and is responsible for protecting the lives and property of citizens. Specific assignments are received from a Police Sergeant or superior officer, however, employee must be capable of reacting with considerable independent judgment and initiative in dealing with routine and emergency situations. Enforces vehicle parking and operating laws; issues and explains citations for violations.

  • Protects the lives and property of citizens; administers first aid to injured or afflicted persons; provides assistance to stranded motorists.
  • Searches for and investigates wanted and missing persons, and stolen property; investigates suspected illegal activity; prepares depositions; testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • Searches for and apprehends offenders; escorts suspects, criminals and prisoners to county jail, court hearings, etc.
  • Investigates crimes scene and accidents; administers breathalyzer tests; administers CVSA tests; searches for and preserves evidence; prepares depositions; testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • Directs traffic and assists pedestrians at intersections; escorts funerals and parades.
  • Promotes crime prevention through public awareness efforts; solicits cooperation of citizens to report crime and illegal activity.
  • Reviews and investigates public establishments for compliance with applicable laws governing alcohol consumption, traffic and parking regulations, etc.
  • Prepares various daily and periodic written reports and departmental forms; maintains logs; completes forms; prepares reports.
  • Assists with natural disaster preparedness and emergency response; directs evacuation traffic.
  • Assists with animal control services.
  • Attends training sessions and seminars as directed; assists with the training of new officers.

$5,000 Bonus

for EXPERIENCED Florida State Certified Law Enforcement Officer Candidates Eligibility - You must hold current certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida AND have a minimum of ONE YEAR full-time sworn, law enforcement experience (not limited to the State of Florida).

Payment - $2,500 is paid upon successful completion of field training and $2,500 is paid upon successful completion of probationary period/one year anniversary. 

_*Effective for any officer meeting the above criteria that is hired after September 1, 2018. Subject to applicable payroll taxes. All monies are subject to repayment if new hire terminates within first 2-years of employment. This bonus program can be discontinued without notice, at any time. _

Additional Information

To Apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/coralspringsfl/jobs/2358806/law-enforcement-officer-certified-2019-5-000-bonus

To be considered for the position of Law Enforcement Officer, candidates ++MUST++ meet one of the following criteria exactly as stated:

  • Hold certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida ++AND++ a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college as recognized by the United States Department of Education.

OR

  • Hold certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida ++AND++ a minimum of one-year of experience (not including time spent in the Police Academy) as a Law Enforcement Officer in a full-time capacity ++AND++ hold a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university as recognized by the United States Department of Education. ELIGIBLE FOR SIGN-ON BONUS

OR

  • Hold certification as a Law Enforcement Officer (Florida or elsewhere within the U.S.) ++AND++ a minimum of two-years of experience (not including time spent in the Police Academy) as a Law Enforcement Officer in a full-time capacity ++AND++ hold a MINIMUM of an Associate's Degree/60-College Credits* towards a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university as recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Out-of-State certification must qualify for FDLE Comparative Compliance as outlined here: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/CJSTC/Officer-Requirements/Equivalency-of-Training.aspx

OR

  • Current enrollment in an FDLE approved Police Academy with graduation scheduled within 90 days ++AND++ hold a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university as recognized by the United States Department of Education.

* Certified Law Enforcement candidates must hold a minimum of an Associate's Degree/60-College Credits at the time of application to be considered for hire, regardless of years of experience. Candidates approved for hire with an Associate's Degree/60- College Credits must sign a contract committing to obtain a Bachelor's Degree within 5-years of hire. In addition to the above criteria, candidates must meet all of the following:

  • Meet the requirements outlined for Law Enforcement Officers pursuant to Florida State Statute and meet minimum standards as set forth by the Broward College Institute of Public Safety and the City of Coral Springs
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and a United States Citizen
  • Possess a current valid Florida driver's license and acceptable driving record

Job Requirements

  • Age: NA
  • Education: NA
  • Experience: NA

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants MUST be residents of the State of Florida or prepared to relocate to and begin work within 90-days of application.

To Apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/coralspringsfl/jobs/2358806/law-enforcement-officer-certified-2019-5-000-bonus

Candidates who are selected for further consideration after submitting their initial employment application will be contacted by email to provide additional documentation including the Extended Application. Only candidates selected for consideration beyond the submission of their initial employment application will be provided with these documents. Please do not attach any test scores or documentation other than a resume prior to being instructed to do so.

Officers hired with 1 to 2 years of sworn law enforcement experience begin on Step 3 ($63,672) of the collective bargaining agreement pay plan and those with 2 full years or more of sworn law enforcement experience begin on Step 5 ($66,244) of the established pay plan.

++EXAMINATION PROCESS++++:++ The following includes all steps required to process for the position.  Continuing on with each step of the process is contingent upon successfully completing the previous step.  Candidates can be dismissed at any point throughout the consideration process.  Communication regarding scheduling and updates will be posted to your NEOGOV account, please check your account regularly.

  1. Apply via our online application
  2. Application review
  3. Request sent to candidate for required documents and Extended Application to be completed
  4. Review of Extended Application and documents. Review of documents to include:
    1. C.J.B.A.T. (Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) - minimum passing score within last 4 years (only required of non-Florida certified applicants)
    2. Basic Motor Skills Test (Agility Test) – passing score within last 6 months
    3. Swim Test – passing score, does not expire
    4. Copy of Birth Certificate
    5. Copy of High School Diploma or GED (only if applying without Bachelor's Degree)
    6. Copy of Driver's License with ++current name and address++
    7. Copy of Social Security Card with ++current/correct name++
    8. Copy of Military Release Form – DD214 (if applicable)
    9. Official Sealed/Stamped College Transcripts
  5. Oral Board
  6. Computerized Voice Stress Analysis Examination and Fingerprints
  7. Psychological Evaluation
  8. Ride Along Participation
  9. Interview with Chief of Police
  10. Extensive Background Investigation
  11. Post-Offer Medical Examination and Drug Test
  12. Completion of 12 month probationary period

The Coral Springs Police Department is firmly committed to offering an equitable, drug-free work environment. We do not discriminate in any employment related decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or other similar factors that are not job-related. This commitment is practiced in all aspects of our personnel policies, programs, practices, recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention and other related activities. When requested, the Coral Springs Police Department will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Unit at policeemployment@coralsprings.org if special assistance is needed.

Contact Informaton

Stacie Elinson

Coral Springs Police Department
2801 Coral Springs Dr
Coral Springs, Florida 33065-3800
phone: 19543441150

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