Certifed Police Officer
City of Hollywood, FL - Hollywood, FL

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Under the general supervision of a Sergeant and in cooperation with the community, performs a variety of policing and law enforcement activities. 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. Duties include an element of personal danger, exposure to adverse weather conditions, apprehending criminals, directing traffic, and transporting prisoners. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with Florida Statues and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgement. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and review of written work product for results obtained and adherence to established policies and procedures. May be authorized to assume the duties of a Sergeant in their absence.

The Requirements:
Must be a current State of Florida Certified Police Officer.

If you meet the requirements stated above, it is not required to submit a CJBAT score, physical agility or swim test results.

All applicants however are required to complete the Police Personal History Statement Booklet. This downloadable booklet can be found online under the "Employment forms" tab on the "Employment" page. This booklet must be completed and returned at the same time as the application.

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.

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.

Your application will remain on file for 6 months.

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

The Examination:
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.

Additional Information:
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. _