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 judgment. 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.
United States Citizen
Minimum 21 Years of Age
High School Graduate or G.E.D. equivalency
Pass Criminal Justic Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) or Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) with a minimum score of 79 and/or pass a competitive civil service exam (law)
Pass Basic Motor Skills Test (BMST) for physical agility
Pass Swim Test
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 anlysis 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 not have been dishonorable 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:
Once the online application is accepted, applicant will have one week to submit the Police Personal History Statement booklet along with scores.
3. Scores for CJBAT or FBAT , Physical Agility (BMST) & Swim Test
Candidate must pass a minimum score of 79 on the CJBAT or FBAT.
4. Copies of the documents listed on Page 2 of the Police Personal History Statement .
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, obtained your (3) required scores (CJBAT or FBAT / BMST / SWIM) 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.
City of Hollywood
Office of Human Resources & Risk Management
PO Box 229045
Hollywood, FL 33022-9045
City of Hollywood
Office of Human Resources & Risk Management
2600 Hollywood Boulevard - Room 206
Hollywood, FL 33022-9045
EXAMINATION: Candidates must take the Criminal Justice Basic Aptitude Test for Law Enforcement Officers (CJBAT) from I/O Solutions or Broward College and receive a passing score of 79% or better. You may also submit a Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) score and recieve a passing score of 79% or better. Candidates must also pass the Physical Agility (BMST) and Swim Test prior to their application being submitted .
To determine whether your training meets the FDLE standards, you must submit your training along with your complete online application and required documents at the time of application. You may also access the FDLE website and follow the listed steps or contact them directly at (850) 410-8600 Broward Community College Institute of Public Safety or any other state-wide. www.fdle.state.fl.us/cjst/officerrequirements/equivalency.html
Candidates must present documentation from the Criminal Justice Testing Center at Broward Community College Institute of Public Safety or any other state-wide acceptable testing institution indicating their passing score of each component with their application. See information below from the Criminal Justice Institute .
After passing the CJBAT or FBAT written exam, you must complete a Police Personal History Statement and successfully pass the following: oral exam, polygraph, psychological exam, medical exam, drug screen, and background check. BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TESTING CENTER AT THE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC SAFETY 3501 Davie Road , Building 22 Davie , Florida 33314 Testing Center Telephone Numbers and Hours of Operation Information Desk 954- 201-6931 M-F 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Desk 954-201-6790 T-F 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM
Click on the link below for the Testing Center Information Guide
http://www.broward.edu/academics/programs/ips/Documents/TESTING%20CENTER%20BOOKLET.pdf The Criminal Justice Testing Center is NOT a hiring agency, it is a testing center for persons wanting to enter Law Enforcement positions in Broward County. The Criminal Justice Testing Center administers the TESTS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE BASIC ABILITIES TEST (C.J.B.A.T.), BASIC MOTOR SKILLS TEST (AGILITY), and SWIM TEST to candidates for employment in cooperation with Broward County Chiefs of Police Association. Successful completion of required tests may make you eligible for consideration of further evaluation by participating agencies. REGISTRATION : Applicants must register on line for all tests and must have a scheduled appointment in order to complete the examination. all information regarding testing is available on the FOLLOWING WEBSITE http://www.broward.edu/ips .
Applicants must present a completed “CJSTC 75B” form, a valid photo I.D., and pay appropriate fees to become eligible for written test appointments (appointments are mandatory and must be scheduled in advance). LAW ENFORCEMENT TESTING FEE : Fees for law enforcement applicants are $40.00 for the C.J.B.A.T., $20.00 for the Basic Motor Skills (Agility) and $15.00 for the SWIM test. Fees must be paid at the time of registration by cash or money order (personal checks not accepted). Fees are non-refundable. All testing materials will be provided by the Testing Center.
A downloadable/printable study guide for the CJBAT can be purchased on-line for $15.95 at www.publicsafetyrecruitment.com . It is also available at the BC bookstore in Building 19 for $19.95 + tax. TESTING SCHEDULES : • C.J.B.A.T. Monday 3:15 PM (appointment required) Tuesday 8:15 AM (appointment required)
CJBAT SCORE RESULTS: Any Wednesday through Friday following your examination. Upon request the Testing Center will also provide printed documentation of your test scores AFTER you have PASSED all of the necessary tests. The C.J.B.A.T. test scores are valid for four years once you have achieved a passing score.
- BASIC MOTOR SKILL (AGILITY TEST) Monday 8:30 am (appointment required) Monday 11:30 am (appointment required) Thursday 8:30 am (appointment required)
- AGILITY PRACTICE (no charge for practice sessions) Thursday 3:30 PM
- SWIM TEST Monday 7:30 AM (appointment required) Following your written examination, you may receive your test result by calling the Testing Center at 954-201-6931 between 9 AM and 3PM on the appropriate day(s) indicated below;
The BASIC MOTOR SKILLS TEST (Agility) score is valid for six (6) months and the swim test is valid indefinitely.
The SWIM score is valid for life.
The City of Hollywood will accept a current CJBAT or FBAT score. The score on the CJBAT or FBAT will establish your rank on the CITY’S CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY LIST. Your rank may change as we continuously take applications & update the eligibility list.
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 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. _