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City of Aventura
Certified Police Officer

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Position Title: Certified Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: City of Aventura
Address: 19200 W Country Club Drive
City: Aventura
State: FL    Zipcode: 33180
Contact: Gladys Carcamo
Phone: 3054668900
Email Address: jobs@cityofaventura.com

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

The City is accepting applications for F/T Certified Police Officers for openings and to establish and eligibility list for future openings. Official City application required and available online at www.cityofaventura.com/jobs.

Performs police patrol, preliminary investigations, traffic regulation and enforcement, enforces criminal laws and makes arrests for felony and misdemeanor offenses and other law enforcement activities. Police officers may be assigned to various units within the police department to include but not limited to: Road Patrol, Detective Bureau, Traffic Unit, Training Unit, Street Crimes Unit, Marine Patrol, etc.

Requirements

Must pass thorough background investigation, polygraph, psychological, medical and drug screen. Must successfully pass a physical agility test within the last 6 months prior to application as administered by a certified FDLE training center. Applicants must have successfully completed a swim test administered by a certified FDLE training center.

Passing scores must be submitted at time of application.

Out of State applicants must submit written statement indicating an acknowledgement of requirements for physical agility and swim test to be completed at a later date when uploading the required documents with application.

Candidates currently enrolled in a Law Enforcement Academy/Basic Recruit Class may apply to the position meeting the basic requirements. All required documents must be submitted with the application with the exemption of the state certification. Candidates are required to submit verification of enrollment at Law Enforcement Academy/Basic Recruit Class (i.e. Acceptance letter).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Entry Level

General:
A. Must be a minimum of 21 years old at the time of employment;
B. Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of employment, a valid FL State driver's license without record of suspension or revocation in any State;
C. No Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories
D. Must be a U.S. citizen;
E. Must be able to read and write the English language;
F. Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits
G. Applicants that reside within Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe or Palm Beach counties must pass a full physical agility test (modified agility test not accepted) and swim test prior to application. Swim test is waived for a lateral if the candidate has taken and passed a swim test at least once in their career. Applicants who reside outside of the aforementioned counties must pass a full physical agility test and swim test as part of the second phase of their background investigation. Out of State applicants must submit written statement indicating an acknowledgement of requirements for physical agility and swim test to be completed at a later date when uploading the required documents with application.
H. Must attend and successfully complete a basic Police Officer Academy and successfully take and pass the State Police Officer Exam

Lateral Entry:
A. Must be able to meet all Entry Level requirements listed above; to include a valid certification as a Police Officer as required by FDLE and/or CJSTC guidelines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A. Must possess a two year college degree (AA or AS); or, a High School diploma/GED and have three (3) or more years of military service with an Honorable Discharge; or three (3) years law enforcement experience as a Certified Police Officer.
B. Applicants at state universities must submit transcripts with notation that Associates in Arts or Science degree/certificate has been awarded pursuant to s. 1007.25

The following documents are required with employment application:
• AA/AS Degree (copy of diploma) or High School Diploma and 3 years Military Service (DD214);
• Physical Agility Test results taken in the six (6) months prior to application;
• Swim test results;
• State of Florida Law Enforcement Officer certification.
• Candidates currently enrolled in Law Enforcement Academy must submit verification of enrollment.
• Out of State candidates must submit a copy of their State Law Enforcement Certification.
• Applicants claiming Veteran's Preference must complete the City's Veteran's Preference Claim form and upload a DD214.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
A. Knowledge of law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment if already a certified law enforcement officer;
B. Skill in operating the tools and equipment listed below;
C. Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; Ability to follow verbal and written instructions; Ability to meet the special requirements listed below; Ability to learn the City's geography.
D. Knowledge of safety procedures associated with risks and hazards inherent to the job

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of any required FDLE or CJSTC and/or School of Justice requirements, i.e. Police Academy, FBAT and any other test or requirement that is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 06/08/2022

Application Period Ends: 08/01/2022

Number Positions to be Filled: 2

Yearly Salary: $65,845.00 to $100,688.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)



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