THE CITY OF CORAL GABLES 

 

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The City of Coral Gables, Florida, The City Beautiful, a progressive, international, coastal and historic City is seeking a highly qualified professional who is inspired by interesting challenges of an established, but dynamic community for the position of Certified Police Officer.  The City has a population of 51,000 residents, has a vibrant downtown and is home to the University of Miami.  It is proud to be ranked by Forbes.com ninth out of America's Top 25 Towns to Live Well and America's sixth most successful walkable suburb by the Wall Street Journal

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Salary: $56,536.49 - $78,064.07 Annually
Signup Bonus: $2500

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. 

Enforces laws and ordinances of the City, County and State. Makes arrests and bookings.

Gives depositions and court testimonies.

Patrols an assigned area on foot or by vehicle. Performs patrol activities, to include pursuing and apprehending subjects, conducting felony stops, conducting teletype checks, controlling disorderly persons, transporting subjects and prisoners, searching for wanted persons, conducting dwelling and ground checks.

Conducts investigations, to include crime scenes, deaths, abuse cases, domestic violence, traffic accidents, animal calls and non police action calls. Collects disposes and secures evidence. Writes reports and processes paperwork.

Performs traffic activities, to include issuing citations, directing traffic, investigating driving under the influence incidents and arranging for the removal of vehicles.

Responds to rescue calls. Responds to emergency situations, to include controlling riots and directing evacuations. Performs first aid duties.

Operates and maintains police vehicles and equipment as required, to include motorized vehicles, bicycles, firearms, radio transmitters, fire extinguisher, protective equipment, intoxilyzer instruments, camera, fingerprint equipment and computers.

Performs special assignments as directed, to include assignments in Marine Patrol Field Training, K-9, Motorcycle, Traffic Homicide, SWAT and Bike Patrol. Performs other related tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• United States Citizen

• Minimum 21 years of age (Candidates may apply 6 months prior to their 21 birthday)

• High school diploma or equivalent with completion of 54 college credits from an accredited university or college recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. [A.A./B.A. In Criminal Justice or related field; Advanced Degree Preferred.]

•  Current FDLE certified police officers from within the State of Florida whether full-time or part-time (i.e., UM Police Officers): Applicants must meet minimum qualifications for employment as a police officer in the State of Florida, as detailed in Florida Statutes Chapter 943; must possess a two year college (AA OR AS) degree; or have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 54 college credits. College credit requirement may be waived for certified police applicants with at least 3 years of prior full-time continuous military or law enforcement service within 2 years of the application submission date.

• Current certified police officers from outside the State of Florida or Federal law enforcement officers must possess at least a two year college (AA or AS) degree; or have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 54 college credits. College degree/credit requirement may be waived if the applicant has at least 3 years of full-time continuous military or law enforcement service within 2 years of the application submission date. These applicants must also have not had more than an 8 year break in employment as a law enforcement officer and original academy credits must be reviewed by a certified FDLE Comparative Compliance training facility. The application process will follow that of full-time police officers.

•  State of Florida Reserve Police Officers (RPO's) must be a current FDLE certified Police Officer and possess a two year college (AA or AS) degree; or have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 54 college credits. College degree/credit requirement may be waived as follows: Candidates having 5 years of continuous law enforcement service as a Reserve Police Officer within 2 years of the application submission date will be awarded 27 college credits toward hiring. Candidates having 10 years of continuous law enforcement service as a Reserve Police Officer within 2 years of the application submission date will be awarded 54 college credits toward hiring. Application process will follow that of full-time police officers. Note: Due to lack of full-time status/experience, starting salary for RPO's will not be based on years of past reserve experience. 

• Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) or Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) with a passing score. 

• Physical Agility Test (PAT)
**PAT is mandatory and must be taken no more than six (6) months prior to submitting an application. Certified candidates may take the PAT test at any FDLE recognized police academy, training facility, or public safety institute.  Candidates outside of the state of Florida may take the PAT test at any recognized police academy, training facility, of public safety institute in their state**

 For more information or to apply visit: https://www.coralgables.com/jobs