|The Town of Longboat Key is accepting applications for a Full-Time Police Officer. Successful completion of pre-employment physical, drug test, polygraph, thorough background check, and psychological evaluation is required.
Position Title: Full-Time Police Officer
Job Performance Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to perform the varied duties of a police officer after a period of training and schooling. Ability to observe situations analytically and objectively, and to report and record them clearly and completely in the English language. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. Ability to make a forcible arrest. Ability to meet approved physical requirements, as mandated by the State. Ability to deliver emergency medical care to injured parties consistent with established training guidelines and protocols.
Call back duty is an essential function of this position. Employees called back to duty on off hours will be paid for actual time worked, including from time of notice to their return home with a minimum guarantee of 3 hours.
Works an 8- or 12-hour rotating shift, as assigned (40- or 42-hour work week; 80- or 84-hour pay period).
REQUIRED: Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or related field from an accredited college, OR a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a sworn law enforcement officer. Must meet the minimum standards as set forth by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training, and maintain a valid and current Certificate of Completion. Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required (MVR background check).
Successful completion of an employment physical and drug screen to confirm the ability to perform the essential functions of the job (cannot be waived for promoted or transferred Town employees who have previously met this requirement due to FLDE auditing requirements), signed Acknowledgement for the attached “Drug Free Workplace Policy” must be provided prior to assuming Town duties.
Successful completion of polygraph, thorough background check, and psychological evaluation. New hires (full-time positions) must sign an agreement to reimburse the town for employment & training expenses if they do not continue with the town for at least two years; a copy of the Employment Agreement is attached.
Hepatitis B vaccination, proof of same, or signed Acknowledgement declining the vaccination (see attached Information to Employees – Hepatitis B) must be provided prior to assuming Town duties.
The Town is a Drug Free Workplace, in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, in § 440.102, FS and Rules 59A-24 F.A.C (Florida Administrative Code). State and federal laws and regulations may subject certain employees to additional drug testing requirements. Any employee who violates the program is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy. Additionally, where appropriate, the Town may waive post-secondary education requirements for certain servicemembers and veterans.
Please contact Lisa Silvertooth, Longboat Key Human Resources Department, 941-316-1999., ext. 1610.,