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POLICE OFFICER
Pay Grade: 380
Hourly Rate: $16.53 to $25.20
Closing Date: May 1 2017 12:00AM (2 day(s) from today)

Job Description:
***THE CITY IS SOLICITING APPLICATIONS FOR AN ELIGIBILITY POOL OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES*** ***MINORITIES AND FEMALES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY*** JOB CHARACTERISTICS – This is general duty police work involving the prevention of crime and the enforcement of laws and ordinances. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS – • Patrols an assigned area on foot or by car; • Answers citizen calls and complaints; • Responds to and assists in emergency situations; • Searches for and apprehends offenders; • Escorts prisoners to county jail and testifies and presents evidence in court; • Searches for and investigates wanted and missing persons and stolen property; • Investigates suspected places of illegal activity; • Enforces vehicle parking and driving laws; • Administers breathalyzer tests; • Responds to the scene of crimes and accidents; searches for and preserves evidence; investigates clues; • Administers first aid to injured or afflicted persons; • Directs traffic and assists pedestrians at intersections; • Monitors public establishments for compliance with the law; • Escorts funerals and parades; • Writes reports and prepares departmental forms; • Maintains assigned equipment; • Attends training sessions and seminars; • Assists with the training of new officers; • Assists with natural disaster preparedness and response; • Assists the Fire Department with general public control during fire emergencies; • Assists with animal control services; • Performs other related duties as required. Salary Range – $16.53 - $25.20/hr ($36,099.07 - $55,034.11/yr); EXCELLENT benefits (Note: Benefit information is posted on city website at www.eustis.org, or call Human Resources at 352-483-5472). Only applicants with the most job related qualifications will be selected for interview and further consideration. Additional consideration may be given to applicants with more extensive education, training, or police experience. Any applicant who failed to successfully complete any portion of a previous selection process (application, physical abilities test, verbal interview, background investigation, truth verification, emotional stability and psychological investigation, and drug screening), may not reapply for one year from the date of the exit point in the process. Final candidates required to pass a drug test and are offered a conditional offer of employment contingent upon satisfactory results of a thorough background check including criminal history, driver’s license check & medical exam. CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL CLOSED BY THE CITY IMPORTANT: The City of Eustis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. The City provides Veteran’s Preference per FS 295.07. When a preference-eligible applicant receives notice of a hiring decision and believes that he or she was not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, the applicant may file a written complaint requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. Such complaint shall be filed within 60 calendar days from the date that the notice is received by the preference-eligible applicant pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Applicants claiming Veteran’s Preference must complete a City of Eustis application identifying themselves as an eligible veteran and submit FDVA form VP-1, VP-2, or VP-3 along with documentation, as soon as possible (contact HR for forms). The City encourages applications from qualified individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation to the extent provided by law. If accommodation is needed for applicant testing, please inform the City, prior to the testing date. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 12:00 midnight on the closing date. The City may close positions that are posted with an “Open” closing date at any time, without prior notice. While we highly recommend that applicants use our online Job Application Builder, we also have printable applications available for download at www.eustis.org. Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday. For more information, please visit Human Resources at www.eustis.org or call us at 352-483-5472. Under Fla. Law, all application materials are public record and subject to public scrutiny.

Qualifications:
REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge, Abilities and Skills - Knowledge of the principles and procedures of police work; knowledge of the laws and ordinances of the State of Florida and the United States; knowledge of the streets, roads and geography of the city; knowledge of first-aid principles and procedures; knowledge of the care and handling of a trained canine (if assigned) Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations; significant ability to meet and work with the general public and to explain and enforce regulations; ability to organize and compose written reports; ability to drive and operate assigned equipment; ability to learn laws, rules, guidelines and regulations; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays; ability to work on-call, if required, including nights, weekends and holidays. Minimum Qualifications - High school Diploma or recognized equivalent and Florida State Law Enforcement Certification, Florida Certificate of Police Standards; Valid Florida Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record is required. IMPORTANT: Please reference disqualifiers in EPD policy regarding illegal use of controlled substances (http://www.eustis.org/HR/PD%20Use%20of%20Illegal%20Controled%20Substances.pdf) and body ornamentation & tattoos (http://www.eustis.org/HR/G.O.%203-4%20Uniform%20and%20Grooming%20Standards.pdf).

Physical Demands:
This is moderately heavy work for a considerable part of the working time. Requires frequent walking; frequent standing and sitting for long periods of time; running, jumping/leaping, climbing; stooping, reaching, bending; lifting and carrying/ pushing/pulling 50+ pounds; good finger/hand dexterity and hand/eye coordination; good eyesight, hearing and speech; working in adverse environmental conditions for long periods of time; regular driving of vehicle. May be required, at times, to physically perform all noted requirements at one time (Ex: running, jumping, climbing, lifting, etc.).


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