Cadet - Department of Law Enforcement

  1. Fort Lauderdale,FL
  2. Sep 09, 2017
  3. Government : Military
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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Minimum age of 19 years.
  2. United States Citizen at time of application (F.S.S.943.13(2)).
  3. High school diploma or equivalent.  An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.
  4. Must not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement as an adult. All other arrests and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All candidates must have good moral character as determined by a background investigation (F.S.S. 943.13).
  5. If ever arrested, candidates must submit an official court disposition with the application. Official court dispositions can be obtained from the Clerk of the Court in the county in which the incident occurred. Court disposition documents must be submitted with your application.
  6. Must successfully pass the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT), swimming and basic motor skills tests prior to submitting an application. Your test results must be submitted with your application.
  7. Must possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license without any restrictions affecting job performance. Driver license must show current address. All candidates must submit with the application, a Certified Department of Motor Vehicles "entire" driving history.
  • Florida driving histories can be obtained at any courthouse in Broward County.  Three year, 7 year, and online Florida driving history records will not be accepted. 
  • If you have possessed a driver's license in any other state in the past 10 years you will need to submit an "entire" driving history from that state.  For non-Florida driving histories, please contact that state's division of motor vehicles.
  • The search date for all driving histories must be within one month of the date the application for employment is received by the Bureau of Human Resources.
  • Driving history records must be attached to the online application.

DO NOT SUBMIT THE ON-LINE APPLICATION UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CRIMINAL JUSTICE BASIC ABILITIES TEST (CJBAT), SWIMMING & BASIC MOTOR SKILLS TESTS AND HAVE ATTAINED ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS LISTED BELOW. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SUBMITTING THE ONLINE APPLICATION:

  • CJBAT, SWIMMING and BASIC MOTOR SKILLS tests results
  • If ever arrested, submit official court disposition, police report, and written statement for review FDLE Certification documentation
  • Certified "entire" driving history
  • DD214 Member 4 form (if claiming Veterans' Preference)

To view additional information on the position, please click on the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/browardsheriff


The Broward Sheriff's Office no longer offers condensed testing for out of area applicants. Applicants processing for the position will be required to travel to the Broward County area for each stage of the selection process.

NATURE OF WORK:

This is entry level work which provides the opportunity for practical experience and broad exposure to the fundamentals of law enforcement functions within the Broward County Sheriff's Office.  Work involves attending a Police Academy intended to provide preparatory training for a career in law enforcement.  Position participates in training programs and performs varied routine and technical non-sworn tasks in support of sworn law enforcement functions. Employees in this classification receive supervision and administrative direction from a supervisor. Emphasis is placed on training the incumbent for continued employment within the agency.  Performs related work as directed.

All cadets attending the Broward College Institute of Public Safety must successfully attain a minimum score of 75% on at least one Physical Profile test.  Failure to attain the 75% score on one of the Physical Profile tests will result in the cadet's removal from the Academy and potential separation of employment from BSO.

RECRUITMENT INFORMATION:

Upon successful completion of the Law Enforcement Academy and State Officer Certification Exam, candidates will be eligible for the position of Certified Law Enforcement Deputy Sheriff earning an annual salary of $48,432.

Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 10 to 12 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans' preference per Florida law.

 

Full-time

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