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Police Officer Trainee

Company: City of Miami Beach
Location: Miami Beach
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Nature of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions


General work as a City sponsored student enrolled in a basic recruit training program at one of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) certified training schools.

Illustrative Examples of Essential Duties:

  • Timely attends and participates in all lectures, demonstrations, applications, formations, inspections, examinations, and any other gatherings conducted as a part of Basic Law Enforcement Courses and remedial training.
  • Studies, comprehends, retains, and successfully demonstrates attained knowledge and skills garnered from all lectures, texts, material, data, and any other sources of information on subjects presented by the institute.
  • Successfully demonstrates proficiency in all the designated high liability areas.
  • Maintains a healthy physical condition and demonstrates the skills necessary to agilely accomplish arduous and aqueous tasks, goals, assignments, etc.
  • Adapts and adheres to the conduct and attitudes required by training advisors, instructors, and administrators of the basic recruit training program at the CJSTC certified training school.
  • Is appropriately attired at all times as designated by the institute's Trainee Orientation Manual.
  • Performs and submits related work as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age at time of application.
  • Bachelor's degree must be obtained by time of hire.
  • Three (3) years active duty Military Service with an Honorable Discharge at the time of application will be considered for those candidates who do not have a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Be a United States citizen prior to selection for training.
  • Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement is not eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Notwithstanding this subsection, any person who has pled nolo contendere to a misdemeanor involving a false statement, prior to December 1, 1985, and has had such record sealed or expunged shall not be deemed ineligible for employment or appointment as an officer. Fla. Stat 943.13 (4).
  • Must pass State guidelines as determined by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for entrance into the police academy. Currently an individual must pass a Commission-approved Behavioral Abilities Test (BAT) prior to entering a basic recruit training program.)
  • Complete a course of basic recruit training approved by the CJSTC unless exempt and achieved an acceptable score on the officer certification exam in accordance with Florida Statutes. Fla. Stat. 943.13(9) and (10).
  • Comply with Section 943.135, Florida Statutes, and CJSTC continuing training and education requirements. Fla Stat. 943.13(11).
  • Possess a valid Florida driver's license.


  • Current City of Miami Beach employee and in good standing (2 bonus point)
  • Current City of Miami Beach resident (1 bonus point)
  • Emergency Medical Technician and/or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification (1 bonus point)
  • Master's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university (5 bonus points)

Please make sure to reference the applicant handbook section on bonus points and submit the required supporting documentation. If you fail to submit the require documentation at the time of application, bonus points will not be awarded.

You MUST download the following documents: (click on the titles of documents to download)

1) Applicant Information Handbook - important information and detailed description of the application and selection process. Applicants are responsible for reading, knowing and complying with all the information provided in the handbook.

2) Agreement to Urinalysis - MUST be signed and submitted with application.

3) Documentation Checklist - To assist with the application process.


For all positions:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, coworkers, the press the general public and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, gender identity or sexual orientation.
  • Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of all state, county and city ethics and conflicts of interest policies. Strong understanding of ethical behavior is required.
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance

For all technical, professional, supervisory and managerial positions:

  • Ability to develop innovative and creative solutions to issues consistent with the City's strategic plan.

Applicants must detail any related work experience on the application or risk disqualification. It is the applicant's responsibility to update their NEOGOV profile with work experience, education, certifications and personal contact information when submitting each application, failure to do so will result in ineligibility. City of Miami Beach employees must reflect their current position and detail their work experience on the application to avoid being disqualified.

Veterans Preference: Veterans Preference is awarded in accordance with Florida State Statute 295.07. If veteran's preference is being claimed, it must be indicated on the application form and proper documentation, including all forms DD-214 (either Member 2 or Member 4), as well as the final Department of Defense Disability Letter (dated within one year) must be submitted with the application.

Required Examination:


All qualified applicants will be required to undergo an oral panel interview. The passing score for the oral interview will be 70%. The dates for the oral interview and additional information will be provided to you at a future date.


Applicants who successfully pass the oral interview will be invited to participate in a written exercise. Details regarding the written exercise and instructions will be provided on the day of the exercise. The written exercise will be graded as pass or fail.


  • Applicants will be required to submit a PAT once they have been assigned a Background Investigator. The Background Investigator will provide details regarding the PAT. Do NOT submit a PAT at time of application.

Refer to the Applicant Information Handbook for details.

Keywords: City of Miami Beach, Miami Beach , Police Officer Trainee, Other , Miami Beach, Florida

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