PALM BAY POLICE DEPARTMENT
130 MALABAR ROAD SE
PALM BAY, FLORIDA 32907
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Updated: May 05, 2020
Job Classification: Police Officer
The Palm Bay Police Department is seeking to establish an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer! All candidates must take the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network to be considered further in the process.
All candidates must complete the department application, located here. Failure to complete the required job application may result in exclusion from the hiring process.
Salary Information: $39,143
Benefits: Here are just some of the benefits we offer our certified experienced law enforcement officers:
Candidate Contact: Jennifer MarreroHuman Resources Analyst II321-952-3421 ext. 3203Jennifer.Marrero@palmbayflorida.org
Area Information: Explore Palm Bay and discover all that awaits you. Welcome to the land of outdoor adventure and natural beauty nestled midway between Orlando and Miami. Our rich heritage dwells here in every native treasure and every memory you take home from Turkey Creek to the Indian River Lagoon. Encounter awe-inspiring wonders, enjoy warm smiles and experience exhilarating adventures while indulging in breathtaking scenic highways, nature trails, and waterfront views. A grand landscape to relish your endless summer adventures of golfing, fishing, off-road cycling, kayaking, camping, hiking, and more.
Palm Bay is perfectly located on Florida's east-central coast, midway between Jacksonville and Miami. Off of I-95 take exits 173 and 176. Palm Bay is close to Melbourne and Orlando International Airports and Port Canaveral.
Housing styles include a wide variety of single-family homes, apartments, condominiums, townhomes, and gated subdivisions.
Many quality of life choices including employment opportunities from entrepreneurial family-owned enterprises through a growing base of mid and large size technology and manufacturing companies.
Education opportunities include 18 public and private K through Grade 12 schools. Eastern Florida State College's four campuses are spread across Brevard County's more than 70-mile-long expanse on Florida's east coast, offering convenient access to higher education for all. Palm Bay Campus is situated on attractive Lake Titan in the fastest growing and most culturally diverse community in Brevard County.
Recreational activities include 29 city parks which include paintball and skateboarding, an aquatic center, a 200-acre regional park, two public / private golf courses, Turkey Creek Sanctuary, and nearby are the beaches!
Citizenship Required: Required
High School Grad/GED: Required
Valid FLORIDA Driver's License: Applicants must possess a valid Florida Driver's License prior to employment and maintain a safe and acceptable driving record.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Vision: Part of Medical examination (See Hiring Process)
College: Not required
Academy Certification: Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
Prior Experience: Not required
Work History: Applicant must have a stable work history free from a pattern of disciplinary actions, suspensions, terminations or resignations. Terminations for cause will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may result in disqualification.
Driving Record: Applicant will be disqualified for traffic convictions under any of the following conditions:
Drug Use: Applicant will be disqualified if they have been involved with drugs under any of the following conditions:
False Information: An applicant will be disqualified if they have knowingly presented false oral or written information during their consideration for employment. False information detected after employment will be grounds for dismissal.
Military Service Record: If a Veteran, applicant must possess an Honorable Discharge or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. A dishonorable discharge is not acceptable.
Background Investigation: Applicant must complete a background investigation and produce job-relevant information about past behavior, education, performance, and other critical factors that are important in the overall selection process. Candidates are required to produce past performance evaluations and discipline records. Failure to provide the agency with requested information and to meet deadlines and appointments may result in application disqualification.
Polygraph Examination: Applicant must submit to a Polygraph Examination and satisfactorily explain any deceptions noted by the examiner.
Psychological Examination: Applicant must receive an acceptable psychological evaluation administered by a licensed Psychologist.
Medical Examination and Drug Test: Applicant must pass a medical examination and drug test as determined by the City of Palm Bay.
Character & Policing Philosophy: Applicant must demonstrate good moral character with respect to sobriety, honesty, maturity, responsibility, loyalty, trustworthiness, reliability, discretion and associations. These characteristics must also be demonstrated during the hiring process.
Applicant must subscribe to a community policing philosophy as outlined in the Police Department’s Mission, Vision and Values Statements.