Police Officer

  • City of Doral, FL
  • Doral, Florida
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $54,307.64 Annually USD

Job Description

General Purpose

Position is posted on a continuous basis until a sufficient amount of qualified applications are received.
Applicants who are interested in the position are encouraged to submit an application promptly; notice will not be announced prior to closing the posting.

*** Note to Applicants :All applicants MUST complete and submit a pre-screening questionnaire along with their application. The questionnaire must be uploaded as a PDF document directly through Neogov. Pre-screening application is located directly on the City of Doral's job opportunities link.***

  • Updated Resume
  • Dd-214 (If Applicable)
  • City of Doral Veteran's Preference Claim Form (If Applicable)
  • Completed Pre-Screening Questionnaire

This is general law enforcement and public safety work in the protection of life and property and in the execution of orders issued through the authority of the City of Doral Police Department.
An employee in this classification may perform varied assignments in motorized patrol, traffic control and enforcement, accident investigation, preliminary and follow-up investigation at crime
scenes, serving writs in criminal proceedings, and assisting in public safety education programs. Work involves an element of personal danger and high levels of physical, emotional, and mental
stress to deal with people in various situations. Incumbents must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies. Situations often arise where incumbents will have the responsibility for making decisions regarding the use of deadly force in protecting citizens and themselves without the opportunity for prior supervisory advice or assistance.
Routine assignments are received from superior officers who review work methods and results through reports, inspections, and discussions. Police Officers generally works oneshift per 24-hour period,but will be subject to recall to on-duty status as the department warrants. In addition, Police Officers are required to respond to any emergency and/or criminal situation that they observe while off duty and function as a Police Officer until relieved by regular on-duty units.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:
  • Patrols the City of Doral area in a radio equipped car or motorcycle to preserve law and order.
  • Responds to a variety of calls that require several intervention approaches ranging from personal counseling techniques to the use of physical or deadly force.
  • Police Officers respond to crashes, domestic disturbances, various misdemeanors and felonies, traffic and crowd problems, etc.
  • Administers first aid, conducts preliminary investigations, locates evidence, obtains information from witnesses,completes reports, makes arrests and escorts prisoners to jail.
  • Testifies in court concerning work activities.
  • Serves Criminal and Metropolitan writs; conducts search and surveillance to determine whereabouts of person to be served; arrests fugitives and returns person to proper authority.
  • Serves as instructor in the teaching of traffic safety to civic and school groups; broadcasts traffic information through commercial radio stations.
  • Assists in departmental programs and cooperates with other agencies in dealing with social, medical, and psychological problems such as domesticcrises, alcoholism, attempted suicides, and other emotional disturbances.
  • Participates in underwater search and recovery missions, mobile crime laboratory investigations, undercover surveillance, civil defense exercises, rescue operations, marine patrol, and vice raids.
  • Directs traffic at local schools as needed.
  • Patrols local schools and communities as needed.
  • Fills out paperwork, performs roll call and assigns duties as needed.
  • Assists in the presentation of departmental training programs.
  • Works variable hours and shift schedules as needed.
  • Performs related work as required.
Additional Duties:
  • Performs other related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • For Certified Police Officers: Employed in a full-time sworn classification by (or separated within preceding 24 months from) another police agency, possession of a Basic Recruit Certificate of Compliance from the State of Florida or its equivalent, completed probation with a Florida law enforcement agency, and one year of police experience.
  • Includes SupplementalFDLE Certification. A Variety of Additional Pay Supplements and Pay Incentives are Available Based on Assignments and Additional Incentives.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License.
  • Minimum age of 19.
  • The following requirements must be presented at the time of application:
    • Applicants must meet minimum City medical standards.
    • Must possess visual acuity not exceeding 20/100 uncorrected, corrected to 20/30 or better. Contact lenses are permitted.
    • Applicants must be able to distinguish between the colors red, green, and yellow.
    • Weight must be in proportion to height.
Examination Process:
The following includes all steps for the position of Police Officer. Continuing on with each step of the process is contingent upon successfully completing the previous step. Candidates can be dismissed at any point throughout the consideration process.
  1. Apply via our online application
  2. Attach resume, pre-history questionnaire and DD-214 if applicable
  3. Application review
  4. Oral Board
  5. Conditional Offer
  6. Personal History Questionnaire
  7. Fingerprints
  8. Drug test
  9. Polygraph
  10. Psychological Evaluation
  11. Physical
  12. Extensive Background Investigation
  13. Interview with Chief of Police
  14. Final employment offer made by Human Resources
The City of Doral is committed to offering an equitable, drug-free work environment. We do not discriminate in any employment related decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or other similar factors that are not job-related. This commitment is practiced in all aspects of our personnel policies, programs, practices, recruitment and other related activities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of state statutes, local ordinances, and departmental regulations governing search and seizure of property, arrest, and admissibility of evidence.
  • Knowledge of the City of Doral geography and its road network.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of first aid principles and skill in their application.
  • Knowledge of basic human relations techniques.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to develop skill in the use and care of firearms.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to enforce the law firmly, impartially, and with respect for individual rights.
  • Ability to prepare accurate reports of work activities.
  • Ability to assess an emergency or criminal situation and respond promptly and appropriately, often without direct supervision.
  • Ability to deal effectively and equitably with all people under various circumstances.
  • Ability to adapt to changing social conditions.
  • Ability to respond to training programs designed to develop proficiencies in work areas.
  • Ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Ability to use highly technical computer applications, such as GIS or CAD.
  • Ability to use or repair small/light equipment, such as power tools.
  • Physical strength and agility, and ability to meet physical requirements.
  • Emotional stability and the necessary capacity to cope with a wide range of inter-personal situations.
  • Personal character necessary to withstand frequent assaults on ethical and legal integrity.
Physical Requirements :
  • Ability to balance on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces; climb, crawl, crouch, feel, finger, grasp, handle, kneel, lift, pull, push, reach; receive information through oral communication; make rational decisions; make repetitive motions with the hands; express ideas by speaking accurately/loudly/quickly; stand for sustained periods of time; stoop by bending the body downwards; use visual acuity to perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal; and walk from one work site to another;
  • Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Doral, Florida United States View Map