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CURRENT JOBS AVAILABLE

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HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY

Applications are accepted only for those positions that are currently being advertised
and only during the period that the position is open for applicants as indicated
within the job posting.  Except for Police Officer positions, the City of Atlantic Beach
does not maintain a Job Applicant file and applicants must apply, or reapply for jobs
as they are advertised.

Positions open to the public are advertised in the local newspapers (Shorelines and
Beaches Leader), the Florida Times Union, and posted in the Current Jobs Available
 
section of this web site.  Available positions are also posted on City bulletin boards
throughout the City and at the City Hall building.  

                              City of Atlantic Beach
                              City Hall Building
                              800 Seminole Road
                              Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

You may apply online, by fax (904) 242-3498, by email (), by mail,
or in person at the City of Atlantic Beach City Hall located at 800 Seminole Road,
Atlantic Beach, Florida.

If you cannot apply through one of these means, we would be more than happy to
mail an application to you which can be completed and returned by mail.

Applications must be received or postmarked (if mailed) no later than 5:00 pm on
the "closing" date as indicated for each position in the job advertisement.

 

 

POLICE OFFICER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • No Visible tattoos on the arms below the elbow.  No tattoos on any part of the neck, head, hands, or fingers.  No tattoos anywhere that are considered obscene, sexual in nature, racial, ethnic or religious discrimination, drug or gang related.  Tattoos must also not detract from the professional image of the agency or undermine City or Department values.
  • Must not have used tobacco products during the last year immediately preceding application.
  • Must be a certified Police Officer or in Police Academy. 
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Not have any of the disqualifiers as listed on the Supplemental Police Officer Application Form.
  • Must pass a criminal background check that includes, but may not be limited to:
                                a. Reference checks from both employers and personnel
                                b. Criminal history check
                                c. Driver history check
  • Must be in good physical condition and complete a pre-employment physical to 
    verify that you can perform the essential functions of the position. 
  • Must complete a pre-employment polygraph test.
  • Be able to pass the National Police Officer Selection Test (Standard).  This test consists of four sections and measures the basic skills necessary to perform successfully as a Police Officer.
  • Be able to pass a pre-employment physical abilities test conducted by the City. 
    The battery of job-related tests is intended to be completed in the fastest
    possible time and will require maximum effort by the applicant.  Tests are designed to measure balance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, anaerobic power and capacity, fine motor skills and aerobic power.  Tests will include two 220-yard runs, dragging a 150-pound object 100 feet, jumping over obstacles (12-24 inches high), climbing over a wall (40 inches high), two 50 foot-sprints, and movement around a series of pylons.

 

POLICE OFFICER DISQUALIFIERS (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING)

    •  Use of tobacco or tobacco products during the last year immediately preceding application. 
    •  Any felony conviction.   (Staff review all felony arrests)
    •  Any misdemeanor conviction involving moral character, domestic violence, perjury, or false statements.
    •  Any misdemeanor conviction in the last 2 years.  (Staff review 2-5 years)
    •  Three or more incidents resulting in moving violations in the last 2 years. (Staff review 2-5 years)
    •  Any DUI arrest in the last 2 years.  (Staff review 2-5 years)
    •  A refusal to submit to a chemical test for DUI in the last 2 years.  (Staff review 2-5 years)
    •  Any driver's license suspension in the last 2 years, except for FR (financial responsibility), suspensions. 
        (Staff review 2-5 years)
    •  The sale of any controlled substance, ever.
    •  The use or experimentation with marijuana within the last 2 years.  (Staff review 2-5 years)
    •  The use of or experimentation with any other illegal substance in the last 5 years.  (Such as, but not
        limited to:  cocaine, heroin, LSD, hashish, mescaline, PCP, opium, peyote, PCH, THC, designer drugs or
        any of their derivatives).  The use of any narcotic without the benefit of a prescription within the last 5
        years.  (Such as, but not limited to:  opium, morphine, methandone, or any of their derivatives).  (Staff
        review 5-10 years) 
    •  No visible tattoos on the arms below the elbow.  No tattoos on any part of the neck, head, hands, or
        fingers.  No tattoos anywhere that are considered or associated with profanity, obscenity, criminal 
        gangs, drugs, sexual, drugs, sexual, racial, ethnic or religious discrimination.  Tattoos must also not
        detract from the professional image of the agency or undermine City or Department values. 
 
 EMPLOYMENT PROCESS  

The entire employment process takes from 6 to 12 weeks to complete depending on the number of applicants.  All selected applicants will be notified by mail after each phase as

to their continuation in the employment process.  The Police Officer employment process consists of the following:
 

Phase 1.  A City of Atlantic Beach Application Form (online) or (PDF) and a Supplemental

              Police Officer Application Form (online) or (PDF) must be submitted prior to the

              advertised “close date” for the position.  An Equal Employment Opportunity
              (EEO) 
Survey form (online) or (PDF) is optional, however, encouraged to be
              submitted.

 
Phase 2.  Completion of the physical/agility test in the morning and two written tests in
              the 
afternoon.  This phase takes about 6 hours to complete, depending on the
              number 
of applicants.
 

              The following additional documents must be provided at testing:  

1.      An original properly completed and physician signed Physician’s Clearance Form.

2.      An original properly completed, signed, and notarized, Authority for Release of Information Form (CJSTC Form 58). Release Form

3.      A copy of your current driver’s license

4.      A copy of your Police Officer certification papers.

5.      A copy of your DD Form 214, if applicable.

6.      A copy of any additional certification and/or training papers.

7.      A complete listing of all places that you have lived for the past ten (10) years to include:

a.      The “to” and “from” dates that you lived at each address

b.      The complete legal address to include: street, city, and zip code.  A post office post number is not adequate.

c.      The name of the landlord if you were renting/leasing.

d.      The phone number of the landlord.

 
Phase 3.  Those who successfully complete Phase 2 will be scheduled for an Oral
              Interview 
Board.

 

Phase 4.  Those that successfully complete Phase 3 will be scheduled for a polygraph

              examination.

 
Phase 5.  Those that successfully complete the polygraph (Phase 4) will have an in-dept

              background investigation completed.

 
Phase 6.  Those that satisfactorily complete Phase 1 through 5 will be considered by the

              department and the best qualified candidate(s) shall be given a conditional
              offer of 
employment.


 
Phase 7.  Those given a conditional offer of employment must successfully pass a pre-

              employment physical and drug screening.



APPLICATION FORMS AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED 

Remember to complete your application very carefully and thoroughly.  Remember, we do
not know you and have to judge your experience and abilities based upon your application.  What you place on your application may determine if you are interviewed.

Once you submit an application, you are responsible for notifying us of any changes in
your telephone number or other "key" information to ensure consideration.

Police Officer applicants must complete and submit the following forms:

     1.  City Employment Application Form (online)
or (PDF Format).
     2.  Supplemental Police Officer Application Form (
online) or (PDF Format).

The following forms and/or documents are required to be provided when you report to take the physical/agility and two written tests.

     1. An original properly completed and physician signed Physician's Clearance Form.

     2. An original properly completed and signed Authority for Release of Information Form
         (CJSTC Form 58). (
PDF Format)
     3. A copy of your current driver's license.
     4. A copy of your Police Officer certification papers.
     5. A copy of your DD Form 214, if applicable
     6. A copy of any additional certification and/or training papers.
     7. A complete listing of all places that you have lived for the past ten (10) years to
         include:
         a. The "to" and "from" dates that you lived at each address.
         b. The complete legal address to include: street, city, and zip code.  A post office
             post number is not adequate.
         c. The name of the landlord if you were renting/leasing.
         d. The phone number of the landlord.
         e. The complete legal address to include: street, city, and zip code.  A post office
             post number is not adequate.

Although optional, all applicants are also requested and encouraged to complete an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Survey Form 
(online) or (PDF Format).

If offered a position, the following documents will be required:

     1.  Birth Certificate
     2.  High School Diploma or GED
     3.  Social Security Card
     4.  Citizenship papers (if applicable)


HOW APPLICANTS ARE SELECTED

All applications are screened by the Human Resource Department with those applications that pass this initial screening being forwarded to the Public Safety Department for further screening.


EMPLOYEE BENEFIT SUMMARY

Employee Benefit Summary



  









 


 

 

 
















































    










   

 

 

     

     



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