Mission: Provide Superior Services that Inspire Community
Vision: To be the Community of Choice in Tampa Bay
Values: Integrity, Collaboration, Passion, Creativity
Largo's commitment to a High Performance Organization (HPO)
model builds a flexible and resilient organization that
intentionally builds leadership capacity at all levels of the
CITY OF LARGO ... Naturally A Great Place to Work!
$23.11 hourly rate
* The Largo Police Department is looking to secure fully
certifiable Police Cadets enrolled in a current academy.
Tentative start date for Police Cadet is September 7, 2021
The Largo Police Department is a State and Nationally Accredited
Police Department. All sworn Officers, civilian staff members and
volunteers in the Department are committed to providing
professional service to the residents of Largo, a commitment
highlighted by our Department's Mission Statement.
The City of Largo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
protected veteran status, or disability status.
A Police Cadet serves as a paid, at-will employee while
attending training at an approved Police Academy. The City of Largo
currently utilizes the Southeastern Public Safety Institute
(SEPSI), affiliated with St Petersburg College and housed within
the Allstate Center. Once a Cadet successfully completes the listed
Academy training and the associated Florida Department of Law
Enforcement State Exam (SOCE), they are eligible to be sworn in as
a Police Officer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
All employees share components of leadership, management,
technical, and team skills to assist in making the City of Largo
the community of choice in Tampa Bay.
* Demonstrates an understanding and reflection of the City's
mission, vision, and values and a commitment to achieve
organizational goals aligned with the City's strategic plan
* Champions a high performance work culture that encourages and
embraces new ideas, develops individuals and welcomes and
encourages diverse perspectives
* Articulates strategic and innovative thinking and provides
clarity to deliver superior services
* Approaches the job with enthusiasm and curiosity to promote a
solutions-oriented work culture
* Effectively manages assignments and priorities to ensure the
fulfillment of projects, tasks, and responsibilities
* Follows suggested procedures to assure the highest standards
of risk management, employee safety and risk avoidance
* The primary function of an employee in this classification is
to receive formal training and FDLE State Certification as a Police
Officer through successful completion of the SEPSI Police Academy
and the associated State Examination (SOCE). By doing so the
employee will transition into the Largo Police Department Field
Training Program (FTO).
* All Cadets will participate in formal, structured training at
a Police Academy
* The Cadet's overall performance will be reviewed and evaluated
by assigned SEPSI Instructors and/or the Academy Coordinator
* Upon successful completion of the listed academy, the FDLE
State Examination and approval by FDLE, the Cadet will be appointed
to the classification of Police Recruit Officer
* Supports honest and transparent decision-making
* Collaborates with all team members in a way that builds upon
ideas and takes personal accountability and ownership of projects,
roles, and assignments
* Openly exhibits a positive attitude, in word and action, and
encourages others to do the same
Performs related work as required.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STATUS: As a condition of employment, City of
Largo employees will be required to work as directed during an
undeclared and/or a declared emergency. All employees are subject
to recall around the clock for emergency response operations, which
may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the
normal work location, and may include duties other than those
specified in the official job description.
* be at least 19 years of age
* be a citizen of the United States
* have earned a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
* not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor
involving perjury or false statement. Any person who, after July 1,
1981, pleads guilty or "nolo contendere" to, or is found guilty of
a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false
statement, shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as
an Officer, not-withstanding suspension of sentence or withholding
* never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the
US Armed Forces.
* have documentation of processed fingerprints on file with the
* pass a physical examination by a licensed physician, physician
assistant or certified advanced registered nurse practitioner.
* have good moral character as determined by a background
investigation under procedures established by the Criminal Justice
Standards and Training Commission.
* have at least sixty college credits, or two years of Military
and/or Police experience. However, if a candidate has at least
thirty college credits, they would be eligible if they are willing
to complete additional course work during the aforementioned Police
Academy, that will result in an additional thirty college credits.
By doing so, the candidate will satisfy the listed sixty credit
hour requirement upon graduation from the training program.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work Environment: 15% Inside a climate controlled building; 85%
outside which includes driving.
Physical Requirements: The essential functions of the job
require; sitting approximately three (3) hours, standing
approximately four (4) hours, and walking approximately three (3)
hours during the course of a 10 hour shift. The job also requires
frequent: bending/stooping, grasping, reaching, and
lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 15 pounds, with occasional:
fine manipulations, pulling/pushing, and repetitive motion. On rare
occasions the work requires: climbing, crawling, kneeling, and
lifting/carrying objects weighing 15 pounds or more.
Sensory Requirements: Hearing: Ability to hear alarm signals,
radio transmissions, understand what others are saying in normal
conversation, and detect specific noises or voices during group
conversations. Speaking: Ability to communicate orally with others
in person, via radio and telephone transmissions, and during formal
presentations to groups. Seeing: Ability to operate a vehicle, read
fine print and normal print, and observe numbers, license plates,
and street signs at night.
Driving Requirements: Requires frequent driving and possession
of a valid Florida Class "E" Driver's License and appropriate
Technology: The work requires ability to operate telephones,
smart phones, tablets, photocopiers, printers, desktop and/or
laptop computers, calculators and all associated software. The work
also requires proficiency with computer hardware and software
programs including word, spreadsheet and/or database applications,
internet applications, and database management.
Other Machines: The work also requires the ability to operate
video recording devices.
Tools: The work requires proficiency with standard police
Yes - DRUG TESTING (Safety Sensitive)
No - CHILDCARE FINGERPRINTING
No - CREDIT CHECK
Yes - FDLE AND CJSTC SECURITY CLEARANCE: As mandated by the
FDLE, CJSTC and the Largo Police Department, this position may be
subject to additional security clearances due to access to the
police department facility or police department's electronic
* Interested candidates must complete an online City of Largo
Employment Application ( all documents must be uploaded with the
application prior to the closing date. Please note: We can not
accept mailed, emailed, faxed or hand-carried documents.)
The Police Department's screening process includes;
* Application Screening and PEDS Request
* Oral Board Interview
* Scenario Board
* Chief's Interview/Conditional Offer
After a conditional offer of employment is given, applicants
must successfully complete the following requirements;
* Psychological Evaluation
* Medical Examination (including X-rays, EKG, MRI and drug
* Background Investigation (PASS), to include a Polygraph
Police Applicant Screening Service (PASS)
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* Screening includes a written examination, administrative
interview and a full background investigation. If extended a
conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be required to
successfully complete the PASS process.
Elements of Selection Process:
1. Review of applications for selection of individuals to be
2. Schedule those applicants selected to be interviewed.
3. Selected applicants will interview with panel.
4. Conduct criminal background check and driving history record
on top applicant.
5. Schedule polygraph for selected top applicant.
6. Schedule physical for top applicant.
7. Verification of three (3) personal references.
8. Schedule applicant to report to sign in at Human Resources
and first day of work.
Duration of The Process:
The expected duration of the interview selection process for
position should take approximately three (3) to four (4) weeks
depending on the size of the applicant pool.
Agency's Policy On Reapplication:
If not selected, you may reapply for this or any other position
at any time
If you are interested in joining the Largo Police Team, please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-588-1650