Now Hiring: Certified Police Officer

Compensation: Annual salary is dependent on relevant qualifications and job experience. Employee will be enrolled with the Florida Retirement System, receive paid sick and annual leave, and have a 100% employer paid CHP health insurance package

Location: 32 Jefferson Street, Chattahoochee, FL 32324

Job Type: Full-Time Non-Exempt

Department: Police

Closing Date and Time: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Contact: Chattahoochee Police Department (850) 663-4383  


This is responsible police work in the protection of life and property through prevention of crime and the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Employees in this class are responsible for the prevention, detection and investigation of crimes. Duties of this class may include various specialized assignments. Work requires the use and exercise of independent judgment. Work is demonstrated, supervised and reviewed by superior officers and/or Field Training Officers through written reports, personal inspections and observation of the results obtained.


Essential Duties

Patrols assigned area. Answers calls for service and complaints involving traffic infractions and crashes, and misdemeanors and felonies. Makes arrests, which may involve the use of force, and transports prisoners to headquarters or jail. Appears in court as a witness or arresting officer. Conducts investigations at crime scenes, interviewing witnesses and/or taking statements. Enforces vehicle parking and operating laws and investigates traffic crashes. Administers first aid/CPR. Gathers and preserves evidence. Maintains order during parades and other public gatherings. Gives general information to citizens concerning the location of streets, routes and buildings, etc. Directs traffic at intersections or at the scene of emergencies or disasters. Attends training and maintains proficiency in high-liability functions such as vehicle operation, defensive tactics and firearm use. May be assigned to specific units within the department requiring the performance of specialized duties. May be asked to dispatch emergency calls for the Police Department and volunteer fire station. Notifies supervisor of all equipment malfunctions, issues, or any calls of a serious, unusual, or life-threatening nature.

May work shifts of various lengths including, but not limited to, 8 hours, 10 hours, 12 hours or more depending on the assignment and operational needs of the Department. May also work at any time during a 24-hour period, including shifts during the day, afternoon, or overnight.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of police work, the criminal justice process, laws and ordinances. Ability to analyze disputed and complex situations objectively and to determine the proper course of action. Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, impartially and with respect for the rights of others. Ability to react quickly and calmly under dangerous and/or emergency conditions. Ability to obtain information through interviews, interrogations and observations. Ability to understand and execute difficult oral and written instructions and to prepare clear and comprehensive reports. Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors and the general public. Skills in public speaking and public relations techniques and methods. Skills in the use and care of firearms and in the operation of police vehicles. Skill in the use of personal computers and the programs and applications associated with assigned duties and responsibilities.

Necessary Requirements

Must possess a law enforcement certificate issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission; or must have completed a law enforcement basic recruit curriculum in the State of Florida and must pass the State of Florida’s law enforcement certification examination within thirty days of appointment.

Visual ability must be correctable to 20/20 in each eye with normal color distinction and depth perception.

Must possess a valid Class E State driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving history.


Individuals wishing to apply for this position must turn in a completed cover letter, resume, and City of Chattahoochee employment application no later than the closing time and date referenced above. The individual must fill out an application packet to be considered for hire as a cover letter and resume will not substitute for the completed application packet. This packet may be picked up at either City Hall (22 Jefferson Street) or downloaded below. All completed applications, resumes, and cover letters must be received by the City Hall. The City of Chattahoochee is a drug free workplace that prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.