Airport Operations Officer
AIRPORT OPERATIONS OFFICER
Salary: $46,640 Annually
APPLICANTS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THIS POSITION AND ARE STILL ACTIVE IN THE SELECTION PROCESS DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.
IMPORTANT: All applicants are required to possess Florida law enforcement certification prior to being hired. Corrections officer certification does not apply. Candidates who possess law enforcement certification from a state other than Florida may apply. Candidates currently enrolled in a law enforcement academy in Florida may apply.
DO NOT apply if you do not possess law enforcement certification or are not currently enrolled in a law enforcement academy in Florida.
NATURE OF WORK:
Performs professional law enforcement work to maintain order to protect the public, maintain law and order in a limited, specialized assignment, with job responsibilities specific to that assignment, which may include any or all of the following: detect and prevent crime, direct and control traffic, investigate and apprehend suspects involved in criminal activity, secure facilities and provide education and training. Work is performed under general supervision of a Police Sergeant. Specialized assignments may include the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority facilities, other transportation facilities, educational institutions or others specialized assignments.
This position is considered permanent with the expectation that employees will consistently work 36 hours per week. This position is located at the Orlando International Airport.
All applicants are required to possess Florida law enforcement certification prior to being hired. High School diploma or G.E.D. Certificate which meets state standards. Meet the age requirement in accordance with Florida State Statutes (21 yrs. of age or more preferred), U.S. Citizen. Physical Condition must meet the standards. Meet vision requirements: One eye may be 20/100 corrected to 20/20; the other eye no more than 20/70 corrected to 20/20. Have good moral character, no felony convictions or, misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury or false statements as outlined in the Florida State Statute. Must be able to meet the restrictive drug standard. Applicants must possess a valid Florida Drivers License and be certified as a law enforcement officer pursuant to Chapter 943, Florida Statutes prior to being hired.
Minimum qualifications description:
Criminal Conduct: Applicant will be disqualified if:
1. Applicant has been convicted of a felony crime; OR,
2. Applicant has been convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses, within five years of the date of application (please contact OPD Recruiting if you have questions about which misdemeanor crimes apply); OR,
3. Applicant has been convicted of any offense which can be considered domestic violence; OR,
4. Applicant admits to committing a felony crime within five years of the date of application; OR,
5. Applicant has pending misdemeanor or felony charges; OR,
6. Applicant, while employed as a law enforcement officer, has committed a felony crime; OR,
7. Any other criminal conduct may or may not disqualify an applicant, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Drug Use: The following drug-related activities affect an applicant's eligibility for employment
1. Within one year of application or at any time following application, use or possession by applicant of cannabis that would constitute a violation of Chapter 893, Florida Statutes, shall disqualify the applicant from employment consideration. Such use or possession by applicant preceding one year of application may, upon review of the totality of circumstances, disqualify applicant.
2. Within three years of application or at any time following application, use or possession by applicant of a controlled substance that would constitute a violation of Chapter 893, Florida Statutes, shall disqualify the applicant from employment consideration. Such use or possession by applicant preceding three years of application may, upon review of the totality of circumstances, disqualify applicant.
3. Within ten years of application, sale by applicant of a substance controlled by Chapter 893, Florida Statutes, shall disqualify applicant from employment eligibility.
Driving History: Applicant will be disqualified for traffic convictions under any of the following conditions:
1. One conviction within five years prior to the date of application and continuing to the date of employment:
A. Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle; OR
B. Failing to stop and render aid, as required under any applicable State or Federal Law, in the event of a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death or personal injury of another; OR,
C. Driving a motor vehicle or being in actual physical control while having an unlawful blood alcohol level or while under the influence of alcoholic beverages or any substances controlled under any State or Federal law; OR,
D. Attempting to elude police.
2. One conviction within three years prior to the date of application and continuing to the date of employment:
A. Driving a motor vehicle while driver's license is suspended or revoked for reasons other than financial responsibility; OR,
B. Reckless driving.
3. Two convictions singly or in combination within three years prior to the date of application and continuing to the date of employment:
A. Leaving the scene of an accident resulting in property damage of more than $50; OR,
B. Unlawful speed resulting in an accident.
4. Five convictions singly or in combination within three years prior to the date of application and continuing to the date of employment of any traffic violations, except parking tickets, covered under any State or Federal law, or any valid ordinance of a municipality or county.
5. Traffic conviction record in which the accumulation of points resulted in the suspension of a driver's license within three years prior to the date of application and continuing to the date of employment.
6. Suspended or revoked driver's license for one of the following reasons within one year prior to the date of application and continuing to the date of employment:
A. Failure to attend court ordered driving schools; OR,
B. Failure to submit to a chemical test for intoxication or any suspension arising from an arrest or conviction for D.U.I. For the purposes of this section, issuance of a driver's license "For Business Purposes Only" will result in disqualification; OR,
C. Failure to pay two or more traffic fines. The circumstances resulting in the non-payment of only one traffic fine will be evaluated on an individual basis and may or may not disqualify the applicant; OR,
D. Financial responsibility (insurance cancellation, etc.) will be evaluated on an individual basis and may or may not disqualify the applicant.
7. Classified as a habitual traffic offender within the last ten (10) years.
Employment History: Applicant will be disqualified if:
1. Applicant has been discharged or resigned to avoid discharge within the last three years for neglect of duties, violation of job safety standards, violation of rules or standards regarding conduct toward the public and violation of rules and standards governing punctuality and dependability; OR,
2. Applicant has been discharged or resigned to avoid discharge within the last three years for inability to meet performance standards in the same kind of work for which he/she is now applying, unless he/she has since established a stable and satisfactory record of employment or training in the law enforcement career field; OR,
3. Applicant's work record, including number and type of positions held, reasons for separations and duration of unemployment when considered in light of the type of work he/she is now seeking, indicates that he/she would be a poor employment risk; OR,
4. While employed as a sworn law enforcement officer, applicant appropriated money, property, or evidence for personal use or purpose; OR,
5. Applicant has pending charges before any state law enforcement licensing agency.
***PLEASE NOTE, WHILE THIS LIST DOES CONTAIN THE MAJORITY OF DISQUALIFIERS FOR THE POSITION, THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COMPLETE DISQUALIFIER LIST. IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC SITUATION YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS WHICH YOU BELIEVE MAY DISQUALIFY YOU FROM THE APPLICATION PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT THE ORLANDO POLICE DEPARTMENT'S RECRUITING SECTION AT 407.246.2459 OR send an email to email@example.com
Permanent status to this position requires a probationary period of twelve (12) months, during which time performance will be carefully evaluated. Permanent status will be granted only if work performance is judged to be satisfactory.
Although this is a police officer position within the Orlando Police Department, it is a specialized position and not part of the general sworn workforce. In order to become a regular Orlando Police Officer, an Airport Operations Officer must apply for the regular police officer position and go through that selection process. If hired as a regular Orlando Police Officer, all requirements of that position must be met and the employee will first become a probationary police officer.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: SIGNIFICANT SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION
As part of the examination process for the position of Airport Operations Officer, it will be necessary for the applicant to complete a Civil Service Exam (Frontline National Exam described below), Physical Assessment Tests (PATs), polygraph examinations, interview, medical exam, psychological evaluation and background check.
Candidates should first complete this Airport Operations Officer application. Candidates must complete the entry-level law enforcement exam, Frontline National (Civil Service Exam). There are two different methods on how to complete this exam described below. There is additional information as to the content of this exam, on the National Testing Network's (NTN's) website at this link: Frontline National Exam .
The two (2) options on how to complete the Frontline National Exam are:
1. If invited, applicants may complete the exam in-person in Orlando on a specific date determined by the Orlando Police Department. The exam is administered by the Orlando Police Department. There is NO COST to complete the exam in-person. Generally the exam is offered once per month. Applicants complete the exam in the morning. Applicants return to the testing venue in the afternoon, where results are divulged. Those passing the exam may have the opportunity to participate in the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) and potentially a panel interview that same day.
2. The second method for applicants to complete Frontline National is via the National Testing Network (NTN). Candidates complete the exam at their convenience and schedule via NTN's website. www.nationaltestingnetwork.com
NTN has multiple testing locations throughout the country or the option to complete the exam virtually. There is a $55.00 cost associated with completing the exam via NTN. Candidates must first ensure they meet ALL minimum qualifications for the position before scheduling an exam with NTN. Candidates will not be reimbursed by the City of Orlando-Orlando Police Department for any costs associated with NTN.
Those completing the exam via NTN will be contacted by the Orlando Police Department as to whether they have "Passed/Failed" the exam. The applicants passing the exam will be provided additional instructions on the next steps of the process.
If you have already completed Frontline National with NTN within the past 12 months from your Airport Operations Officer application date, your scores are still valid via NTN. You can contact NTN Support at 855-821-3761 and send your scores to the Airport Operations Officer-Orlando Police Department position via NTN for a cost of $12.00. Note: this only applies to those who have completed Frontline National with NTN within the past 12 months from the date of their Police Officer application.
If applicants pass the Frontline National Exam (Civil Service Exam), they may be invited to complete a Physical Assessment Test (PAT), which is a 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes or less, complete at least 15 push-ups in one minute, and complete at least 25 sit-ups in one minute. Prior to taking the PAT, each applicant will be required to produce a completed PAT waiver. The waiver will be emailed to applicants at an appropriate time. The applicant will be required to complete a physical examination and an EKG by a physician of their choice.
The physician will complete and sign the last page of the waiver, attesting to the fact that they have reviewed the applicant's health history, performed a physical examination, conducted an EKG, effectively clearing the applicant for participation in the above described physical assessment test.
The Orlando Police Department offers full testing services for the position of police officer through National Testing Network, Inc.
What to expect at the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:
- Review all information related to the Orlando Police Department's Airport Operations Officer position, including minimum requirements and salary info.
- Detailed information about the testing process for entry level law enforcement testing (Fronline National Exam).
- Opportunity to take online practice tests at https://ergopracticetests.com/?FLB/
- Schedule your own convenient test time.
- Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.
National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the Orlando Police Department's responsibility and decision making in the selection process. Certain candidates will be selected for additional screening.
POSITION KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
As relevant to particular assignment:
• Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of law enforcement
• Knowledge of various law enforcement and community service agencies
• Knowledge of basic life saving techniques (CPR)
• Knowledge of police report writing techniques
• Knowledge of law enforcement procedures and operations
• Knowledge of Federal, State, and City criminal laws and ordinances and the criminal justice system operations
• Knowledge of Federal, State, and City criminal laws and ordinances and the criminal justice system operations.
• Skilled in defensive tactics.
• Skilled in communicating with others, both verbally and in writing.
• Skilled in the use of hand gun, police radio, and related equipment.
• Ability to define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to write technical reports and correspondence.
• Ability to observe and record events accurately and completely.
• Ability to conduct interviews.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with citizens, co-workers and managers.
• Ability to perform CPR and basic life saving activities.
• Ability to read and comprehend technical literature.
• Ability to handle routine public contacts.
• Ability to exercise reasonable discretion and judgment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS:
Enters and exits vehicles quickly while wearing approximately 15 to 20 pounds of equipment. Night vision and peripheral vision are important. Runs, climbs over fences and walls to subdue suspects. Sits, while driving, for extended periods of time. Manual dexterity to use handcuffs, light flares, fire weapon, do CPR, etc. May lift objects and/or persons in excess of 50 pounds. May stand for extended periods of time when directing traffic and controlling crowds.
Exposed to extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain and potentially dangerous environments. Exposed to putrid odors, diseases, chemicals, and excessive noise.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Orlando Police Department is firmly committed to equal employment opportunity and provides for equal opportunity before and during employment with the Department for all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not job related. The Department's policy of equality of opportunity applies to all levels of employment in the Department and to all job classifications. In addition, it is the responsibility of each department manager and supervisor to give the Department's non-discrimination policy full support through leadership and by personal example. In addition, it is the duty of each employee to help maintain a work environment which is conducive to and which reflects the Department's commitment to equal employment opportunity. Every effort will be made to employ and retain qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of July 26, 1990, the Orlando Police Department exercises an affirmative duty to make reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities and employees so that qualified individuals can perform the essential functions of a job.
For further information on the position please call 407.246.2459 or email questions to: recruit@ orlando.gov
INSURANCE: Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance available
Employment to second anniversary 2.62 hrs. per week
Over two (2) years to seventh anniversary 3.31 hrs. per week
Over seven (7) years to sixteenth anniversary 4.01 per week
Over sixteen (16) years up to twentieth anniversary 4.70 hrs. per week
Over twenty (20) years 4.82 hrs. per week
RETIREMENT PLAN: 401 (a) Defined Contribution (DC) Retirement Plan
City contributes 7% of your salary to the plan and matches up to 3% of your contributions.
Generous vesting schedule. Begin vesting in the employer's contributions at 3 years of service and are fully vested at 6 years of service.
Ability to contribute an additional 7% post tax dollars into the plan.
Variety of investments options and ability to change these options at any time.
Loan options and rollover options.
Optional Retirement Savings Plans - Deferred Compensation and Roth IRA Plans are designed to supplement retirement income. No City contributions towards these plans.
NOTE: Participation in the DC Retirement Plan is effective on the first day of the month following 90 days of employment.
EDUCATION REIMBURSEMENT: Eligible for $700 per fiscal year.
COURT TIME COMPENSATION:
SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL: To qualify for shift differential, the majority of the normal work shift must fall between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. For Example, if shift hours are 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., six of the eight hours fall within the differential time frame; therefore, shift differential will be paid for the entire shift.
0 - 4 $0.00
5 - 9 $300
10 - 14 $500
14 - 19 $800
20 - 24 $1,000
Closing Date/Time: Continuous