Find out salary, pay scale, requirements and likely disqualification factors when pursuing a police career for the town of Palm Beach
Recruitment is conducted on an as needed basis for all applicants who possess the minimum qualifications. Watch this space for further announcements. The Town of Palm Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Police Officers ($53,843 – $94,273)
Telecommunicators ($42,361 – $68,201)
Parking Enforcement Officers ($32,795 – $52,801)
Code Enforcement Officers ($42,016 – $67,647)
TO APPLY for recruitment, applicants MUST meet one of the following criteria:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS as set forth by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission(CJSTC).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for employment with the Town of Palm Beach:
The applicant must:
PHYSIOLOGICAL PROFILE: Consists of a series of events to assess physical abilities. A further description is available from the Human Resources Department.
SWIMMING SKILLS TEST: A skills test examining basic water survival skills, conducted by Palm Beach Lifeguards.
ORAL REVIEW BOARD INTERVIEW: The interview provides evaluation of employment and educational history, ability to relate well to others, reasoning and problem solving skills in answering situational questions, and communication skills.
VOICE STRESS ANALYSIS: The voice stress analysis will be used to verify information obtained from both the application and the Oral Review Board Interview.
PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION: Candidates are evaluated on the psychological factors related to successful performance as a police officer.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: An investigation that includes a thorough examination of police records, driving records, credit records, military and employment histories, educational history; and inquiry of persons who know the applicant to evaluate whether the applicant respects the law and rights of others, are dependable and responsible, have demonstrated mature judgement in areas such as use of drugs and intoxicants, are honest and demonstrate integrity, and are a safe driver.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION: A thorough medical examination given by the Town of Palm Beach Physician, including an EKG and drug screening.
1 to 4 years of employment – 176 hours
5 to 9 years of employment – 216 hours
10 to 14 years of employment – 232 hours
15 and more years – 256 hours
*Paid Health,Dental,and Major Medical Insurance
*Paid Life Insurance equal to annual salary
*Long term Disability Insurance
*Employee Assistance Program, Credit Union
TOWN RETIREMENT PROGRAM ………10 years of service at age 50 or 20 years of service at any age. Retirement multiplier is 3.25% of final average compensation for each year of service. (20 years of service results in a 65% pension, 25 years of service results in an 81.2% pension). The ICMA (international City Management Association) Retirement Corporation, Voluntary supplemental program.
LONGEVITY PAY ………….After 5 years of service, starting at 2.5 percent of employees annual salary, increasing 0.5 percent for every year of service, up to 10 percent.
OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE ……Educational tuition reimbursement, Annual uniform maintenance allowance, Uniforms and equipment are provided upon employment.
POLICE OFFICER STARTING SALARY (based on experience)
Overtime: Substantial voluntary overtime available.
TO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION…..Call the Personnel Office at (561)838-5450 or come to the Human Resources at 360 S. County Rd. Palm Beach, Fl. 33480
THE TOWN OF PALM BEACH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER All applicants receive consideration without regard to race, age, ancestry, color, marital status, religion, national origin, medical condition or disability.