City of Valparaiso

Job Opportunities


Post Date: September 24, 2018

Position: Law Enforcement Officer

Department: Police

Hours: Full-time

Hourly Pay: DOQ

Closing Date: October 26, 2018

Position Overview: Receives training and performs a wide variety of police functions including, but not limited to, crime repression, crime prevention, protection of personal liberties, regulation of non-criminal conduct, and provision of services. Enforces city, state, and federal ordinances, and statutes, and arrest offenders. Performs first-aid and CPR when required, along with animal control and Code Enforcement issues. This is an entry-level position. See full job description and minimum requirements below.

Minimum Requirements: A high school graduate or GED equivalent is required. Must be at least 19 years of age and be a citizen of the United States. Must possess a valid Florida driver's license. Must be fingerprinted by the employing agency and processed by the FDLE and the FBI. Must possess good moral character as defined in FAC Rule 11b-27. Complete an Affidavit of Application form (CJSTC-68). Completed police basic recruit training or high liability proficiency (if exempt from basic recruit training) and pass the Florida State certification examination.

After conditional offer of employment, applicants must pass a pre-employment physical examination, drug screening, NOJOSI examination, review board, and background investigation.

View full job description and minimum requirements

We are pleased to report that the City of Valparaiso has received CDBG funds to improve the City’s sewer collection system.  In an effort to encourage participating contractors to hire Section 3 residents, we will have copies of a Section 3 Contact Information Form available at City Hall.  A copy of all completed forms will be provided to the awarded Contractor and Subcontractors should they need to hire additional persons to complete the project.   Please note, completing the Section 3 Contact Information Form does not guarantee your employment with the awarded Contractor and/or Subcontractors.

View Section 3 Potential Employee Form

Applicants may download and print applications in PDF or Word format to apply for employment opportunities. Print applications are also available for pickup at City Hall located at 465 Valparaiso Parkway, Valparaiso, FL. 32580. Completed applications are accepted by personal delivery or by mail only.

Employment Application PDF Form Employment Application Word Document

The City of Valparaiso is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, political affiliation, citizenship, marital status, disability, national origin or any other legally protected status.