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Author Topic: Entry Level Position: Miami-Dade Police Department  (Read 18671 times)

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Offline Thomas Fadul

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Entry Level Position: Miami-Dade Police Department
« on: August 18, 2008, 10:43:35 AM »
The MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT (MDPD) Crime Laboratory Bureau is seeking one entry-level Firearm & Toolmark Examiner (Criminalist 1).  The Laboratory is a large state-of-the-art facility with modern equipment, NIBIN/IBIS stations, an indoor firearms range, shoot tanks, and an extensive firearms collection totaling 3000 weapons from all over the world.  We seek an individual who will meet the challenge of becoming a court qualified Firearm & Toolmark Examiner.  We seek an individual who will become an independent examiner within a team environment.   The ideal candidate will be expected to contribute to the highly regarded reputation that this laboratory has had for over 40 years.  Currently, the Laboratory has 64 personnel, which includes 10 firearm examiners.  We are in Sunny South Florida with great beaches, plenty of fishing, diving, shows, sports, cruises and many other attractions.  Applicants must meet MDPD educational requirements, and be a US citizen or US permanent resident prior to being hired.

We offer competitive pay (apx. $46,094 $90,455).

We have the following benefits!

   Excellent "team" work environment!
   Merit pay raises (~5%) with additional cost of living raises (~2-4%) annually
   5% salary increase for AFTE Certification in Firearms Identification, or ABC Certification
   Annual Longevity Bonus Check (percentage of salary that increases annually) after 15 years of service and until retirement
   Numerous choices in Health & Dental Benefits with biannual physical examinations paid by Department.
   State of the Art Health and Fitness facilities available to all employees, free of charge
   Florida Retirement System, 25 years, 75% of salary (vested after 6 years), no cost to employee.
   Public out-of-state or federal employment may be eligible towards the Florida Retirement System (up to five years may be purchased).
   Deferred Compensation investment program available (pretax investment)
   Paid lunch (8 hour workdays).
   96 hours of paid sick leave per year.
   First 48 hours of sick leave that is not used can be converted to annual vacation days.
   Eligible employees will be paid for 100% of unused sick leave at date of retirement
   Two (2) weeks of paid vacation with the additional week if sick leave converted
   Longevity vacation days accrue after 5 years and can total up to two (2) additional weeks of annual leave
   13 paid holidays (includes birthday and a floating holiday)
   $80.00 biweekly law enforcement specialty supplement via the bargaining unit.
   Educational benefits (tuition refund program) for furthering education.  County pays 50% of tuition of approved curriculum.
   Attendance at AFTE, SHOT Show, IAI, and FDIAI encouraged and supported by Department
   Other outside training encouraged and supported by Department
   The laboratory has been ASCLD/LAB accredited since 1989 and the Department has been CALEA accredited since 1993
   No state income tax

Click on the following link to apply for the Criminalist 1 postion:


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