Police Officer, Class III (Pre-screening only)

Published Oct 23, 2012
$11.48/hour 40 hours/week (2080 hours/year); Must be available nights and weekends

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must possess a valid S.C. driver's license at time of hire
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED

No visible tattoos while in uniform, i.e. no tattoos on head, neck, shoulders, upper chest, upper and lower arms (visible with a short-sleeved shirt or T-shirt), wrists and/or hands. Males will not wear earrings while on duty except in undercover situations with prior approval.

Application Process

Submit an official City of Florence application form.  Form is available at the City of Florence Human Resources Department, Room 507, City-County Complex, 180 North Irby Street, Florence, SC.  You may also call 843-665-3158 to request an application packet through the mail or download an application from this website. Note: The City of Florence does not accept resumes or any unsolicited material.

Documents to be Attached to Application

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • DD-214 (Military discharge/release - long form)
  • Birth Certificate or naturalization papers to ensure that candidate is at least 21 years of age and a US citizen
  • Copy of current, valid driver's license
  • Official, original 10-year driver's record.  You must include record(s) from each state in which you held a driver's license in the last 10 years. 
  • References from 4 individuals. Please do not include references from relatives, current/former supervisors or current City of Florence employees. Information should include:
    • Name
    • Mailing address
    • Home phone number
    • Work phone number
    • A brief statement as to how you know this person

Selection Process

To be considered for assignment to the eligibility list, an applicant for this position must successfully complete a 3-phase pre-assessment program.

Phase I

  • Receipt of completed application along with requested documents
  • Verification of driving record in conjunction with City standards
  • Written exam

Phase II

  • Thorough background investigation
  • Oral Board interview
  • Demonstrate weapon proficiency with Glock 22.4.  Two attempts to successfully show a trainable level of proficiency with the firearm.
  • Police Chief interview

Phase III

  • Psychological exam
  • Polygraph
  • Medical exam and drug screening
  • Pre-screening activities do not indicate that a vacancy exists.
The City of Florence is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion, national origin, race, disability, or political affiliation. La Ciudad de Florence es un Empleador de Igualdad de Oportunidades.  Para mas informacion, e-mail jleach@cityofflorence.com