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HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Human Resources is a customer oriented team dedicated to providing personnel services for the City and supporting the City of Tarpon Springs’ mission and vision.  The City of Tarpon Springs is a member of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans’ Preference and Drug Free Workplace.  We encourage those interested in employment to complete an application or anyone needing detailed information concerning available jobs to come to the Human Resources Office located at:
City Hall
324 East Pine Street
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
Telephone 727-938-3711 or Email HR: HR2@ctsfl.us

Benefits
Employment Application
Ethics Fraud Whistleblower Policy

All job applicants selected for new employment with the City of Tarpon Springs will be offered employment conditioned upon the successful completion of a physical with Drug Screening. New employees must enroll in the direct deposit program within six months of employment.

ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO REQUIRES A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS SHOULD CALL THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (727) 938-3711 IN ADVANCE.

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS

Updated June 8, 2021

SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT
TEMPORARY POSITIONS—RECREATION DIVISION
JUNE 10—AUGUST 11, 2021

RECREATION SPECIALIST (SUMMER) – 2 POSITIONS—$14.26/hour
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum of two years of college or university or equivalent experience preferred. Experience must be in the recreation or related field. Plans, organizes, implements and supervises recreational activities and programs. Supervises and assists staff. Direct supervision of children ages 6-14. Ability to swim, CPR and lifesaving skills preferred. Valid Florida Driver’s License required.

 

RECREATION LEADER—6 POSITIONS—$12.32/hour
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma/GED required. Experience in the field of recreation and minimum age of 18 years old preferred. An equivalent combination of education/training/experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion. Plans and executes leisure activities such as sports, arts and crafts, drama, and special events. May supervise or instruct a group of children planning activities and administering correction. Maintains participant safety, administers first aid and completes reports.  Ability to swim, CPR and lifesaving preferred. Performs related work as required. Valid Florida Driver’s License required.

Closing date:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Annual Salary Range: $39,766 – $64,064 D.O.Q.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Position is responsible for overseeing and administering the operation of City-owned cemetery facilities, including maintenance and repair of facilities and assisting the general public. Under limited supervision performs administrative duties during both regular hours and after hours for funeral services including witnessing, burials, leading/supervising staff, preparing area for service, coordinating with service providers, locating burials, directing traffic, collecting and transmitting required records, completing orders and sales, reports, and other documentation. Incumbent is a working leader and effectively divides time between office administration and outdoor maintenance and lawn/landscaping duties at the cemetery, such as mowing and raking, irrigation system construction/maintenance/repair, trimming, special projects, and general grounds maintenance.  Provides excellent customer service and assists customers with sales and other needs or inquiries.  Works closely with City Clerk & Collector’s office and Public Services Administration office to complete all required administration. Professional written and verbal communication, planning, budgeting, and leadership skills are essential for this position. Qualifications: Minimum—High School diploma or GED equivalency plus at least 5 years’ experience in cemetery operations in a supervisory capacity or related area; PreferredMinimum (as listed above) plus vocational/specialized training in cemetery operations and areas of experience—at least 1 year as an outdoor laborer with related lawn maintenance experience, customer service experience, electronic media and computer operations experience and irrigation system maintenance and operation experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion for required education, experience and/or management experience

Department:       BUILDING DEVELOPMENT

Annual Salary Range: $55,956 – $90,146 D.O.Q.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Responsible for the supervision of the inspection and plan review staff to enforce the various ordinances, codes and statutes which regulate construction use of occupancy buildings, structures and land. Develops policy and procedures for the efficient operation of the inspection and plan review staff and for delegated responsibilities. Coordinates activities with other City departments to provide for continuity and conformity of on-going city projects. Conducts inspections and plan review as required based on certifications held. Establishes and maintains a progressive training program for inspection and plan review staff. Reports to and receives direction from the Building Official; acts in the capacity of the Building Official during the Official’s absence. Candidates must have at least 10 years’ experience as an architect, engineer, inspector, contractor or superintendent of construction, plus 5 years’ supervisory or managerial experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be substituted for required education and experience, at the City’s discretion. Must apply for State of Florida Building Code Administrator test upon hire and obtain a State of Florida Standard Building Code Administrator License within 2 years of hire date. Must have State of Florida Standard Inspector license, 1 & 2 Family Dwelling, Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical. Must have State of Florida Standard Plans Examiner license—Building required, other trades preferred. Required to obtain Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) within 5 years of hire date. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license with maintenance of an acceptable driving record.

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES – WATER DIVISION

Annual Salary:    $48,337 – $77,872 D.O.Q.        

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Highly responsible professional work in strategic planning, coordinating, monitoring and reporting to maintain the City’s public water system environmental compliance program for the Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) Water Treatment Facility, and associated water supply components including water supply wells and concentrate disposal. Applies scientific methods and principles to design and implement studies, reports, programs, policies and practices to ensure that all assigned units are protective of the environment and in compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Tracks laws and regulations that might affect the City’s policies. Prepares strategic plans, updates and reports for recommended action or information. Works with a variety of staff and outside contacts to accomplish results. May perform other professional work as assigned. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Education: Required— Bachelor’s or advanced degree with a major in a biological, chemical, physical or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography or a closely related scientific discipline. Experience: Required—3 or more years of experience with environmental regulatory programs, such as public water supply facility operation, water management and drinking water. Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations related to public water supply facility operation. Preferred—experience with compliance at an administrative level position or in a similar environmental science position with a Florida utility; organizing/implementing assigned programs; establishing effective working relationships. Licensure/Certification: Florida licensing within field(s) of compliance such as Professional Geologist preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES – CITY GOLF COURSE

Hourly Starting Rate: $8.65

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Serves food and beverages, operates cash register, maintains inventory, sets up and maintains dining area and greets customers in a courteous manner. Successful candidate must have a High School diploma or GED equivalency with at least six months of food and beverage experience; six to twelve months of cash handling and food and beverage service preferred. Prior Golf Course experience is a plus but not required.  An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.  Must be able to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays.

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES – TARPON SPRINGS CITY GOLF COURSE

Hourly Starting Rate:   $8.65

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Responsible for performing starter, ranger, range attendant and cart attendant duties at the City’s golf course. Successful candidate must have a High School diploma/GED equivalency. At least six months to one year golf facility experience preferred including retail and/or cash handling, or Golf Cart, Starter/Ranger, and Range duties.  Candidates must be able to perform manual labor of varying degrees of difficulty in varying weather conditions and work irregular hours including weekends and holidays.

Closing Date:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       YARD WASTE FACILITY – PUBLIC WORKS

Hourly Rate:       $14.98 – $24.13

Under general supervision, operates and maintains various heavy equipment in performing a variety of maintenance duties for the Yard Waste Facility.  Performs clerical tasks, accepting money and assisting customers.  Performs equipment operations, maintenance and record keeping duties for bulldozer, loader, grading tractor, dump truck, bush hog etc. Performs hand/power tool operations for various tools such as  pitchfork, shovel, rake, chain saw etc. Performs preventive maintenance on vehicles, equipment and tools. Performs maintenance of various heavy equipment and completes associated recordkeeping. Weighs incoming trucks and trailers, coordinates transfer and disposal activities. Performs supervisory tasks as required by the Yard Waste Facility Operator, including on some Saturdays. High School Diploma or GED equivalency is required; vocational/specialized training in heavy equipment operation is preferred. At least 6 months’ experience in heavy equipment operations is required with 1 or more years of such experience preferred, as well as 6 months’ clerical experience. Position requires a valid Florida Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Air Brake Endorsement.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES – CITY CEMETERY

Hourly Rate:       $12.94

Under general supervision performs a variety of maintenance and lawn/landscaping duties such as mowing, raking, trimming, irrigation system maintenance and general grounds maintenance. Provides customer service including sales, as assigned. Provides assistance at funeral services, including witnessing, burials, preparing area for service, coordinating with service providers, locating burials, directing traffic and providing other assistance as required. Provides primary cemetery coverage including customer service. Required education and experience: High School diploma or GED plus at least one year of experience as a laborer with related lawn maintenance or similar outdoor labor experience. Preferred requirements: previous experience as a cemetery maintenance worker is preferred, as well as previous customer service experience. A combination of training and/or experience may be substituted at the discretion of the City, for required education and experience. Must possess and retain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES – WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

Annual Salary:    $41,756 – $67,269 D.O.Q.

Under limited supervision, assists the Chief Wastewater Plant Operator in overseeing the effective and efficient operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, ensuring that all State and Federal regulations are met. Performs a variety of supervisory duties and evaluates and maintains required files and records; prepares various reports as required. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency.   Vocational education and training in the wastewater field. Experience: Required— 5 years of experience in actual plant operations. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida Class “A” Wastewater Treatment Operators License is required. Wastewater operations courses (“C”, “B” and “A”) required. Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 of employment, depending on area of assignment.

Closing Date:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Annual Salary:    $39,766 – $64,064 D.O.Q.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Under limited supervision, assists the Chief Wastewater Plant Operator in overseeing the effective and efficient operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, ensuring that all State and Federal regulations are met. Performs a variety of supervisory duties and evaluates and maintains required files and records; prepares various reports as required. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency.   Vocational education and training in the wastewater field. Experience: Required— 3 years of experience in actual plant operations. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida Class “B” Wastewater Treatment Operators License is required. Wastewater operations course (“C”, “B”) required. Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 of employment, depending on area of assignment.

Utility Billing Division of Finance Department
HOURLY RANGE:  $14.98—-$24.13 D.O.Q
Open until Filled

 This is a combined position involving the reading of below ground water meter devices along assigned routes, using handheld reading device and other hand-held tools. The employee provides customer service for utility customers in a municipal atmosphere, opening and closing utility accounts, maintaining various records, including the billing of water, sewer, sanitation and stormwater. The employee is expected to perform routine duties independently, applying knowledge of departmental procedures.

Candidates must possess a High School diploma/GED with 6 months of applicable related experience.    One to two years’ experience working with the public, preferably relating to utility billing and/or municipal government is preferred; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and experience. Computer experience is required for data input. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Department:       CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS POLICE

Minimum Hourly Rate:  $17.34

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Performs skilled emergency service work receiving emergency 911 and non-emergency requests for police assistance; determines nature/urgency of calls, initiating police or other emergency personnel action and maintaining close contact with field units to monitor response and needed support requirements. Candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED and should possess one to three years’ experience performing law enforcement related clerical, secretarial or communication dispatching duties, preferably in a municipal law enforcement environment. Strongly prefer candidates with at least one year experience in full time police dispatch, data entry and computer aided dispatch.  Experience in customer service and dealing with the public in normal and adverse conditions is helpful. Computer experience with Word, Excel and other data entry.  An equivalent combination of education and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted. Must work rotating shifts.  (Days, evenings, and midnights).

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Department:     PUBLIC SERVICES – RECREATION DIVISION Hourly Rate:    $12.32 Closing Date:   OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Description/Requirements: Successful candidates must have a High School diploma or GED with one to two years’ experience in the recreation field and at least six months of supervision experience is preferred. This position is responsible for a variety of duties at one of the City’s recreational facilities including supervising established programs for adults and children. Also responsible for distributing, collecting, and operating equipment, policing grounds and closing facilities. An equivalent combination of education/training and experience may be substituted for required experience requirements. Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License. CPR and AED Certifications required.

Department:                  PROCUREMENT SERVICES

Annual Salary Range: $41,756 – $67,269 D.O.Q.

 Under limited supervision, performs specialized work in the procurement of commodities and services in connection with the operation of a municipal government entity. Essential functions include but are not limited to bid/contract/RFP coordination functions—creation and review of specifications, bid documents and openings, contract preparation and signing; purchasing processing and coordination functions—purchase order processing, purchase requisition review, preparation/issue and posting of requisitions and purchase orders, assisting in administration of Purchasing Card program, participating in Pinellas County Co-Operative bidding process, training of new employees as necessary, interviewing salespersons/vendors, collecting, tabulating and analyzing bids, conducting studies and collecting data on current market conditions; inventory functions—ordering of all stock inventory—plumbing, vehicle maintenance and central stores, maintenance of fixed assets, records, tags, performance of annual fixed asset inventory. Qualifications: Associate degree in business management, accounting, economics or related field. CPPB certification required plus 3—5 years’ experience in procurement for a government agency. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for required education and/or experience, at the City’s discretion. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS – STREETS AND STORMWATER

Hourly Rate:       $12.94 – $20.84 D.O.Q.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Under general supervision, performs a variety of maintenance duties for the Streets and Stormwater division of Public Works Department, such as concrete finishing, concrete forming, asphalt labor, roadway cleaning/clearing, storm drain repair, construction labor and other related duties.  High School Diploma or GED equivalency is required; vocational/specialized training in heavy equipment operations is preferred. At least 1 year of experience as a laborer is required; 2 or more years’ experience as a concrete finisher or asphalt experience is preferred. Position requires a valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License; a valid Florida Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Air Brake endorsement required within 180 days of employment.

 

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS

Hourly Range:    $12.94 – $20.84 D.O.Q.         

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Performs a variety of maintenance duties for parks and parkways including mowing grass, raking, hauling brush/trash, pruning, painting, pesticide application and laying brick. Prepares and maintains playing fields; installs and repairs sprinkler systems, chain link fences and pumps. Must have the ability to identify and solve problems with turf and irrigation systems. Successful candidate must have a High School diploma or GED. Six months to one year of experience in lawn and/or parks maintenance, ball field preparation, irrigation and pesticides is preferred; may require certification in turf maintenance or pesticide license upon hire. Qualified candidates must possess and retain a valid Florida Driver’s license.  Must be physically able to perform manual labor of varying degrees of difficulty and in varying weather conditions, including the ability to lift 100 pounds and climb 20 feet. Previous experience in the operation of various types of machinery and equipment is preferred.

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS

Hourly Range:    $13.58 – $21.88 D.O.Q.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Under limited supervision, performs a variety of maintenance duties for parks and parkways including mowing grass, raking, hauling brush/trash, pruning, painting, pesticide application and laying bricks. Prepares and maintains playing fields; installs and repairs sprinkler systems, chain link fences and pumps. Must have the ability to identify and solve problems with turf and irrigation systems. Performs limited supervisory role with assigned maintenance staff. Successful candidate must have a High School diploma or GED. One year of experience in lawn and/or parks maintenance, ball field preparation, irrigation and pesticides, plus six months of supervisory experience, is preferred; may require certification in turf maintenance or pesticide license upon hire. Qualified candidates must possess and retain a valid Florida Driver’s license.  Must be physically able to perform manual labor of varying degrees of difficulty and in varying weather conditions, including the ability to lift 100 pounds and climb 20 feet. Previous experience in the operation of various types of machinery and equipment is preferred.

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES – REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FACILITY

Hourly Rate:       $17.34 – $27.93 D.O.Q.

Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the operation of the reverse osmosis water facility, ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulatory criteria and all safety policies and procedures.  Performs work as assigned in the operation and maintenance of water facilities, including the wells, outfall, injection well, Splash Park and distribution system. May assist in developing recommended maintenance/testing/improvement/project plans, work prioritization and planning, coordination with other staff/departments and oversight of related projects or contractors. Assists in other functions as assigned. Education: Required—High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Water operations course C. Preferred—Associate’s or higher degree in chemistry, biology or related field. Vocational/specialized training in the area of Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment operations. Experience: Required—at least 1 year of experience in treatment plant operations which includes laboratory and maintenance duties.   Preferred—same as above with prior reverse osmosis water treatment plant operational experience. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida DEP Class “C” Water Treatment Plant Operator’s License is required. Class “B” (CDL) with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement is required within 180 days of employment, depending on area of assignment.

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Annual Salary: $39,766—$64,064 D.O.Q.
Open Until Filled

Under limited supervision, performs highly skilled work in the operation of the reverse osmosis water facility, ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulatory criteria and all safety policies and procedures. Serves as the technical lead for treatment plant operations for the assigned shift as determined by the Chief Operator. Performs work as assigned in the operation and maintenance of water facilities, including wells, outfall, injection well, Splash Park and distribution system. Assists in developing recommended maintenance/testing/improvement/project plans, work prioritization and planning, coordination with other staff/departments and oversight of related projects or contractors. Assists in other functions as assigned. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Water operations courses C, B, A. Preferred—Associate’s or higher degree in chemistry, biology or related field. Vocational/specialized training in the area of Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment operations. Experience: Required—at least 5 years of experience in treatment plant operations which include laboratory and maintenance duties. Preferred—same as above  with at least 1 year of successful supervisory experience. Prior reverse osmosis water treatment plant operation and management experience. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida DEP Class “A” Water Treatment Plant Operator’s License is required. Class “B” (CDL) with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement may be required within 180 of employment, depending on area of assignment.

Annual Salary: $37,873—$61,014 D.O.Q.
Open Until Filled

Under limited supervision, performs highly skilled work in the operation of the reverse osmosis water facility, ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulatory criteria and all safety policies and procedures. Serves as the technical lead for treatment plant operations for the assigned shift as determined by the Chief Operator. Performs work as assigned in the operation and maintenance of water facilities, including wells, outfall, injection well, Splash Park and distribution system. May assist in developing recommended maintenance/testing/improvement/project plans, work prioritization and planning, coordination with other staff/departments and oversight of related projects or contractors. Assists in other functions as assigned. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Water operations courses C and B. Preferred—Associate’s or higher degree in chemistry, biology or related field. Vocational/specialized training in the area of Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment operations. Experience: Required—at least 3 years of experience in treatment plant operations which include laboratory and maintenance duties. Preferred—same as above  with prior reverse osmosis water treatment plant operational experience. Licensure/Certification:  Florida DEP Class “B” Water Treatment Plant Operator’s License is required. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Depending on area of assignment, Florida Class “B” (CDL) with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement is required within 180 days of employment.