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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

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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 23, 2022

Position:             CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

Department:       POLICE

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

Under general supervision performs code enforcement activities throughout the City. Responsible for making presentations of violation records to City’s Code Enforcement Board. Pursues ordinance violations and prepares violation correspondence.

Education and experience: Minimum—High School Diploma/GED with at least one to two years’ experience in a code enforcement or law enforcement environment dealing with the public. Preferred—Associates degree in public administration or criminal justice, CEI, CEII, CEIII and specialized building code training, plus six months’ supervisory and/or trainer’s experience. An equivalent combination of experience and training may be substituted for education, experience and/or management experience requirements. Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License and have a working knowledge of computer operations. Position has contact with people under a wide variety of circumstances and works in varying weather conditions.

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Position:             CUSTODIAN – FULL TIME

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS – FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DIVISION

Hourly Rate:       $13.58 – $21.88

Under general supervision, performs custodial duties such as cleaning, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, emptying waste receptacles etc.  Duties include cleaning various offices, hallways, auditoriums, window sills, stairwells, restrooms and restroom fixtures, baseboards, cabinets, furniture, conference rooms, and other areas as directed. Replaces consumable supplies such as soap, bathroom tissue, paper towels etc. Unlocks door and opens buildings for daily use as directed. Maintains inventory of cleaning supplies; picks up and delivers supplies, mail etc.; arranges tables, chairs and furniture for meetings. Candidates must possess a High School diploma/GED; one to two years of custodial/cleaning experience preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Work schedule to be determined.

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

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.

Department:       CULTURAL & CIVIC SERVICES

Hourly Range:    $14.00 – $21.88 D.O.Q.

This is an advanced paraprofessional position which requires considerable knowledge of library procedures. The incumbent works under a Librarian’s direction, with some independence, and exercises good judgment. Clerical duties include but are not limited to issuing library cards, maintaining patron database, handling interlibrary loan requests, training patrons in use of computers and library resources. The position requires computer/internet skills, cash handling, and ability to balance figures. The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, preferably with graduate courses in library science. One to two years’ library experience is required, with two to three years of library experience preferred. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion. This position involves occasional semi-arduous work which includes lifting, reaching, etc.  Hours and days vary, with evening and weekend work required.  Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       CULTURAL & CIVIC SERVICES – LIBRARY DIVISION

Hourly Range:    $14.00 – $21.88 D.O.Q.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

This is an advanced paraprofessional position which requires considerable knowledge of library procedures. The incumbent works under a Librarian’s direction, with some independence, and exercises good judgment. Clerical duties include but are not limited to issuing library cards, maintaining patron database, handling interlibrary loan requests, training patrons in use of computers and library resources. The position requires computer/internet skills, cash handling, and ability to balance figures. The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, preferably with graduate courses in library science. One to two years’ library experience is required, with two to three years of library experience preferred. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion. This position involves occasional semi-arduous work which includes lifting, reaching, etc.  Hours and days vary, with evening and weekend work required.  Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Closing Date:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       CULTURAL & CIVIC SERVICES

Hourly Range:    $19.11 – $30.80 D.O.Q.

Under limited supervision, provides administrative and managerial support to the Library and works with other divisions and departments as needed. Coordinates daily activities and operations of the Library, including functions involved in budget administration and analysis; payroll, plant management and customer service. Must be able to prioritize, work under pressure, tolerate interruptions, and make independent decisions. Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills are required. The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, with knowledge of library and accounting procedures. A Master’s degree in library science or equivalent in areas of business, accounting or finance is preferred. Two to three years’ experience in office management, accounting or finance and library procedures is required, with three years of said experience preferred. An equivalent combination of training and/or experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion. Hours and days vary, with evening and weekend work required.  Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department: CITY CLERK & COLLECTOR

Annual Salary Range: $39,767 – $64,065 D.O.Q.

This position performs complex technical work serving all City departments, requiring considerable responsibility in securing/maintaining the indexing, location and storage of City records. Duties involve application of independent judgment as well as knowledge of state and municipal laws, regulations and departmental records-keeping procedures. Activities include scanning, indexing and imaging original documents; maintaining an inventory of each document’s location; researching original records for staff and public, including public relations functions. Work also includes coordination of microfilming; cataloguing and disposing of records within the parameters of Florida statutes. Proficiencies include OnBase application, Zasio application, Microsoft Front Page for E-Form Creation, Microsoft Office products for document template creation, AS400 for Cold Reporting programming and storage DIP Processing, Application Enabler, EDM and various other functions within the OnBase program. Position requires High School diploma or GED equivalent, with an Associate’s degree in Computer Science. Two years of public records management and three years’ experience in Microsoft Office applications is required; knowledge of OnBase application, AS400 System and THE applications is preferred. Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be substituted for required education and experience requirements.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES – RECREATION DIVISION

Minimum Hourly Rate: $14.00

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Successful candidates must have a High School diploma or GED with one to two years of experience in the recreation field and at least six months of supervisory experience is preferred.  This position is responsible for a variety of duties at assigned City 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 possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.   CPR and AED Certifications required.

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:     PUBLIC SERVICES – RECREATION DIVISION Hourly Rate:    $13.58 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

Annual Salary Range:  $43,843 – $70,632 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

Position:             TECHNICIAN I – PARKS & PARKWAYS

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS

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

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.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Position:             TECHNICIAN I – STORMWATER

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS

Minimum Hourly Rate: $14.44

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Under general supervision, performs a variety of maintenance duties for the Streets and Stormwater Division of Public Works such as storm drain cleaning/clearing, storm drain maintenance labor, stormwater treatment facility maintenance, stormwater water quality testing and other related duties.  High School Diploma or GED equivalency is required. At least 1 year of experience as a laborer is required. Position requires a valid Florida Driver’s License with a valid Florida Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Air Brake endorsement and Tanker endorsement required within 180 days of employment.

Position:             WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR “C”

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Annual Salary:    $37,874 – $61,015 D.O.Q.

Under general supervision, performs operations and maintenance assignments in addition to custodial tasks related to the operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Collects and computes routine and special daily samples, readings and data, and records data into computer.  Operates sludge processing equipment and loading operation, monitoring and adjusting processes as needed.  Performs maintenance duties in plant and on facility grounds. At the direction of the Chief Wastewater Plant Operator, evaluates and maintains required files and records and prepares various reports as required.  Ensures that operations meet all regulatory requirements. Performs maintenance duties in plant and on grounds.  Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency.   Vocational education or training in wastewater operations. Experience: Required— 1.5 years of FT experience as an operator in a wastewater treatment facility. Preferred—Three years of constructive experience. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida Class “C” Wastewater Plant Operator’s License is required. Depending on area of assignment, Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 of employment.  May be required to work any shift, weekends, and holidays.

CLOSING DATE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES – WASTEWATER COLLECTION

Hourly Rate:       $15.72 – $25.33

Wastewater Collection Technician apprenticeship position providing on-the-job experience and knowledge for achieving licensing/certification in the assigned area of operations. Under general technical supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of wastewater system components in the field or at the treatment facility. Works productively with staff for efficient and compliant operations. Assists in other functions as assigned. Education: Required—High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Preferred: Associate’s or higher degree in chemistry, biology or related field. Vocational/specialized training in the area of wastewater utility operations. Prior Wastewater or Water operations coursework or experience. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Successful completion of testing for Florida Wastewater Collection Certification Level “C” is preferred. Successful completion of testing for Florida Wastewater Collection Certification Level “C” required within 1 year of employment. Florida Wastewater Collection Certification Level “C” required within 2 years of employment. Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 days of employment, depending on area of assignment.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Position:              WATER DISTRIBUTION LEAD TECHNICIAN

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Hourly Rate:      $20.07 – $32.34 D.O.Q.

 

Under limited supervision, performs specialized, complex and administrative work to support the daily operations of the City’s water distribution system, including the construction, maintenance and repair of system components to ensure the maximum efficiency and effectiveness of potable and reclaimed water distribution. Provides leadership and assists in supervising subordinate division personnel. Performs administrative functions within the division and directly assists the Water Conveyance Supervisor as assigned. Works productively with staff for efficient and compliant operations. Assists in other functions as assigned. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Preferred—Associate’s or higher degree in chemistry, biology or related field. Vocational/specialized training in the area of water utility operations. Prior Water or Wastewater coursework or experience. Experience: Required—at least 4 years of experience in public water systems maintenance, construction and repair. At least 1 year of prior supervisory experience. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida DEP minimum Level II Water Distribution Operator’s License is required. Ability to obtain Florida DEP Level I Water Distribution Operator’s license required within 2 years of position appointment, as determined by the City.  Ability to obtain Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 of employment, as determined by the City.

 

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Annual Salary: $41,755—$67,268 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: $39,767—$64,065 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.