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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

Employment Application

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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 January 26, 2022

Department: BUILDING DEVELOPMENT

Annual Salary Range: $41,755 – $67,268 D.O.Q.

Under limited supervision, performs professional work conducting plan review and field inspections of commercial and residential infrastructure. Monitors all phases of projects for compliance with plans, specifications, various standards and regulations for: sanitary, storm and water main installation, retention/detention ponds, new streets, curb, sidewalk and roadway improvements. Coordinates with contractors to ensure the successful completion of projects. Interacts with the public frequently, to communicate project objectives and progress. Minimum Preferred Education—Associate’s Degree in Construction Management or related field. Preferred Certifications/Licenses—Water Distribution license, Wastewater Distribution System Operator certification, Stormwater Operator certification, OSHA certification, MOT certification, Florida Stormwater, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector. Minimum Experience—two (2) years of experience in public works, utilities, or building construction. An equivalent combination of education, certification, training and experience may be substituted for required education, certification and/or experience, at the City’s discretion. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license.

Closing Date:   OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Position:             CYBER SECURITY ENGINEER

Department:       INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Annual Salary Range:    $64,776 – $104,355

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Incumbent performs professional strategic IT work requiring production of expert analytical, technical and administrative work products to protect the confidentiality and integrity of customer and employee data; ensures compliance with organization policies. Required to develop a security strategy, maintain a supporting policy in line with IT Security best practice and governance; defines supporting cybersecurity tasks, methods and procedures involving reporting, auditing, disaster recovery/service continuity and investigations. Identifies and resolves complex work problems that lower level employees are unable to solve/resolve. Work requires creative and original thinking and is performed under general direction of the IT Director with extensive latitude for individual and team initiative, judgment and discretion in working with customers to determine hardware, software and system functional requirements to maintain operations, productions, as well as achieve business objectives. Minimum Qualifications: Eight (8) years’ technical and professional IT experience including customer service and two (2) years’ professional team leadership or supervision in the assigned subject matter tasks; or Associate’s degree in information technology, computer science, computer technology or related field and six (6) years’ experience as described above, or Bachelor’s degree in the same above areas and four (4) years of experience as described above. Preferred: Candidate to demonstrate competence and/or possess certifications in one or more specific IT functions. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be substituted for required education and experience requirements, at the City’s discretion. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license.

The successful candidate may be required to: work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special emergency and/or disaster situations; acquire and maintain CJIS Certification; possess other highly desirable knowledge, skills, abilities and credentials relevant to this position.

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS

Minimum Salary:  $50,754 – Negotiable D.O.Q.

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Under limited direction and supervision of the Public Works Director, coordinates and supervises the daily operations of Facilities Maintenance, Yard Waste, Solid Waste, Waterfronts and Parks & Parkways Divisions. Supervises subordinate staff including instructing, assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining productivity, quality, performance and safety standards; coordinating activities, job orders/work requests; allocating personnel; employee evaluations and recommending disciplinary actions. Coordinates the maintenance needs of assigned divisions and/or projects. Inspects work performed in assigned divisions to maintain schedules, productivity and safety standards. High School Diploma/GED required; vocational coursework in plumbing, electrical and building repair preferred. Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience with maintenance and repair of buildings or electrical and/or plumbing systems preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

 

 

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS – FLEET MAINTENANCE

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

Under general supervision, performs skilled mechanical work in the repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel powered automotive and utility vehicles, emergency vehicles, and related equipment. Assists with the administrative duties relating to the operations of Fleet Maintenance. Duties include repairing, servicing and maintaining vehicles, responding to road calls and assisting in the maintenance of the department’s inventory and record keeping systems. Qualified candidates must possess a High School diploma/GED; vocational/specialized training in automotive repairs or related area preferred. Five or more years’ current experience in automotive/equipment repairs and maintenance preferred or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered at the City’s discretion. Possession and maintenance of Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) certification in areas/disciplines determined by the City, required within 2 years and thereafter from appointment. EVT Certification in areas/levels determined by the City within 3 years and thereafter from appointment. A Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class “B” with Air Brakes, Tanker and Passenger Endorsement required within 180 days of employment. License/certifications subject to modification according to needs of the City.     

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES – CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS GOLF COURSE

Hourly Rate:       $10.00.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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.

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 – TARPON SPRINGS LIBRARY

Annual Salary Range:  $43,843 – $70,632 D.O.Q.

 

Advanced professional position with responsibility for the management of a library department under limited supervision. The incumbent provides creative insight and practical support to the Library Director and staff.  Assists the Library Director in planning and coordinating overall library services; contributes input for library goals and objectives and for establishing department policies and procedures. Prepares a variety of reports, statistical analyses and summaries; manages the maintenance of equipment and materials, manages a materials budget. Supervises and trains department staff in policy, procedures and delivery of services. Develops, organizes and presents a variety of programs and outreach activities. Required Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university; Preferred Education: minimum requirements as listed above plus additional graduate education. Required Experience: Two—Three years of library experience with one year of supervisory/management experience. Preferred Experience: Three—Five years’ supervisory/management experience in a library, municipal or other public entity. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver License.  Hours and days vary within the schedule, including Saturdays.

Closing Date:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       CULTURAL & CIVIC SERVICES – TARPON SPRINGS LIBRARY

Hourly Range:    $13.58 – $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:    $13.58 – $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:       PUBLIC SERVICES – UTILITIES

Hourly Rate:       $15.72 – $25.33 D.O.Q.

Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled work in electrical and mechanical repair work and preventive maintenance for electromechanical equipment in the water and wastewater divisions, including water and wastewater treatment facilities. High School Diploma or GED certificate is required; certification in water and wastewater field, electrical and mechanical vocational school training is preferred, including pumps, motors, electricity, electronics, welding and operations. One—three years’ experience with water and wastewater maintenance and repair is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License; Class “B” CDL License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement is required within 180 days of employment. FWPCOA Class “C” Collection Certificate is required within one year of eligibility. Position is subject to call back 24 hours per day on a rotating basis, to respond to emergencies.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Annual Salary:    $74,415 – $115,051 D.O.Q.

 Open until filled.

Under the administrative direction of the Public Services Director, performs highly responsible professional and technical work in the planning and directing of programs and projects within the Public Services Divisions.  With an emphasis on water and sewer utilities and sustainability responsibilities, directs, coordinates, and oversees operational/administrative phases of the various divisions including utilities, golf-course, recreation, cemetery, customer service, capital planning, and environmental programs.  Researches, develops and analyzes various complex projects for required reporting and presentation.

Education: Minimum education requirement:  Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, engineering or a related field. Degree in engineering or environmental sciences preferred. Preferred education level:  Master’s degree.  Experience: Minimum: Three years supervisory/management experience in technical public works, public utilities areas. Preferred: Three years supervisory/management level experience in the public sector.  Licensure: must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.  Preferred: Professional Engineer license in the State of Florida.

A combination of training and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion for required education, experience and/or management experience.

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 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

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS

Hourly Range:    $13.58 – $21.88 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:    $14.26 – $22.98 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:       CULTURAL & CIVIC SERVICES

Hourly Minimum:           $14.00

 Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 The primary responsibility of this position is to provide patrons with a positive initial experience at all Cultural and Civic Services venues, by giving patrons accurate event information, promoting the events and membership, and by assisting patrons in purchasing tickets. Duties include but are not limited to the operation of a computerized ticketing system; receiving/receipting payment of monies, fees and donations at all venues, including ticket sales, concessions,; balancing cash drawer, preparing deposits; reviewing daily cash edit report for overages and shortages; communicating with patrons by phone or in person at box office locations; promoting a positive impression of the City’s performing arts venues by offering superior, individualized customer service; assisting with miscellaneous projects as directed. Candidates must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalency and at least one year of experience working with the public and handling sales. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Must be able to work various days and hours, including some weekend and evening work. Hours are irregular and scheduled on an as needed basis.

Department:       REVERSE OSMOSIS FACILITY – PUBLIC SERVICES

Annual Salary:    $58,754 – $94,653 D.O.Q.

Highly independent professional position responsible for the administration and management of the City’s Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) Water Supply Facility, Freshwater Wellfield, Water Distribution Maintenance and Water Quality, and Meter Repair and Maintenance. Provides leadership and guidance through long-range planning, organization, scheduling, staffing, information management and budget management. Integrates operations to ensure efficient and effective water system management practices. Ensures that the City’s water supply operations meet applicable regulatory requirements at federal, state, regional (i.e. SWFWMD) and local levels. Education: Associate’s degree in water-related, physical and/or biological sciences, environmental studies, communications, public relations, or a closely related field, with Bachelor’s degree in the above areas preferred. Experience: Required—5 or more years of increasingly responsible experience with water supply utilities, including water supply facility and water distribution system operation, administration, monitoring and compliance. Preferred—at least 2 years of supervisory experience in water supply at the management level, experience with backflow prevention and meter repair, wellfield permitting and management, prior experience working in a local government utility and experience with reverse osmosis treatment facility operation. Licensure/Certification: Florida Water Treatment Plant Operator licensing or Water Distribution System Operator Certification strongly preferred. Obtaining and advancing licensing/certification is highly encouraged and may be expected as part of the job. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

 

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.

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