Employment Opportunities

Home / Employment Opportunities

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 October 23, 2020

Department:       UTILITY BILLING DIVISION OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT Hourly Range:    $16.51 – $26.60 D.O.Q. Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

This position is essential for the operation of both the Meter Reader and the Utility Billing divisions to ensure the divisions’ functions are meeting the assigned duties of each day. Incumbent is responsible for the records and files of the Division. Assists in daily operations and continual training of the Bill Tech staff while maintaining focus on performing complex billing procedures amid constant interruptions. Duties include but are not limited to, assisting with telephone and walk-in customers; reviewing preliminary billing reports for accuracy and making corrections on accounts as needed; downloading and uploading meter reading cycles and routes; running exception listings; maintaining billing of roll-off accounts and extra pickups, department production logs, reports and division payroll.

Minimum education/experience: High School diploma/GED plus two years ‘experience in the billing of utilities. Preferred education/experience: High School diploma/GED plus two years’ experience working in a municipal environment and working with the public. An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion.  Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Department:       CITY GOLF COURSE – PUBLIC SERVICES

Hourly Starting Rate: $8.56

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 – 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:   $41,756 – $67,269 D.O.Q. Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Description/Requirements: 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 days of employment, depending on area of assignment

Department:       UTILITIES CUSTOMER SERVICE DIVISION

Hourly Range:    $14.26 – $22.98 D.O.Q.

Incumbent in this position conducts the reading of in-ground water meters along scheduled routes using handheld or laptop computer; tests water meters for accuracy; turns water service on and off as directed; maintains and repairs meter boxes and other meter/radio read devices; uploads and downloads meter information and produces data reports. Candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency and a valid Florida Driver License. FW&PCOA Backflow Tester and Backflow Repair Certifications required within one year of hire. Must have a working knowledge of computers, including Windows and various meter reading applications. Minimum experience—at least one year of experience in utilities field services. Preferred experience– Two years’ experience in utilities field services, preferably in municipal government. An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted at City’s discretion. Applicants must be physically able to perform manual labor of varying degrees under a variety of weather conditions and be able to deal effectively with the public.

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES
Hourly Rate:       $15.72 – $25.33 D.O.Q.
Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Treatment plant apprenticeship position providing on-the-job experience and knowledge for achieving licensing/certification in the assigned area of operations. Under general operator supervision, learns to perform skilled work in operation and maintenance of the reverse osmosis (RO) water facility, ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulatory criteria and all safety policies and procedures. Receives instruction in Operations, Process Analyses and Technical Training. 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 treatment operations. Prior Water operations coursework or experience. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Successful completion of testing for Florida DEP Class “C” Water Treatment Operator’s License is preferred. Successful completion of testing for Florida DEP Class “C” Water Treatment Plant Operator’s License required within 1 year of hire. Florida DEP Class “C” Water Treatment Plant Operator’s License 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.

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:       PUBLIC WORKS

Hourly Range:    $12.94 – $20.84 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

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS – STREETS AND STORMWATER

Starting Hourly Rate: $12.94

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.

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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 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.  Performs supervisory duties over Technician I positions. High School Diploma or GED equivalency is required. At least 2 years 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.

Department:       CULTURAL & CIVIC SERVICES
Hourly Minimum:           $12.14
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.

Position:             UTILITIES CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

Department:       FINANCE – UTILITY BILLING DIVISION

Annual Salary Range: $48,3373 – $76,872 D.O.Q.

Supervisory, professional, and administrative work of a responsible nature in various functions related to the management of the Utility Billing Department. Work involves supervising employees in the areas of utility customer service, utility billing, meter reading and land management/addressing program. Duties require in-depth knowledge of policies and procedures of all functional areas of utility customer service, utility billing, meter reading and land management. Customer service duties require demonstrated proficiency in communicating professionally with utility customers and other departments, and a problem solving orientation toward efficient completion of assigned responsibilities. Ability to positively interact with and direct a wide range of employees, foster a team atmosphere, and supervise, evaluate, mentor, and develop subordinates in a professional manner that focuses on performance to achieve department goals.

Associate degree in business administration, management, accounting, or related field is preferred. Three to five years of customer service, accounting, or utilities billing experience, preferably in a supervisory capacity; an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion, for the above education, training and experience. Computer experience, including but not limited to mainframe applications and Excel is required. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

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 of employment, depending on area of assignment.

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES – WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

Annual Salary:    $$36,070 – $58,110 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 days of employment.  May be required to work any shift, weekends, and holidays.

Closing Date:      OPENED UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Hourly Rate:      $14.98 – $24.13 D.O.Q.

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 of employment, depending on area of assignment.

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       WATER DISTRIBUTION – PUBLIC SERVICES

Hourly Rate:       $14.98 – $24.13 D.O.Q.

Water Distribution Technician apprenticeship position providing on-the-job experience and knowledge for achieving licensing/certification in the assigned area of operations. Under general operator supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of water and reclaimed water pipes, valves, meters, fire hydrants and other water 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 water 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 DEP Level III Water Distribution Operator’s License is preferred. Successful completion of testing for Florida DEP Level III Water Distribution Operator’s License required within 1 year of employment. Florida DEP Level III Water Distribution Operator’s License required within 2 years of employment. 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