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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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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 January 25, 2021

Department:       UTILITY BILLING DIVISION OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Hourly Range:    $16.51 – $26.60 D.O.Q.

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.

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:  FEBRUARY 5, 2021

Department:       CITY CLERK & COLLECTIONS

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

 

Under supervision, this position performs various clerical duties related to the processing of various types of applications, permits and collection of payments owed to the City; establishes and maintains associated records and files. Duties include but are not limited to computer data entry, typing, filing, copying, answering/initiating telephone calls and assisting the general public. The successful candidate must possess good typing/computer skills and superior customer service skills, coupled with the ability to handle unpredictable situations and many interruptions. Candidates must possess a High School Diploma/GED;  with a minimum of 2—3 years of strong clerical and cashiering experience, preferably in a municipal government setting (3—5 years of above-listed experience is preferred); an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and experience may be considered at the City’s discretion. Must be bondable. A background check including credit history will be performed at the city’s expense.

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Hourly Starting Rate: $8.56

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.

Position:             INTERNAL AUDITOR

Annual Salary Range:  $62,089 – $100,028 D.O.Q

As a full time Charter employee, the Internal Auditor is appointed by, serves at the pleasure of, and performs such duties and functions, as the Board of Commissioners (BOC) may direct.  The Internal Audit function is an independent appraisal activity designed to review the operations of the City, as a service to management and the citizens of the City of Tarpon Springs.  The Internal Auditor is responsible for implementing an internal audit program for the City of Tarpon Springs, including the development and maintenance of an internal audit manual with an annual internal audit calendar. The program provides for the review and appraisal of the soundness, adequacy, effectiveness, and proper application of accounting, financial and operating controls.  In addition, the Internal Auditor determines the extent of compliance with federal and state laws, local Code of Ordinances and established internal policies and procedures. The Internal Auditor also determines to what extent the City’s assets are accounted for and safeguarded from losses of any kind.  The Internal Auditor also makes effective oral and written presentations to the Board of Commissioners. Requirements: possession of a current Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certificate issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) issued by State of Florida.  At least three years of professional financial and compliance auditing experience, preferably in a government agency. Note: An equivalent combination of education/training and experience may be substituted for required education/training and experience requirements, at the discretion of the Board of Commissioners. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Closing Date:      FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2021 AT 5:00 P.M.

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 – 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.

Position:             RECREATION SUPERINTENDENT

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Annual Rate:       $53,291 – $85,853 (D.O.Q.)

POSITION:          RECREATION SUPERINTENDENT

The City of Tarpon Springs Public Services Department is seeking a Recreation Superintendent to perform highly responsible and professional work in leading, organizing, and administering the activities of the Recreation Division and other assigned division operations. The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division is committed to providing customers with a wide variety of recreational opportunities supported by our parks, personnel, and facilities. Our goal is to deliver superior programs and services that meet the needs of the community in a cost-effective manner.

 

The Recreation Superintendent is responsible for the planning, design, development, and implementation of a comprehensive recreation program through the direction and supervision of subordinate professional, supervisory and technical employees responsible for specific programs and facilities.  The position creatively promotes programs to maximize participation, utilization of facilities, and the associated benefit to the community.

 

This position is vital in the promotion of successful partnerships with athletic leagues, other City departments, and outside agencies to enhance our recreation program and facilities.  This position reviews possible programs and recommends for implementation, including before/after school care, group exercise classes, parent-and-toddler programs, home school recreation programs, senior programs, etc.  This position also researches other area programs and facilities and provides recommendations for utilization in City programs.

The ideal candidate must possess a positive, can-do attitude, creative problem solving skills, and naturally serve through example as a working leader to ensure that staff is motivated, has the necessary skills and resources, and is working towards established goals and objectives. This position recognizes the value of high quality staffing and regularly evaluates and performs staff and program improvement related functions for the overall benefit of our services.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (minimum and preferred):

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in Recreation, Leisure Services, Physical Education, Public Administration, or closely related field required.

Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration preferred.

EXPERIENCE

At least four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in recreation programming required, two or more at a supervisory to managerial level required.  Two or more years’ successful prior leadership experience similar to the requirements of this position preferred.

Experience working with or within a public recreation program preferred.

Experience working with special events management and promotion preferred.

LICENSURE

Valid Florida Drivers’ License required.

Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) required within 2 years of hire.

AED and CPR Certification required.

Ability to pass rigid background checks as required by the City and State.

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

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 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 DEPARTMENT

Hourly Range:    $16.51 – $26.60 D.O.Q.

Under general supervision, performs a variety of office administrative duties such as providing customer service, communications, procurement processing, payroll processing, budget tracking, word processing, records maintenance, records maintenance, vendor billing, answering telephones, data entry, filing, bookkeeping,  handling mail, compliance reporting as well as report preparation. Provides administrative support to Wastewater Division operations and activities. The successful candidate will possess superior organizational skills and the ability to pay attention to detail, as well as exceptional communication and public relations skills.

Qualifications: Minimum—High School diploma or GED equivalency plus at least 3 years of secretarial/clerical experience; Preferred—Secretarial certification or Associate’s or higher degree in business management or a related field (with experience as listed above) plus prior experience with administration within utility or other related operations. An equivalent combination of education/training and experience may be substituted for required education/training and experience, at the City’s discretion.

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:       PUBLIC SERVICES

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

Under limited supervision, performs various licensed and/or certified technical duties related to the protection of the public water supply, including meter repair and backflow operations, distribution system maintenance and repair, and water quality monitoring and assessment.

Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Certification in backflow testing and repair is required within 6 months of employment. Preferred—Vocational/technical school training in backflow testing, backflow repairs. Experience: Required—At least one (1) year of experience in utilities activities, including meter and backflow installation, water distribution systems or plumbing works. Preferred—Two or more years of experience in plumbing and utilities activities. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.  Must be at least a FDEP Level 3 Water Distribution System Operator, or obtain such license within one (1) year of starting the position. Advanced licensure is strongly encouraged with this position. A Florida Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement