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HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Human Resources of 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.

 

To apply please submit your completed Employment Application to:
City Hall
324 East Pine Street
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
Telephone 727-938-3711 or Email HR: HR2@ctsfl.us

Employment Application

Summary of Employee Benefits

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department:       FINANCE

Annual Salary Range:  $74,986 – $120,806

Under limited supervision directs the overall operations of the Finance Department; supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of subordinate staff. Prepares, performs, reviews and analyzes interim and year-end financial statements through to the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. Coordinates the preparation of the Annual Budget and Budget Resolutions and monitors the budget throughout the fiscal year. Monitors, analyzes, and assist in making investment decisions in compliance with the City Investment Policy. Develops and supplies statistical data, reports and information as requested. Implements and evaluates policies and procedures relative to operations and internal controls. Coordinates and administers the Debt of the City and ensures that all Bond Covenants are followed and in compliance.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field. CGFO or CPA certification preferred. Three to five years governmental accounting and supervisory experience in government accounting.

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       FINANCE

Annual Range:    $53,291-$85,854 D.O.Q

Performs various accounting/budgeting functions in the area of the analysis, implementation and evaluation of budgetary/financial systems. Candidates for this position must possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, as well as a minimum of three to five years governmental accounting experience.  Major duties include City budget development, assisting with preparation of annual financial report and capital projects accounting. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.  Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years’ experience in budget review, evaluation or other work in the development and creation of a municipal government budget. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion, for required education, experience and/or management experience.

 Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Position: CITY MANAGER
Department: OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Salary Range: $120,910—$194,790 D.O.Q.
THE CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS, FLORIDA

Invites your interest in the position of CITY MANAGER

Tarpon Springs, incorporated in 1887, is a historic, culturally rich city that blends its Greek heritage with Victorian-era buildings and homes. Famous for its working seaport and sponging industry, the waterfront has evolved into a shopping and restaurant destination known as the Sponge Docks — one of the top tourist destinations in Florida. Downtown is a showcase of historic buildings and homes, and the City boasts more than 50 miles of waterways, parks, and charming neighborhoods. As a business location, Tarpon Springs has distinct retail, office, marine, and industrial sectors which offer opportunity for high visibility, growth, and success.
With a population of 25,849, Tarpon Springs provides a small-town atmosphere with big city amenities. Within its City limits are a full-service hospital; one of the nation’s top eye institutes; a four-year college; a performing arts center; a world-class museum and several local historical museums; a City owned and operated 18-hole public golf course; dozens of parks, two beaches, five marinas and a working seaport; a historic Downtown; Greektown with the cultural Sponge Docks; a full-service police and fire department; a public recreation and health center and more. The City has several distinct business districts with unique characteristics that fit the needs of any new or expanding business to be successful. The City’s form-based code allows for flexibility in zoning and land uses and provides for maximum development of the land area.

US Hwy 19 is the main highway running north and south through the City; it is the location for big box and national retailers, restaurants, and hotels. Two major shopping centers anchored by Wal-Mart and Publix, together with dozens of retailers and restaurants including Bealls Outlet, TJ Maxx, Starbucks, Chili’s, and Staples, along with Hampton Inn & Suites are in this area. Opportunity exists for additional retail, restaurants, and offices in prime highway frontage and redevelopment opportunities. For more information on economic development within the City, visit the city webpage: https://www.ctsfl.us/economic-development/

The City operates under a commission-manager form of government. Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in the Mayor and Board of Commissioners consisting of four commissioners. The Mayor and Board of Commissioners are responsible, among other things, for passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing committees, and hiring the City’s Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, and Internal Auditor. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the Mayor and Board of Commissioners, for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City, and for appointing the heads of the various departments. The Mayor and Board of Commissioners are elected on a non-partisan basis and may serve up to two three-year terms.

The City of Tarpon Springs provides a full range of municipal services including police and fire protection; construction and maintenance of streets, bridges, sidewalks, storm drainage, operation of the City-wide parking system, public parks and recreation facilities; City planning, zoning, sub-division and building code regulation and enforcement; supervised recreation programs; public libraries; redevelopment of declining commercial and residential neighborhoods; refuse, recycling and yard waste collection. The City owns and operates award-winning water and sewer utilities, with state-of-the-art treatment facilities for independent water supply, wastewater treatment, and reclaimed water production. The City has 353 FTE’s. Police and Fire employees are represented by unions. The City’s FY 2024 Budget is $76,422,791.

As a Charter employee, the City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of and under the direct supervision of the Board of Commissioners. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is vested with the power to execute the laws and administer the government of the City. Essential functions assigned to the City Manager include: preparation and administration of the annual budget; appointment, evaluation and, when necessary, termination of City employees; preparation and administration of the annual City budget for the Tarpon Springs CRA and the CRA Board (Board of Commissioners); keeping the Board fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the City; and making recommendations to the Board concerning the affairs of the City. A full list of the City Manager’s assigned functions is available in detailed recruitment on the City’s website at: https://www.ctsfl.us/project/employment-opportunities/

Position requirements include a combination of education and experience equivalent to attainment of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field (Master’s degree preferred) and at least five years’ experience in managerial, financial, and executive level decision-making in a commission/manager or related system of government. An equivalent combination of education/training and experience may be substituted, at the City’s discretion.

Ideally, Tarpon Springs’ next City Manager will have the following personal characteristics: analytical, professionally experienced, a relaxed style, smart and efficient, accessible, approachable, and personable; stable, able to understand complex issues and concerns; high energy, and consistently advancing projects forward; and willing to become and be seen as a part of the community.
Compensation for the position will be very competitive. Beginning compensation is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. The City offers excellent employee benefits which include generous paid time off, medical, and dental insurance, life/AD&D, retirement benefits (Mission Square Retirement (401(a), deferred compensation (457(b)), and more.

RESIDENCY: Per the City Charter, the city manager shall establish permanent legal residency within the city within one year after appointment. The board of commissioners may temporarily excuse the residency requirement for such time periods, no one time period to exceed one year, as it deems appropriate in the best interest of the city.

TO APPLY:
The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. The first review of applications is scheduled to begin on May 24, 2024. Applications received after the first review date may be considered at the City’s discretion. Please submit a letter of interest, a detailed résumé, and current salary to:

Jane Kniffen, Human Resources Director
CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS
324 E. Pine Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone: (727) 938-3711
Fax: (727) 942-5621
e-mail: HR2@ctsfl.us
City website: www.ctsfl.us
Click Here For City Manager Recruitment Brochure
Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED (FIRST ROUND MAY 24th)

Position: Data Collection Intern- Temporary Part-Time (4 Positions)             

Department: Building Development      

Hourly Range: $15.00 per hour  

 

Under general supervision, field personnel will record tree location, along with attributes and field notes for each data point (tree/tree cluster) using iPad and geographic positioning system (GPS) locators, for the purpose of creating a city-wide tree inventory. Position has a maximum of 320 hours.

Helps to compile, sort, and input data on street trees located within the right-of-way, defined as 10 feet from back of curb. Helps to compile, analyze, and condense information collected in public workshops to be utilized in urban forest planning and actions. Performs all other duties as required.

Education: Minimum—High School Diploma/GED. Junior or Senior in bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college. Preferred—major coursework in Natural Sciences, Geography, Sustainability, or related field. Experience: Coursework and applied experience in the field of sustainability, environmental science, urban forestry, or related field. Preferred—Leadership and teamwork experience in achieving set goals; experience in organizing/implementing events; experience working or volunteering in a municipal, county, state, or federal government agency; volunteering in an environmental organization or agency.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be substituted for required education and experience, at the City’s discretion. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

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

 

 

 

 

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Position:             DEVELOPMENT INSPECTOR I-IV

Department:       BUILDING DEVELOPMENT  

Hourly Range:  $23.23$37.43 D.O.Q.

 

Full-time, hourly positions that report to the Building Official or designee. Performs responsible inspection work in connection with enforcing the Florida Building Code, codes and ordinances of the City, applicable state laws and statutes regulating building construction and related activities. In addition, 1 & 2 Family Dwelling inspections are a requirement of these positions. Education: Minimum: High School Diploma or GED Equivalency required. Experience: Five (5) years combined experience in the trades or as a building inspector, builder, engineer, architect, supervisor, foreman or competent mechanic in charge of construction, or post­ secondary education and experience which totals four (4) years, with one (1) year of such experience in construction building experience.

 

Licensure requirements by the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB)

Building Inspector, I – 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Inspector plus one (1) additional certification in Building, Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing. (or the ability to obtain a provisional license from DBPR within 3 months of hire). Building Inspector II-1 & 2 Family Dwelling Inspector plus two (2) additional certifications in Building, Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing. Building Inspector III – 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Inspector plus three (3) additional certifications in Building, Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing. Building Inspector IV – 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Inspector plus certifications in Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing.

 

An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be substituted for the required education and/or experience.

 

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Position:             LEAD WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR “A”

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Annual Range:    $48,337- $77,872 D.O.

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

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Position: LEAD WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR “B”          

Department: PUBLIC SERVICES

Hourly Range:    $ 46,034-$74,163 D.O.Q

Under limited supervision, assists the Chief Wastewater Plant Operator in overseeing the effective and efficient operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, ensuring that all State and Federal regulations are met. Performs a variety of supervisory duties and evaluates and maintains required files and records; prepares various reports as required. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency.   Vocational education and training in the wastewater field. Experience: Required— 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.

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES – REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FACILITY

Hourly Rate:       $18.20 – $29.33 D.O.Q.

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.

CLOSING DATE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:     PUBLIC SERVICES – RECREATION DIVISION

Hourly Rate:    $14.97  – 24.13

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:             Stormwater Technician I  

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS

Hourly Range:    $15.72—$25.34 D.O.Q.

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.

 

 

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Position: RECREATION SPECIALIST (SUMMER)—2 POSITIONS          

Department: PUBLIC SERVICES

Hourly: Minimum $16.00/ HOUR

Minimum of two years of college or university or equivalent experience preferred. Experience must be in the recreation or related field. Plans, organizes, implements and supervises recreational activities and programs. Supervises and assists staff. Direct supervision of children ages 5-14. Ability to swim, CPR and lifesaving skills preferred. Valid Florida Driver’s License required. Workdays are Monday-Friday, 7:30-5:30 pm, up to 40 hours per week.  Flexibility with scheduling for the right candidate.

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED


Position: RECREATION LEADER (SUMMER) – MULTIPLE POSITIONS

Department: PUBLIC SERVICES           

Hourly: Minimum $15.00/ HOUR.           

High school diploma/GED required. Experience in the field of recreation and minimum age of 18 years old preferred. An equivalent combination of education/training/experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion. Plans and executes leisure activities such as sports, arts and crafts, drama, and special events. May supervise or instruct a group of children planning activities and administering correction. Maintains participant safety, administers first aid and completes reports.  Ability to swim, CPR and lifesaving preferred. Performs related work as required. Valid Florida Driver’s License required. Workdays are Monday-Friday, 7:30-5:30 pm, up to 40 hours per week. Flexibility with scheduling for the right candidate

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Position:             SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES  

Annual Salary:    $50,754—$81,766 D.O.Q.

 

Responsible professional work in strategic planning, coordinating, monitoring, and reporting to maintain the City’s policies, programs, and initiatives that promote local environmental, energy, economic, and social sustainability. Under direction of the Public Services Director, this position will work with City staff, department directors, and elected officials to better evaluate, prioritize and integrate long-term economic, environmental, and social considerations into City plans, actions, and expenditures.

Licensure and Certification: Valid Florida Driver’s License required. Sustainability related credentials such as GRI, LEED, SASS, ISSP, a university-based Certification Program, or other related credentials are preferred and encouraged with this position. Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major course work in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Business Administration, or the Natural Sciences, Public Health, or related field required Experience: Three years or greater progressive experience in sustainability related public education, reporting, projects, policy, program development, and marketing. Knowledge of State and Federal environmental laws and regulations related to sustainability preferred. Experience with greenhouse gas inventories and other baselining of energy and water use preferred.

 

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Annual Salary:    $41,756 – $67,269 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  

Hourly Range:    $$17.34—$27.93 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

Position: WATER DISTRIBUTION TECHNICIAN III

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Annual Range:    $21.07-$33.95 D.O.Q

 

Under supervision, performs specialized and complex 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. 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 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: $46,034 – $74,163 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.