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HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Human Resources is a customer oriented team dedicated to providing personnel services for the City and supporting the City of Tarpon Springs’ mission and vision.  The City of Tarpon Springs is a member of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans’ Preference and Drug Free Workplace.  We encourage those interested in employment to complete an application or anyone needing detailed information concerning available jobs to come to the Human Resources Office located at:
City Hall
324 East Pine Street
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
Telephone 727-938-3711 or Email HR: HR2@ctsfl.us

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All job applicants selected for new employment with the City of Tarpon Springs will be offered employment conditioned upon the successful completion of a physical with Drug Screening. New employees must enroll in the direct deposit program within six months of employment.

ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO REQUIRES A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS SHOULD CALL THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (727) 938-3711 IN ADVANCE.

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS

Updated September 14, 2021

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Annual Salary Range: $39,766 – $64,064 D.O.Q.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Position is responsible for overseeing and administering the operation of City-owned cemetery facilities, including maintenance and repair of facilities and assisting the general public. Under limited supervision performs administrative duties during both regular hours and after hours for funeral services including witnessing, burials, leading/supervising staff, preparing area for service, coordinating with service providers, locating burials, directing traffic, collecting and transmitting required records, completing orders and sales, reports, and other documentation. Incumbent is a working leader and effectively divides time between office administration and outdoor maintenance and lawn/landscaping duties at the cemetery, such as mowing and raking, irrigation system construction/maintenance/repair, trimming, special projects, and general grounds maintenance.  Provides excellent customer service and assists customers with sales and other needs or inquiries.  Works closely with City Clerk & Collector’s office and Public Services Administration office to complete all required administration. Professional written and verbal communication, planning, budgeting, and leadership skills are essential for this position. Qualifications: Minimum—High School diploma or GED equivalency plus at least 5 years’ experience in cemetery operations in a supervisory capacity or related area; PreferredMinimum (as listed above) plus vocational/specialized training in cemetery operations and areas of experience—at least 1 year as an outdoor laborer with related lawn maintenance experience, customer service experience, electronic media and computer operations experience and irrigation system maintenance and operation experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion for required education, experience and/or management experience

Department:       TARPON SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT

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

Under limited supervision performs moderate to advanced technical support related to criminal investigations. Duties include but are not limited to collection, examination, preservation and documentation of evidence as well as evidentiary lab submissions. Collection may include but is not limited to photography, videotaping, processing for latent fingerprints, collection of biological evidence. Enters, places and maintains custody/control of all property and evidence; logs property into evidence department and enters data into appropriate RMS module. Conducts property inventories and is responsible for the release and destruction of property. Must be able to exercise good judgment and individual initiative.

Education, training and experience: Minimum—High School Diploma/GED with required state certifications, education/training as a police crime scene technician, typing a minimum of 15 wpm. Preferred—Above requirements plus two years’ experience in law enforcement crime scene investigation or property clerk with municipal law enforcement; experience in records, inventory control, warehousing or related fields. An equivalent combination of experience and training may be substituted for above requirements. Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License and maintain FCIC/NCIC certification. Position subject to a wide variety working conditions and physical demands.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Hourly Rate:  $14.98—$24.13 D.O.Q.

Under general supervision, operates various heavy equipment in performing general labor duties for the Streets and Stormwater Division.  Performs operations and preventive maintenance duties for various equipment, including street sweeper, bulldozer, loader, dump truck, grading tractor, bucket truck, bush hog, vac. truck etc. Performs hand/power tool operations for various tools such as pitchfork, shovel, rake, chain saw etc. Conducts preventive maintenance on vehicles and tools. Performs general maintenance duties for roads and streets, including sweeping streets; checking lights on poles; trimming trees; hauling and spreading dirt, gravel and/or rock; digging stumps and ditches; hauling trees and trash and bush hogging. High School Diploma or GED equivalency is required; vocational/specialized training in heavy equipment operation is preferred. At least 1 year of experience in heavy equipment is required with two or more years’ heavy equipment experience preferred. Position requires a valid Florida Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Air Brake Endorsement.

Closing date: Open Until Filled

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES – CITY CEMETERY

Hourly Rate:       $12.94

Under general supervision performs a variety of maintenance and lawn/landscaping duties such as mowing, raking, trimming, irrigation system maintenance and general grounds maintenance. Provides customer service including sales, as assigned. Provides assistance at funeral services, including witnessing, burials, preparing area for service, coordinating with service providers, locating burials, directing traffic and providing other assistance as required. Provides primary cemetery coverage including customer service. Required education and experience: High School diploma or GED plus at least one year of experience as a laborer with related lawn maintenance or similar outdoor labor experience. Preferred requirements: previous experience as a cemetery maintenance worker is preferred, as well as previous customer service experience. A combination of training and/or experience may be substituted at the discretion of the City, for required education and experience. Must possess and retain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Annual Salary:    $39,766 – $64,064 D.O.Q.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Under limited supervision, assists the Chief Wastewater Plant Operator in overseeing the effective and efficient operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, ensuring that all State and Federal regulations are met. Performs a variety of supervisory duties and evaluates and maintains required files and records; prepares various reports as required. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency.   Vocational education and training in the wastewater field. Experience: Required— 3 years of experience in actual plant operations. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida Class “B” Wastewater Treatment Operators License is required. Wastewater operations course (“C”, “B”) required. Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 of employment, depending on area of assignment.

Annual Salary Range: $41,756—$67,269 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

Hourly Rate:  $17.34—$27.93 D.O.Q.

Performs skilled emergency service work receiving emergency 911 and non-emergency requests for police assistance; determines nature/urgency of calls, initiating police or other emergency personnel action and maintaining close contact with field units to monitor response and needed support requirements. Candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED and should possess one to three years’ experience performing law enforcement related clerical, secretarial or communication dispatching duties, preferably in a municipal law enforcement environment. Strongly prefer candidates with at least one year of experience in full time police dispatch, data entry and computer aided dispatch.  Experience in customer service and dealing with the public in normal and adverse conditions is helpful. Computer experience with Word, Excel and other data entry.  An equivalent combination of education and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted. Must work rotating shifts.  (Days, evenings, and midnights). Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Closing date: Open Until Filled

Department:       PLANNING & ZONING

Annual Salary Range:  $54,091 – $87,141 D.O.Q.

This is a professional urban planning and project management position coordinating projects and programs across disciplines of traditional urban planning and public works to ensure that the needs of the public are met and the adopted policies of the City are implemented. Responsibilities include development, implementation and integration of policies/objectives of the City Comprehensive Plan and the City Strategic Plan, especially those related to implementing sustainability and resiliency initiatives. Performs professional project planning, administration and management of complex City projects with an emphasis on early public engagement and consensus building with the public and City departments. Requires an in-depth understanding of various disciplines including urban planning, sustainability and resiliency planning, redevelopment planning, transportation/multi-modal planning, environmental planning and economic development. Work is performed with considerable independence and initiative. Works closely with various internal and external organizations (Pinellas County, Forward Pinellas, MPO, Regional Planning Council, FDOT), to ensure successful funding and completion of City projects and planning programs including consultants, public agencies and private contractors.

Qualifications: Minimum—Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Engineering, Economics, Social Science or related field with major coursework in urban planning, government, sustainability, environmental management, engineering, design, economics, social science, geography, statistics or related field, plus 6 years of professional experience  including at least 1 year of project management; Preferred—Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or related field with major coursework in urban planning, government, law, sustainability, environmental management, engineering, design, economics, social science, geography, statistics and 3 years of professional experience as described. A Master’s degree may be substituted for 1 year of experience.  An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion. AICP preferred, Project Management Certification preferred or ability to obtain after hire. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department: CITY CLERK & COLLECTOR

Annual Salary Range: $37,873 – $61,014 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:    $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:       CULTURAL & CIVIC SERVICES

Hourly Minimum: $12.32

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.

Hourly Rate:  $14.26—$22.98 D.O.Q.

Under general supervision, performs various maintenance duties such as repairing/replacing traffic light bulbs and painting various surfaces such as stop bars, line painting, directional aprons and parking spaces. Maintains repairs and installs all types of signage. Coordinates with Pinellas County and other agencies on repair/maintenance of traffic signals and streetlights; works regularly with the Tarpon Springs Police Department on traffic needs. Must possess a High School Diploma/GED, valid Florida Driver’s License and 1—3 years’ experience in traffic maintenance. An equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be substituted at the City’s discretion. Valid Florida Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and M.O.T. Certificate (Work Zone Traffic Control) are required within 180 days of employment.

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 days of employment, depending on area of assignment.

Closing Date:      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Annual Salary: $39,766—$64,064 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: $37,873—$61,014 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.

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