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HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

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

Employment Application

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

Updated February 1, 2023

Department:       FINANCE

Annual Salary Range: $58,754 – $94,654 D.O.Q.

 BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

 Performs and reviews all accounting functions in the Government Accounting System: accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, cash receipts, business tax, community development, fixed assets, fleet, investments, and debt. Reviews interim reports, performs reconciliations, prepares and processes month-end reports, journal entries, financial statement analysis and review, year-end reports analysis and review, work with auditors. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field. CGFO or CPA certification is preferred. Three to five years of governmental accounting and supervisory experience or a combination of training and experience may be substituted for governmental and supervisory experience at the City’s discretion. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       FINANCE

Annual Salary Range:  $71,415 – $115,053

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:       PROJECT ADMINISTRATION – Pending Approval of FY 23 Budget

Annual Salary Range: $55,956 – $90,147 D.O.Q.

Very responsible technical, contract administration, grants administration and  project management work involving grant writing, procurement administration, project management, project execution, supervision of assigned staff and technical evaluation of construction contracts, project plans and project activities. Takes responsibility for grant project planning, grant and project contract administration and construction oversight processes including assignments with potentially complex and diversified projects involving grant writing, grant management, project design, construction and review. Exercises considerable independent judgment in resolving problems and supervising technical activities. Assists the Project Administration Director and Assistant Director with various administrative functions of the department as assigned. Education/Experience: six (6) years’ grant writing, engineering, public administration or construction management, contract administration or directly related experience in grant writing and project management experience or training; or a Bachelor’s degree in   engineering, public administration, construction management, contract administration plus 3 years’ experience as described above; or an equivalent combination of education,  experience and professional licensure/certifications may be considered by the City. Projects Management Certification such as PMCP is preferred. Consideration may be given to other highly desirable knowledge, skills, abilities and credentials relevant to the position. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license.

Closing Date:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:         PUBLIC SERVICES – UTILITIES

Hourly Rate:         $22.13 – $35.65 D.O.Q.

Under limited supervision, performs specialized, complex, and administrative work to support the daily operations and maintenance of the City’s sewer lift stations, water treatment facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, and other utility infrastructure. Includes the fabrication, maintenance, and repair of system components to ensure the maximum efficiency and effectiveness utility operations.  Provides leadership and assists in supervising subordinate personnel.  Performs administrative functions within the division and directly assists the Utilities Maintenance Supervisor as assigned. Works productively with staff for efficient and compliant operations.  Assists in other functions as assigned.

High School Diploma/GED equivalency  required; certification in water and wastewater field, electrical and mechanical vocational school training preferred, including pumps, motors, electricity, electronics, welding and operations. Three—five years of experience with water and wastewater maintenance and repair is required. At least one year of supervisory experience preferred, particularly in area of utilities mechanics. Two (2) or more years’ experience with electrical systems or instrumentation is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License; Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement may be required. FWPCOA Class “B” Collection Certificate required within one year of eligibility. Advanced certification may be required. Position is subject to call back 24 hours per day on a rotating basis, to respond to emergencies.

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       CULTURAL & CIVIC SERVICES

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

This is an advanced paraprofessional position which requires considerable knowledge of library procedures. The incumbent works under a Librarian’s direction, with some independence, and exercises good judgment. Clerical duties include but are not limited to issuing library cards, maintaining patron database, handling interlibrary loan requests, training patrons in use of computers and library resources. The position requires computer/internet skills, cash handling, and ability to balance figures. The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, preferably with graduate courses in library science. One to two years’ library experience is required, with two to three years of library experience preferred. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion. This position involves occasional semi-arduous work which includes lifting, reaching, etc.  Hours and days vary, with evening and weekend work required.  Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Closing Date:       OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Hourly Rate:       $17.34 – $27.93 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:       TARPON SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT

Hourly Rate:       $25.07 – $38.15 D.O.Q.

Under limited supervision protects and serves the citizenry by effectively enforcing criminal, traffic and other applicable laws. Maintains peace and order. Provides for the safety of the general public, fellow officers and self.

Education and experience: Minimum—High School Diploma/GED equivalency and Law Enforcement Officer, Florida State license. Required state certifications and education/training as a police officer. Preferred—Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field. One to three years of experience as a police officer preferred. Must be able to complete required training and certification programs. Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License and be able to perform essential functions duties, maintain proper licensures, handle working environment, conditions and physical demands while maintaining a professional demeanor and a satisfactory rating according to annual performance evaluations

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

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

Under limited 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, 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— 1.5 years of FT experience as an operator in a wastewater treatment facility. Preferred—Three years of progressive experience. Including Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida Class “C” Wastewater Treatment Operators License is required. Wastewater operations course (“C”) 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 – RECREATION DIVISION

Minimum Hourly Rate: $14.26

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Successful candidates must have a High School diploma or GED with one to two years of experience in the recreation field and at least six months of supervisory experience is preferred.  This position is responsible for a variety of duties at assigned City 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 possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.   CPR and AED Certifications required.

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:     PUBLIC SERVICES – RECREATION DIVISION Hourly Rate:    $13.58 Closing Date:   OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Description/Requirements: Successful candidates must have a High School diploma or GED with one to two years’ experience in the recreation field and at least six months of supervision experience is preferred. This position is responsible for a variety of duties at one of the City’s recreational facilities including supervising established programs for adults and children. Also responsible for distributing, collecting, and operating equipment, policing grounds and closing facilities. An equivalent combination of education/training and experience may be substituted for required experience requirements. Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License. CPR and AED Certifications required.

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS

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

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 – WATERFRONTS

Hourly Rate:       $15.00 – $22.98

Performs a variety of maintenance duties along the City’s waterfront including but not limited to the Splash Park, Dog Park, Marina and Sponge Docks. Duties include cleaning restrooms, grounds maintenance, solid waste collection, light landscaping maintenance, assisting at other facilities as needed and handling minor emergencies. Successful candidate will be able to effectively deal with customers in a variety of situations. Must be able to perform various types of general maintenance labor requiring light to heavy lifting. One to two years of experience as a laborer/custodian is preferred. Must possess a High School Diploma or GED and valid Florida Driver’s License. Must be able to work 8 or 10-hour shifts as assigned; weekend work is required.

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department:       PUBLIC WORKS – PARKS & PARKWAYS

Hourly Range:    $14.97 – $24.13 D.O.Q.

Under limited supervision, performs a variety of maintenance duties for parks and parkways including mowing grass, raking, hauling brush/trash, pruning, painting, pesticide application and laying bricks. Prepares and maintains playing fields; installs and repairs sprinkler systems, chain link fences and pumps. Must have the ability to identify and solve problems with turf and irrigation systems. Performs limited supervisory role with assigned maintenance staff. Successful candidate must have a High School diploma or GED. One year of experience in lawn and/or parks maintenance, ball field preparation, irrigation and pesticides, plus six months of supervisory experience, is preferred; may require certification in turf maintenance or pesticide license upon hire. Qualified candidates must possess and retain a valid Florida Driver’s license.  Must be physically able to perform manual labor of varying degrees of difficulty and in varying weather conditions, including the ability to lift 100 pounds and climb 20 feet. Previous experience in the operation of various types of machinery and equipment is preferred.

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED 

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Annual Salary:    $39,768 – $64,066 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

Minimum Hourly Rate: $16.51

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

Annual Salary: $43,842 — $70,631 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: $41,755 – $67,268 D.O.Q.

Open Until Filled

Under limited supervision, performs highly skilled work in the operation of the reverse osmosis water facility, ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulatory criteria and all safety policies and procedures. Serves as the technical lead for treatment plant operations for the assigned shift as determined by the Chief Operator. Performs work as assigned in the operation and maintenance of water facilities, including wells, outfall, injection well, Splash Park and distribution system. 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.

Position:             UTILITY OPERATOR/WATER PLANT OPERATOR “C”

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Hourly Rate:       $19.11 – $30.80 D.O.Q.

Closing Date:     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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.

Department:       PUBLIC SERVICES

Hourly Rate:       $16.51 – $26.60 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