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The City of Sebastian's Human Resources Department is dedicated to providing numerous diversified services to our organization and the community. We provide professional assistance in the training, planning, and development of all our departments, allowing the City to function as one unit.

We provide guidance in the following key areas:

► Labor Relations and Negotiations
► Employee Training and Development
► Employee Recruitment and Retention
► New Employee Orientation
► Position Classification/Salary Administration
► Benefits Program and Administration
► Policies and Procedures
► Workers Compensation and Safety

Our Staff

Cynthia Watson
Human Resources Manager
tele: 772-388-8222 


What can you tell me about your City?
Sebastian is a 13.5 square mile city, and home to approximately 22,000 + residents. About 40% of its residents are retirees, however, the city is rapidly growing and more working families with children are moving into the area. Crime and accidents are below average and are mostly against property. Drug abuse rates are also very low. In the past 8 years there have only been about 5 homicides. The City prides itself on the excellent level of professional community service, sense of dedication, integrity and public service its employees provide to its residents and guests. Each year, thousands of tourists visit the Sebastian Inlet, known worldwide as the fishing capitol for catching Snook and Redfish. It is also well known for its beautiful camping grounds, its breath taking golf course and its magnificent view of the Indian River Lagoon.

What are your hours of operation?
The Human Resources Department's general office hours of operation are from Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our offices are closed on the following holidays:

. New Year's Day
. Martin Luther King Day
. President's Day
. Memorial Day
. Independence Day
. Labor Day
. Veteran's Day
. Thanksgiving Day
. The day after Thanksgiving Day
. The day before Christmas Day
. Christmas Day

How can I find out about job openings?
. Job openings are posted on the City of Sebastian's bulletin board located in the lobby
at 1225 Main Street, Sebastian, Florida 32958
. Our 24-hour automated job hot-line
. The City of Sebastian's Government Channel
. Newspaper classifieds
. City of Sebastian's website

Do I have to be a resident of the City of Sebastian to apply for employment?
No. You do not have to be a resident to apply for a position with the City. However, it is important to note that if you are out of state, some positions may require you to possess a valid State of Florida Driver's License.

When can I submit an employment application?
You may submit an employment application when the City is actively recruiting and there is an opening or position vacancy.

Can the information I submit on the application remain private?
The City of Sebastian is a public entity. Employment applications as well as many other documents are subject to public disclosure. Under the Florida Public Records Act, the City of Sebastian cannot guarantee the privacy of information contained in your employment application.

Can you explain your interview process?
On the day of your interview, you will sit before a panel conducting a structured selection process, which may include practical, job-related exercises, as well as interview questions. An impartial monitor assigned from the Human Resources Department will sit in on all interviews. When a candidate has been selected, the applicant will be notified by phone followed by a conditional offer letter by mail. Depending on the position, the applicant will go through a series of tests, which will include a criminal background check, a Driver's License check, a pre-employment physical, a drug test and a final review of the applicant's application. If the applicant is applying for a Police Officer's position, the process is slightly different.

Does the City have a Labor Union?
Yes. CWA Local 3180- Communications Workers of America represents Full-time and regular part-timers. PBA-Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, Inc. represents sworn Police personnel.

How often is an employee paid?
The City has a bi-weekly payroll for all of its employees.

What are the employment benefits as a City of Sebastian Employee?
Please call us for the most current information on this topic.

The City of Sebastian is proud to be a Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Applications are accepted for OPEN POSITIONS ONLY, and must be fully completed. Resumes only are not accepted in lieu of an application; however, one can be submitted with an application as supplemental information if you so desire. Information on all job postings and applications are available in the Administrative Services Department. A touch-tone phone is required to utilize this service. To be considered for a position, an application along with a High School Diploma or G.E.D. must be received on or prior to the closing date of the position. If you are still attending High School, please submit a birth certificate in lieu of the High School Diploma.  Some positions may close without notice; therefore it is the applicant's responsibility to contact the Administrative Services Department regarding the status of the application.

Once an application is received, it will be screened by Administrative Services staff and the staff of the hiring department. The screening process consists of comparing the information provided by the applicant on the application against the qualifications and requirements listed on the job advertisement. Applicants whose education (if applicable), work experience, skills, and training most closely match the qualifications listed in the advertisement, may be called in for testing, interviewing, and any other pre-selection processing.

Selected candidates are required to undergo a complete background check, a reference check, a criminal history check (FDLE if applicable), a pre-employment physical examination, a pre-employment drug test screening, and a post job offer medical history questionnaire.

Applications will remain on file for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days from the date an application is received. Once an application becomes inactive, a new application must be completed.

If you are seeking information on the current status of a position for which you have applied, you may call 772-388-8222 and a Administrative Services Representative will provide an update on the status of the position.

EEOP Short Form May 2010

Applications are available in the Human Resources Department or you can download them from here.

For The Police Officer & All Police Department Positions (PDF, 602K)

For All Others (PDF, 238K)

(they require the latest version of the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view the documents)

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Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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