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CITY ATTORNEY
Part-Time ~ Contractual
Salary Range: DOQ and Experience

The City of Sebastian, Florida, is seeking an experienced Part-Time/Contractual City Attorney. Candidates must have a degree from an accredited law school, at least five (5) years of experience in municipal, county, administrative law, or a closely related field. Candidates must have a valid license to practice law in Florida, and be in good standing with The Florida Bar.

The Sebastian City Attorney is appointed by, reports to, and serves at the pleasure of, the Sebastian City Council. The City Attorney attends all City Council meetings, and other advisory board meetings as directed. The City Attorney acts as legal counsel for the City, including legal advisor to the City Council, commissions, boards, and City departments. Responsibilities include: serves as the City’s legal adviser; represents the City in Court; and, prepares, reviews, and renders legal opinions. The City Attorney is required to draft: administrative regulations; contracts; ordinances; resolutions; deeds; leases; and, other relevant legal documents. The City Attorney must be able to interpret laws, rulings and regulations, for the City. The City Attorney is required to stay current with developments in the legal field to ensure City policies, procedures, and practices, are consistent with local, state and federal laws. The City Attorney may prosecute cases on behalf of the City in coordination with the administrative direction of the City Manager regarding Code Enforcement, and shall have administrative responsibility for the conduct of hearings and coordination of the activities of the Special Magistrate. The City Attorney also serves as legal consultant for work place issues, providing interpretation and counsel, regarding employment/workplace law and Collective Bargaining Agreements.

Applications will be accepted until 31 October 2017. A City of Sebastian Employment Application must accompany a Cover Letter and Resume. An Employment Application may be downloaded from the City of Sebastian website. For specific inquires contact: Cynthia Watson, HR Manager, 772-388-8222; cwatson@cityofsebastian.org

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace/ADA
Government Channel/Website
http://www.cityofsebastian.org/employment-information

PUBLIC WORKS - MAINTENANCE WORKER I
$12.40

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for the position of Regular Full-Time Maintenance Worker I for the City of Sebastian Public Works Department. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

DESCRIPTION:
The purpose of the position is to perform a wide variety of unskilled and semiskilled maintenance and repair work in one or more of the trade disciplines. Employees in this class demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to operating a variety of equipment in construction, landscaping, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City streets and storm drainage systems and/or maintenance of City owned property.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Performs skilled maintenance and repairs on structures, facilities, equipment, and other City owned property in a variety of trade disciplines.
  2. Inspects and/or repair’s streets, and drainage systems at frequent intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly.
  3. Insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.
  4. Performs routine inspections on assigned equipment and reports defects or needed repairs to their immediate supervisor.
  5. Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects as part of a work crew, including pavement cutting, ditch digging, manhole and line cleaning, general cleaning, maintenance of City owned property and lawn mowing.
  6. Operates a variety of power construction and maintenance equipment used in the Public Works Department.
  7. Operates various standard hand-held manual, electrical, and gas powered tools and equipment.
  8. Insures all work performed adheres to established safety standards, building codes and regulations, and engineering standards where applicable.
  9. Performs preventive maintenance according to assigned schedules or when directed.
  10. Works in a variety of confined or enclosed spaces, i.e., ceilings, duct systems.
  11. Performs landscaping duties such as mowing, edging, etc.
  12. Inspects, recognizes and reports any detected deterioration, repair needs, and maintenance needs to supervisor.
  13. Assists other trade’s personnel in one (1) or more of the trade disciplines to provide essential knowledge, skills, and abilities in all trades utilized by the unit.
  14. Operates agency vehicles.
Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds). Occasionally, may be required to lift and/or move items weighing up to (100 pounds).

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
• Ability to use motorized vehicles and equipment, including pickup truck, dump truck, tamper, push mower or lawn mower, bush hog weed eater, blower, edger, various saws, pumps, leaf sweeper, compactor, spreader, chipper, cement mixer, generator, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, mobile radio, and/or telephone.
• Ability to work safely;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, and the public;
• Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
Desired Traits:
• Is Customer Focused;
• One Who Values and Respects Others;
• Drives to Excel;
• Believes in Teamwork and Collaboration;
• Believes in Continuous Learning;
• Demonstrates Ethical Behavior; and is
• Supportive of Change.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or GED equivalent; supplemented by one (1) to three (3) years of experience and/or training in one (1) or more of the trade disciplines outlined herein; and demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in a second trade discipline acquired through either internal or external resources, within one (1) year from date of hire; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Valid State of Florida Commercial Driver’s License Class “A” or Class “B” with air brake endorsement preferred or must be able to obtain one within six (6) months from date of hire.

Applications are available in Administrative Services Dept. - Human Resource Department
Excellent Benefits
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace
Government Channel/Website
http://www.cityofsebastian.org/employment-information

PART-TIME BUILDING INSPECTOR
$17.18 -  $25.00 DOE

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for the position of Part-time Building Inspector for the City of Sebastian Building Department. This position will be posted until the position is filled.

DESCRIPTION:

Under general direction of the Building Director, performs skilled inspection work securing compliance with building codes, other City codes and related rules and regulations. Employee must check plans and specifications for proposed installation to ensure the codes and ordinances have been followed, but must exercise independent judgment in applying these standards to a variety of work situations. May be required to perform inspections of existing construction for violations of adopted codes on behalf of the Building Department and/or Code Enforcement, as well as attend and testify at Special Magistrate Hearings as needed. Work may also involve responding to man-made or natural disasters to assist in recovery efforts as needed.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Performs on-site inspections of buildings in the process of construction for compliance with the Florida Building Codes and City Code of Ordinances.
  2. Inspects buildings or structures in the process of construction, alteration or repair for compliance with adopted building codes, approved  plans, and construction safety practices. Examines plot plans, structural components, energy efficiency, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas and general arrangement of building facilities for sufficiency of design and materials. Depending on level of certification of the inspector.
  3. Checks new construction activity to insure permits have been secured. Checks for possible violations of unlicensed contracting laws and rules.
  4. Maintains records of building and inspection activity, and results of inspections in computer database. Notifies permit holder of correction notices.
  5. May be called upon to respond to complaints of potential code violations relating to building occupancy, nuisances, hazardous sidewalks or other site conditions, housing conditions, construction, land use, zoning, noise, dumping, clearing, grading, filling, polluting, or other code related matters as needed.
  6. Reviews and studies building code regulations to stay informed of changes in building codes and ordinances; completes necessary classes to maintain required inspection certification.
  7. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local building codes, regulations and professional standards.

  • Knowledge of Florida Building Codes and general construction codes and a thorough knowledge and skill in applying Florida Building Codes, zoning and land use applications.

  • Knowledge of code enforcement principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; working knowledge of applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to various land use, building codes, nuisance and public safety codes; and working knowledge of inspection techniques.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of building construction and related tools and materials.

  • General knowledge of math and physics as required in performance of duties.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents such as plans, drawings, codes, specifications and blueprints.

  • Ability to prepare, organize and maintain data, reports and systems.

  • Ability to analyze complex situations, problems and data, and use sound judgment in drawing conclusions and making/enforcing decisions.

  • Ability to comprehend and articulate complex facts and relationships in detail and to summarize and write clearly, concisely and legibly.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, builders, citizens, employees, supervisors and the general public.

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to handle stressful situations and effectively deal with difficult or angry people.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.

  • Ability to use office equipment including, personal computer, printer, fax and cell phone.

  • Ability to review, interpret and enforce regulations in a tactful, ethical and impartial manner.

  • Ability to maneuver and walk on uneven ground. If capable but not a must, maneuver ladders and climb on roofs

Desired Traits:

Be a Knowledgeable Worker; Is Customer Focused; One Who Values and Respects Others; Drives to Excel; Believes in Teamwork and Collaboration; Believes in Continuous Learning; Demonstrates Ethical Behavior; and is Supportive of Change.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, of good moral character with a high school diploma or G.E.D. required.

  • Must be able to demonstrate five-seven years of experience in general, residential construction; and two years of experience related to building inspection, land use, or related field, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess at least a standard certification as a building inspector that is currently valid, issued by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License and maintain a safe driving record throughout employment.

  • Multiple inspector certifications or plan review certification is a plus.

EMERGENCY DECLARATION STATUS

Essential employees may be required to work during an undeclared emergency and/or declared emergency. On an incident-by-incident basis, the employee’s Department Head will make the determination as to who will be required to work.

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to meet and deal effectively with the staff members, citizens and other contact persons using tact and good judgment. Includes receiving instructions, assignments or directions from superiors. Model and maintain high ethical standards. Has the ability to  exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in frequent contact situations with property owners, architects, engineers, developers, contractors, the general public, peers, etc. Is able to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
Data Utilization: Must possess considerable knowledge of modern building practices,  materials and equipment.  Has considerable  knowledge of  state and local ordinances.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Material Utilization: Has the ability to use common office machines, including computer-driven word processing spreadsheets and file maintenance programs.
Verbal Aptitude: Has the ability to make minor administrative decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and departmental policies and procedures, and to solve problems and answer questions.
Mathematical Ability: Requires the ability to read and interpret commercial construction plans, blueprints, diagrams, specifications, codes and building regulations. Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; utilize decimals and percentages; understand and apply theories of geometry.
Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
Knowledge of Job: Has considerable knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, equipment and standard clerical techniques. Has general knowledge of the geographical layout of the City. Is able to maintain a variety of moderately complex records and to compile data from such records. Ability to detect and locate defective workmanship in construction or repair of buildings. Ability to apply standards to a variety of work situations.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which are often characterized by frequent change.
Language and Communications Ability: Requires the ability to keep the supervisor informed of potential problems or unusual events. Requires the ability to respond to inquiries and concerns in a timely manner. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and confidence. Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear.) Must be able to communicate via a telephone. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress. Maintain all appropriate records as instructed.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply rational systems to solve practical problems; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Demonstrate initiative in identifying potential problems or opportunities for improvement.
Noise Level: Exposure to noise, risk of shock and exposure to moving mechanical part. Applications are available in Administrative Services Dept. - Human Resource Department

For more information email cwatson@cityofsebastian.org or call 772-388-8222. http://www.cityofsebastian.org/employment-information

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace/Drug Free

CITY OF SEBASTIAN
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
$17.18/HOUR (DOE)

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for the position of Full time Environmental Technician for the City of Sebastian’s Community Development Department.  Position will be posted until filled.

General Description of Duties
Under general supervision of the Community Development Director provides environmental planning, water quality sampling and testing, field site inspections and  recordkeeping; maintains the City’s stormwater system per the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Notice of Intent (NOI), MS4 and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES); Responsible for various Public Works design document preparation using the latest computer aid design (CAD) or AutoCAD program software for local municipal Public Works construction projects; conducts tree, land clearing and erosion control inspections for the issuance of permits; performs water quality sampling and testing; performs environmental field investigations and compliance work requiring technical engineering and knowledge within areas of assigned specialty; assists in development, implementation and monitoring of assigned environmental programs and program elements or projects; enforces federal, state, and local environmental regulations applying them to engineering and planning, knowledge of land use instruments using geographical information system (GIS) program, and symbols used in mapping, property descriptions, and other graphic materials; and performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Knowledge of methods/procedures related to stormwater plans, water quality sampling, monitoring equipment/technologies and all facets of the City’s NPDES permitting and reporting process.
  2. Use computer applications and software, such as; latest AutoCAD program with the purpose of creating design plans for Public Works Construction projects
  3. Understands and prepares Public Works CAD design plans for various streets, drainage, buildings, park facility and various other Public Works projects.
  4. Use latest GIS/GPS programs for preparation of the City’s mapping and sign inventory program, and other mapping projects, as necessary.
  5. Conducts water quality sampling, testing and prepare reports.
  6. Communication skills to meet with residents to address citizen requests regarding Public Works stormwater and environmental concerns.
  7. Advise, educate, and inform employees, contractors and public about environmental and stormwater policies and standards.
  8. Serve as liaison with federal, state, and local agencies and officials on issues pertaining to environmental and stormwater program requirements.
  9. Assists in the inspection and monitoring of various construction projects for street reconstruction, milling and paving, drainage improvements, parking lots, street/parking lights and for various City facilities like buildings, hangars, piers/docks and recreational parks.
  10. Files and retrieves engineering and related plans, maps, exhibits and various documents; update files and maintain document reference and retrieval systems.
  11. Assists with educational and public outreach events relating to Capital Projects, construction activity, storm water and NPDES program.
  12. Assists in preparing informational items, researching data and creating agenda for City’s Natural Resources Board
  13. Collects various field data for reporting and planning purposes, as well as preparation of GIS data base analysis.
  14. Conducts field site environmental inspections such as land clearings for subdivisions, commercial development, and other permitting requests.
  15. Provide tree inspections for new residential and commercial growth, as well as tree inspections for tree removal and land clearing permits.
  16. Inspects and issues routine environmental permits for erosion control to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations pertaining to stormwater.
  17. Maintains records of inspections and investigations per NPDES, NOI and MS4.
  18. Provides required training and education to staff and citizens on environmental and stormwater issues.
  19. Attends City Council and Planning and Zoning Board meetings as well as other related meetings when needed and directed by Community Development Director or their designee. 
  20. Develop and present environmental compliance training or orientation sessions.
  21. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment common to roads and drainage.
  • Knowledge of latest AutoCAD software to prepare Public Works design plans and other related drafting procedures and processes.
  • Knowledge of GIS/GPS software programs relating to mapping and sign inventory
  • Knowledge of civil engineering practices as they pertain to roads and stormwater.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, regulations, ordinances and codes related to the environment and water quality.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques relating to the protection of the environment and enforcement of regulations.
  • Knowledge of sensitive habitats and protection of endangered species.
  • Knowledge of Governmental agencies and community groups involved in local environmental management issues.
  • Knowledge of protective equipment and clothing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate and interpret appropriate and applicable data, either in statistical or narrative form.
  • Ability to use specific computer applications with the purpose of creating various Public Works Construction projects.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and explain laws, regulations, ordinances and policies applicable to assigned program responsibilities.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other documents appropriate to the audience.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations
  • Ability to fully understand City’s Public Works stormwater practices
  • Ability to coordinate investigations with other departments, divisions, or organizations.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and establish timetables.
  • Attire must keep with the nature of the employee’s position type, nature of duties, work location, type of contacts routinely made with co-workers, vendors, external customers, contacts, and locations visited.  Public Appearances require a professional business like appearance.  

Desired Traits
Be a Knowledgeable Worker; Is Customer Focused; One Who Values and Respects Others; Drives to Excel; Believes in Teamwork and Collaboration; Believes in Continuous Learning; Demonstrates Ethical Behavior; and is Supportive of Change.

Education and Experience Guidelines
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

  • Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering Technician, or related technical field, with an emphasis in environmental, engineering CAD or GIS systems and two (2) years related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 
  • Grant experience/writing a plus.
  • AutoCAD experience is required
  • GIS/GSP experience is required.
  • Must also possess knowledge of federal and state environmental rules and programs.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

EMERGENCY DECLARATION STATUS
Essential employees may be required to work during an undeclared emergency and/or declared emergency.  On an incident-by-incident basis, the employee’s Department Head will make the determination as to who will be required to work.

For more information email cwatson@cityofsebastian.org or call 772-388-8222.

http://www.cityofsebastian.org/employment-information - Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace/ADA

CITY OF SEBASTIAN
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR/CRA MANAGER

$85,000 (DOE)

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for the position of Community Development Director/CRA Manager for the  City of Sebastian. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the direction of the City Manager, responsible for planning and organizing the implementation of projects,  administering community development activities, and coordinating the implementation of public facility improvements, public services and other related programs for the City. The position oversees the zoning function, which includes current and long- range planning, real estate, and lands activities. Responsible for professional project management business outreach activities, rendering leadership in the development of planning and economic programs. Implementation of strategies to promote and support growth, expansion and retention of business within the City. Coordinate and carry out the tasks of the Community Redevelopment Plan. Is also responsible for completing technical work, developing, researching and maintaining public planning studies and programs which involve technical and creative responsibility, conducting research, and preparing detailed studies on land use, zoning, conservation, housing, transportation, population, coastal management, historic preservation, urban design, community redevelopment, and other areas of comprehensive planning activities. Ensures program compliance with criteria governing local, state, and federal legislation relating to growth management.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Assume full management responsibility (design, promote and administer) for all Community Development Department services and activities, including comprehensive review of the general plan and zoning code,  processing of land use applications, and coordinating code compliance and City beautification efforts; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  2. Develop, justify and forecast department programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues. Has sound knowledge of the Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code regarding rules and regulations governing the compilation of data and analysis, and compliance with requirements.
  3. Oversee the review, and comments, on site plans according to Land Development Regulations, particularly in regard to general layout, landscaping, open space, and signage requirements.
  4. Manage the development and implementation of the Community Development Department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area.
  5. Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the department budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
  6. Review, prepare, and revise the comprehensive general plan and zoning code; interact with community groups, citizens, and business involved with zoning related issues.
  7. Assist, in concert with other departments, in the management of economic development activities; develop  strategies to assist in business growth; negotiate development agreements;
  8. Oversee the review of process planning applications; ensure compliance with appropriate laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances; prepare public hearing notices and staff reports; make presentations to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
  9. Conduct research and planning studies; prepare a variety of reports on findings, operations, and activities; make recommendations.
  10. Represent the department to other City departments, elected officials, and outside activities; coordinate community development activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
  11. Oversee the preparation of reports to the Planning Commission (P&Z), City Council, City Manager, and related boards and commissions; prepare agendas, staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  12. Consult with developers, contractors, and the public on construction and land use issues, provide information on planning and zoning requirements.
  13. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  14. Develop long and short term planning goals.
  15. Establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate work methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.
  16. Plan, direct, and coordinate the Community Development Department’s work plan; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures, meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems.
  17. Assess and monitor workload, administrative, and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes.
  18. Select, train, motivate, and evaluate Community Development Department personnel; provide or coordinate staff training work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge

  • Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive planning program.
  • Understands and can interpret the Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code regarding rules and regulations governing the compilation of data and analysis, and compliance with requirements.
  • Understands and can interpret the City of Sebastian Ordinances, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Principles and polices of regional and urban planning.
  • Zoning administration practices and methods.
  • Management skills to analyze programs, policies, and operational needs.
  • Principles and practices of urban design and neighborhood revitalization.
  • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles and practices of short and long term planning.
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Principles of management and organizational behavior.

Abilities to:

    • Manage and direct the operations, services, and activities of the Community Development Department.
    • Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations.
    • Coordinate research studies and present effective presentations.
    • Identify and respond to community, Planning Commission, and City Council issues, concerns and needs.
    • Organize large amounts of land use data into both graphical and written reports.
    • Analyze zoning requirements and policies and make recommendations for needed revisions.
    • Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.
    • Prepare and administer Community Development Budget.
    • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
    • Research, analyze and evaluate public service methods and techniques.
    • Interpret and explain City policies and procedures.
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
    • Attire must keep with the nature of the employee’s position type, nature of duties, work location, type of contacts routinely made with co-workers, vendors, external customers, contacts, and locations visited. Public Appearances require a professional business like appearance.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
    • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of lower staff.
    • Use equipment related to computerized mapping including: personal computers, digitizers, laser printers, and plotters.
    • Effectively select, train, supervise and evaluate, Community Development Personnel

Desired Traits:

Be a knowledgeable worker; customer focused; one who values and respects others; drives to excel; believes in teamwork and collaboration; believes in continuous learning; demonstrates ethical behavior; and is supportive of change.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES

    • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in public planning, zoning, permitting, redevelopment and economic development analysis, administration, enforcement, and consultation.
    • BS degree in City, Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, Urban Design and Economics, or a closely related field.
    • AICP Designation
    • A Master’s degree in Planning is highly desirable and may be substituted for one year of experience.
    • Valid Florida Driver’s License

EMERGENCY DECLARATION STATUS
Essential employees may be required to work during an undeclared emergency and/or declared emergency. On an incident - by-incident basis, the employee’s department head will make the determination as to who will be required to work.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace/ADA
Government Channel/Website http://www.cityofsebastian.org/employment-information

PUBLIC WORKS – PART TIME IRRIGATION, TURF, AND GROUNDS SPECIALIST
$16.00 - $20.00/HOUR DOE

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for the position of Part Time Irrigation, Turf and Grounds Specialist for the City of Sebastian Public Works Department. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

DESCRIPTION:
Under general direction of the Public Works Director, Superintendent, or designee performs a wide variety of skilled or semiskilled maintenance and repair work in irrigation and turf and grounds management. Employees  in this  class must  demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to installing and maintaining irrigation systems, turf and grounds care to insure the best quality appearance. Performs related work as directed.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists in the training of lower level employees to increase their skills in the maintenance of new and old irrigation systems, and turf care.
  • Performs skilled maintenance and repairs on park facilities, equipment, structures on City owned property.
  • Inspects and/or repairs irrigation systems at frequent intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly.
  • Insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.
  • Performs routine inspections on playground equipment and reports defects or needed repairs to immediate supervisor.
  • Performs required labor involved in new irrigation and repair of systems, and labor required to spray and enhance turf/grounds care.
  • Operates a variety of power tools and equipment involved in the Public Works Division.
  • Demonstrates communication and problem solving skills, and able to work with little or no supervision.
  • Insures all work performed adheres to established safety standards, codes and regulations, and any other standards where applicable.
  • Performs preventative maintenance according to assigned schedules or when directed.
  • May work in a variety of confined or enclosed spaces.

 

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Ability to use motorized equipment as to maintaining turf and grounds care, including irrigation maintenance and installations.
  • Ability to use instruments in irrigation programming.
  • Ability to use motorized vehicles and equipment, including pickup truck, tamper, push mower or lawn mower, bush hog weed eater, blower, edger, various saws, pumps, leaf sweeper, compactor, spreader, chipper, cement mixer, generator, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, mobile radio, and/or telephone.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES

High school diploma or GED equivalent; supplemented by two (2) to five (5) years of experience and/or training in the trade disciplines outlined herein; and demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities in a third trade discipline acquired through either internal or external resources; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Employee must possess a valid state of Florida driver license.

SKILLS, LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE

Education in turf and/or grounds management. Specializing in irrigation management.
Must possess a State of Florida restricted use pesticide license.
Be willing to acquire the Florida Playground Inspector Certification in 6-9 months,

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace/ADA Government Channel/Website http://www.cityofsebastian.org/employment-information

POLICE OFFICER
POLICE DEPARTMENT-REGULAR FULL-TIME
HIRING SALARY RANGE $39,410.02 - $44,356.26 (4 STEPS)

The City of Sebastian is conducting an open recruitment for the position of Regular full-time Police Officer for the Police Department.

DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of the Chief of Police, this is law enforcement and public safety work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Employees in this classification perform work in varied law enforcement assignments such as motorized patrol, traffic control and enforcement, preliminary and follow-up investigation at crime scenes, and provide first responder treatment to the injured etc. Work involves an element of danger, and employee must be able to act without direct supervision exercising independent discretion in meeting emergencies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Performs law enforcement patrol activities including, but not limited to; arresting violators of the law, computer checks of property, persons, firearms, stolen equipment, and wanted and/or stolen vehicles. Must be able to assess drivers’ ability to operate vehicles. Must be able to transport mental patients, prisoner or suspects; conducts felony stops, and searches for missing, lost and or wanted persons. Conducts dwelling, building or grounds check; pursues vehicles; detains driver of suspected vehicle; responds to alarm calls and subdues resisting offenders using force where appropriate, including deadly force. Conducts law enforcement investigations, including but not limited to records identifying marks on vehicles, firearms and other objects; prepares, reviews and distributes BOLO reports for wanted notices and coordinates activities at crash sites, crimes or investigation scenes, secure crime scene, collects crime scene evidence; transports evidence or property. Conducts live photo lineups; prepares written or computer generated reports and presents testimony and evidence in both civil and criminal court proceedings. Must be able to interact well with the public, including speaking before public groups, be able to administer first-aid to sick and injured persons; administers CPR procedures, and provides security for special functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Graduation from High School or G.E.D equivalent. Must be at least nineteen (19) years of age at time of appointment; have completed the State Examination with a passing score, or enrolled in an approved Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) program. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License throughout employment without any restrictions, which might affect job performance and must be able to successfully pass:

1. Oral Review Board
2. Truth Verification Examination
3. Psychological Test
4. Extensive Background Check
5. Physical Examination
6. Drug Screen
7. Final Review of Files

For more information, call 772-388-8222 or visit our website at www.cityofsebastian.org
Applications are available in the Human Resources Department.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/DRUGFREE WORKPLACE

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