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CITY OF SEBASTIAN
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
$17.18 DOE

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for the position of Full time Engineering Technician for the City of Sebastian’s Engineering Department.

DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision of the City Engineer is responsible for various engineering assignments, field inspections, data collection and preparation of design documents using the latest computer aid design (CAD) or AutoCAD program software for local municipal construction projects; performs environmental field investigations and compliance work requiring technical engineering and knowledge within areas of assigned specialty; 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.  Prepare, update, and revise engineering maps and drawings related to a variety of capital improvement projects; perform preliminary engineering design work and calculations, including preparation of plans, charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, and sketches.
  2.  Use computer applications and software, such as; latest AutoCAD program with the purpose of creating design plans for Capital Improvement Projects
  3.  Understands and prepares engineering CAD (AutoCAD) design plans for various streets, drainage, buildings, park facility and various other Capital Improvement Projects.
  4.  Use latest GIS/GPS programs for preparation of the City’s mapping and sign inventory program.
  5.  Educate and inform employees, contractors and the public about environmental and storm water policies and standards.
  6.  Collects various field data for reporting and planning purposes, as well as preparation of GIS data base analysis.
  7.  Conducts field site inspections for capital improvement projects, storm water testing, erosion control measures, right-of-way permits and land clearing, and other permitting requests.
  8.  Prepare details of construction features and alignment; determine cut and fill requirements using various mathematical calculations; identify and locate utilities, easements, property lines and related information from engineering plans.
  9.  Check calculations and estimates used in design and projection of various maps including parcel maps, subdivision maps, City maps, and utility systems maps; maintain map record files of properties, utilities and improvements; prepare, issue, track, and file encroachment and grading permits.
  10.  Calculate quantities and cost estimates for assigned public works and utility construction projects; obtain vendor/contractor price quotes, produce requisitions, and sign off on purchase orders for equipment, materials and supplies related to work assignment.
  11.  Perform field work including surveying and staking of in-house work projects using a condition level, laser survey or data collector equipment; reduce field survey notes and computer traverses, grades, closures, distances and areas for office use.
  12.  Conduct traffic investigations, speed radar surveys and parking surveys, compile and tabulate information, collect traffic data, prepare technical reports; maintain related reports and files; assist in developing traffic striping, signage and/or detour plans related to traffic flow and control; make recommendations regarding traffic control devices.
  13.  Assist in the inspection and monitoring of various construction projects for streets reconstruction, milling and paving, drainage improvements, parking lots, street/parking lights and for various City facilities like buildings, hangars, piers/docks and recreational parks.
  14.  File and retrieve engineering and related plans, maps, exhibits and various documents; update files and maintain document reference and retrieval systems.
  15.  Assist with educational and public outreach events relating to Capital Projects, construction activity, storm water and NPDES program.
  16.  Collect storm water samples in the field and conduct laboratory tests on water samples to test for Nitrogen and Phosphorous and prepare summary reports
  17.  Assist in preparing informational items, researching data and creating the agenda for City’s Natural Resource Board.
  18.  Attends various City meetings as well as other related regional and community meetings as required and directed by City Engineer or their designee.
  19.  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:

  •  Knowledge of terminology, methods, practices and techniques used in sub-professional engineering work, including drafting, surveying, and mapping.
  •  Knowledge of scale representation on maps.
  •  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 basic engineering and the design of municipal projects.
  •  Knowledge of principles and practices of technical writing and data preparation.
  •  Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques relating to the protection of the environment and enforcement of regulations.
  •  Knowledge of policies and regulations related to construction, extension, and maintenance of a variety of public works and utility systems and facilities.
  •  Knowledge of sensitive habitats and protection of endangered species.
  •  Ability to know, on a continuous basis, all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information including engineering calculations; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedure; and explain regulations and procedures to others.
  •  Ability to reduce, interpret and apply field notes in performing drafting work.
  •  Ability to use CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and GPS (Global Positioning System) and other computer applications related to technical engineering work.
  •  Ability to perform a variety of technical office and field engineering work involving, drafting, surveying, and mapping.
  •  Ability to collect, evaluate and interpret appropriate and applicable data, either in statistical or narrative form.
  •  Ability to use the application of map scale representation related to engineering design and construction.
  •  Ability to compile and analyze technical information and prepare technical documents and reports related to area of assignment.
  •  Ability to perform mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.
  •  Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other documents appropriate to the audience.
  •  Ability to manage multiple technical assignments and projects.
  •  Ability to exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations
  •  Ability to coordinate investigations with other departments, divisions, or organizations.
  •  Ability to prioritize projects and establish timetables.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

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

  •  Associate Degree in Engineering Technician, or related technical field, with an emphasis in environmental, engineering CAD or GIS systems and five (5) years related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  •  BS in Engineering preferred.
  •  AutoCAD experience is required
  •  GIS/GSP experience is preferred
  •  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.

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.

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.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently using the English language.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

Noise Level: Exposure to noise, risk of shock and exposure to moving mechanical part.

ADA Compliance
Physical Ability: Must be physically able to exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force as needed to move objects. Physical demand requirements are those for heavy work typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and the lifting, carrying pushing and / or pulling of objects and materials. Tasks may also involve standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time.

Environmental Factors: Tasks risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, toxic agents, disease, violence or pathogenic agents.

The City of Sebastian is an Equal Opportunity Employer, To comply with the American with Disabilities Act, the City of Sebastian will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position.

While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities, skills or requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract or employment.

For more information email cwatson@cityofsebastian.org or call 772-388-8222.
http://www.cityofsebastian.org/employment-information
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

CITY OF SEBASTIAN
PART-TIME BUILDING INSPECTOR
$17.18 DOE

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for the position of Part-time Building Inspector for the City of Sebastian Building Department.

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

  • Performs on-site inspections of buildings in the process of construction for compliance with the Florida Building Codes and City Code of Ordinances.
  • 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.
  • Checks new construction activity to insure permits have been secured. Checks for possible violations of unlicensed contracting laws and rules.
  • Maintains records of building and inspection activity, and results of inspections in computer database. Notifies permit holder of correction notices.
  • 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.
  • Reviews and studies building code regulations to stay informed of changes in building codes and ordinances; completes necessary classes to maintain required inspection certification.
  • 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 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
  • Ability to analyze complex situations, problems and data, and use sound judgment in drawing conclusions and making/enforcing decisions.

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

CITY OF SEBASTIAN- PUBLIC WORKS

CENTRAL GARAGE DIVISION

MECHANIC

$13.56 Hourly (DOQ)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under general supervision, performs routine preventative maintenance and repairs on City equipment. Work involves removing and replacing worn or broken parts, and replacing fluids; diagnosing malfunctions in automotive equipment, and maintaining records of work performed. Employee must exercise independent judgment and initiative in completing assigned tasks. Performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Operates a variety of diagnostic instruments and a variety of hand, electric and air driven tools. Adjusts and makes repairs to small equipment or repairs valves, carburetors, generators and related units; rebuilds or replaces all worn or defective parts. Completes work orders and turns reports into supervisors upon completion of each repair. Tunes engines by adjusting or replacing needed parts; makes repairs to clutches, transmissions, differentials, brakes, steering, mechanisms and related units, machine, drums and rotors. Performs adjustments, repairs, and /or charging of automotive air conditioning and heating systems. Repairs and adjusts hydraulic and vacuum operated systems; hoses and fittings; installs and adjusts power takeoffs. Performs major and minor mechanical repairs and adjustments on drive train, brakes, steering, electrical, fuel, cooling and related systems on light and heavy motorized equipment and vehicles. Rebuild and installs engines on small equipment. Performs diagnosis and repairs electrical problems in equipment, including electrical shorts, batteries, alternators, and lights. Responsible for the care, safety and maintenance of City issued tools. Performs vehicle test drive and aid diagnosis and to check repairs performed. Must have the ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions, identify replacement parts using manuals and other reference materials and requisitions; parts and tools are required for the efficient performance of assigned repair work. Provides emergency field assistance to disabled mechanical equipment and vehicles as needed or appropriate, or to tow disabled vehicles or equipment to shop.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES

Must have High School Diploma or G.E.D Equivalent, supplemented by formal training in mechanical or related trades, and 1 to 2 years of experience as a equipment mechanic including experience in the maintenance of diesel and gasoline powered engines; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Must possess a valid Florida Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Air Brake Endorsement and maintain a good driving record throughout employment.

Must possess ASE Heating and Air Conditioning Certificate and ASE Auto Brake Certificate or the ability to obtain one certification within 6 months and the other in the next 6 months.

Excellent Health and Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision

Equal Opportunity Employer/ADA/Drug Free Workplace

Will be posted until filled.

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

CITY OF SEBASTIAN - Administrative Services
AUDIO VISUAL TECHNICIAN (Part-Time Temporary)
$10.00/hourly

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for the position of Temporary Part-Time Audio Visual Technician for the Audio/ Visual Division of the Administrative Services Department. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

DESCRIPTION
Under direction of the Electronic Records & Information Manager, employees in this classification will perform essential functions to include operating the City’s Audio Visual equipment during live broadcasts on the government channel. The employee will be required to work various after-hour City Council and Committee meetings to operate the AV Control Room. Employee ensures that all meetings authorized for broadcast can be televised live and replayed as scheduled by the respective board or commission. Performs related work as directed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Performs general duties including, live telecasting of approved meetings. Schedules re-broadcasts of meetings and other authorized videos. Programs automated playback system to re-broadcast tapes at selected dates and times.

Maintains a flexible working schedule that allows the employee to work up to (4) four night meetings per week, including Special Council Meetings/Workshops, Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings, and others as deemed necessary by the City Council. Provide support and maintain programming for channel 25. Assists with audiovisual equipment for training and public information presentations. This position may require applicant to perform moderately physically demanding work.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Must have general knowledge in sound, visual production and recording equipment. Must have knowledge of the principles related to multimedia production activities including audio, video and photography. Excellent people skills are essential. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to be a team player and self-starter. Must be able to maintain a flexible working schedule that allows the employee to work (4) four to (6) six night meetings per month, assisting with live city board meeting broadcasts including Special Council Meetings/Workshops,

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or GED preferred, or graduation from Audio Visual Technical School; supplemented by one year previous experience and/or training in audio visual support functions including courses in television broadcasting and/or other related subjects; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Applications are available in the Administrative Services Department or can be downloaded from our website www.cityofsebastian.org

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