Thank you for your interest and inquiry on employment with the City of Sebastian. We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Disability, Age, or Marital Status; and we are totally committed to recruiting personnel who reflect the cultural diversity of our area. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Click Here for Equal Opportunity Information and Application

Hiring Salary $14.81

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for a Full-Time position of 911-Emergency Dispatcher for the Police Department. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Under supervision of the Police Communications Supervisor, the 911 Emergency Dispatcher is responsible for receiving information from the public, Law Enforcement Officers, various law enforcement agencies and other agencies in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Performs tasks simultaneously, such as listening to the radio, entering information into the Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD), Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Criminal Justice Network (CJNET), and answering regular and/or 911 phone lines. Employees in this classification function in an entry level capacity while participating in in-house training programs to acquire specialized knowledge of the Communications Center. Upon acquiring essential knowledge, incumbents perform progressively more responsible duties and function under general supervision. Performs any other duties as directed.

1. Monitors all radio channels for the agency in addition to all Fire and EMS channels for calls dispatched by the Sheriff’s office within the city limits.
2. Answers emergency and non-emergency calls for service, and dispatches officers to calls. Answer phone requests for referrals and information and relays that information to the correct individual(s). Answers Officers radio requests and transmissions, and responds according to the department’s policies, procedures, rules, and the regulations of the FCIC/NCIC. Assists the public by disseminating accurate and appropriate information, as dictated by the nature of the call.
3. Responds to and performs follow-up on public inquiries, unit inquiries, and inter-agency inquiries regarding information to be obtained, relayed, and/or disseminated to proper entities.
4. Also acts as the Police Department’s switchboard. Supplies telephone directory services for the department, its members, and members of the public. Interprets maps and provide clear directions when needed. Responsible for issuing spare keys and maintaining the key box for the department. Also responsible for specialized clerical and public contact work in receiving and transmitting messages for the department.
5. Receives and accurately registers complaints in CAD; logs radio transmissions by inputting call information into CAD. Operates manual system in the event of CAD and/or computer failure.
6. Searches for and retrieves information from in-house and remote databases. Runs FCIC/NCIC and Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID) computer checks, teletypes other agencies for information and confirmations. Assists officers and other department personnel within the means provided in the Communications Center.
7. Calls out agencies as needed, such as taxis, tow trucks, ambulance/fire, animal control, code enforcement, victims advocate, state attorney, probation office and the hospitals to notify them of pending situations that will require their assistance.
8. Responds to walk-in citizens. Monitors equipment for malfunctions. Monitors cameras and alarms for Police Department, City Hall, Airport, evidence compound, and Communication Center i.e., generator alarm, fire alarm, booking etc., and dispatches the appropriate personnel when needed. Controls the doors to the booking, holding cells, hallways, entry/exit, sally port gates, and the parking lot gates.
9. Maintains required logs and related records such as: tows, private property tows, private investigators, repossessions, keys etc.
10. Maintains and tracks all officers and volunteers on duty. Communicates with the news media.
11. Operates other related equipment, i.e., facsimile, copy machine, scanners, shredder, radios, TDD (Telephone Device Hearing Impaired), printer, computers, copiers, and telephone.
12. Participates in in-house training to develop specialized unit knowledge for the purpose of acquiring progressively responsible duties.
13. Assists other unit personnel in supporting efficient functioning of the work unit.

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.

• High school diploma or GED equivalent.
• Experience and/or training involving clerical, data entry, public contact and customer service work.
• Experience in Police, Fire or 911 emergency dispatch or police aide work, college level course in criminal justice, telecommunications or related field preferred. With continued employment contingent on the ability to participate in and satisfactorily complete established in-house training that provides the essential knowledge and skill in the communications function; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
• Valid Florida Driver’s License
Must be able to work various shifts.

• Completion of FCIC/NCIC training for certification.
• Experience in radio dispatching of emergency services, is preferred.
• Must have computer knowledge with good keyboarding skills.
• Must be able to type accurately. Must have good telephone etiquette.
• Multi-tasking, and multi-functional skills a must.
• Must have the ability to prioritize.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-free Workplace/ADA
Applications for the Police Department are available in the Human Resources Department or can be downloaded from our website: (Must complete the 55 page application.)
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Part Time Cashier – Golf Course

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for the position of Part time Cashier for the City of Sebastian’s Golf Course. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

General Description of Duties

Under direct supervision of the Golf Course Director, opens the Golf Shop, greets players, patrons and the golfing public in person and over the telephone.  Checks in the players, collects fees according to current resolution, enter cash receipts to point-of-sale register or other cash register.  Operates handicap computer, receives, counts, sells, displays and keeps merchandise inventory neat, clean and attractively displayed.  Performs related work as directed. 

Essential Job Functions

  1. Opens and closes the Golf Shop; Phones in course conditions with current date and tee time availability. Keeps Golf Shop neat and clean.
  2. Greets and interacts with customers (players, patrons) in a tactful courteous manner at all times whether in person or over the telephone. Responds to public inquiries. Checks in the players, collects fees according to current resolution, enter cash receipts to point-of-sale register or other cash register.
  3. Reconciles cash collections to register and/or computer printout, via end of shift report.
  4. Determines, calculates and requests the appropriate materials, supplies and equipment for assigned tasks. Assists in projecting needs for equipment, materials and supplies.  Inputs information to PC computer maintaining a data base. Works accurately and has the ability to analyze and interpret financial and numerical data and make recommendations based on that analysis to the Director of Golf and Head Cashier.
  5. Operates handicap computer; receives, counts, sells, displays and keeps merchandise inventory neat, clean and attractively displayed. Provides advice to supervisors concerning patron-desired merchandise and other Golf Shop services.
  6. Assigns tee times; Observes, coordinates and reports on tee times scheduled with starter/ranger, cart attendants and Head Cashier or Director of Golf. Promotes the play of golf and the use of the City Golf Course by establishing and maintaining a pleasant and courteous attitude in dealings with patrons, co-workers and the general public.
  7. Enforces policies, procedures, rules, regulations and safety and health standards. Provides information within scope of knowledge and position. 
  8. 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.
  9. Performs related duties as directed.


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 computers and electronic data processing methods.
  • Knowledge of modern office equipment, office practices, and procedures. Skill and competency in operating listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to handle cash.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic computations quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to make decisions on procedural policies and issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish successful working relationships, complete daily activities according to work schedules with minimum supervision, work under pressure and with frequent interruptions.

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.

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, of good moral character with a high school diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Prior handling of cash preferred.
  • Knowledge of the game of golf is preferred but not required.
  • Courses in general office practices such as typing, bookkeeping or accounting, data entry and data processing; two (2) years related experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

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 function effectively in a group setting.  Includes the ability to make decisions on procedural polices and issues.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Material Utilization:    Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to communicate verbally and give directions to individuals and groups of people.

Mathematical Ability: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

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

Knowledge of Job:   Preferred but not required the knowledge of golf. 

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.

ADA Compliance

Physical Ability:   Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stoop

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color and shades of color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Tasks require oral communication ability.

Environmental  Factors:  Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature, vibrations, electric currents, and/or disease.

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.

Preferred Skills, License or Certificate

Possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license throughout employment without any restrictions which affect job performance.



HIRING SALARY RANGE $40,608.00 - $54,552.78

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

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.

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.

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

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

Excellent Benefit Package – Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Life Insurance, Retirement, and Pension Plan.

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