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$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.

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.


  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.


  • 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.


    • 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

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

$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.

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.


  • 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.


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.


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.


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

$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.

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.


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 or call 772-388-8222.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

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.

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
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
Applications are available in the Human Resources Department.


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