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$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


Hourly Rate $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 forthe agency in addition to all Fire and EMS channels forcalls 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

Applications are available in the Human Resources Department or can be downloaded from our website:




$13.56 Hourly (DOQ)


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.


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.


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.

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.


CITY OF SEBASTIAN - Administrative Services

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.

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.

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.

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,

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

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