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The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for the position of Permit Technician for the City of Sebastian Building Department. Position will be posted from February 14, 2017 to 4:00 PM, February 21, 2017.

Under general supervision, and based upon duties assigned at any particular time, employee is required to perform a variety of specialized technical, clerical and data entry/database functions in support of inspection/plan review and in support of inspections and permit coordination and issuance activities.  Employee may be responsible for the evaluation, examination and preparation of a variety permits to be issued.  Work may involve processing and issuing building permits including receiving fees from the public and entering payments and deposits in the computer including adjusting charges as required by code.  Assisting the public with inquires pertaining to inspections, plan reviews and permit issuance, scheduling inspections, record requests, business tax receipt information, identifying and forwarding permits for construction in the floodplain to the Flood Administrator, and for performing a variety of secretarial, data entry and routine clerical functions, such as, but not limited to, preparing documents, letters and memos; for files maintenance, compiling data for reports, and scanning documents for record requests and/or permanent record keeping.  Responsible for preparing work orders to ensure field personnel respond to requests. Responsible for interacting with contractors and members of the general public, answering questions regarding building, zoning and business tax receipts.

Responsible for verifying the completeness of permit packages and inquiries regarding status of building and related projects and for maintaining documentation and a comprehensive electronic filing system. May be required to input pertinent information into the computer network system and for developing and generating computer reports. Employee may be responsible for archiving permit packages, scanning documents, preparing and processing contractor license and business tax receipt renewals and for updating property files, sorting and distributing mail, ordering office supplies and preparing periodic reports.  Reports to the Chief Building Official or his designee.  Performs related work as directed.


  1. Initiates and/or receives calls to/from contractors, designers, owners and other governmental agencies for project coordination, permit requirements and Business Tax Receipt information.  Inter-relates with other City Departments on a regular basis to ensure proper coordination. Refers clients to other governmental agencies as necessary.
  2. Greets and assists and otherwise interacts with a large base of customers, which include contractors and members of the general public, with miscellaneous inquires, phone calls and /or applications for permits related to the building codes, zoning codes, ordinances of the City, Business Tax Receipt  information and public record requests.
  3. Maintains accurate project records; ensures project dates, submittal dates and approval agencies are properly documented.
  4. Maintains contact with contractors, reviews paperwork for correctness and prepares files for issuance of Certificates of Occupancy and/or Completion.
  5. Compiles project comments and communicates with contractors, owners, architects, engineers, etc., regarding such comments as may need to be addressed.
  6. Performs the duties assigned by the Building Director and fills in for other permit technician(s) in his/her absence.
  7. Performs and maintains duties specified in Procedure Manuals for the Department.
  8. Performs related duties as directed.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • General knowledge of construction practices and construction terms
  • Ability to operate with appropriate speed and accuracy, a computer, printer, spreadsheet and word processing software and standard office business machines including a typewriter, copier, calculator and fax machine
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms and to understand and follow moderately to complex oral and written instructions

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

  • Minimum of High School diploma or GED and at least 5 years of experience in a construction office or in a construction trade or  any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License

Applications are available in Administrative Services Dept. - Human Resource Department

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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