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


CITY ATTORNEY
Full-Time
Salary Range: DOQ and Experience

The City of Sebastian, Florida, is seeking an experienced Full-Time City Attorney.  Candidates must have a degree from an accredited law school, at least seven (7) years of experience in municipal, county, or administrative law, a In addition to the requisite professional skills and experience, the ideal candidate must have a high degree of independence, initiative, communicate effectively, handle several assignments concurrently and develop and maintain effective working relationships.

The Sebastian City Attorney is appointed by, reports to, and serves at the pleasure of, the Sebastian City Council.  The City Attorney attends all City Council meetings, and other advisory board meetings as directed. The City Attorney acts as legal counsel for the City, including legal advisor to the City Council, commissions, boards, and City departments.  The Attorney will work closely with the City’s Police Department.  The professional hired will represent the City in all civil forfeiture matters, requests for protection orders, and provide counsel and advice on both criminal and civil matters concerning the operations of the Department to the Chief of Police and staff.  Additional responsibilities include: serves as the City’s legal adviser; represents the City in Court; and, prepares, reviews, and renders legal opinions.  The City Attorney is required to draft: administrative regulations; contracts; ordinances; resolutions; deeds; leases; quasi-judicial orders; along with other relevant legal documents.  The City Attorney must be able to interpret laws, rulings and regulations, for the City.  The City Attorney is required to stay current with developments in the legal field to ensure City policies, procedures, and practices, are consistent with local, state and federal laws.  The City Attorney also serves as legal consultant for work place issues, providing interpretation and counsel, regarding employment/workplace law and Collective Bargaining Agreements. 

The City of Sebastian is an equal opportunity/drug free employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, pending citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Please note that under Florida law, employment applications are open for public inspection. You must be a U.S. Citizen or alien resident lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. to be considered for employment with the City of Sebastian. The City of Sebastian will provide reasonable accommodations, due to any disability, for all applicants and employees.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace/ADA
http://www.cityofsebastian.org/employment-information

CITY OF SEBASTIAN
LEISURE SERVICES –MAINTENANCE WORKER I
$12.40/Hour

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker I for the City of Sebastian Leisure Services Department. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

 

DESCRIPTION:

Under general direction of the Leisure Services Director, 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. 

Essential Job Functions

  1. Maintains the City of Sebastian park grounds.
  2. Performs skilled maintenance and repairs on park facilities, equipment, structures on City owned property.
  3. Inspects and/or repairs irrigation systems at frequent intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly.
  4. Insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.
  5. Operates a variety of power tools and equipment involved in the Public Works Division.
  6. Demonstrates communication and problem solving skills, and able to work with little or no supervision.
  7. Insures all work performed adheres to established safety standards, codes and regulations, and any other standards where applicable.
  8. Performs preventative maintenance according to assigned schedules or when directed.
  9. 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.

Qualifications

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.

Education and Experience Guidelines

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.  Knowledge in turf and/or grounds management and irrigation would be a plus.

Employee must possess a valid state of Florida driver license.

Skills, License or Certificate

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace/ADA

CITY OF SEBASTIAN
SENIOR PLANNER

$55,587 (DOE)

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for a Senior Planner with Engineering background.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision of the Community Development Director or designee, the incumbent’s principal function is to perform professional planning work applying professional standards to planning, zoning, permitting, research, and implementation of the Land Development Code.  The incumbent is responsible technical assistance regarding zoning and City planning information; administering address and land use data systems; conducting plan reviews for commercial, industrial, and residential development; reviewing building permit applications for consistency with land development regulations, conducting property records research; preparing reports and memorandums; and providing support for the Department in the preparation of reports and plans.  Also performs complex and advanced administrative support and planning related duties. Responsible for assisting the Community Development Director in supervising consultants and carrying out special projects as may be assigned by the Director.  The work may entail both current and long-range planning activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Sites plan review and interpretation, field inspections and documentation of ongoing projects, review of comprehensive plan and zoning amendments, and reports preparation.
  2. Reviews and prepares staff reports for entitlement and development approval applications.
  3. Makes presentations to approving Boards.
  4. Compiles statistical data for purposes involving population, economics, housing, and other topics.
  5. Assists with coordination of related planning activities performed by private consultants, contractors, and employees in Community Services and with other city departments.
  6. Updates the city website as it relates to board meetings and planning & zoning items.
  7. Responds to zoning inquiries and requests for information from the public.
  8. Represents the Department at various public agency meetings as directed.
  9. Conducts technical research studies and prepares statistical reports for planning projects.
  10. Performs professional work related to a variety of planning assignments.
  11. Tracks and reports on submitted applications to ensure a responsive and timely review process.
  12. Assists in the evaluation of re-zonings, ordinance text amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances and other proposals on an as needed basis.
  13. Assists in the review of development proposals and site plans for conformance with codes, plans and regulations on an as needed basis.
  14. Assists in resolving citizen and customer issues as needed.
  15. Assists in the preparation of maps and other data necessary for processing of development applications.
  16. Reviews approved site plans, preliminary plat/final plat and landscape plans to verify zoning and code compliance.
  17. Works on grants and other alternative funding opportunities
  18. Works with various intergovernmental agencies on regional planning and development matters.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Planning, Urban Planning or related field with two - four years of experience in the planning profession.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain American Institute of Certified Planner Certification within 6 months to 1 year
  • Master’s Degree may substitute for job experience.
  • Engineering degree would be a plus.
  • Maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Some knowledge of principles and practices of Community Development activities including comprehensive planning, transportation, zoning, historic preservation, redevelopment, economic development and related ordinances, rules and regulations;
  • Some knowledge of principals of local and State laws and regulations pertaining to urban planning, zoning authorities, economic development and related operations;
  • Ability to prepare accurate and reliable reports including appropriate findings, conclusions and recommendations;
  • Ability to present technical information to the public in clear, concise and easily understandable manner;
  • Ability to research and analyze community development issues;
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and to maintain effective working relationships to accomplish job responsibilities;
  • Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
  • Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of computer programs, including Microsoft Office, GIS or CAD, PowerPoint and typical office equipment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Clear and concise report writing.
  • Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail in program administration, and the ability to function effectively as a member of a team are required.
  • Excellent business writing and public speaking abilities are also needed for success in this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-free Workplace/ADA

Applications for the Senior Planner are available in the Human Resources Department or can be downloaded from our website: www.cityofsebastian.org 

CITY OF SEBASTIAN
STORMWATER UTILITIES- MAINTENANCE WORKER I (2 POSITIONS)
$12.40

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for the positions of Regular Full-Time Entry Level Maintenance Worker for the City of Sebastian Public Facilities Department. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

DESCRIPTION:
The purpose of the position is to perform a wide variety of unskilled and semiskilled maintenance and repair work in one or more of the trade disciplines. Employees in this class demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to operating a variety of equipment in construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City streets and storm drainage systems and/or maintenance of City owned property.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Performs skilled maintenance and repairs on structures, facilities, equipment, and other City owned property in a variety of trade disciplines.
2. Inspects and/or repair’s streets, and drainage systems at frequent intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly.
3. Insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.
4. Performs routine inspections on assigned equipment and reports defects or needed repairs to their immediate supervisor.
5. Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects as part of a work crew, including pavement cutting, ditch digging, manhole and line cleaning, general cleaning, maintenance of City owned property and lawn mowing.
6. Operates a variety of power construction and maintenance equipment used in the Public Works Department.
7. Operates various standard hand-held manual, electrical, and gas powered tools and equipment.
8. Insures all work performed adheres to established safety standards, building codes and regulations, and engineering standards where applicable.
9. Performs preventive maintenance according to assigned schedules or when directed.
10. Inspects, recognizes and reports any detected deterioration, repair needs, and maintenance needs to supervisor.
11. Assists other trade’s personnel in one (1) or more of the trade disciplines to provide essential knowledge, skills, and abilities in all trades utilized by the unit.
12. Operates agency vehicles.
Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds). Occasionally, may be required to lift and/or move items weighing up to (100 pounds).

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
• Ability to use motorized vehicles and equipment, including pickup truck, dump 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.
• Ability to work safely;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, and the public;
• Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
Desired Traits:
• 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES
High school diploma or GED equivalent; supplemented by one (1) to three (3) years of experience and/or training in one (1) or more of the trade disciplines outlined herein; and demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in a second trade discipline acquired through either internal or external resources, within one (1) year from date of hire; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Valid State of Florida Commercial Driver’s License Class “A” or Class “B” with air brake endorsement preferred or must be able to obtain one within six (6) months from date of hire.

Applications are available in Administrative Services Dept. - Human Resource Department
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace
Government Channel/Website
http://www.cityofsebastian.org/employment-information

911- EMERGENCY DISPATCHER
REGULAR FULL-TIME (MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK ALL SHIFTS)
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.

DESCRIPTION:
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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• 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: www.cityofsebastian.org  (Must complete the 55 page application.)

 

POLICE OFFICER

POLICE DEPARTMENT-REGULAR FULL-TIME
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.

DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of the Chief of Police, this is law enforcement and public safety work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Employees in this classification perform work in varied law enforcement assignments such as motorized patrol, traffic control and enforcement, preliminary and follow-up investigation at crime scenes, and provide first responder treatment to the injured etc. Work involves an element of danger, and employee must be able to act without direct supervision exercising independent discretion in meeting emergencies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Performs law enforcement patrol activities including, but not limited to; arresting violators of the law, computer checks of property, persons, firearms, stolen equipment, and wanted and/or stolen vehicles. Must be able to assess drivers’ ability to operate vehicles. Must be able to transport mental patients, prisoner or suspects; conducts felony stops, and searches for missing, lost and or wanted persons. Conducts dwelling, building or grounds check; pursues vehicles; detains driver of suspected vehicle; responds to alarm calls and subdues resisting offenders using force where appropriate, including deadly force. Conducts law enforcement investigations, including but not limited to records identifying marks on vehicles, firearms and other objects; prepares, reviews and distributes BOLO reports for wanted notices and coordinates activities at crash sites, crimes or investigation scenes, secure crime scene, collects crime scene evidence; transports evidence or property. Conducts live photo lineups; prepares written or computer generated reports and presents testimony and evidence in both civil and criminal court proceedings. Must be able to interact well with the public, including speaking before public groups, be able to administer first-aid to sick and injured persons; administers CPR procedures, and provides security for special functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Graduation from High School or G.E.D equivalent. Must be at least nineteen (19) years of age at time of appointment; have completed the State Examination with a passing score, or enrolled in an approved Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) program. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License throughout employment without any restrictions, which might affect job performance and must be able to successfully pass:

1. Oral Review Board 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 www.cityofsebastian.org
Applications are available in the Human Resources Department or on the City website.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/DRUGFREE WORKPLACE
Excellent Benefit Package – Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Life Insurance, Retirement, and Pension Plan.

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