What can you tell me about your City?
Sebastian is a 13.5 square mile city, and home to approximately 22,000 + residents. About 40% of its residents are retirees, however, the city is rapidly growing and more working families with children are moving into the area. Crime and accidents are below average and are mostly against property. Drug abuse rates are also very low. In the past 8 years there have only been about 5 homicides. The City prides itself on the excellent level of professional community service, sense of dedication, integrity and public service its employees provide to its residents and guests. Each year, thousands of tourists visit the Sebastian Inlet, known worldwide as the fishing capitol for catching Snook and Redfish. It is also well known for its beautiful camping grounds, its breath taking golf course and its magnificent view of the Indian River Lagoon.

What are your hours of operation?
The Human Resources Department's general office hours of operation are from Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our offices are closed on the following holidays:

. New Year's Day
. Martin Luther King Day
. President's Day
. Memorial Day
. Independence Day
. Labor Day
. Veteran's Day
. Thanksgiving Day
. The day after Thanksgiving Day
. The day before Christmas Day
. Christmas Day

How can I find out about job openings?
. Job openings are posted on the City of Sebastian's bulletin board located in the lobby
at 1225 Main Street, Sebastian, Florida 32958
. Our 24-hour automated job hot-line
. The City of Sebastian's Government Channel
. Newspaper classifieds
. City of Sebastian's website

Do I have to be a resident of the City of Sebastian to apply for employment?
No. You do not have to be a resident to apply for a position with the City. However, it is important to note that if you are out of state, some positions may require you to possess a valid State of Florida Driver's License.

When can I submit an employment application?
You may submit an employment application when the City is actively recruiting and there is an opening or position vacancy.

Can the information I submit on the application remain private?
The City of Sebastian is a public entity. Employment applications as well as many other documents are subject to public disclosure. Under the Florida Public Records Act, the City of Sebastian cannot guarantee the privacy of information contained in your employment application.

Can you explain your interview process?
On the day of your interview, you will sit before a panel conducting a structured selection process, which may include practical, job-related exercises, as well as interview questions. An impartial monitor assigned from the Human Resources Department will sit in on all interviews. When a candidate has been selected, the applicant will be notified by phone followed by a conditional offer letter by mail. Depending on the position, the applicant will go through a series of tests, which will include a criminal background check, a Driver's License check, a pre-employment physical, a drug test and a final review of the applicant's application. If the applicant is applying for a Police Officer's position, the process is slightly different.

Does the City have a Labor Union?
Yes. CWA Local 3180- Communications Workers of America represents Full-time and regular part-timers. PBA-Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, Inc. represents sworn Police personnel.

How often is an employee paid?
The City has a bi-weekly payroll for all of its employees.

What are the employment benefits as a City of Sebastian Employee?
Please call us for the most current information on this topic.