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$98,000.00 (DOE)

The City of Sebastian is accepting applications for a Public Works Director/City Engineer. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Under general administrative direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director/City Engineer is responsible to plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Stormwater and Roads Division. Coordinates assigned activities with other City Departments and outside agencies; and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager. Formulates policies and coordinates activities in accordance with general policies established by the City of Sebastian City Council and by the City Manager. The Director of Public Works/City Engineer exercises supervision over all personnel in the Stormwater and Roads Departments. Responsible for the preparation and monitoring of the departments budgets; the preparation, implementation and adherence to procedures. Responsibilities also include engineering, establishing and maintaining appropriate work relationships with municipal officials, peers and subordinates, State and local organizations, and the general public. Exercises considerable independent judgment and technical expertise in order to meet objectives of each department. Responsible for various engineering functions including directing and participating in planning, design construction and contract administration. Also functions as a member of the City’s management team and participates actively in addressing issues of concern to the City which at times may not have a direct impact on their area of specialization.

1. Assumes full management responsibility for all Engineering and Public Works activities and operations; recommends and administers policies and procedures, subject to the approval of the City Manager and/or City Council.
2. Performs various engineering functions including directing and participating in the work of planning, design construction and contract administration of the Capital Improvement Program. Assures the program is accomplished in a technically competent, economical, and safe manner.
3. Establishes, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocates limited resources accordingly.
4. Plans, directs and coordinates, through subordinate level staff, the Engineering/Department’s work plan; assigns projects; reviews and evaluated work methods and procedures.
5. Confers with developers, contractors, architects and engineers; reviews development applications; explains City engineering policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
6. Prepares, reviews and approves all engineering reports and agenda items for City Council.
7. Prepares and/or reviews and approves special studies or reports requested by the City Manager or City Council.
8. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of Stormwater and Roads budgets; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
9. Serves as project manager for major engineering/public works programs; conduct advanced engineering studies; ensure compliance with appropriate codes, regulations and ordinances in coordination with and under the advice of the City Attorney.
10. Reviews and approves engineering plans for Community Development;
11. Determines the scope of potential engineering projects; prepare requests for proposals and contracts for contracting service; reviews proposals and agreements for consultant services; oversees and supervises the development of project plans; review and approve specifications, plans and estimates.
12. Oversees the maintenance of the public right of way, traffic operations, and, stormwater.
13. Represents the Public Works Department/Engineering, and Roads Departments to other City Departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinates Public Works/Engineering and Roads Departments activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
14. Oversees the development and maintenance of the City’s Engineering and Public Works Procedures Manual.
15. Participates and attends professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the engineering and maintenance field.
16. Supervises the Superintendent of Public Works in the oversight of Stormwater and Roads Divisions.
17. Establishes annual performance objectives for the Stormwater and Roads (Public Works) Divisions ensuring their attainment.
18. Develops and administers the budget for the Public Works Department. Assures delivery of optimum service levels within the constraints of the budget.
19. Maintains a competent and motivated work force by selecting, training, motivating, developing, disciplining, and evaluating subordinates.
20. Reviews and improves administrative processes within the Divisions.
21. Prepares oral and written technical and administrative reports. Develops and prepares various report, studies, correspondence, and other data pertaining to departmental operations, and submits such reports, studies, correspondence, etc., as required by federal, State or local regulations, as requests, or as otherwise deemed appropriate.
22. Receives and responds to complaints and/or inquiries from public agencies or officials, and or the general public pertaining to Department or personnel activities, policies, procedures, etc., and responds based on detailed knowledge of Department policies and activities, or initiates further review and investigation of complaints by appropriate personnel, as appropriate; prepares preliminary report of complaints received and results of preliminary interviews with personnel involved, and assigns and monitors further investigation by subordinate(s).
23. Establishes, maintains, and fosters positive and harmonious working relationships with City staff and all those contacted in the course of work.

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.

• Bachelor’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field; Licensed Engineer; five to ten years of increasingly responsible experience in professional engineering and public works, including at least five years of administrative and supervisory responsibility; or any combination of education, experience, and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities.
• Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Florida
• Possess and maintain a Valid Florida Driver’s License.
• Operates City Vehicles.
• Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Ability of:
• Operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive engineering/public works and maintenance program.
• Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
• Modern and complex principles and practices of engineering/public works and maintenance program development and administration.
• Contract service planning, bidding, negotiation, administration and performance evaluation.
• Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
• Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, regulations and ordinances.
• Civil engineering and project principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of services including planning, design, inspection, testing and construction.
• Proper English, spelling, grammar, punctuation use, and business letter writing.
• Modern office practices, procedures, methods, and equipment.
• Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of supervisory, professional and technical personnel.
• Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
• Interpret and explain City policies and procedures.
• Research, analyze and evaluate public service methods and techniques.
• Delegate authority and responsibility.
• Identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs.
• Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives and procedures.
• Analyze engineering/public works requirements and policies and make recommendations for necessary revisions.
• Prepare clear and concise administrative reports.
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions and project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
• Review and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations in coordination with and under the advice of the City Attorney.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Attend night and/or weekend meetings, events or activities outside normal business hours.
• Travel to various sites and operate a motor vehicle safely.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-free Workplace/ADA
Applications for the Public Works Director/City Engineer are available in the Human Resources Department or can be downloaded from our website:


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.

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 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.

• 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/ADA

Applications for the Police Department are available in the Human Resources Department or can be downloaded from our website:  (Must complete the 55 page application.)



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.

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 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
Applications are available in the Human Resources Department or on the City website.

Excellent Benefit Package – Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Life Insurance, Retirement, and Pension Plan.

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