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Contact Information: (727) 938-3711, 324 East Pine St, Fax (727) 942-5621

Human Resources is a customer oriented team dedicated to providing personnel services for the City and supporting the City of Tarpon Springs’ mission and vision. Email HR: HR2@ctsfl.us Employee Benefits Application for Employment Ethics, Fraud & Whistleblower Protection Policy

CURRENT OPENINGS UPDATED APRIL 3, 2020

Position: WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR ‘C’ Department: WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT Annual Salary: $35,012 - $56,405 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under general supervision, performs operations and maintenance assignments in addition to custodial tasks related to the operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Collects and computes routine and special daily samples, readings and data, and records data into computer. Operates sludge processing equipment and loading operation, monitoring and adjusting processes as needed. Performs maintenance duties in plant and on facility grounds. At the direction of the Chief Wastewater Plant Operator, evaluates and maintains required files and records and prepares various reports as required. Ensures that operations meet all regulatory requirements. Performs maintenance duties in plant and on grounds. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Vocational education or training in wastewater operations. Experience: Required— 1.5 years of FT experience as an operator in a wastewater treatment facility. Preferred—Three years of constructive experience. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida Class “C” Wastewater Plant Operator’s License is required. Depending on area of assignment, Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 days of employment. May be required to work any shift, weekends, and holidays. Position: PLANNING & ZONING DIRECTOR Department: PLANNING & ZONING Annual Salary Range: $70,360 - $113,353 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under limited supervision, administers, monitors and updates the City’s comprehensive planning operations and activities, as well as the City’s land development regulations. Serves as the Planning Manager for the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). Supervises division personnel. Makes oral and written presentations to the Board of Commissioners and various boards such as Planning & Zoning, Board of Adjustment and Heritage Preservation Board; prepares and administers agendas for same. Coordinates City’s Future Land Use Plan with the Pinellas Planning Council. Administers all planning grants, interlocal planning agreements and development agreements. Prepares ordinances and resolutions; ensures compliance with City development codes. Qualifications: Minimum—Bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning or a related field and 5-7 years of professional planning experience in private or public sector; Preferred—Master’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration or related field and 7-10 years in a progressively responsible position in the area of private or public sector professional planning. Also required is 2-3 years of management experience in the area of planning, zoning and/or growth management. AICP required. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion for required education, experience and/or management experience. City residency required within one (1) year of appointment. Position: SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD – PART TIME - SUBSTITUTE Department: TARPON SPRINGS POLICE Minimum Hourly Rate: $12.14 Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Basic Requirements: Mature judgment and ability to get along with the public. Work is performed outdoors and applicant must be physically able to perform some manual labor of varying degrees of difficulty and in varying weather conditions. Seasonal Part-Time hours governed by school openings and closing times. Schedule - an hour and a half in the morning and an hour and a half in the afternoon during the school year, as needed. Position: WATER SUPPLY PROTECTION SPECIALIST III Department: PUBLIC SERVICES Hourly Range: $17.08 - $27.52 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Basic Requirements: Under limited supervision, performs various licensed and/or certified technical duties related to the protection of the public water supply, including meter repair and backflow operations, distribution system maintenance and repair, and water quality monitoring and assessment. Performs limited supervisory duties of assigned personnel. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Preferred—Vocational/specialized training and certification in backflow testing, backflow repairs, meter repairs and calibration. Experience: Required—At least one (1) year of experience in utilities activities, including meter and backflow installation, water distribution systems or plumbing works. Preferred—Three (3) years of experience in utilities activities, meter and backflow installation and plumbing works. At least one (1) year of previous experience specific to the repair and maintenance of backflow and meters. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Must be at least a FDEP Level 3 Water Distribution System Operator, or obtain such license within one (1) year of starting the position. Level 2 or higher FDEP Water Distribution System Operator license required within 3 years of starting position. A Florida Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement is required within 180 days of employment depending on area of assignment. Position: WATER DISTRIBUTION TECHNICIAN II Department: PUBLIC SERVICES Hourly Range: $17.08 - $27.52 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Basic Requirements: Under supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled work to support the daily operations of the City’s water distribution system, including the construction, maintenance and repair of system components to ensure the maximum efficiency and effectiveness of potable and reclaimed water distribution. Provides leadership and limited supervision of subordinate division personnel. Works productively with staff for efficient and compliant operations. Assists in other functions as assigned. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Preferred—Associate’s or higher degree in chemistry, biology or related field. Vocational/specialized training in the area of water utility operations. Prior Water or Wastewater coursework or experience. Experience: Required—at least 3 years of experience in public water systems maintenance and repair. Preferred—Prior supervisory experience. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida DEP minimum Level II Water Distribution Operator’s License is required. Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 of employment, as determined by the City. Position: ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTOR Department: WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY Annual Salary: $39,179 - $63,118 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under limited direction performs skilled administrative and technical work in conducting field inspections, sampling, and testing for Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Management Program and the Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP). Coordinates the pretreatment program whereby industrial users of the City’s wastewater treatment facilities are regulated and their waste contribution controlled. This program is based on individual permitting of industrial users whereby compliance is based on demonstrated wastewater water quality above certain minimum standards. Work includes establishment of effective working relationships with industries, explaining their obligations under the IPP and providing information and recommendations to the Division Manager and/or Code Enforcement Board regarding violations of the IPP ordinance(s). Enforces applicable state and federal requirements; reviews, evaluates and issues permits; initiates and participates in enforcement actions; collects samples and prepares reports and documentation; represents the City with industrial and commercial users. Performs related duties as required. Education: Required—High School Diploma or GED. Preferred-Two-year college degree with major coursework in chemistry, biology, wastewater treatment or other related field. Vocational training in oil and grease pretreatment devices, commercial kitchen plumbing, general knowledge of FDEP rules and regulations. Experience: Knowledge of wastewater collection systems, chemistry and mathematics, oil and grease removal devices, field sampling, analytical testing procedures, quality control measures, laboratory procedures and computer skills. Preferred—2+ years' experience in the environmental field, particularly in FOG management or industrial pretreatment field. Licensure/Certification: FIPA FOG Management certification within one year of hire; FIPA Class “C” or higher certification within two years of hire; with higher levels of certification expected to become a goal of the position. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Position: TECHNICIAN I Department: PUBLIC WORKS – PARKS & PARWAYS Hourly Range: $12.74 - $20.53 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Performs a variety of maintenance duties for parks and parkways including mowing grass, raking, hauling brush/trash, pruning, painting, pesticide application and laying brick. Prepares and maintains playing fields; installs and repairs sprinkler systems, chain link fences and pumps. Must have the ability to identify and solve problems with turf and irrigation systems. Successful candidate must have a High School diploma or GED. Six months to one year of experience in lawn and/or parks maintenance, ball field preparation, irrigation and pesticides is preferred; may require certification in turf maintenance or pesticide license upon hire. Qualified candidates must possess and retain a valid Florida Driver’s license. Must be physically able to perform manual labor of varying degrees of difficulty and in varying weather conditions, including the ability to lift 100 pounds and climb 20 feet. Previous experience in the operation of various types of machinery and equipment is preferred. Position: FOOD & BEVERAGE ATTENDANT – REGULAR FULL TIME Department: PUBLIC SERVICES – CITY GOLF COURSE – SNACK BAR Hourly Starting Rate: $8.56 Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Basic Requirements: Serves food and beverages, operates cash register, maintains inventory, sets up and maintains dining area and greets customers in a courteous manner. Successful candidate must have a High School diploma or GED equivalency with at least six months of food and beverage experience; six to twelve months of cash handling and food and beverage service preferred. Prior Golf Course experience is a plus but not required. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements. Must be able to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays. Position: COLLECTIONS CLERK I Department: CITY CLERK / COLLECTOR Hourly Range: $14.05 - $22.64 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under supervision, this position performs various clerical duties related to the processing of various types of applications, permits and collection of payments owed to the City; establishes and maintains associated records and files. Duties include but are not limited to computer data entry, typing, filing, copying, answering/initiating telephone calls and assisting the general public. The successful candidate must possess good typing/computer skills and superior customer service skills, coupled with the ability to handle unpredictable situations and many interruptions. Candidates must possess a High School Diploma/GED; with a minimum of 2—3 years of strong clerical and cashiering experience, preferably in a municipal government setting (3—5 years of above-listed experience is preferred); an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and experience may be considered at the City’s discretion. Must be bondable. A background check including credit history will be performed at the city’s expense. Position: LEAD WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR “A” Department: PUBLIC SERVICES Annual Salary: $41,138 - $66,275 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under limited supervision, assists the Chief Wastewater Plant Operator in overseeing the effective and efficient operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, ensuring that all State and Federal regulations are met. Performs a variety of supervisory duties and evaluates and maintains required files and records; prepares various reports as required. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Vocational education and training in the wastewater field. Experience: Required— 5 years of experience in actual plant operations. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida Class “A” Wastewater Treatment Operators License is required. Wastewater operations courses (“C”, “B” and “A”) required. Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 days of employment, depending on area of assignment. Position: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST Department: PUBLIC SERVICES – WATER DIVISION Annual Salary: $47,623 - $76,721 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Highly responsible professional work in strategic planning, coordinating, monitoring and reporting to maintain the City’s public water system environmental compliance program for the Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) Water Treatment Facility, and associated water supply components including water supply wells and concentrate disposal. Applies scientific methods and principles to design and implement studies, reports, programs, policies and practices to ensure that all assigned units are protective of the environment and in compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Tracks laws and regulations that might affect the City’s policies. Prepares strategic plans, updates and reports for recommended action or information. Works with a variety of staff and outside contacts to accomplish results. May perform other professional work as assigned. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Education: Required— Bachelor’s or advanced degree with a major in a biological, chemical, physical or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography or a closely related scientific discipline. Experience: Required—3 or more years of experience with environmental regulatory programs, such as public water supply facility operation, water management and drinking water. Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations related to public water supply facility operation. Preferred—experience with compliance at an administrative level position or in a similar environmental science position with a Florida utility; organizing/implementing assigned programs; establishing effective working relationships. Licensure/Certification: Florida licensing within field(s). Position: GOLF COURSE ATTENDANT – PART-TIME Department: PUBLIC SERVICES – CITY GOLF COURSE Starting Rate: $8.56 Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Responsible for performing starter, ranger, range attendant and cart attendant duties at the City’s golf course. Successful candidate must have a High School diploma/GED equivalency. At least six months to one year golf facility experience preferred including retail and/or cash handling, or Golf Cart, Starter/Ranger, and Range duties. Candidates must be able to perform manual labor of varying degrees of difficulty in varying weather conditions and work irregular hours including weekends and holidays. Position: RECREATION LEADER – TEMPORARY SUB (2 POSITIONS) Department: PUBLIC SERVICES – RECREATION DIVISION Hourly Rate: $12.14 Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Successful candidates must have a High School diploma or GED with one to two years’ experience in the recreation field and at least six months of supervision experience is preferred. This position is responsible for a variety of duties at one of the City’s recreational facilities including supervising established programs for adults and children. Also responsible for distributing, collecting, and operating equipment, policing grounds and closing facilities. An equivalent combination of education/training and experience may be substituted for required experience requirements. Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License. CPR and AED Certifications required. Position: BILL TECHNICIAN II / DIVISION COORDINATOR Department: UTILITY BILLING DIVISION OF FINANCE Hourly Range: $16.27 - $26.31 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: This position is essential for the operation of both the Meter Reader and the Utility Billing divisions to ensure the divisions' functions are meeting the assigned duties of each day. Incumbent is responsible for the records and files of the Division. Assists in daily operations and continual training of the Bill Tech staff while maintaining focus on performing complex billing procedures amid constant interruptions. Duties include but are not limited to, assisting with telephone and walk-in customers; reviewing preliminary billing reports for accuracy and making corrections on accounts as needed; downloading and uploading meter reading cycles and routes; running exception listings; maintaining billing of roll-off accounts and extra pickups, department production logs, reports and division payroll. Minimum education/experience: High School diploma/GED plus two years 'experience in the billing of utilities. Preferred education/experience: High School diploma/GED plus two years’ experience working in a municipal environment and working with the public. An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Position: METER TECHNICIAN Department: UTILITIES CUSTOMER SERVICE DIVISION Hourly Range: $14.05 - $22.64 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Incumbent in this position conducts the reading of in-ground water meters along scheduled routes using handheld or laptop computer; tests water meters for accuracy; turns water service on and off as directed; maintains and repairs meter boxes and other meter/radio read devices; uploads and downloads meter information and produces data reports. Candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency and a valid Florida Driver License. FW&PCOA Backflow Tester and Backflow Repair Certifications required within one year of hire. Must have a working knowledge of computers, including Windows and various meter reading applications. Minimum experience—at least one year of experience in utilities field services. Preferred experience– Two years’ experience in utilities field services, preferably in municipal government. An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Position: WATER DISTRIBUTION TECHNICIAN I Department: WATER DISTRIBUTION Hourly Rate: $16.27 - $26.21 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled work to support the daily operations of the City’s water distribution system, including the construction, maintenance and repair of system components to ensure the maximum efficiency and effectiveness of potable and reclaimed water distribution. Performs limited supervision of Service Workers and crew leadership as assigned. Works productively with staff for efficient and compliant operations. Assists in other functions as assigned. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Preferred—Associate’s or higher degree in chemistry, biology or related field. Vocational/specialized training in the area of water utility operations. Prior Water or Wastewater coursework or experience. Experience: Required—at least 1 year of experience in public water systems maintenance and repair. Preferred—Prior supervisory experience. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida DEP minimum Level III Water Distribution Operator’s License is required. Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 days of employment, as determined by the City. Position: FLEET TECHNICIAN Department: FLEET MAINTENANCE Hourly Rate: $18.83 - $30.34 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under general supervision, performs skilled mechanical work in the repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel powered automotive and utility vehicles, emergency vehicles, and related equipment. Assists with the administrative duties relating to the operations of Fleet Maintenance. Duties include repairing, servicing and maintaining vehicles, responding to road calls and assisting in the maintenance of the department’s inventory and record keeping systems. Qualified candidates must possess a High School diploma/GED; vocational/specialized training in automotive repairs or related area preferred. Five or more years’ current experience in automotive/equipment repairs and maintenance preferred or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered at the City’s discretion. Possession and maintenance of Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) certification in areas/disciplines determined by the City, required within 2 years and thereafter from appointment. EVT Certification in areas/levels determined by the City within 3 years and thereafter from appointment. A Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class “B” with Air Brakes, Tanker and Passenger Endorsement required within 180 days of employment. License/certifications subject to modification according to needs of the City. Position: LIBRARY ASSISTANT I – PART TIME Department: CULTURAL & CIVIC SERVICES – TARPON SPRINGS LIBRARY Starting Rate: $12.14 PER HOUR Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Basic Requirements: Candidates must possess a High School diploma or completion of GED with knowledge of library procedures, a minimum of (2) years of experience to include customer service and clerical duties preferably in a library; completion of some courses in library science; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Position requires computer/internet skills, cash handling, and ability to balance figures. This position involves occasional semi-arduous work which includes lifting, reaching, etc. Hours and days vary within the schedule, including Saturdays. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license. ********** SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT TEMPORARY POSITIONS—RECREATION DIVISION 12 WEEKS: May 21—AUGUST 12, 2020 RECREATION SPECIALIST (SUMMER)—2 POSITIONS - $14.05/hour BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of two years of college or university or equivalent experience preferred. Experience must be in the recreation or related field. Plans, organizes, implements and supervises recreational activities and programs. Supervises and assists staff. Direct supervision of children ages 6-14. Ability to swim, CPR and lifesaving skills preferred. Valid Florida Driver’s License required. RECREATION LEADER—12 POSITIONS—$12.14/ hour BASIC REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma/GED required. Experience in the field of recreation and minimum age of 18 years old preferred. An equivalent combination of education/training/experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion. Plans and executes leisure activities such as sports, arts and crafts, drama, and special events. May supervise or instruct a group of children planning activities and administering correction. Maintains participant safety, administers first aid and completes reports. Ability to swim, CPR and lifesaving preferred. Performs related work as required. Valid Florida Driver’s License required. ******************************************** NOTE: All job applicants selected for new employment with the City of Tarpon Springs will be offered employment conditioned upon the successful completion of a physical with Drug Screening. New employees must enroll in the direct deposit program within six months of employment. ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO REQUIRES A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS SHOULD CALL THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (727) 938-3711 IN ADVANCE. The City of Tarpon Springs is a member of: The International Public Management Association for Human Resources Equal Opportunity Employer Veteran’s Preference Drug Free Workplace We encourage those interested in employment to complete an application or anyone needing detailed information concerning available jobs to come to the Human Resources Office located at: City Hall 324 East Pine Street Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689 (727) 938-3711 FAX (727) 942-5621 Email: HR2@ctsfl.us
City of Tarpon Springs
Copyright © 2019 City of Tarpon Springs. Accessibility

Human Resources

Contact Information: (727) 938-3711,

324 East Pine St, Fax (727) 942-5621

Human Resources is a customer oriented team dedicated to providing personnel services for the City and supporting the City of Tarpon Springs’ mission and vision. Email HR: HR2@ctsfl.us Employee Benefits Application for Employment Ethics, Fraud & Whistleblower Protection Policy

CURRENT OPENINGS UPDATED APRIL

3, 2020

Position: WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR ‘C’ Department: WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT Annual Salary: $35,012 - $56,405 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under general supervision, performs operations and maintenance assignments in addition to custodial tasks related to the operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Collects and computes routine and special daily samples, readings and data, and records data into computer. Operates sludge processing equipment and loading operation, monitoring and adjusting processes as needed. Performs maintenance duties in plant and on facility grounds. At the direction of the Chief Wastewater Plant Operator, evaluates and maintains required files and records and prepares various reports as required. Ensures that operations meet all regulatory requirements. Performs maintenance duties in plant and on grounds. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Vocational education or training in wastewater operations. Experience: Required— 1.5 years of FT experience as an operator in a wastewater treatment facility. Preferred—Three years of constructive experience. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida Class “C” Wastewater Plant Operator’s License is required. Depending on area of assignment, Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 days of employment. May be required to work any shift, weekends, and holidays. Position: PLANNING & ZONING DIRECTOR Department: PLANNING & ZONING Annual Salary Range: $70,360 - $113,353 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under limited supervision, administers, monitors and updates the City’s comprehensive planning operations and activities, as well as the City’s land development regulations. Serves as the Planning Manager for the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). Supervises division personnel. Makes oral and written presentations to the Board of Commissioners and various boards such as Planning & Zoning, Board of Adjustment and Heritage Preservation Board; prepares and administers agendas for same. Coordinates City’s Future Land Use Plan with the Pinellas Planning Council. Administers all planning grants, interlocal planning agreements and development agreements. Prepares ordinances and resolutions; ensures compliance with City development codes. Qualifications: Minimum—Bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning or a related field and 5-7 years of professional planning experience in private or public sector; Preferred—Master’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration or related field and 7-10 years in a progressively responsible position in the area of private or public sector professional planning. Also required is 2-3 years of management experience in the area of planning, zoning and/or growth management. AICP required. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion for required education, experience and/or management experience. City residency required within one (1) year of appointment. Position: SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD – PART TIME - SUBSTITUTE Department: TARPON SPRINGS POLICE Minimum Hourly Rate: $12.14 Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Basic Requirements: Mature judgment and ability to get along with the public. Work is performed outdoors and applicant must be physically able to perform some manual labor of varying degrees of difficulty and in varying weather conditions. Seasonal Part-Time hours governed by school openings and closing times. Schedule - an hour and a half in the morning and an hour and a half in the afternoon during the school year, as needed. Position: WATER SUPPLY PROTECTION SPECIALIST III Department: PUBLIC SERVICES Hourly Range: $17.08 - $27.52 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Basic Requirements: Under limited supervision, performs various licensed and/or certified technical duties related to the protection of the public water supply, including meter repair and backflow operations, distribution system maintenance and repair, and water quality monitoring and assessment. Performs limited supervisory duties of assigned personnel. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Preferred—Vocational/specialized training and certification in backflow testing, backflow repairs, meter repairs and calibration. Experience: Required—At least one (1) year of experience in utilities activities, including meter and backflow installation, water distribution systems or plumbing works. Preferred—Three (3) years of experience in utilities activities, meter and backflow installation and plumbing works. At least one (1) year of previous experience specific to the repair and maintenance of backflow and meters. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Must be at least a FDEP Level 3 Water Distribution System Operator, or obtain such license within one (1) year of starting the position. Level 2 or higher FDEP Water Distribution System Operator license required within 3 years of starting position. A Florida Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement is required within 180 days of employment depending on area of assignment. Position: WATER DISTRIBUTION TECHNICIAN II Department: PUBLIC SERVICES Hourly Range: $17.08 - $27.52 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Basic Requirements: Under supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled work to support the daily operations of the City’s water distribution system, including the construction, maintenance and repair of system components to ensure the maximum efficiency and effectiveness of potable and reclaimed water distribution. Provides leadership and limited supervision of subordinate division personnel. Works productively with staff for efficient and compliant operations. Assists in other functions as assigned. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Preferred—Associate’s or higher degree in chemistry, biology or related field. Vocational/specialized training in the area of water utility operations. Prior Water or Wastewater coursework or experience. Experience: Required—at least 3 years of experience in public water systems maintenance and repair. Preferred—Prior supervisory experience. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida DEP minimum Level II Water Distribution Operator’s License is required. Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 of employment, as determined by the City. Position: ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTOR Department: WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY Annual Salary: $39,179 - $63,118 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under limited direction performs skilled administrative and technical work in conducting field inspections, sampling, and testing for Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Management Program and the Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP). Coordinates the pretreatment program whereby industrial users of the City’s wastewater treatment facilities are regulated and their waste contribution controlled. This program is based on individual permitting of industrial users whereby compliance is based on demonstrated wastewater water quality above certain minimum standards. Work includes establishment of effective working relationships with industries, explaining their obligations under the IPP and providing information and recommendations to the Division Manager and/or Code Enforcement Board regarding violations of the IPP ordinance(s). Enforces applicable state and federal requirements; reviews, evaluates and issues permits; initiates and participates in enforcement actions; collects samples and prepares reports and documentation; represents the City with industrial and commercial users. Performs related duties as required. Education: Required—High School Diploma or GED. Preferred-Two-year college degree with major coursework in chemistry, biology, wastewater treatment or other related field. Vocational training in oil and grease pretreatment devices, commercial kitchen plumbing, general knowledge of FDEP rules and regulations. Experience: Knowledge of wastewater collection systems, chemistry and mathematics, oil and grease removal devices, field sampling, analytical testing procedures, quality control measures, laboratory procedures and computer skills. Preferred—2+ years' experience in the environmental field, particularly in FOG management or industrial pretreatment field. Licensure/Certification: FIPA FOG Management certification within one year of hire; FIPA Class “C” or higher certification within two years of hire; with higher levels of certification expected to become a goal of the position. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Position: TECHNICIAN I Department: PUBLIC WORKS – PARKS & PARWAYS Hourly Range: $12.74 - $20.53 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Performs a variety of maintenance duties for parks and parkways including mowing grass, raking, hauling brush/trash, pruning, painting, pesticide application and laying brick. Prepares and maintains playing fields; installs and repairs sprinkler systems, chain link fences and pumps. Must have the ability to identify and solve problems with turf and irrigation systems. Successful candidate must have a High School diploma or GED. Six months to one year of experience in lawn and/or parks maintenance, ball field preparation, irrigation and pesticides is preferred; may require certification in turf maintenance or pesticide license upon hire. Qualified candidates must possess and retain a valid Florida Driver’s license. Must be physically able to perform manual labor of varying degrees of difficulty and in varying weather conditions, including the ability to lift 100 pounds and climb 20 feet. Previous experience in the operation of various types of machinery and equipment is preferred. Position: FOOD & BEVERAGE ATTENDANT – REGULAR FULL TIME Department: PUBLIC SERVICES – CITY GOLF COURSE – SNACK BAR Hourly Starting Rate: $8.56 Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Basic Requirements: Serves food and beverages, operates cash register, maintains inventory, sets up and maintains dining area and greets customers in a courteous manner. Successful candidate must have a High School diploma or GED equivalency with at least six months of food and beverage experience; six to twelve months of cash handling and food and beverage service preferred. Prior Golf Course experience is a plus but not required. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements. Must be able to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays. Position: COLLECTIONS CLERK I Department: CITY CLERK / COLLECTOR Hourly Range: $14.05 - $22.64 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under supervision, this position performs various clerical duties related to the processing of various types of applications, permits and collection of payments owed to the City; establishes and maintains associated records and files. Duties include but are not limited to computer data entry, typing, filing, copying, answering/initiating telephone calls and assisting the general public. The successful candidate must possess good typing/computer skills and superior customer service skills, coupled with the ability to handle unpredictable situations and many interruptions. Candidates must possess a High School Diploma/GED; with a minimum of 2—3 years of strong clerical and cashiering experience, preferably in a municipal government setting (3—5 years of above-listed experience is preferred); an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and experience may be considered at the City’s discretion. Must be bondable. A background check including credit history will be performed at the city’s expense. Position: LEAD WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR “A” Department: PUBLIC SERVICES Annual Salary: $41,138 - $66,275 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under limited supervision, assists the Chief Wastewater Plant Operator in overseeing the effective and efficient operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, ensuring that all State and Federal regulations are met. Performs a variety of supervisory duties and evaluates and maintains required files and records; prepares various reports as required. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Vocational education and training in the wastewater field. Experience: Required— 5 years of experience in actual plant operations. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida Class “A” Wastewater Treatment Operators License is required. Wastewater operations courses (“C”, “B” and “A”) required. Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 days of employment, depending on area of assignment. Position: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST Department: PUBLIC SERVICES – WATER DIVISION Annual Salary: $47,623 - $76,721 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Highly responsible professional work in strategic planning, coordinating, monitoring and reporting to maintain the City’s public water system environmental compliance program for the Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) Water Treatment Facility, and associated water supply components including water supply wells and concentrate disposal. Applies scientific methods and principles to design and implement studies, reports, programs, policies and practices to ensure that all assigned units are protective of the environment and in compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Tracks laws and regulations that might affect the City’s policies. Prepares strategic plans, updates and reports for recommended action or information. Works with a variety of staff and outside contacts to accomplish results. May perform other professional work as assigned. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Education: Required— Bachelor’s or advanced degree with a major in a biological, chemical, physical or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography or a closely related scientific discipline. Experience: Required—3 or more years of experience with environmental regulatory programs, such as public water supply facility operation, water management and drinking water. Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations related to public water supply facility operation. Preferred—experience with compliance at an administrative level position or in a similar environmental science position with a Florida utility; organizing/implementing assigned programs; establishing effective working relationships. Licensure/Certification: Florida licensing within field(s). Position: GOLF COURSE ATTENDANT – PART-TIME Department: PUBLIC SERVICES – CITY GOLF COURSE Starting Rate: $8.56 Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Responsible for performing starter, ranger, range attendant and cart attendant duties at the City’s golf course. Successful candidate must have a High School diploma/GED equivalency. At least six months to one year golf facility experience preferred including retail and/or cash handling, or Golf Cart, Starter/Ranger, and Range duties. Candidates must be able to perform manual labor of varying degrees of difficulty in varying weather conditions and work irregular hours including weekends and holidays. Position: RECREATION LEADER – TEMPORARY SUB (2 POSITIONS) Department: PUBLIC SERVICES – RECREATION DIVISION Hourly Rate: $12.14 Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Successful candidates must have a High School diploma or GED with one to two years’ experience in the recreation field and at least six months of supervision experience is preferred. This position is responsible for a variety of duties at one of the City’s recreational facilities including supervising established programs for adults and children. Also responsible for distributing, collecting, and operating equipment, policing grounds and closing facilities. An equivalent combination of education/training and experience may be substituted for required experience requirements. Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License. CPR and AED Certifications required. Position: BILL TECHNICIAN II / DIVISION COORDINATOR Department: UTILITY BILLING DIVISION OF FINANCE Hourly Range: $16.27 - $26.31 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: This position is essential for the operation of both the Meter Reader and the Utility Billing divisions to ensure the divisions' functions are meeting the assigned duties of each day. Incumbent is responsible for the records and files of the Division. Assists in daily operations and continual training of the Bill Tech staff while maintaining focus on performing complex billing procedures amid constant interruptions. Duties include but are not limited to, assisting with telephone and walk-in customers; reviewing preliminary billing reports for accuracy and making corrections on accounts as needed; downloading and uploading meter reading cycles and routes; running exception listings; maintaining billing of roll-off accounts and extra pickups, department production logs, reports and division payroll. Minimum education/experience: High School diploma/GED plus two years 'experience in the billing of utilities. Preferred education/experience: High School diploma/GED plus two years’ experience working in a municipal environment and working with the public. An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Position: METER TECHNICIAN Department: UTILITIES CUSTOMER SERVICE DIVISION Hourly Range: $14.05 - $22.64 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Incumbent in this position conducts the reading of in-ground water meters along scheduled routes using handheld or laptop computer; tests water meters for accuracy; turns water service on and off as directed; maintains and repairs meter boxes and other meter/radio read devices; uploads and downloads meter information and produces data reports. Candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency and a valid Florida Driver License. FW&PCOA Backflow Tester and Backflow Repair Certifications required within one year of hire. Must have a working knowledge of computers, including Windows and various meter reading applications. Minimum experience—at least one year of experience in utilities field services. Preferred experience– Two years’ experience in utilities field services, preferably in municipal government. An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Position: WATER DISTRIBUTION TECHNICIAN I Department: WATER DISTRIBUTION Hourly Rate: $16.27 - $26.21 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled work to support the daily operations of the City’s water distribution system, including the construction, maintenance and repair of system components to ensure the maximum efficiency and effectiveness of potable and reclaimed water distribution. Performs limited supervision of Service Workers and crew leadership as assigned. Works productively with staff for efficient and compliant operations. Assists in other functions as assigned. Education: Required— High School Diploma or GED equivalency. Preferred—Associate’s or higher degree in chemistry, biology or related field. Vocational/specialized training in the area of water utility operations. Prior Water or Wastewater coursework or experience. Experience: Required—at least 1 year of experience in public water systems maintenance and repair. Preferred—Prior supervisory experience. Licensure/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Florida DEP minimum Level III Water Distribution Operator’s License is required. Class “B” (CDL) License with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement required within 180 days of employment, as determined by the City. Position: FLEET TECHNICIAN Department: FLEET MAINTENANCE Hourly Rate: $18.83 - $30.34 D.O.Q. Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Description/Requirements: Under general supervision, performs skilled mechanical work in the repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel powered automotive and utility vehicles, emergency vehicles, and related equipment. Assists with the administrative duties relating to the operations of Fleet Maintenance. Duties include repairing, servicing and maintaining vehicles, responding to road calls and assisting in the maintenance of the department’s inventory and record keeping systems. Qualified candidates must possess a High School diploma/GED; vocational/specialized training in automotive repairs or related area preferred. Five or more years’ current experience in automotive/equipment repairs and maintenance preferred or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered at the City’s discretion. Possession and maintenance of Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) certification in areas/disciplines determined by the City, required within 2 years and thereafter from appointment. EVT Certification in areas/levels determined by the City within 3 years and thereafter from appointment. A Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class “B” with Air Brakes, Tanker and Passenger Endorsement required within 180 days of employment. License/certifications subject to modification according to needs of the City. Position: LIBRARY ASSISTANT I – PART TIME Department: CULTURAL & CIVIC SERVICES – TARPON SPRINGS LIBRARY Starting Rate: $12.14 PER HOUR Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Basic Requirements: Candidates must possess a High School diploma or completion of GED with knowledge of library procedures, a minimum of (2) years of experience to include customer service and clerical duties preferably in a library; completion of some courses in library science; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Position requires computer/internet skills, cash handling, and ability to balance figures. This position involves occasional semi- arduous work which includes lifting, reaching, etc. Hours and days vary within the schedule, including Saturdays. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license. ********** SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT TEMPORARY POSITIONS—RECREATION DIVISION 12 WEEKS: May 21—AUGUST 12, 2020 RECREATION SPECIALIST (SUMMER)—2 POSITIONS - $14.05/hour BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of two years of college or university or equivalent experience preferred. Experience must be in the recreation or related field. Plans, organizes, implements and supervises recreational activities and programs. Supervises and assists staff. Direct supervision of children ages 6-14. Ability to swim, CPR and lifesaving skills preferred. Valid Florida Driver’s License required. RECREATION LEADER—12 POSITIONS—$12.14/ hour BASIC REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma/GED required. Experience in the field of recreation and minimum age of 18 years old preferred. An equivalent combination of education/training/experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion. Plans and executes leisure activities such as sports, arts and crafts, drama, and special events. May supervise or instruct a group of children planning activities and administering correction. Maintains participant safety, administers first aid and completes reports. Ability to swim, CPR and lifesaving preferred. Performs related work as required. Valid Florida Driver’s License required. ******************************************** NOTE: All job applicants selected for new employment with the City of Tarpon Springs will be offered employment conditioned upon the successful completion of a physical with Drug Screening. New employees must enroll in the direct deposit program within six months of employment. ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO REQUIRES A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS SHOULD CALL THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (727) 938-3711 IN ADVANCE. The City of Tarpon Springs is a member of: The International Public Management Association for Human Resources Equal Opportunity Employer Veteran’s Preference Drug Free Workplace We encourage those interested in employment to complete an application or anyone needing detailed information concerning available jobs to come to the Human Resources Office located at: City Hall 324 East Pine Street Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689 (727) 938-3711 FAX (727) 942-5621 Email: HR2@ctsfl.us
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