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  • Responsible technical work reviewing plans and engineered documents and performing building inspections to ensure compliance to existing codes, ordinances and statutes.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Building Official. The Building Inspector-Plans Examiner requires the ability to effectively and cordially communicate with and create successful business relationships with citizens, construction personnel, contractors and design professionals.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    1.         Reviews submitted plans and engineered documents for building code compliance.

    2.         Conducts site visits to perform building inspections.

    3.         Documents all inspections and reviews and enters results/comments in the system.

    4.         Provides information and assistance to the public, contrac­tors, or other employees.

    5.         Keeps the Building Official appraised of all review and inspection activities.

    6.         Checks site plans for conformity to applicable codes and approved documents.

    7.         Investigates code violations and enforces regulations as directed.

    8.         Reviews building plans.

    9.         Interprets codes.

    10.       Discusses plans with architects, engineers, etc.

    11.       Assists other departments with construction related issues.

    12.      Performs other duties as assigned.

    (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.)

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

    • Knowledge of state and local laws, codes, ordinances and regulations concerning building plans review, building installations and repair.
    • Knowledge of the Town codes and ordinances.
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of building construc­tion.
    • Knowledge of the Florida Building Code(s).
    • Ability to interpret technical designs and engineered plans.
    • Ability to enforce building codes, Town codes and document violations.
    • Ability to read and understand engineered plans and apply regulations.
    • Ability to work with the general public in a cordial manner.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Skill to use standard equipment and testing devices.
    • Knowledge and skills to detect code defects in building design and construction.

    Basic computer knowledge for data and review results/comments entry.


    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    High School graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.  At least five (5) years experience within a construction related field as an inspector, designer, engineer, architect, or construction superintendent.

    (A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:

    • Miami-Dade County Board of Rules and Appeals (B.O.R.A.) certification as a Building Inspector and Plans Examiner.
    • Valid Florida Driver's License.
    • Department of Building and Professional Regulation (DBPR)-Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB): Standard certificate as Building Inspector and Building Plans Examiner per F.S. Chapter 468.
    • All requirements of the Florida State Statues.

    Open until filled. Salary range: $61,375.12 - $98,200.20 DOQ/E.  Excellent benefits.

    Submit resume and cover letter to:  Town of Surfside, Human Resources Director, 9293 Harding Avenue Surfside, FL 33154 phone: (305) 861-4863. You may e-mail your resume and cover letter to hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov, or fax to (305) 715-0002.

    The Town of Surfside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans’ preference will be awarded under applicable Florida Law.  All resumes are subject to Florida Public Records Laws.

     

     

     

  • The Town of Surfside is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Refuse Collector. Under the supervision of the Solid Waste Supervisor, performs heavy manual labor in the collection and disposal of refuse and trash.

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

    1. Function as collector on a trash collection crew.
    2. Walk to the garbage disposal areas of commercial and residential premises.
    3. Empty trash and garbage cans into sanitation truck.
    4. Use pitch forks, shovels and similar hand tools to pick up general refuse and trash from curbside and other areas.
    5. Clean / pressure wash sanitation trucks and dumpsters.
    6. Empty recyclables into truck.
    7. Sweep at various locations, including curbs and storm structures.
    8. Work with the public.
    9. Perform other duties as assigned.

    (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.)

    Possession of a valid Florida Drivers’ License and a High School diploma or an acceptable equivalency diploma; supplemented by experience in heavy manual labor or an equivalent combination of training and experience, are required. Possession of a CDL License, desirable.

    Salary range: $32,591 - $42,887 DOQ/E. Excellent benefits. Open until filled. Submit resume to: hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov.

    The Town of Surfside is an Equal Opportunity / Drug Free Workplace Employer. Veterans’ preference will be awarded under applicable Florida Law. All resumes are subject to Florida Public Records Laws.

  • Under general supervision of the Assistant Parks and Recreation Director assists with the year-round recreational programs.  Work is reviewed through observation and reports for adherence to established policies and procedures.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    1. Teaches recreational fundamentals as required and enforces policies, rules, and safety regulations for participants.
    2. Assists the children in learning crafts, athletics, games, and teamwork.
    3. Performs various duties involving the issuance, receipt, storage, and inventory of recreational equipment, games, and craft supplies.
    4. Works with the public.
    5. Prepares flyers, posters and other materials to promote programs and increase community awareness and individual participation.
    6. Assists with the coordination and planning of Town wide special events.
    7. Assists with planning, organizing, implementing, supervising, and evaluation of specific recreation programs and summer camp.
    8. Operates Town vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
    9. Assists in preparing schedules and work orders.
    10. Assists with schedule preparation and work orders.
    11. Assist with park inspections to ensure the safety of the public and park facilities.
    12. Inputs and removes information from Town website.
    13. Assists in coordination of the Town’s Parks and Recreation Facilities.
    14. Coordinates year-round and seasonal recreation staff, contractual instructors, coaches and volunteers in the development and implementation of recreation programs and facility operations.
    15. Takes photographs of recreational activities for Town publications.
    16. Supervises and participates in customer service aspects including but not limited to: program registrations, facility reservations, daily operations, customer service etc.
    17. Assists in promotion of recreation programs and facilities through department marketing materials and related communications.
    18. Performs a variety of duties such as answering phones, computer correspondence, running errands, facility setup and breakdown, etc.
    19. Acts as a recreational advisor to clubs and special interest groups.
    20. Assists in facility maintenance and upkeep as required.
    21. Performs other functions as assigned.

     (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.)

    The successful candidates must possess a       High school Diploma or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma; two (2) years of general recreation experience.  Must have excellent keyboard skills and proficiency with a varied range of computer application programs such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Power Point.

    Salary range: $36,561.19 - $51,703.45 DOQ/E. Excellent benefits. Open until filled.

    Submit resume to: hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov.

    The Town of Surfside is an Equal Opportunity / Drug Free Workplace Employer. Veterans’ preference will be awarded under applicable Florida Law. All resumes are subject to Florida Public Records Laws.

  • Under the administrative direction of the Tourism and Public Communications Director or designee, the Communications Manager plays a central role in disseminating information to residents and external audiences. This position ensures that any messages from the Town are delivered in a clear and timely manner and are made available on the website and other channels if needed. The Communications Manager may also support the Tourist Bureau’s marketing activities and special events. Additional tasks may include media relations support, social media application, organizing promotional activities and campaigns, and promoting the Town’s dining, shopping, lodging, recreation and recreational amenities.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Co-plans and helps implement resident-focused public awareness campaigns via Town communications channels including emails, the Town of Surfside website, Channel 663 and NextDoor. Examples include: public health information, traffic notifications, hurricane season information, and election information.
    • Day-to-day distribution of news and information to residents on behalf of Town Departments.
    • Day-to-day management of the Town’s website and content creation ensuring all information is accurate, properly organized and up to date.
    • Works closely with Department Director and on advanced-level changes to the Town website; serves as liaison between the Town and website provider.
    • May be asked to support the Director in tourism-related promotional events including creative themes, logistics, media coordination, advertising, publicity, community outreach, budgets and timelines.
    • Assists the Director with overseeing creative, production and implementation of all communication assets such as the website, digital sign, brochures, public signage and event signage as pertains to the Department.
    • Develops creative and digital assets for communications needs on Adobe programs, Canva or other relevant programs.
    • May contribute to the production of the monthly Town Gazette, a digital and printed publication.
    • Generates various complex and specialized correspondence, articles, memos, agendas, orders, reports, forms, manuals, or other relevant promotional materials.
    • Handles matters of a sensitive nature.
    • Assists in proofreading a variety of materials.
    • Assists with budget planning.
    • Reviews and evaluate proposals for new programs and services as directed.
    • May be asked to help plan and coordinate media events including presentations, meetings, grand openings, celebration parties and press conferences.
    • Responds to any requests and inquiries regarding the Town website.
    • Assists the Director with maintaining current knowledge of industry-related trends and developments to assist with generating ideas, researching, fact-finding, coordinating and preparing reports as well as develop new marketing opportunities for the community.
    • Performs administrative duties including payment processing services.
    • May be asked by the Director to occasionally attend Tourist Board meetings, and other meetings as required; takes necessary action regarding agenda items.
    • May function in any emergency management role or capacity in the Incident Command System (ICS) to include, Logistics, Operations, and Planning.
    • Provides direct support line to the Tourism and Communications Director in the event of an emergency
    • Preforms other related duties as assigned.

    (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.)

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

    • Ability to work in web development and website management;
    • Intermediate to advanced level HTML skills required.
    • Must possess superior verbal and written communications skills
    • Working knowledge of Adobe Suite or Canva required.
    • Ability to draft clear, concise and effective work product
    • Ability to have polished public speaking skills.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town administration, staff and elected officials, other government officials, the community, business groups and the general public.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    This position requires a bachelor’s degree in I.T, Business Administration, Mass Communications, Journalism, Digital Marketing or a related field, and must have served for at least (2) two years in a supervisory role or higher. An emphasis will be placed on those who have experience in website management and communications within government structure or non-profit organizations. Demonstrated skills in website management and effective communication are required.

    (A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

    Open until filled. Salary range: $57,359.93 - $91,775.88 DOQ/E.  Excellent benefits.

    Submit resume and cover letter to:  Town of Surfside, Human Resources Director, 9293 Harding Avenue Surfside, FL 33154 phone: (305) 861-4863. You may e-mail your resume and cover letter to hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov, or fax to (305) 715-0002.

    The Town of Surfside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans’ preference will be awarded under applicable Florida Law.  All resumes are subject to Florida Public Records Laws.

     

     

  • Under the general supervision of the Town Manager, oversees the operations of the Planning and Zoning functions of the Town.  Performs professional planning work in connection with the responsibility to enforce all the goals, objectives and policies of the Town of Surfside Comprehensive Plan and of the Land Development Regulations and other related codes.

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

               

    1. Manage Town-wide planning and urban design program consistent with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. Ensure high-quality customer service, professional standards and quality controls.
    2. Make recommendation, as to the consistency with the Comprehensive Plan, about all applications presented for consideration to the Town.
    3. Interpret and issue official interpretations of the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code.
    4. Provide recommendations on all current planning projects/studies.
    5. Prepare all staff reports for the Planning and Zoning Board, Town Commission, Design Review, Historic Preservation and related boards/committees.
    6. Review occupational licenses and review all commercial, offices, apartments / condominiums, and single-family residential, and accompanying auxiliary structures and uses for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations.
    7. Perform cursory reviews of applications for the public prior to submittal for the Planning and Zoning Board.
    8. Perform code updates as requested by the Planning and Zoning Board and/or Town Commission.
    9. Implement policy and procedures to improve the department’s efficiency.
    10. Prepare amendments to the comprehensive plan and land use/development regulations as required by State Statutes and/or by the Town Commission.
    11. Coordinate, current planning activities, including plan review of development projects.
    12. Review and disseminate information pertaining to legislation adopted by Town Commission affecting the Town’s land use regulations.
    13. Perform planning studies including preparation of project outlines, selection of data sources, designing reports on capital improvements, zoning changes, historic preservation issues, and business district project planning.
    14. Assist in creating maps, reports, statistical compilations and other materials necessary to the planning process.
    15. Attend Staff meetings, Town Commission meetings, Development Review meetings, Planning and Zoning Board meetings and other related meetings as requested.
    16.  Act as liaison between the Town, South Florida Regional Planning Council and State Department of Economic Opportunity and such other local, state and federal agencies who may interact with Surfside for the various programs within the Planning Department.
    17. Manage any consultants hired to implement or assist with any job function within this job description. 
    18. Meet with developers, architects, landowners, and the general public as needed.
    19. Prepare departmental budget.
    20. Perform other duties as assigned.

    (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.)

     Minimum Requirements / Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Planning or related field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience of professional planning and/or zoning experience in local public sector. AICP certification and experience with historic preservation, small town development and waterfront properties required. Disclosure of any paid work performed for any client in Miami-Dade and Broward County is also required.   

    Salary range: Negotiable DOQ/E. Excellent benefits.  Open until filled.

    For a complete job description go to  https://www.townofsurfsidefl.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/human-resources-documents/job-descriptions/town-planner2b9176bd11e362eeac30ff000090a7c7.pdf?sfvrsn=cb721494_2

    Submit resume, salary history and cover letter to:  hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov or you may mail to Town of Surfside, Attn: Human Resources 9293 Harding Avenue Surfside, FL 33154.

    The Town of Surfside is an Equal Opportunity / Drug Free Workplace Employer. Veterans’ preference will be awarded under applicable Florida Law.  All resumes are subject to Florida Public Records Laws.

     

  • Under the supervision of the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, assists with athletic and recreational programs as well as general park duties.

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

    • Teach recreational fundamentals as required and enforce policies, rules, and safety regulations for participants
    • Assist the children in learning crafts, athletics, games, and teamwork
    • Perform various duties involving the issuance, receipt, storage and inventory of recreational equipment, games, and craft supplies
    • Work with the public
    • Work special events, youth/adult programming
    • Perform light clerical duties
    • Oversee and assist in maintaining Parks and Recreation facilities
    • Have good customer service skills
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Qualified candidates must be a high school senior or above. Candidates must have general knowledge of Parks & Recreation fundamentals, must be able to enforce Department and Town polices, rules, and safety regulations for participants. A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

    Flexible schedule is required. Salary: $15.00 - $16.83 per hour DOQ/E. 

    Open until filled. Submit resume to Town of Surfside, Human Resources at 9293 Harding Avenue Surfside, FL 33154; e-mail to hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov, or fax to (305) 715-0002.
     
    The Town of Surfside is an Equal Opportunity / Drug Free Workplace Employer. Veterans’ preference will be awarded under applicable Florida Law.  All resumes are subject to Florida Public Records Laws.

  • Under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant and/or Communications Supervisor, responsible for receiving, screening, and dispatching information over the communications system.
     
    The Communications Operator is responsible for rapid and effective screening of calls, eliciting accurate information, and transmitting that information through radio and telephone systems. The Communications Operator also interacts directly with the public in person. Quality customer service is demanded. A variety of clerical activities specific to the police department, and other work may be performed.
     
    The successful candidate must be able to work flexible hours, including midnight shifts and weekends, work well with people, display courteous customer service and provide assistance to the public in a professional manner consistent with agency policies. Candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED supplemented by related experience performing similar duties is required. Preference will be given to candidates who possess Florida Department of Health 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Certification.
     
    Starting Salary $39,346.75; Excellent benefits.
     
    Open until filled. You may e-mail your resume to hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov.

    Click here for the job description

    The Town of Surfside is an Equal Opportunity / Drug Free Workplace Employer. Veterans’ preference will be awarded under applicable Florida Law.  All resumes are subject to Florida Public Records Laws.
  • Performs a variety or routine and complex administrative, technical, and professional work in analyzing and administering all the various components of the Town’s purchasing functions.  Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Town Manager / C.F.O. or designee.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    1. Consults with departmental personnel on procurement needs, provides technical assistance, advises of equipment supplies, services and purchasing procedures as established.
    2. Assists with the entry and/or review of requisitions entered into the Town’s Financial Management System (FMS) including change orders to existing Purchase Orders (PO).
    3. Makes Town aware of new co-op contracts, state contracts, piggyback opportunities, and non-compliance issues.
    4. Assists departments in preparing bid specs and documents, formatting final specifications product to be advertised for bids or RFPs.
    5. Assists with bid openings and tabulations. Summarizes bids submitted evaluating bids for non-compliance and assists in vendor research, technical compliance, and recommendations for award.
    6. Conducts vendor product or facility research as directed, obtaining and analyzing data to forecast future price trends, to determine availability of products, to review new products and evaluate substitutions, as well as performing life cycle cost analysis.
    7. Reviews repetitive purchases for incorporation into contracts which are economically advantageous.
    8. Obtains formal quotations as per established procedures via telephone or written quotations or formal bid process as directed.
    9. Analyzes buying patterns and reviews alternate sources, survey markets to determine the best source, new sources, market conditions, and trends.
    10. Maintains all purchasing records. Generates reports to management as required.
    11. Has daily contact with vendors, representatives and departmental personnel in order to obtain information relative to work assigned, and advises of new market products.
    12. Performs other duties as assigned.
    (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties as required.)
      
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      
    KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
    • Knowledge of procurement practices and techniques, public or private, including purchasing, quality control, value analysis, qualitative and quantitative techniques, and life cycle costs.
    • Knowledge of purchasing laws and regulations.
    • Knowledge of computers and computerized procurement systems.
    • Knowledge of current methods and techniques utilized in contract administration and cost analysis.
    • Ability to analyze a variety of purchasing problems and make sound recommendations as to their solutions.
    • Ability to prepare RFPs, RFQs, and Bid Specifications.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment in applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
    • Ability to express factual information and ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, other employees, purchasing associations, and the general public.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Purchasing, Accounting, Public Administration, Business Management or a closely related field, and two years of experience in a purchasing capacity, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification as Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) is preferred. Experience in computerized financial systems a plus, preferably Tyler Incode.

    (A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

    Salary range: $23 - $36 per hour, DOQ/E. Open until filled. 

    Submit resume and cover letter to: hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov.

    The Town of Surfside is an Equal Opportunity / Drug Free Workplace Employer. Veterans’ preference will be awarded under applicable Florida Law.  All resumes are subject to Florida Public Records Laws.


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    Under the supervision of the Parks and Recreation Aquatic Supervisor, responsible for preventing, recognizing and responding to emergencies at the Town’s pool, beach and related recreational activities. Provides care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advance medical personnel arrives and takes over.

     

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

     

    • Watch swimmers, bathers, weather, and water conditions vigilantly.

    • Perform rescue, artificial respiration, first aid, and emergency work as necessary.

    • Warn against dangerous practices and keep weak swimmers and non-swimmers out of deep water.

    • Enforce rules and regulations regarding swim areas in a tactful and effective manner.

    • Maintain, and keep all necessary records concerning pool chemicals, accident reports and incident reports.

    • Maintain proper water chemistry and make necessary adjustments when needed.

    • Make first aid, maintenance reports, and maintain equipment.

    • Train physically to maintain physical abilities to perform duties and pass physical requirements.

    • Notify proper authorities if public refuses to obey safety rules. 

    • Work with the public.

    • Perform other duties as assigned.

       

      The successful candidates must possess the following certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR / AED for the professional Rescuer or equivalent and a valid Florida’s driver’s license.  Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Lifeguard Instructor certification and Water Safety Instructor, desired.

       

      Open until filled. Hourly rate: $15.00 - $19.27, DOQ/E.

       

      Submit resume to: hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov, or fax to (305) 715-0002

       

      The Town of Surfside is an Equal Opportunity / Drug Free Workplace Employer. Veterans’ preference will be awarded under applicable Florida Law. All resumes are subject to Florida Public Records Laws.

       

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    Certified Police Officer

    The Surfside Police Department provides law enforcement services to a diverse community with a population of approximately 5,800 residents.

     

    The Police Department is a progressive, modern organization comprised of 31 sworn officers. Our officers provide the highest level of police service to the community we serve in a professional, courteous, ethical and judicious manner.  Our civilian support staff provides an on-site communications center, property and evidence management and records management.

     

    Requirements:

    Must be at least 21 years old

    Must be a certified Florida police officer as required by FDLE and/or CJSTC guidelines

    Must be a U.S. citizen

    Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

    Must have a valid Florida driver’s license and acceptable driving record

    Must be in good physical condition

    Must have a good moral character

    Must not have any Felony convictions, nor disqualifying criminal histories

    Must successfully complete a thorough physical examination and drug screen

    Must successfully complete a polygraph examination and psychological evaluation

    Must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation

    Must successfully complete a Field Training Officer Program

    Must successfully complete a probationary period

    Must be able to work flexible hours, including midnight shifts and weekends

    A minimum of 2 years law enforcement experience (preferred)

     

    Starting Salary: $58,868.71. Excellent benefits. Open until filled.

     

    Send Application to:

     

    Yamileth Slate-McCloud

    Human Resources Director

    9293 Harding Avenue

    Surfside, FL 33154

     

    The Town of Surfside is an Equal Opportunity / Drug Free Workplace Employer. Veterans’ preference will be awarded under applicable Florida Law.  All applications are subject to Florida Public Records Laws.  Job description available on Town of Surfside website. 



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