• The Town of Surfside is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Accountant. Under the general supervision of the Finance Director performs professional work involving the maintenance of varied financial records and reports.

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

     

    1. Prepare financial reports for various organizations including local, state, and federal agencies.
    2. Prepare bank reconciliations with related journal entries and documentation.
    3. Prepare journal entries to maintain General Ledger as directed.
    4. Establish and maintain job cost files, ensuring requests are appropriate from a budgetary standpoint. Assists in preparing cost allocations and cost studies.
    5. Prepare various account schedules as required for year-end activity.
    6. Oversees the capital assets schedule including inventory procedures and controls.
    7. Assist with risk management including management of insurance schedules.
    8. Assist with annual or periodic audit work, including audit schedules, documentation, support, and analyses.
    9. Responsible for FEMA financial coordination, documentation, and reporting.
    10. Resort Tax and Local Business Tax Receipts (LBTR) administration.
    11. Assist with preparation of Finance Manual.
    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.)

     

    The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field and should have at least two (2) years of experience in accounting or finance, preferably within a municipal government.

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

    Open until filled. Salary range: $52,782.01 - $74,916.46 DOQ/E.  Excellent benefits.

     

    Submit resume and cover letter to:  Town of Surfside, Human Resources Director 9293 Harding Avenue Surfside, FL 33154. 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 supervision of the Building Department Supervisor and the Building Official, performs skilled clerical and administrative work processing applications for building permits and other customer service-related duties.

    This is an entry-level position in the Building Permit Clerk series.  Qualified candidates with experience in construction, contracting, and/or building permitting are encouraged to apply.  Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications.

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

    1. Perform customer service including in person, on the phone, on various subjects including Code Compliance rules, regulations and procedures.
    2. Accept applications for building permits.  Review forms for accuracy; explain permit procedures, fees and determine missing documents.
    3. Explain and answers questions for developers, contractors and homeowners regarding application process for obtaining the permits, inspections process, and condition of Certificate of Occupancy.
    4. Receive plans, specifications and permit applications, instructs applicant and provides appropriate department manual.
    5. Distribute submitted plans to appropriate person for review, records comments and sends all negative comments to the design professionals for correction.
    6. Resubmit plans for second review to all required disciplines.
    7. Maintain contacts of applicant and/or submitter to coordinate receipt of required documents.
    8. Compile and route permit folders.
    9. Enter required information into computer.
    10. Prepare permit application and plans for Building Official’s signature.
    11. 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.)

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    High school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.  One (1) year experience in responsible permitting or office work. Experience in construction, construction administration or building department operations preferred. ICC Certified Permit Technician and active Notary Public - desired

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

    Salary range: $43,049.91 - $60,575.55 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. 

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    Town of Surfside (pop. nearly 6,000) is located on a South Florida East Coast barrier island, with Miami Beach to the south and the Village of Bal Harbour to the north. Surfside is a vibrant, attractive, beachfront community of approximately one square mile. The Town has 135 employees in the following departments / divisions: Police, Town Clerk, Legal, Parks and Recreation, Finance, Building, Planning, Code Compliance, Community Services / Public Communications, Human Resources, Parking Enforcement, Public Works, Solid Waste, and Water and Sewer. Fire rescue and library services are provided by Miami-Dade County. The Town strives to ensure a safe and bright future for its residents by being responsive to the needs of its citizens, visitors, commerce and natural environment, while securing the integrity and quality of life in our family-oriented beach community.

    The Town has a fiscal year budget of $39,096,814 with a general fund budget of $20,389,626. The Town’s taxable value for 2024 is $4,103,801,217.

    The ideal candidate must be a motivated, experienced, and proactive individual who will not just focus on the day-to-day but who will look to the future and assist the Town in planning for a better tomorrow. A “hands-on” orientation with a “can do” attitude is a must, as are diplomatic skills necessary to have a continuing and meaningful dialogue with Town residents and Commission members.

    The ideal candidate shall possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field supplemented by course work in management, and should have at least three (3) years of prior experience as a Municipal Manager and / or Assistant Manager experience, preferably in the State of Florida. Extensive experience in a responsible administrative / management position in municipal government is required.

    Salary range: DOQ/E.

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    Submit resume, salary history, YOUR REQUESTED SALARY, and cover letter (THESE THREE REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT OPTIONAL) by close of business day on May 17, 2024 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.

  • The Town of Surfside is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Controller.  Under the general supervision of the Finance Director, performs specialized accounting and finance work, general ledger maintenance, and other accounting functions, including reviewing journal entries, bank reconciliations, reporting, payroll, and utility billing.

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

     

    1. Oversee the Finance department accounting, accounts payable, utility billing, and payroll staff.
    2. Maintain the General Ledger including review and posting of Journal Entries.
    3. Monitor the Town's financial system to ensure that all Town personnel are following the financial management system and the methods and practices incorporated therein.
    4. Supervise all bank reconciliations.
    5. Oversee preparation of all accounting work-papers.
    6. Review and implement Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements.
    7. Plan, coordinate, and develop preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).
    8. Submit required information to apply for the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
    9. Submit required information to apply for GFOA Distinguish Budget Presentation Award.
    10. Submit required information to apply for the Public Pension Coordinating Council (PPCC) Award.
    11. Serve as backup for the review and issuance of purchase orders including ensuring compliance with Town Code and policies.
    12. Manage treasury and debt management programs.
    13. Assist and act as liaison to external auditors in performing audit functions.
    14. Serve as back up for the review and approval of invoices for payments, including budgetary and procurement compliance.
    15. Serve in an acting capacity when Finance Director is absent.
    16. Gather, organize, and maintain any financial information that may be requested or required by the Town Manager or department heads.
    17. Provide and implement a method of coding allocations of revenues and expenditures.
    18. Assist with periodic audits of capital assets, non-capitalized tangible capital-type items, etc.
    19. Assist with Third Party Administrator functions for pension.
    20. Manage and maintain Resort Tax Process.
    21. File all quarterly and year-end reports, 1099’s and W2’s.
    22. May function in any emergency management role or capacity in the Incident Command System (ICS) to include Logistics, Operations, Planning, and Finance / Administration.
    23. 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.)

    The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field and should have at least five (5) years of experience in accounting or finance, preferably within a municipal government.

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

    Open until filled. Salary range: $74,484 - $119,175 DOQ/E.  Excellent benefits.

    Submit resume and cover letter to:  Town of Surfside, Human Resources Director 9293 Harding Avenue Surfside, FL 33154. 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 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.

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

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

      Email resumes 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 the Town Manager, responsible for technical supervisory work enforcing building inspections and plan review to ensure compliance with existing codes, ordinances and statues. 

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

    1. Enforce building and zoning codes.
    2. Examine building plans and construction methods to ensure compliance with building codes.
    3. Issues Permits.
    4. Review proposed alternative methods and materials from design professionals, builders and homeowners.
    5. Issue "Notice of Violations" and/or “Stop Work Orders” for breaches of the building code.
    6. Review construction values on all permit applications.
    7. Interpret the Florida Building Code for Plans Examiners and inspectors.
    8. Instruct permit technicians on permitting procedures.
    9. Consult with design professionals and clarify building code provisions.
    10. Develop new forms and departmental procedures.
    11. Supervise the scanning of all building plans.
    12. Assist other departments with construction related issues.
    13. Assist other departments with explanation and clarification of the Town's Code of Ordinances.
    14. Develop short- and long-range strategic business plan.
    15. Attend Town Commission meetings, monthly Planning & Zoning meetings, and other meetings as required; takes necessary action regarding agenda items.
    16. May function in any emergency management role or capacity in the Incident Command System (ICS) to include Logistics, Operations, and Planning.
    17. Ensure FEMA compliance with rules of the National Flood Insurance Program and other FEMA regulations.
    18. Coordinate, implement, and maintain the Town’s workplace safety program (risk management program) and serves as the Town’s ADA coordinator.
    19. Serve as the Floodplain Manager for the Town, as certified by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).
    20. Manage development in the Town to comply with NFIP Community Rating System (CRS) program.
    21. Serve as the OSHA Construction Safety & Health Instructor.    
    22. Perform other duties as assigned.

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

    The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in construction, engineering or related field and ten (10) years of experience within a construction related field as an inspector, engineer, architect, or general contractor within the high velocity zone. The successful candidate must be a State of Florida Certified Building Official through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and a Floodplain Manager (CFM).

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

    Salary range: $116,686.42 - $151,692.34 DOQ/E Excellent benefits.

    Submit resume 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 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:

    1. Watch swimmers, bathers, weather, and water conditions vigilantly.
    2. Perform rescue, artificial respiration, first aid, and emergency work as necessary.
    3. Warn against dangerous practices and keep weak swimmers and non-swimmers out of deep water.
    4. Enforce rules and regulations regarding swim areas in a tactful and effective manner.
    5. Maintain, and keep all necessary records concerning pool chemicals, accident reports and incident reports.
    6. Maintain proper water chemistry and make necessary adjustments when needed.
    7. Make first aid, maintenance reports, and maintain equipment.
    8. Train physically to maintain physical abilities to perform duties and pass physical requirements.
    9. Notify proper authorities if public refuses to obey safety rules. 
    10. Work with the public.
    11. 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: $15.90 - $20.25 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.

       

  • 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: $15.90 - $19.00 per hour DOQ/E. 

    Open until filled. E-mail 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.

  • 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 (the Police Department will accept applications from individuals who are currently attending a State of Florida Certified Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy and are schedule to graduate within 90 days)
    • 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: $66,881.73. Excellent benefits.

    Newly employed officers are eligible for a one-time cash bonus of up to $5,000 under the provisions of F.S. 445.008. 

    Open until filled.

    Send Application to:

    Yamileth Slate-McCloud
    Human Resources Director
    9293 Harding Avenue
    Surfside, FL 33154

    Supplemental Information:

    Applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum requirements will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to, evaluation of education, training and experience; oral interview(s); background investigation; reference checks; medical evaluation; controlled substance screening. Preference will be given to certain veterans, spouses of veterans, or unmarried widows/widowers of veteran. Proof of veterans' eligibility must be provided at time of application. Applicants with disabilities who desire special accommodation MUST notify the Human Resources at the time of application.

    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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