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  • Under the administrative direction of the Town Manager or designee, performs highly complex and specialized executive work, coordinates, implements and manages a variety of special projects and programs within the Community Services and Public Communications department; requiring considerable interaction with outside agencies, community businesses and organizations, administrative officials, and the general public.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    1. Responsible for all public communications and media relations of the Town.
    2. Responsible for overseeing Information Technology services related to the Town’s website, social media, and TV broadcasting.
    3. Responsible for the planning of tourism-related activities, marketing, and events.
    4. Responsible for overseeing and preparations of Town e-blasts.
    5. Responsible for managing the monthly Town Gazette.
    6. Responsible for graphic design efforts related to public communications and as requested by other departments.
    7. Attends Town Commission meetings, monthly DVAC meetings, and other meetings as required; takes necessary action regarding agenda items.
    8. Champion Surfside’s downtown and work with related Committees to maximize the potential, while working with related agencies/organizations such as Main Street USA and International Downtown Association among others.
    9. Serves as liaison between Town Administration, civic groups, and business organizations involved with the Downtown District and tourism.
    10. Assists with the coordination of grant applications.
    11. Coordinates municipal/multi-municipal transportation initiatives.
    12. Conducts citizen satisfaction surveys.
    13. Responds to requests from visitors, the community, businesses and general public by evaluating and insuring appropriate assistance.
    14. Manages and participates in the development and administration of the departmental budget; creates and manages event budget for each activity produced by the department.
    15. May function in any emergency management role or capacity in the Incident Command System (ICS) to include, Logistics, Operations, and Planning.
    16. Ensures compliance with policies, procedures and applicable operational, budgetary and regulatory standards.
    17. Manages plans and strategies, including the use of visitor social media, to solicit communication to industry business and community groups, individuals, etc. for the purpose of attracting potential visitors for dining, shopping, and lodging in the Town of Surfside.
    18. Maintains current knowledge of related trends and developments to assist with generating ideas, researching, fact-finding, coordinating and preparing reports to expand existing markets. Develop new marketing opportunities for tourism.
    19. Acts as the Town's representative in matters pertaining to applicable associations and organizations.
    20. Generate various complex and specialized correspondence, articles, memos, agendas, orders, reports, forms, manuals, or other relevant promotional materials.
    21. Reviews and evaluates proposals for new programs and services.
    22. Evaluates direct reports’ performance and directs staff development activities.
    23. 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:

    • Ability to express oneself clearly orally and in writing.
    • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive matters
    • Ability to appear before groups of taxpayers and the Town Commission to present data and programs which enhance the continued efficient operation of the Town.
    • Ability to conduct research, compile and analyze data, write reports, advise and direct management level employees
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, peers, officials, other agencies, and the public.
    • Ability to supervise the work of others in a manner conductive to full performance and high morale
    • Knowledge of current social, political, economic trends and operating problems of municipal government.
    • Knowledge of Public Administration principles, with particular reference to municipal administration, including basic principles of organization, management, and budget preparation.
    • Knowledge of and strong ability to plan, develop and manage special events.
    • Working knowledge of website, social networking and information retrieval.
    • Strong history of working with tourism related functions and Downtown business environment.
    • Knowledge of and experience with sustainability programs

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field supplemented by course work in management. Five (5) years’ experience in a responsible administrative/management position in public communications and/or marketing for municipalities, hospitality sector, or nonprofit organizations.

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

    Salary range: $90,000 - $139,500 DOQ/E. Excellent benefits. 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.

  • Under the administrative direction of the Town Manager, performs responsible technical supervisory work enforcing building inspections and plan review to ensure compliance with existing codes, ordinances and statutes.

     

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    1. Enforces building and zoning codes.
    2. Examines building plans and construction methods to ensure compliance with building codes.
    3. Issues Permits.
    4. Recommends materials and methods of alteration to homeowners and builders.
    5. Issues "Notice of Violations" for breaches of the building code.
    6. Checks construction values on all permit applications.
    7. Instructs inspection personnel on building code intent.
    8. Instructs permit clerks on permitting procedures.
    9. Clarifies building code provisions to design professionals.
    10. Develops new forms and procedures.
    11. Supervises the scanning of all building plans.
    12. Assists other departments with construction related issues.
    13. Assists other departments with explanation and clarification of the Town's Code of Ordinances.
    14. Develops short- and long-range strategic business plan.
    15. Attends 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. Ensures FEMA compliance.
    18. Coordinates, implements, and maintains the Town’s workplace safety program (risk management program) and serves as the Town’s ADA coordinator.
    19. Serve as the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager by managing the Community Rating System (CRS) program.
    20. Serves as the OSHA Construction Safety & Health Instructor.
    21. Performs 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.)

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

    • Knowledge of the Town, County and State codes and ordinances.
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of building construction.
    • Knowledge of building, plumbing, mechanical, gas, fire safety, FEMA, electrical codes.
    • Knowledge of the Community Rating System (CRS) program.
    • Knowledge of the OSHA Construction Safety & Health
    • Ability to interpret technical designs and blueprints.
    • Ability to enforce codes.
    • Ability to express oneself clearly orally and in writing.
    • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive matters.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, peers, officials, other agencies, and the public.
    • Ability to supervise the work of others in a manner conductive to full performance and high morale.
    • Ability to work with the public.
    • Skill to use standard equipment and testing devices.
    • Skill to correct defects in building constructions and code violations.
    • Computer knowledge.
    • Good customer service skills.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Bachelor's Degree in Construction, Engineering or related field and five (5) years’ experience within a construction related field as an inspector, engineer, architect, or general contractor within the high velocity hurricane zone.

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

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:

    State of Florida Certification as a Building Official through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) preferred. Valid Florida Driver's License. All requirements of the Florida State Statutes. All requirements of Chapter 8 Miami-Dade County.

    Salary range: $84,200 - $130,510 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 general supervision of the Code Compliance Manager, responsible for conducting field inspections, investigations and research to determine compliance with applicable Town Codes of residential, commercial and public properties. Enforces ordinances with fairness, firmness, tact and impartiality, while always dealing courteously with the general public.

     

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

     

    1. Determine violations of the Town Code of Ordinances and other applicable codes.
    2. Patrol the Town (including the beach) to identify violations of the Town Code and other applicable codes.
    3. Conduct inspections, investigations and research to determine compliance with the Code.
    4. Respond to a wide variety of calls and complaints involving violations of applicable codes.
    5. Issue Courtesy Notices of Violation and after conducting research to determine necessary facts, follows up with a Civil Citation or Notice of Violation and proceeds to Prosecution before a Special Magistrate.
    6. Strive to facilitate resolution of violations through voluntary compliance or, when not possible, sets in motion the enforcement process by way of fines and eventually Special Masters hearing and liens property.
    7. Keep management advised on a regular basis of all actions taken and Notices issued.
    8. Remove illegal signs from Town right-of-ways.
    9. Keep records and makes reports of activities and cases filed or forwarded for filing.
    10. Conduct research to develop data and gather information, as required.
    11. Perform a variety of duties relative to the operation of the Code Compliance Division.
    12. Maintain code compliance files, including updated case history for properties within the Town.
    13. Record all Courtesy Notices, Civil Violation Notices and Notice of Violations and fines associated with the code compliance process.
    14. Assist with the preparation of Notice of Hearings.
    15. Attend Special Magistrate Hearings, provides testimony, and updates case notes as required.
    16. Attend and participates in administrative meetings as required.
    17. Assist with the tracking of administrative fees and fines assessed by the Special Magistrate.
    18. Assemble all necessary files and case histories as needed.
    19. Answer phone and provides information to the public.
    20. Input, access, retrieve information using a computer from multiple programs and software.
    21. Work with the public, and resolves citizen’s disputes as directed by the Code Compliance Manager or designee.
    22. Keep current on information and technology affecting functional areas to increase innovation and ensure compliance.
    23. Performs night inspections and other duties as assigned.

     

    Minimum Requirements / Qualifications:

     

    Possession of a valid Florida Drivers’ License; an Associate’s Degree, and two (2) years’ experience in enforcing laws, codes, rules, regulations and dealing with the public in similar compliance functions, preferred. Code Enforcement Certification level I is required.  Must be able to obtain Code Enforcement Certification levels II, III or IV within two years.

     

    A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.  The preferred candidate must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and be proficient with a varied range of computer application programs, including Microsoft office suite.  Knowledge of EnerGov Code Compliance software is desired.

     

    Salary range: $35,025 - $52,538 DOQ/E.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule  to include weekends, holidays, and nights. Excellent benefits. Open until filled.  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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    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: $12.85 - $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.

       

  • Under the supervision of the Parks and Recreation Administrative Staff, performs routine manual work in cleaning and up keeping of the Community Center, Parks and other Town buildings.

     

    The preferred candidate must be able to perform duties including, but not limited to:

    • Sweep, mop, buff, vacuum and wax floors
    • Minor unskilled maintenance work
    • Empty trash cans
    • Clean restrooms
    • Move furniture
    • Set up tables and chairs for programs and/or meetings
    • Empty dog stations

     

    Qualified candidates must have general knowledge of cleaning procedures.  Candidates must also have a high school diploma or possession of an acceptable equivalent diploma, a minimum of one (1) year custodial experience and a valid Florida Drivers’ License. A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

     

    Flexible schedule is required. Salary range: $11.22 – $16.83 per hour DOQ/E. 

     

    Open until filled.  You may e-mail your 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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