• Assistant Chief of Police

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    The Town of Surfside (pop. Nearly 6,000) is located on a South Florida East Cost barrier island, with Miami Beach to the south and the Village of Bal Harbour to the north. Surfside is a small, attractive, beachfront community of approximately one square mile. The Town of Surfside 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 ensuring the integrity and quality of life in our family-oriented beach community.

    The Public Safety Department

    The Town of Surfside Public Safety Department is a 45 member department comprising 31 sworn and 14 non-sworn positions (Communications Operators, Parking Enforcement, Community Service Aide and Administrative staff). The department is responsible for the enforcement of all local and state laws and investigation of crimes within the Town limits.

    The Assistant Chief of Police

    The Assistant Chief of Police is responsible for the overall operation of the different division of the department to ensure administrative policies and protective services duties are executed effectively. An Assistant Chief of Police is a senior officer who assists the Chief of Police in planning, organizing, and managing the activities and operations of the police department. An Assistant Chief of Police implements the policies and directives of the Chief of Police and acts in the absence of the Chief of Police.

    The Budget

    The Town has a fiscal year 2024 budget of $39,096,814. The fiscal year 2024 Public Safety budget is $7,108,169 and $1,721.119 for the Parking Fund.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The ideal candidate must be motivated, experienced, and a proactive individual who has the ability to cast vision and priorities for the department aligned with the Town’s objectives, one who will look out in the future and assist the Town in preparing better for a better tomorrow.

    Experience

    The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field and advance courses in managerial and leadership training such as FBI National Academy, Northwestern Command Course, Southern Police Institute Command Course, leadership and administration. The ideal candidate must be certified through the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) and have a minimum of sever (7) years of experience as a Sergeant or above.

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

    Salary range: DOQ/E Excellent benefits.

    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 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:

    • Empties trash cans.  Keeps grounds clean of trash.
    • Cleans restrooms.
    • Completes through disinfection of Town buildings.
    • Sweeps, mops, buffs, and waxes floors.  Vacuums offices and floors.
    • Reports any maintenance issues or concerns to the Supervisor
    • Performs minor unskilled maintenance work (e.g., changes light bulbs).
    • Use of cleaning or maintenance equipment.
    • Moves furniture and dusts.
    • Picks up and maintains cleaning supplies.
    • Sweeps and washes outside walkways.
    • Maintains dog stations
    • Set up for programs and/or meetings.
    • From time to time assists, with other facilities.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    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: $31,200.00 - $43,901.53 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.

  • Under the general supervision of the Town Manager, oversees the planning and manages all aspects of project design, development, and implementation including preliminary technical research and feasibility analyses, funding and cost analyses, scheduling, public involvement, project budgeting and work plan development, project performance and results. Responsible for guiding the work of contract professionals and operational staff. Works in conjunct with the Finance Department and Public Works Department to create the Town’s Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan and seeks additional sources of funding for successful implementation.

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

    1. Plan, organize, and control departmental activities and directs appropriate personnel in all functions relating to capital improvement projects.
    2. Seek, secure and allocate alternative funding to supplement the Town’s capital budget and provides associated grant and program administration.
    3. Manage the Town’s Five-year Capital Improvement Program and assist other Departments with each respective Five-Year Repair and Maintenance Plan.
    4. Prepare and administer the department’s budget.
    5. Lead and direct the work outside professionals engaged in the planning, design and construction of capital Projects.  Prepares project specifications and bid documents.
    6. Perform construction project management for the Town’s major capital project from planning phase through design, permitting, procurement, construction and close-out.
    7. Prepare budgetary and cost estimates also referred to Opinion of Probable Costs for individual projects.
    8. Review and analyze reports, budget, plans, specifications, bids, contracts, and other correspondence submitted from within the department or by outside utility agencies and consultants to insure compliance with prescribed standards, rules and regulations.
    9. Inspect work progress and form conformance to contractual and established standards.
    10. Coordinate work and scheduling requirements with supported departments.
    11. Coordinate work with the public, related agencies and jurisdictions, as required.
    12. Meet with public officials and civil organizations to explain various department projects and programs.
    13. Serve as a focal point for the planning and construction management activities associated with capital projects.
    14. Meet with department staff to discuss the priorities, scheduling, assignments, problems, and special projects or emergencies to insure proper and prompt action is taken towards resolving departmental situations.
    15. Coordinate the different CIP construction project activities.
    16. Develop, implement, evaluate, and maintain departmental programs.
    17. Attend Staff meetings, Town Commission meetings, Development Review meetings, Planning and Zoning Board meetings and other related meetings as requested.
    18. May function in any emergency management role or capacity in the ICS to include, Logistics, Operations, and Planning.
    19. Work with Town Project Manager towards obtaining Grants and additional outside funding sources for Capital Improvement Projects.
    20. Is responsible for the Town’s list of pool engineering firms and seeks to have an active list on a periodic basis to ensure Town engineering needs’ coverage.
    21. 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 extensive knowledge of principles, methods, materials, equipment, and practices of planning, engineering, construction, and project management and a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course works in Public or Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent.

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

    Salary range: $106,078.56 - $169,725.70 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 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. 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 $56,784.00; Excellent benefits.
     
    Open until filled. You may e-mail your resume to hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov.

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    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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