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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: $57,714.42. 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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    Click here for the employment application

  • Deputy Clerk

    Under the administrative direction of the Town Clerk, performs advance secretarial and clerical work for the Office of the Town Clerk. Assists in developing, planning, organizing and managing the Office of the Town Clerk.

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

    • Provide assistance and support to Town Boards, Committees and Sub-committee meetings by assisting with meeting attendance, meeting recording and preparation of minutes.
    • Attend all Commission meetings.
    • Prepare Town Boards, Committee and Sub-committee meeting agenda and materials for distribution with staff liaison collaboration.
    • Post Town Boards, Committee, Sub-committee meetings notice pursuant to Ch. 286 F.S. and procedures established by the Office of the Town Clerk
    • Disseminate information to Town Boards, Committee and Sub-committee members and their staff liaison.
    • Maintain and manage all advisory board records.
    • Assist Town Clerk with coordination of agenda documents including scheduling of Town Commission, Town Board, Committee and Sub-committee meetings.
    • Assist the Town Clerk with the management and retention of public records.
    • Assist with responding and tracking of public records requests.
    • Assist with the processing of proposals/bids received in response to public solicitation.
    • Attend bid openings and processes information.
    • Assist Town Clerk in the management of the election process.
    • Maintain and Manage all Town contracts and agreements.
    • Responsible for all the activities of the Office of the Town Clerk in the absence of the Town Clerk.
    • Answer calls for the Office of the Town Clerk.
    • Preform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualified candidates must possess an Associate Degree (A.A) in public administration, business or related field supplemented by three (3) years’ experience in progressively responsible related governmental administrative work. Prior work in a municipal clerk’s office and certified municipal clerk (CMC) is desirable. A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

    Flexible schedule is required. Open until filled. Salary range: $45,910 - $68,865 DOQ/E. Excellent benefits.

    Submit resume, salary history 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, salary history and cover letter to hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov, or fax to 305.861.1302.

    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.

    Click here for the job description

    Click here for the employment application

  • Community Service Aide

    Under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant, supplements the sworn officer ranks by assuming portions of the non-enforcement calls for service, station details and administrative tasks, promoting police/public relations through community projects, court time, and special events to maximize the services of the Police Department.

    The successful candidate must be able to:

    • Provide general assistance/information to the public
    • Complete, update, submit required reports/documents/forms
    • Respond to traffic accidents
    • Monitor/respond to dispatch and calls for service
    • Direct traffic flow
    • Collect, complete, and obtain accurate information to prepare clear, concise reports, supplemental reports and/or court-petitions/affidavits (if applicable) in accordance with department policy and state and/or federal statutes
    • Liaison with community service providers in an effort to improve the quality of life within their assigned community
    • Patrol controlled parking areas and assigned areas and report any suspicious activities/vehicles/persons/ hazards to the Communications Unit
    • Enforce parking ordinances
    • Respond to parking related complaints/issues
    • Conduct effective follow up activities related to minor property investigations consistent with agency policies
    • Utilize a two-way radio and communicate in a clear, concise and intelligent manner under all conditions and at all times
    • Identify and analyze problems and develop effective responses and solutions to resolve such problems
    • Convey verbal information / instructions/ directives / commands in a clear, concise, and intelligent manner
    • Provide written communications and reports in an accurate, concise, legible and timely manner

    Candidate must possess a High School Diploma or GED, a current valid Florida Driver’s License, successfully complete the Police Service Aide Academy and be eligible to be employed as a Police Service Aide per Florida Statute 316 and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement-Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, OR have successfully completed the Florida Basic Law Enforcement Recruit Training Program (Academy) per Florida Statute and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement-Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, OR have successfully completed the Florida Equivalency of Training (EOT) process for Law Enforcement Officers per Florida Statute, Florida Administrative Code, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement-Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

    Salary range: $30,592 – $45,888 DOQ/E.  Flexible schedule is required. Excellent benefits.  Open until filled. Submit your resume to: hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov or fax to 305-861-1302.

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

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    Click here for the Police Department Employment Application

  • Camp Counselor (Seasonal)

    Under the general supervision of the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, assists with the recreational summer camp youth program.

    The successful candidates must:

    • have general knowledge of Parks and Recreation fundamentals;
    • be able to enforce policies, rules and safety regulations

    Duties include, but are not limited to: planning, implementing, supervising and participating in activities, field trips for children of various ages in a recreational camp setting.  Candidates must be able to work well with people, display courteous customer service and work-related assignments including light custodial tasks.

    Flexible schedule is required. Salary: $11.22 per hour DOQ/E. Interviews will be conducted in March/April and then thereafter, if necessary.

    Open until filled. Email your resume to hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov or fax to 305-861-1302.

    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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    Click here for the Employment Application

  • Custodian (Part-Time)

    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
    • Moves furniture
    • Sets up tables and chairs for programs and/or meetings
    • Empties 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. Apply in person at Town of Surfside, Human Resources Department 9293 Harding Avenue Surfside, FL 33154 or you may e-mail your resume/application to hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov, or fax to (305) 861-1302.

    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.

    Click here for the job description

    Click here for the employment application


  • Finance Director

    The Town of Surfside is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Finance Director.  Under the general direction of the Town Manager, the Finance Director serves as the Town’s financial officer performing professional work in planning, organizing, supervising, and administering all financial functions, including budgeting, reporting, investing, debt management, banking, treasury management, fixed asset management, purchasing, internal support, contract management, and pension plan management for the Town. The Finance Director is also responsible for development of the annual budget, management of the Town’s investments, preparation of reports, financial analysis, debt management and audit preparation.

    The preferred candidate must be motivated, experienced, have outstanding communication skills, and be a proactive individual who will not just focus on the day-to-day but who will look out in the future and assist the Town in planning for a better tomorrow. Experience with water and sewer systems, solid waste operations, and special methodologies is also preferred.

    The preferred candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related field. Must be a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.), GFOA Certified Public Finance Officer, or FGFOA Certified Government Finance Officer and have a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Finance Director in a local government finance office.

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

    • Develop and maintain a comprehensive accounting and financial management system for the Town in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applicable to local government units, the financial reporting requirements of the State Auditor General’s office, the Florida Chief Financial Officer’s office and the Town Charter.
    • Plan, coordinate and develop the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report in a timely manner.
    • Maintain and update the financial management system of the Town.
    • Submit required information to receive the annual Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
    • Submit required information to receive the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguish Budget Presentation Award.
    • Submit required information to receive the Public Pension Coordinating Council Award.
    • Manage the finance department operations and its personnel.
    • Monitor the Town’s financial system in order to ensure that all Town personnel are following the financial management system and the methods and practices incorporated therein.
    • Report to Town Manager any deviations from the Town’s financial system or from the methods and practices established thereby.
    • Manage payroll, risk management, treasury and debt management programs.
    • Gather, organize, and maintain whatever financial information may be requested or required by the Town Manager or department heads.
    • Provide and implement a method of coding allocations of revenues and expenditures in accordance with the State Uniform Chart of Accounts.
    • Plan, develop, and coordinate preparation of the annual operating budget and the periodic capital improvement plan.
    • Identify and assist in obtaining funding for Town projects.
    • Analyze accounts and provide to the Town Manager and department heads a monthly report showing comparison of the budgeted amounts in relation to actual revenues and expenses.
    • Responsible for the timely completion of the annual financial audit and any applicable single audits required during any reporting period.
    • Establish and maintain a cost-effective system of internal accounting controls.
    • Review, recommend, deploy, and maintain the accounting system software as part of an integrated town-wide reporting system.
    • Review applications and assist in selecting individuals for employment; review and evaluate the work of subordinate personnel; determine training needs of Finance staff; provide training opportunities whenever possible; and recommend courses or classes to staff.
    • Supervise the completion of various reports required by numerous outside agencies, including surveys, progress reports and general statistical information.
    • Recommend and manage the various applicable financial policies and practices of the Town, including applicable and appropriate best practices of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
    • Recommend financing vehicles for the Town’s debt and actively participates in the structure of financings and any related debt issuances and debt disclosures, including any legally required annual disclosures.
    • Evaluate and recommend appropriate risk management practices, formulates and evaluates bids and proposals considering exposures and costs.
    • Manage FEMA financial reporting activities and maximizes reimbursement opportunities with the agency. Implement necessary recordkeeping and project accounting systems, establish town-wide reporting mechanism, and train departments to properly maintain reporting systems and documentation.
    • Undertake financial analyses of the various funds and activities of the Town, maintains required debt service coverage requirements by recommending rate, fee, and assessment structures that provide sufficient revenues for coverage and maintaining the financial strength of each fund of the Town.
    • Provide long-term financial forecasts of Town operations.
    • Maintain special assessment rolls as required.
    • Provide financial analysis and recommendations in a proactive manner in all areas of the Town.
    • Manage the various billings and receivables of the Town to insure all customers are billed the correct amounts and that all customers pay their fair share of the costs of all services provided to them.
    • Understand the Town’s costs and revenues and the ability to analyze transactions for their financial impact to the Town’s financial statements and make recommendations accordingly.
    • Interact with the public, the media (as approved by the Town Manager), all employees and elected officials.
    • Attend Commission meetings and Board meetings as requested by the Town Manager.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Open until filled. Salary range: $90,312 - $135,468 DOQ/E.  Excellent benefits.

    Submit resume, salary history and cover letter to:  Town of Surfside, Human Resources Director 9293 Harding Avenue Surfside, FL 33154. You may e-mail your resume, salary history 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.

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    Click here for the General Employment Application

  • Lifeguard (Part-Time)

    Under the supervision of the Parks and Recreation Aquatic Supervisor, responsible for preventing, recognizing and responding to emergencies at the Town’s pool and beach, provide care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.  Responsible for maintaining the pool / lifeguard tower, providing excellent customer service, ensuring safety of aquatic patrons by enforcing all safety rules and regulations.


    The successful candidates must possess the current certificates for: American Red Cross Lifeguarding First Aid and CPR/AED  or equivalent, Water Safety Instructor preferred.  Applicants must pass the Town of Surfside pre-employment swim and run test.

    Salary: $12.85 - $19.27 per hour DOQ/E.

     

    Open until filled. Submit your resume to: hr@townofsurfsidefl.gov  or fax to 305-861-1302.

     

    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.

    Click here for the job description

    Click here for the employment application