Unsolicited applications are not accepted. Applications are accepted for available positions only. If you are interested in applying for more than one position, you must complete a separate application for each position. Please clearly note the correct title of the position for which you intend to apply (not the department or division).
Police Officer applicants must complete the application provided by Apopka Police Department, the on-line application is ineligible for this position.
All other applicants, including Volunteer Fire Fighter applicants should complete the on-line employment application.
The City of Apopka reserves the right to fill positions prior to the closing date and also reserves the right to close the posting prior to the date indicated. Positions will be filled by competitive selection from among categories of qualified and available candidates. It is the policy of the City of Apopka to give first consideration to all employees and other internal applicants prior to considering external applicants.
The City of Apopka participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet-based system that compares information from an employees I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. For more information about E-Verify, click HERE.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, DRUG TESTING REQUIRED, VETERAN’S PREFERENCE OFFERED ON INITIAL HIRE.
QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES MAY APPLY AND MAY BE REASONABLY ACCOMMODATED.
Your social security number is requested for the purpose of payroll eligibility verification, processing employment benefits, applicant and employee background checks, and income reporting and will be used solely for those purposes.
EOE M/F/D/V - PRE-PLACEMENT DRUG SCREEN
COMPETITIVE PAY AND BENEFITS
Please refer to the City of Apopka's Human Resources Office for complete job requirements. In the case of typographical errors, the official job description and current salary range prevail.
TITLE: DANCE INSTRUCTOR - PART-TIME
DEPARTMENT: Public Services/Recreation Department
PAY RATE: $15.0000/hr – contract position
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This is a seasonal, part-time, contract position teaching various styles of dance, as well as acrobatics and tumbling, to both adults and children. Physical agility necessary for instructing students. Constant standing, walking, moving, bending, and jumping. Frequent pushing, pulling, jogging, and kneeling. Occasional lifting up to 100 pounds in spotting for acrobats and tumblers.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Three to four years of dance training and/or experience necessary. Previous experience in teaching students also desirable.
TITLE: MAINTENANCE WORKER II
DEPARTMENT: Public Services/Grounds - Inmate Crew
PAY RANGE: $14.0861/hr - $22.0495/hr
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This is limited semi-skilled manual work in landscaping maintenance and service activities. Work of this class includes performing work of manual nature requiring a high degree of manipulative skill or previous experience in order to do an effective job. Work entails care and maintenance of turf, landscaping, ball-fields, city owned grounds, rights-of-way, streets, and/or other related areas. Work is usually performed under some supervision, although work assignments, which are repetitive in nature, once learned, can be carried on without difficulty under general supervision. Assignments often include use of standard tools on a relief or fill in basis. Work is carried out under the general supervision of the Grounds Maintenance Foreman and is reviewed through observation, conversation, and evaluation of results achieved.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must have 2 to 3 years of experience in some degree of landscaping or equivalent combination of education and experience. Heavy equipment, irrigation, or direct horticulture experience a plus, professional certification i.e.; pesticide license is highly desired. Must have the Florida BMP’s or be willing to obtain within six (6) months of hire. Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver’s License.
TITLE: SANITATION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
DEPARTMENT: Public Services/Sanitation
PAY RANGE: $15.5298/hr - $24.3087/hr
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsible for the collecting, transporting and disposing of solid waste/recyclable materials generated within the city. Performs skilled work in the operation of motorized equipment and supervises temporary personnel. Operates sanitation trucks for the collection, transport and disposal of solid waste and recycled materials from residential and commercial customers.
Work involves frequent standing, sitting, walking, lifting up to 50 lbs., climbing, stepping up and down, bending, pushing, pulling, driving a truck and exposure to extreme weather and insects. May work as a sanitation worker as needed.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Willingness to work in adverse conditions. Willingness to work weekends, holidays and hours beyond a normal shift.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to read, write and follow instructions. High school diploma or equivalent certification required. Two (2) years experience operating heavy equipment vehicles of 18,000 GVW or greater and be familiar with the operations of hydraulics. Must possess a valid State of Florida Commercial Driver's License class "B" or better.
TITLE: HORTICULTURE SPECIALIST
DEPARTMENT: Public Services/Grounds
PAY RANGE: $16.3053/hr - $25.5236/hr
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This is an active skilled work position in horticulture practices and care in landscapes, grounds keeping, knowledge of plant nomenclature, arboriculture, installation, chemicals and maintenance. Individual will be responsible for creating landscapes through quality section of plant material in addition to maintaining city wide beds, turf, and tree care. Skills include principles and practices in operations and maintenance dealing with areas of horticultural, arboriculture and turf care.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree in horticulture or related field and 2-3 years of experience in horticulture and landscaping or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Required to have or be able to obtain the BMP certificate, Aquatic Restricted and Ornamental Pesticide licenses provided by the State of Florida within 6 months. Must possess a valid State of Florida driver's license.
TITLE: IRRIGATION SPECIALIST
DEPARTMENT: Public Services/Grounds
PAY RANGE: $16.3053/hr - $25.5236/hr
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under limited supervision, the Irrigation Specialist is responsible for maintaining irrigation systems at all City owned facilities, parks and rights-of-way throughout the City. Work is carried out under the general supervision of the Operations and Maintenance Manager and reviewed through observation, conversation, and evaluation of results achieved.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or equivalent certification is required. CLIA (Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor) certification, or the ability to acquire certification within six months of hire date. Minimum three (3) years of irrigation installation & repair experience. Any combination of training and experience equivalent to three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in the installation and repair of irrigation systems. Must possess valid State of Florida driver's license.
TITLE: CIVIL ENGINEER III
DEPARTMENT: Public Services/Design Engineering
PAY RANGE: $1011.87/wk – $1583.87/wk
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Performs engineering work in the design or review of engineering plans and specifications for the construction of public works projects such as streets, parking facilities, storm systems, wastewater and water treatment facilities, wastewater and water distribution systems and environmental programs. Employees in this class prepare designs and detailed specifications for construction or are responsible for the review of plans submitted by engineering consulting firms to ensure construction is in compliance with City standards and engineering principles, methods, and techniques, oversee and manage construction of City projects. Work is performed under the supervision of the Public Services Director or his designee, but the employee is expected to plan details of work and make technical decisions. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering with course work in assigned area with four (4) or more years experience in public works engineering and construction management; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must possess a valid State of Florida driver’s license.