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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I find out about employment opportunities in the Town of Surfside?
The Town posts vacancies in several places:
The Town’s web page
The Miami Herald / Career Builder.com
Vacancy announcements on various professional trade groups
Printed vacancy announcements that appear on bulletin boards throughout Town Hall
By Calling the Human Resources Office at 305-861-4863 x 227
How do I apply?
Via e-mail to
Via fax to 305-861-1302
Apply in person at Town Hall
How do I submit my resume for a position not posted?
Applications/resumes are only accepted for positions currently advertised. Unsolicited applications/resumes cannot be accepted.
What is important to know about completing an application?
It is important to be as complete as possible in providing all the information required in the employment application. Be sure to list any degree, certifications, licenses and document your experience indicating corresponding employment dates. Any required accredited college or university education must be verifiable from a reliable source within the United States or its territories.
Am I eligible to receive Veteran's preference?
Veteran's preference will be granted to Florida residents in accordance with Florida section 295.07 F.S.
For how long are the employment applications/resumes active?
Applications/resumes remain active for a period of 90 days (6 months for sworn positions) from the date a selection is made.
If I meet minimum qualifications, will I be interviewed?
Interviews are not automatic; you must be selected for an interview. Candidates are selected based on education and work experience that most closely match the requirements.
What type of employment screening does the Town do?
The Town is a Drug Free Workplace. Applicants considered for employment shall be subject to a comprehensive background check which may include, but is not limited to: a polygraph examination, verification of employment, credit check, criminal background check, driving history check, a post offer medical examination including a drug screen and a psychological evaluation (when applicable) to determine suitability and compatibility with job description.
Should I turn anything with my application?
If you have a resume, you may submit it with your application as well as any copies of certifications or licensures directly related to the position for which you are applying.
Do I need to fill out separate applications for each position?
Yes, you are required to fill out separate applications for each position that you are applying for. The positions title to be completed on the application.
What kind of benefits does the Town offer?
The Town provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and RX for employees and their dependents (premium contributions may be required). The Town pays for a life insurance equal to one times the employee's annual salary up to $175,000, as well as for short term and long term dissability.
The Town has a defined benefit plan. The employee contribution for the pension is 6% for general employees and 8% for police officers. The Town also provides 10 paid holidays, 1 personal day, a minimum 2 weeks vacation after one year of employment and 12 sick days.
These benefits are subject to position status and collective bargaining agreements.
What if I am interested in a job that is not currently open?
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