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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 Tourism department; requiring considerable interaction with outside agencies, community businesses and organizations, administrative officials, and the general public. Plans and oversees activities, marketing and events to attract visitors to the Town. Promotes dining, shopping, lodging, and recreational amenities.

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

    • Oversee creative, production and implementation of all marketing communications such as but not limited to website, brochures, advertising, visitor social media, visitor public relations and promotional materials.
    • Generate various complex and specialized correspondence, articles, memos, agendas, orders, reports, forms, manuals, or other relevant promotional materials.
    • Champion Surfside’s downtown and work with related Committees to maximize the potential, while working with related agencies/organizations such as Main Street USA, International Downtown Association among others.
    • Plan, organize and manage all tourism promotional events including: creative themes, logistics, media coordination, advertising, publicity, community outreach, budgets and timelines.
    • Handle matters of a sensitive nature.
    • Maintain working rapport with hotel management, merchants and restaurants to encourage and develop participation in promotions and events.
    • Serve as liaison between Town Administration, civic groups and business organizations involved with the Downtown District and tourism.
    • Implement 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.
    • Review and evaluate proposals for new programs and services.
    • Assist with the overseeing of resort tax compliance and short term rentals and responds accordingly.
    • Respond to requests from visitors, the community, businesses and general public by evaluating and insuring appropriate assistance.
    • Manage and participate in the development and administration of the departmental budget; creates and manages event budget for each activity produced by the department.
    • May function in any emergency management role or capacity in the ICS to include, Logistics, Operations, and Planning.
    • Ensure compliance with policies, procedures and applicable operational, budgetary and regulatory standards.
    • Maintain 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.
    • Act as the Town's representative in matters pertaining to applicable associations and organizations
    • Attend Town Commission meetings, monthly Tourist Board meetings, and other meetings as required and takes necessary action regarding agenda items.
    • Preform other related duties as assigned.

    Job Summary:

    The Surfside Tourism Director is responsible for planning and overseeing the Town of Surfside, Florida tourism activities, marketing and events in order to attract visitors to the Town. Overall activities include: promoting the Town's dining, shopping, lodging, recreation and beaches to visitors nationally, internationally and within the State of Florida, particularly the Broward and Miami-Dade County area; planning, organizing and managing all Town of Surfside Tourist Board special events including logistics, promotion and advertising; promotes local hotels and downtown business, manages the visitor's center in addition to developing and implementing marketing initiatives including visitors social media for such endeavors.

    This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or a combination of education and/or experience equal to five (5) years in tourism, marketing, event planning or public relations. An emphasis will be placed to those candidates who have worked with the promotion of tourism and those who have marketing and experience for municipalities, hospitality sector or nonprofit organizations. Demonstrated skills in tourism marketing and effective communication are essential.

    Event planning and organization experience is desired. Previous experience in a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) is highly 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: $64,392 - $96,588 DOQ/E. Excellent benefits.

    Submit resume 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 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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    The Town of Surfside is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Financial Reporting and Accounting Manager.  The preferred candidate must be motivated, experienced, and have outstanding communication skills.   Responsible for specialized accounting and finance work maintaining the general ledger and other accounting functions including reviewing journal entries, bank reconciliations, reporting, and accounts payable.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Finance Director.

     

    The preferred candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related field. A minimum of seven (7) years of accounting or finance experience preferably within a municipal government and be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Governmental Finance Officer (CGF0) and/or a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) is required.  Knowledge of Tyler Incode Financial Management System is desirable.

     

    The preferred candidate must be able to:

     

    • Maintain General Ledger including review and posting of Journal Entries.

    • Primary supervision over all bank reconciliations.

    • Oversee preparation of all accounting workpapers.

    • Oversee preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

    • Review and recommend issuance of purchase orders including ensuring compliance with Town Code and policies.

    • Assist and act as liaison to external auditor in performing audit functions.

    • Manage external reporting including fiscal year end and ensuring website is up to date.

    • Review and approve invoices for payments including budgetary and procurement compliance.

    • Serve as backup manager for payroll processing.

    • Assist with Risk Management (FMIT) related matters.

    • Assist with periodic audits of capital assets, non-capitalized tangible capital-type items, etc.

    • Assist with Third Party Administrator functions for pension.

    • Assist with preparation of Finance Manual.

    • Perform other duties as assigned.

     

    Open until filled. Salary range: $78,882 - $118,323 DOQ/E.  Excellent benefits.

     

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

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