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Application Instructions

We invite you to explore the exciting and fulfilling public sector careers available with the City of Palm Bay. Candidates can apply online for posted positions. View open positions.

Arrangements can be made to accommodate applicants with qualifying disabilities. For testing arrangements, please inform the Human Resources Department before or at the time your application is submitted.

Contact us at 321-952-3421 or email us at hr@pbfl.org for more information.

Log onto the website and look for employment opportunities. Once you identify a position that you are interested in, you may apply online. You will be required to answer questions concerning your experience, background, education and/or certifications.

Candidates will receive notifications through their e-mail address. Notifications may include application acknowledgement, test and/or interview scheduling.   It is the responsibility of the candidate to frequently check his/her e-mail. This will keep him/her from missing important information or test/interview scheduling.

IMPORTANT! Since this is our primary means of communication, it’s imperative that you keep an updated e-mail on file.

Benefits of Online Applications and/or Resumes

  • Quicker response time.
  • Scheduling interviews and other forms of notification will be communicated through your e-mail address, eliminating wait time for mail delivery.
  • Responses to completed questionnaires are saved and can be edited and submitted for other positions as they are posted.
  • Once your information is online, it will be easier to apply for other positions in the City of Palm Bay.
  • Resumes are saved and may be updated at any time.


 Driving Requirements

An applicant will be disqualified for traffic convictions under any of the following conditions:

  1. One conviction within five years prior to the date of application, for:
    • Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle; OR

    • Driving a motor vehicle or being in actual physical control while having unlawful blood alcohol level or while under the influence of alcoholic beverages or any substances controlled under any state or federal law; OR

    • Attempting to elude police.

  2. One conviction within three years prior to the date of application, for:

    • Driving a motor vehicle while driver’s license is suspended or revoked for reasons other than financial responsibility.

    • Reckless driving.

  3. No more than three moving traffic convictions within three years of date of application, consideration is on a case-by-case basis.

  4. A chargeable accident within three years of date of application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Traffic conviction record, with points accumulated resulting in the suspension of a driver license within three years of the date of application.

  6. Suspended or revoked driver’s license for one of the following reasons within one year prior to the date of application.

    • Failure to attend court ordered driving school; OR

    • Failure to pay two or more traffic fines. The circumstances resulting in the non­payment of only one traffic fine will be evaluated on an individual basis and may not disqualify the applicant; OR

    • Financial responsibility (insurance, cancellation, etc.) will be evaluated on an individual basis and may or may not disqualify an applicant.

    • Failure to submit to a chemical test for intoxication may disqualify the applicant upon review. 

Convictions by City definition will include a plea of “no contest” or a judicial decision to withhold adjudication. Cases listed beyond time frame will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Drug-Free Workplace

The City of Palm Bay has a Drug-Free Workplace Program (DFWP) to make sure that City employees abuse no drugs or alcohol. The DFWP is established in accordance with the following statutory authority:

  • Florida Drug-Free Workplace Program (F.S. 440.102, et seq)
  • Florida Drug-Free Workplace Act (F.S. 112.0455)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations governing drivers of commercial vehicles (Rule 49 CFR, Parts 29, 40, 653, and 654)

The City of Palm Bay screens all newly hired employees for drugs and alcohol and withholds offers of hire if abuse is detected.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Palm Bay is an equal opportunity employer and will consider only the qualifications of the applicants. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, national origin, age or physical/mental disability in employment or the provision of services.

Employees are encouraged to bring equal employment opportunity concerns to the attention of their supervisors, management staff, or the Equal Employment Opportunity and Coordinator in the Human Resources Department.

EEO Coordinator:
Charleena Cox, HR Director
Human Resources
120 Malabar Road S.E.
Palm Bay, Florida 32907
(321) 952-3421

The City of Palm Bay is a participant in the E-Verify process which determines the eligibility of employees to work in the United States.


Veterans' Preference

Veterans’ Preference for eligibility in employment will be extended to certain Veterans and spouses of Veterans who are Florida residents according to Florida State Statute 295.07.

Section 295.07, Florida Statutes, extends Veterans’ Preference to:

    • A veteran with a service-connected disability who is eligible for or receiving compensation, disability retirement, or pension under public laws administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.
    • The spouse of a veteran who cannot qualify for employment because of a total and permanent service-connected disability, or the spouse of a veteran missing in action, captured, or forcibly detained by a foreign power.

    • A veteran of any war who has served on active duty for one day or more during a wartime period, excluding active duty for training, and who was discharged under honorable conditions from the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

    • The un-remarried widow or widower of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability.

    • A veteran that has received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal or the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal provided the individual is otherwise eligible. In addition, the list of U.S. Combat Campaigns and Expeditions which qualify for preference may be found on the State of Florida Veterans Affairs website: under Section IX. Enforcement.

If you wish to claim Veterans’ Preference, you must meet all four of the following criteria at the time of application:

    • Must submit a copy of your DD-214.
    • Must have an “Honorable” discharge, or where separated from the military under honorable conditions.
    • Must be a Florida resident at the time of application.

    • Must possess the minimum qualifications necessary to the discharge of the duties involved. The rule defines “minimum qualifications” to mean a “specification” of the kinds of experience, training, education and/or licensure or certification that provides “appropriate job-related evidence that an applicant possesses the minimum required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to the discharge of the duties involved.”