City Of Tampa

Department of Human Resources



APPLY AT: City of Tampa
Employment Services
    City Hall, 2nd Floor, corner of
    Kennedy Blvd. and Florida Avenue
    306 E. Jackson St., Tampa, FL 33602
HOURS: 8 AM – 5 PM, Mon. thru Fri.
TELEPHONE: …813/274-8911
    “Job News” Line…274-8115
FAX: 813/274-8913
    Equal Opportunity Employer-F/M/H/V

Fire Public Info Officer
FLSA: Exempt

(N35) $54,724.80 - $82,035.20 a year

JOBCODE: 709000

BENEFITS: Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plan; and more.

NATURE OF WORK: The Public Information Officer is responsible for serving as the spokesperson and coordinator of public information for Tampa Fire Rescue. An employee in this position must exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment, including ensuring the accuracy of all information before release, as well as considerable discretion pertaining to the release of information. As spokesperson for the Fire Chief, tact and courtesy dealing with the media and the public is essential, regardless of the difficulty of any situation. This position must be able to work an on-call schedule, including response to emergency scenes as required.



QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, journalism, public relations, public or business administration, or related field and one (1) year experience in public relations or mass communications, including six (6) months experience dealing with public safety and/or emergency response agencies.

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES: Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License.

EXAMINATION: Evaluation of training and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing. A background investigation and polygraph examination will be conducted on the selected candidate.

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of October 8, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumés can be submitted in support, but not in lieu, of an application. Resumés and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to

8-23-13 (709000)

Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 10/8/2013 will not be processed.

This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.