1) Question: What are your hours of operation? show answer
Answer: The Department of Human Resources' general
office hours are from Monday through Friday from
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding legal holidays.
2) Question: How can I find out about City of Miami
employment opportunities? show answer
Answer: The City of Miami notifies persons interested in employment by the following means:
- Job Postings are posted in the City's Employment Office located at 444 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 129, Miami, FL.
- 24-Hour Job Information Hotline: (305) 416-2050
- Job Interest Cards
- NET 9 , the City of Miami's Cable Channel
As needed, advertisements may be placed in newspapers or professional journals to attract applicants with the required skills, training and experience.
3) Question: When can I submit an employment application? show answer
Answer: You may submit an employment application when the City of Miami is actively recruiting depending on the type of recruitment being conducted. Applications for jobs in the City's classified service are not accepted unless an active recruitment is in progress. An application has to be submitted each time you apply for employment with the City of Miami.
4) Question: Do I have to be a City of Miami resident to
apply for employment? show answer
Answer: No, for most classifications, you do not have to
be a City resident to apply for employment. The
City is interested in providing the best
services possible to its citizens so non-city
residents are certainly not barred for
employment consideration. However, after the
screening and selection process is completed,
should a City of Miami resident and a non-City
of Miami resident be found to be equally
qualified, the City of Miami resident will be
given employment preference.
5) Question: Do City of Miami residents receive any preference in the selection process? show answer
Answer: “City Residents” are defined as individuals who live within the municipal limits of the City of Miami and provide two (2) acceptable forms of residency at the time of application and subsequently at the time of interview. Applicants bear the duty of providing adequate documentation at the time of application, in order for residency to be established. If an applicant moves out of the limits of the City of Miami after time of application and prior to appointment, then he or she will not be granted the selection preference. Should it be determined during the application or employment process or subsequent to hire that information concerning City residency has been falsified, it may serve as grounds for disqualification, or termination, if an individual has already been employed.
NOTE: Once employed with the City, no additional preference is provided to City residents, hence, no residency preference is provided for promotional or restricted recruitments.
6) Question: I am a City of Miami resident, what documents do I need to submit to receive preference in the selection process? show answer
To receive City of Miami residency preference, an applicant must submit any two (2) of the following with the City of Miami employment application:
A. Utility bill dated within 60 days of the date of submission
B. Valid Florida Driver License or State-issued I.D.
C. Property Tax Statement dated within 1 year of the date of submission
D. Properly executed valid lease agreement
E. Homestead Exemption dated within 1 year of the date of submission
F. Motor Vehicle Registration dated within 90 days of the date of submission
G. Official school records or transcripts, dated within 90 days of the date of submission
H. W-2 (or 1099) Tax Form dated within 1 year of the date of submission
City of Miami residents are granted selection preference over non-City of Miami residents within the same ranking band resulting from an interview process. Selection preference will be granted to residents of the City of Miami in the following order: 1) Preference eligible veterans, 2) active City of Miami employees, 3) City of Miami residents, 4) non-City residents.
7) Question: Will the privacy of my employment application
be maintained? show answer
Since applications and many other documents are
subject to public disclosure under the State of
Florida Public Records Act
, the City of Miami
cannot guarantee the privacy of information
contained in your application.
8) Question: Are drug tests required prior to employment? show answer
Answer: For safety related classifications, drug tests are required for all new hires.
All prospective employees are required to
undergo urinalysis at their own cost. Applicants
who pass the drug screen will be reimbursed for
the cost for same.
9) Question: How do I apply for a position in the City of Miami's classified service? show answer
Answer: You must submit a completed City of Miami Employment Application Form. For most recruitments, you may submit the City's application form online. You also have the option of submitting applications in person. In either case, applications must be accompanied by copies of the documents required by the job announcement. All applications and corresponding documents must be submitted online to the Employment Office by the closing date. Once you have completed your online application you must click the accept button. By clicking the ‘Accept' button, you have electronically signed your application and accepted all of the responsibilities and provisions outlined on the City of Miami's Application for Employment. If you submit an application in person or by mail your application must bear an original signature. Your eligibility for a particular position will be evaluated based on the information you include in your application, so it is imperative that you include all information you feel should be considered on your application form.
10) Question: Does the City of Miami have labor unions?show answer
Answer: Yes. Presently, the City of Miami has four labor
unions representing approximately 90% of the
City's overall workforce. The labor agreements
are administered by the City's Labor Relations
Officer in the Office of Labor Relations.
AFSCME, Local 1907 - General Employees
FOP - Sworn Police Personnel
IAFF - Sworn Fire Personnel
AFSCME, Local 871 - Sanitation Employees
11) Question: How frequently are city employees paid? show answer
Answer: The city generates a biweekly payroll for all of
its employees except personnel hired for special
12) Question: How many employees does the City of Miami
have? show answer
Answer: This number varies slightly, particularly during
seasonal employment periods, such as the summer.
On the average, however, the City employs
approximately 3,500 employees in a variety of
occupations covering more than 500
13) Question: What opportunities do you have in law
enforcement, and what are the requirements? show answer
The City of Miami offers the following options
in the field of law enforcement:
- Police Officer
- Certified Police Officer
- Public Service Aide
- Crime Analyst
- Identification Technicians
- Latent Print Examiners
The requirements are listed on the register
announcement when recruitment begins.
14) Question: When and how can I apply for future
firefighter recruitments? show answer
Answer: Applications can only be accepted for positions for which we are currently recruiting. The City generally recruits for Firefighter every two years. To be notified of the requirements and application process when we next recruit, please click Classification & Pay, and search for the Firefighter class title. Once you have clicked on the Firefighter class specification title, click “Notify me when this position becomes available” and fill in your contact information. Once this recruitment opens, you will receive an auto-generated email inviting you to apply for this position. You must have an email address to fill out a job interest card.
15) Question: What are the employment benefits of working
for the City of Miami? show answer
Besides a paycheck every two weeks, the City
offers annual increases to employees who have a
satisfactory service rating; 11 paid holidays,
paid vacation, accrual of sick time; and offers
medical, dental and vision benefits; and a
For more information on employee benefits offered by the City of Miami, please visit
Group Benefit's website
16) Question: Do Temporary and Unclassified positions adhere to the same rules and regulations as Classified positions? show answer
Answer: No. These positions are not covered by the City of Miami Civil Service Rules. Applicants for Temporary and Unclassified positions are subject to a qualification process where an applicants' education and experience (if applicable) are assessed based on the job requirements as stipulated in the job specification to determine eligibility. Some Unclassified positions are filled at the appointment, approval, and discretion of the City Manager. Terms and conditions for grant funded positions may vary based upon the conditions and specifications of the grant. Part-time positions that are for life safety classifications or those requiring licensure or certification will also be subject to a qualifications review.
17) Question: How do I update information on my application if I changed my name or contact information? show answer
You must complete a
City of Miami Data Change Form
via email or submit a written request to
the Employment Office accompanied with the appropriate legal documentation attesting the change(s). If your name was changed, a copy of the legal name change document i.e. marriage certificate, social security card is also required.
18) Question: Will volunteer experience count towards work experience for qualification purposes? show answer
No. These positions are not covered by the City of Miami Civil Service Rules. Applicants for Temporary and Unclassified positions are subject to a qualification process where an applicants' education and experience (if applicable) are assessed based on the job requirements as stipulated in the job specification to determine eligibility. Some Unclassified positions are filled at the appointment, approval, and discretion of the City Manager. Terms and conditions for grant funded positions may vary based upon the conditions and specifications of the grant. Part-time positions that are for life safety classifications or those requiring licensure or certification will also be subject to a qualifications review.
19) Question: What is the difference between a job posting and a register announcement? show answer
A job posting advertises a vacancy for a position with the City of Miami. The posting serves to advise applicants of a recruitment for a position for which applications are currently being accepted. It provides details on the job requirements, salary, duties, recruitment timeline, etc.
A Register Announcement is very similar to a job posting as it contains similar information and both notify you of employment opportunities. One difference between the two is that the Register Announcement is only advertised for positions in the classified service. Temporary, part-time or unclassified positions are not recruited through a Register Announcement. After the recruitment for this position closes, a register is generated which provides information of all applicant's eligibility status.
20) Question: Do you make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities? show answer
Yes. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified applicants with disabilities per the Americans with Disability Act, and other laws, to allow for participation in the selection process. If you require reasonable accommodations, you must indicate this on the Reasonable Accommodation Form that is a separate part of the application. You will be required to submit medical documentation as required.
21) Question: What are the penalties for exaggerating or falsifying information and documents contained in an application form? show answer
Any exaggerated or false statement(s) or omission of requested information may be cause for your application to be rejected. Or, if you have been employed, may be cause for your termination, or action pursuant to
Florida State Statute 838.022