To submit your application please complete the form below. Fields marked with a red asterisk * are required. When you have finished click Submit at the bottom of this form.

Please allow at least 1 hour to complete your online application and answer any Supplemental Questions that may be required for any position.  All REQUIRED fields must be completed.

If you need assistance with the application process or other questions, please contact Human Resources at 464-3367 between the hours of 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday.

 


General Information Certification

PINELLAS COUNTY

UNIFIED PERSONNEL SYSTEM

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

400 South Fort Harrison Avenue

Room 121, County Annex Building

Clearwater, Florida 33756-5113

(727) 464-3367

TTD:  (727) 464-4063

 

General Information/Instructions:

This employment application is a part of the selection procedure for employment with Pinellas County Government.  It is used to document specific information about your background (previous experience and training).  The information you provide will be used to determine whether or not your name will be placed on the eligible register for a job classification in which you are interested.  (The eligible register contains the names of eligible candidates for consideration for a position within a job classification.)  You must meet the minimum qualification requirements for a job classification to be placed on the eligible register.

 

Important Information

ATTENTION – THIS STATEMENT MUST BE SIGNED

READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS CAREFULLY BEFORE ELECTRONICALLY SIGNING

It is very important that you complete the entire application.  Answer all questions that apply to you.  Incomplete forms will not be accepted or considered for employment.  Answers such as “see resume” will not be accepted or considered.

Be advised that the Florida State Supreme Court has ruled that all information supplied while making application with all state, county and municipal entities and agencies, becomes a part of Public Record under provisions of Chapter 119 of Florida Statutes, and as such must be made available to interested parties upon specific request.

The Unified Personnel System complies with the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.  Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a drug screening, which would be part of the entrance physical examination.

In accordance with the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as a condition of employment, management reserves the right to compensate employees who work overtime and who are eligible for overtime compensation either monetarily or with a compensatory time off.

The Unified Personnel System complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Requests for accommodations in the application and selection process should be made to the Human Resources Department.  Verification of need for accommodation may be required.  Reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans’ Preference will be given to eligible Veterans or their spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statues and Florida Administrative Code Chapter 55-7 with respect to Veterans’ Preference.

Should you be offered employment, we will need to verify your eligibility for employment in accordance with the U.S. Immigration and Reform Act of 1986.  Various forms of identification are outlined by this legislation.  A copy of the required identification is available on request.

All Information I provide will be considered in reviewing my application, and a false answer to any question may be grounds for denied employment, or for dismissal after beginning work.  All statements are subject to verification including a background check of police records and former employers.

Submitting incorrect or misleading information will result in your name being removed from consideration for employment or promotion.

Pinellas County has my authorization to thoroughly investigate my work and personal history that is job-related.  I will hold no person, corporation, or organization liable for giving or receiving information in this investigation.

I hereby authorize Pinellas County Government to obtain college or university transcripts, and/or employment references from my former employers.

The Unified Personnel System of Pinellas County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Certification:

By selecting “Yes”,

I certify that I have read and understand the General Information and Important Information.

I understand by selecting “No”, that I acknowledge this application will not be reviewed or considered for employment or promotional opportunities.

Certification:  Do you certify that you have read and understand the General Information/Instructions and Important Information sections?


Email Registration

 

Your email address will be used as your login name allowing you to return to our website update your profile.

 

If you are a returning applicant, enter your previously selected password, otherwise, create your password.
Passwords must be at least six(6) characters.




Personal Information

 
 
 
 
 

How did you hear about us?

In an effort to improve the effectiveness of our recruitment and outreach efforts, we ask that you please let us know how you found out about this recruitment and or the possibility of County employment.


Additional Information

Are you currently employed by the Pinellas County Unified Personnel System?

Have you previously ever been employed by the Pinellas County Unified Personnel System?

Are any of your relatives currently employed by the Pinellas County Unified Personnel System?  If “Yes”, please provide the relative’s/relatives’ full name(s), their relationship to you, and the department(s) that they work in.


Work Locations

Are you willing to work in the following areas, check all that apply.

 
 

Work Schedule

Are you willing to work the following schedules, check all that apply.

 
 
 
 

Eligible for Employment

Are you currently eligible for employment in the United States?


Employment History:


Employed

What is the title of the position that you held?

Responsibilities and Duties


+ Add Another Work History    

  • You may enter your employment history in any order.  Although it will not appear correctly to you, it will appear in correct order to the hiring manager.
  • ALL Candidates must complete at least 10 years of Employment History; answer all questions.
  • Candidates who have less than 10 years in the workforce should provide all previous/current Employment History.
  • Incomplete forms will not be considered.  Answers such as "see resume" will not be accepted or considered.   

Resume Attachment

Your resume can be uploaded in any of the following formats: DOC, DOCX, RTF, PDF, TXT, HTML.

DO NOT ATTACH YOUR VETERANS DOCUMENTS.  Instructions on applying for Veterans' Preference are located later in the application.


Certificates/Licenses:

+ Add Another Certificates And Licenses    

Please provide any information regarding to License or Certifications that pertain to employment with Pinellas County Government.


Education and Training


Education:

+ Add Another Education    


Driver's License Information

Do you possess a current, valid driver’s license?

If you do not possess a current, valid driver’s license, briefly explain why:

Do you possess a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License)?

Which type of driver’s license do you possess?

Which state issued your current driver’s license?

What is your full driver’s license number?

When does your driver’s license expire?

Which, if any, of the following RESTRICTIONS are on your driver’s license?

Please indicate any ENDORSEMENTS that you possess. To select multiple answers, depress and hold the CONTROL button on your keyboard and use the cursor to highlight all that you possess.

Have you been cited for any violation in which points were assessed against your driver’s license in the past 3 years?

If “Yes”, how many violations?

If “Yes”, how many points?

Has your driver’s license been suspended or revoked in the past 3 years?

If “Yes”, for what violations?

If “Yes”, for what time period?

Note: If you are hired into a position which requires the operation of County vehicles or equipment, you must possess a valid Florida driver’s license and your driving record will be checked with the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles.


Disclosures

Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign from a place of employment?

Have you ever been convicted of an offense against the law or forfeited collateral?  (You may omit parking violations and any other offense committed before your 18th birthday which was finally adjudicated in a juvenile court or under a Youth Offender law.)

Have you ever been a defendant in a civil action for intentional tort?

If you have been convicted of an offense against the law, or you have been a defendant in a civil action for intentional tort, please explain.  Provided the nature, disposition & penalty, and date (month/year) of conviction.

Do you have any additional convictions that were not listed above?

If you have indicated "Yes" to Additional Convictions, please provide the nature of the offense, date and disposition.

Note:

A prior record of conviction(s) will not necessarily disqualify you from consideration.  Each case is considered individually, considering the nature of the offense and requirements of the job.  Florida State Statue 112.011 provides that a person cannot be disqualified from employment solely because of a prior conviction of a crime.  A person may be denied employment only if the crime was a felony or first-degree misdemeanor and it is directly related to the position of employment being sought.  However, withholding of falsifying information may result in termination if hired.  Records searches are made on every individual hired.


Public Records

Be advised that the Florida State Supreme Court has ruled that all information supplied while making application with all state, county, and municipal entities and agencies becomes a part of Public Record under provisions of Chapter 119 of Florida Statues, and as such must be made available to interested parties upon specific request.

The State of Florida has created some exemptions to this law to protect citizens whose jobs or whose parents'/spouses' jobs may be a security issue.

The exemptions are:

Category

Exemption

1

Active or former law enforcement personnel, including correctional and correctional probation officers, personnel of the Department of Children and Family Services whose duties include the investigation of abuse, neglect, exploitation, fraud, theft, or other criminal activities, personnel of the Department of Health whose duties are to support the investigation of child abuse or neglect, and personnel of the Department of Revenue or local governments whose responsibilities include revenue collection and enforcement or child support enforcement.

2

Firefighter certified in compliance with S 633.35.

3

Justice of the Supreme Court, district court of appeal judge, circuit court judge, or county court judge.

4

Current or former state attorney, assistant state attorney, statewide prosecutor, or assistant statewide prosecutor.

5

Current or former human resource, labor relations, or employee relations director, assistant director, manager, or assistant manager of any local government agency or water management district whose duties include hiring and firing employees, labor contract negotiation, administration, or other personnel-related duties.

6

Current or former United States attorney or assistant United States attorney.

7

Current or former judge of the United States Courts of Appeal, United States district judge, or United States magistrate judge.

8

Current or former code enforcement officer.

9

Current or former guardian ad litem as defined in S.39.820 (Written statement required).

Other

If your exemption does not appear in the list above, select “Other” in the “Public Records Category” field below and explain your exemption in the “Public Records Reason” field below.

If you or your parent/spouse fall into any of the exempt categories above, please let us know by selecting the corresponding number below.  Otherwise, skip this section.

If you selected "Other" please explain your exemption.

Who is employed in this category?


Voluntary Equal Opportunity Questionnaire

EEOC Information

The Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures requires records to be kept by gender and race/ethnic categories defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The Uniform Guidelines on employee Selection Procedures have been adopted as final rules by the EEOC, The Office of Personnel Management, the Justice Department, and the Department of Labor.

Pinellas County is subject to certain government record keeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations.  In order to comply with these laws, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify your race or ethnicity.  Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

The information obtained is considered confidential and will only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders, and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government for civil rights enforcement.  The Human Resources Department has adopted safeguards to insure that the records required are used for appropriate purposes within this Department such as determining adverse impact, or for monitoring our affirmative action program. 

Hispanic or Latino

A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, south or Central American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.

White

A person having origins in any of the original people of Europe, the Middle East or North Africa.

Black or African American

A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.

Asian

A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

A person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.

American Indian or Alaskan Native

A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North or South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliations or community attachment.

Two or More Races

American (including Central America), and who maintain tribal or community attachment


Veterans' Preference

Veterans’ Preference will be given to eligible veterans or their spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida statues and Florida Administrative Code Chapter 55-7 with respect to Veterans’ Preference.

Are you claiming Veteran’s Preference?

If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference, you must download, complete and email Pinellas County’s Veterans’ Preference Form along with the required documents to jobs@pinellascounty.org prior to the posted close date. 

Do not attach your documents to your application or mail your documents to the Human Resources Department.  They must be emailed.

For your convenience, the Veterans’ Preference Form is available in two formats, a “PDF” and a Word document.

**Candidates who have requested Veterans’ Preference PRIOR to March 14, 2014, MUST RECERTIFY in order to received Veterans’ Preference**

To ensure you are awarded Veterans' Preference in accordance with the provisions of Rule 55A-7.013, Florida Administrative Code, you must email Pinellas County’s Veterans’ Preference Form along with the required documents to jobs@pinellascounty.org prior to the posted close date.

Veterans’ Preference Forms

If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference, you must complete the Veteran’s Preference form.  Applicants qualifying for Veterans’ Preference will have the appropriate points added to passing exam scores providing all required documents have been submitted to the Human Resources Department.


Begin Supplemental Questions

If you are applying for a positions that requires any Supplemental Questions (below) to be answered, please understand that you will not be able to access or edit answers once submitted.

For positions that require lengthy answers, it is suggested that you type your answers into a Word document and then copy/paste into the appropriate fields below.

If you do not provide detailed answers to the following questions you will be removed from further consideration.

End of Supplemental Questions; please complete balance of application below and Submit


Important Information

Important Notices

  • The Unified Personnel System complies with the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.  Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a drug-screening which may be part of the entrance physical examination.
  • In accordance with the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as condition of employment, management reserves the right to compensate employees who work overtime and who are eligible for overtime compensation either monetarily or with compensatory time off.
  • Should you be offered employment, we will need to verify your eligibility for employment in accordance with the U.S. Immigration and Reform Act of 1986.  Various forms of identification are outlined by this legislation.  A copy of the required identification documents is available on request.
  • The Unified Personnel System complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Requests for accommodations in the application and selection process should be made to the Human Resources Department.  Verification of need for accommodation may be required.  Reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Unified Personnel System of Pinellas County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Acknowledge & Sign

ATTENTION – THIS STATEMENT MUST BE SIGNED

READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS CAREFULLY BEFORE DIGITALLY SIGNING

  1.  Be advised that the Florida State Supreme Court has ruled that all information supplied while making application with all state, county, and municipal entities and agencies becomes a part of Public Record under provisions of Chapter 119 of Florida Statues, and as such must be made available to interested parties upon specific request
  2. Pinellas County has my authorization to thoroughly investigate my work and personal history that is job-related.  I will hold no person, corporation, or organization liable for giving or receiving information in this investigation.
  3. All information I provided will be considered in reviewing my application, and a false answer to any question may be grounds for denied employment or for dismissal after beginning work.  All statements are subject to verification, including a background check if police records and former employers.
  4. By selecting yes, I hereby authorize Pinellas County Government to obtain college or university transcripts, and/or employment references from my former employers.

Acknowledgement

By selecting “Yes”:

  • I certify that I have read and understand the General Instructions and Important Notices section
  • I certify that all statements made in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.

By selecting “No”

  • I understand and acknowledge this application will not be reviewed or considered for employment or promotional opportunities.

Do you certify the above statements to be true?

If you receive any error messages after clicking the "Submit" button, you must correct all errors.

No data will be saved until all errors are corrected and you successfully submit the application.


 
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