The historic City of DeLand is situated in central Florida along Interstate 4 between the cities of Daytona Beach and Orlando. As the seat of Volusia County, DeLand covers 17.6 square miles and is surrounded by 150 lakes, the St. Johns River,and beautiful state and local parks. The Atlantic Ocean is only a short drive east. Orlando International Airport is approximately an hour drive and Daytona Beach International Airport and Orlando-Sanford International Airport are even closer. Port Canaveral, the secondbusiest multiday cruise port in the world, is an hour and a half southeast. DeLand’s 32,775 residents enjoy access to excellent schools, reasonably-priced housing, a safe, family-friendly environment, and the small-town, neighborly feel of the community with the benefits of big-city amenities nearby.
DeLand’s residents take pride in the City’s rich history and embrace a strong sense of community. The community was the first to receive the Main Street designation in Florida in 1984. Since then,the community has received the “Great American Main Street Award," has frequently been voted the “Best Main Street in the State,” and was recently voted "Best Main Street in America." DeLand truly embraces what is unique about its past while welcoming a very bright future. DeLand is recognized as one of the top small towns in America by Parade Magazine, CNN, and the Orlando Sentinel.
DeLand is the quintessential college town and home to Stetson University's main campus. Stetson University, just ranked the 5th best regional university in the south, is located in the heart of the City’s National Historic District and offers a variety of community events contributing to the lively, energetic spirit of the City.
The City has a charming historic downtown lined with unique gift shops and restaurants. Special events focus on culture and the arts, history, hospitality, and lifestyle. Around town you can stop in at various establishments such as Café da Vinci and the Abbey to take in live music. An outstanding offering of cultural activities, recreation, and family-friendly entertainment keep DeLand at the top of the list of best places to live year after year. The City hosts about 75 events and fairs annually, including the Volusia County Fair, which attracts around 250,000 attendees every year, and the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts, which draws more than 50,000 visitors to the area. The City is known as the skydiving capital of the world and hosts individual, team,military and sport sky divers. The Athens Theatre, a restored historic gem, features professional and CommunityTheater, musicals, and concerts.
As Florida is well-known for its natural beauty and plentiful water supply, central Florida has some of the best springs in the country. DeLeon Springs, just 15 minutes north of DeLand, is the main attraction of the 625-acre DeLeon Springs State Park and provides fun activities for all ages,including snorkeling, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and bow fishing. The famous Blue Spring can be found southwest of DeLand and is the centerpiece of the popular Blue Spring State Park. Here you can enjoy interactive water activities and explore dazzling underwater caves.
Bachelor’s from an accredited college or university with a major in Civil Engineering or related field is required.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in design, construction and maintenance of sanitary sewer and water systems is required.
Proficiency in AutoCAD is required.
An equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered for minimum requirements.
Class B Commercial Driver License with Air Brake Endorsement
Level III Water Distribution License issued by the FDEP
Certification as a Backflow Tester and Backflow Repair
Police Officer - Department 127 - DeLand Police Department - Full Time - Starting hourly rate for new officers $17.65
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Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered
Applications can be picked up at the DeLand City Hall, Human Resources Dept.
120 S. Florida Ave., DeLand, FL 32720-5422 or by visiting the website at: https://www.deland.org/employment
Completed applications may be submitted online, in person or by fax at (386) 626-7138
Attention: Human Resources Department.
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