City Manager's Report 16-071 | December 19, 2016
Employment Opportunities
Human Resources Director Donna Parker
Below is a listing of positions open to receive applications. All interested applicants are required to submit an employment application, unless otherwise instructed on the City's website position announcement, along with any appropriate documentation deemed necessary to show interest in and qualifications for the position to which they are applying. Employment Applications and copies of complete position announcements are located on the City of Haines City's website at (When completing the on-line application please save it to your computer and attach it via an e-mail to
The list below does not contain complete position announcements, and may have one or more vacancy available. To see the entire position announcements, please visit employment opportunities and click on the position title. Positions are considered "Open Until Filled," unless otherwise denoted. Corresponding pay grade ranges are included to represent earning potential and shall not be an assumption of potential starting wage, which will most likely be at the minimum rate of pay. If a conditional offer of employment is made, please note that everything included during the application process will be verified.

Deputy City Clerk Updated – $18.30 to $27.45 (DOQ) 

Building Inspector I – $17.71 to $26.57 (DOQ) 
Building Inspector II – $19.48 to $29.23 (DOQ) 
Planner – $20.13 to $30.19 (DOQ) 

Firefighter/EMT – $9.95 to $14.93 – Trainee (DOQ) 
Firefighter/EMT  $12.05 to $18.07 (DOQ) 

Part-Time HR Specialist – $8.85 to $10.00 (DOQ) 

Event Center Attendant (P/T) – $8.85 to $13.28 (DOQ) 
Athletic Coordinator – $14.64 to $21.96 (DOQ) 
Grounds Maintenance Worker – Parks – $11.00 to $16.50 (DOQ)  
Recreation Supervisor – $18.30 to $27.45 (DOQ) 

Police Officer – $15.38 to $23.07 – Trainee (DOQ) $18.61 to $27.92 – Grade 3 (DOQ) 
Records Clerk – $11.00 to $16.50 (DOQ) 

Operations Manager – $24.35 to $36.53 (DOQ) 
Building Maintenance Technician – $13.31 to $19.96 (DOQ) 
Building Maintenance Worker – $10.00 to $15.00 (DOQ) 
Secretary – Public Works – $12.01 to $18.15 (DOQ) 
Transportation Maintenance Worker – $11.00 to $16.50 (DOQ) 

Water Operator C – $14.64 to $21.96 (DOQ) 
Meter Technician – $13.31 to $19.96 (DOQ) 
Pipeline Repair Lead – $14.64 to $21.96 (DOQ) 
Lead WW Operator – $19.48 to $29.23 (DOQ) 
WW B – Utilities – $16.10 to $24.15 Class B (DOQ)
WW C – Utilities –$14.64 to $24.96 Class C (DOQ) 
Wastewater Operator Trainee – $11.00 (DOQ) 
WW Superintendent – $41,873.26 to $62,809.89 (DOQ)

Development Services
Development Services Director Richard Greenwood 
Development Services introduces Senior Planner Raymond Perez

A 5 year resident of Kissimmee, Florida, Raymond is the new Senior Planner for the City of Haines City. He comes to us from the City of Kissimmee Engineering Department where he worked two years as an Engineering Stormwater Coordinator and Construction Inspector.

Previously, Raymond worked for six years in the City of Riverside, California as a Capital Projects Coordinator where he managed construction projects such as the Fox Theater Renovation Project, the City of Riverside Fire Stations 3, 9 and 14 and the Expansion of the Riverside Convention Center. 

Raymond also worked as a Landscape Planner for the City of Ontario for 13 years which include projects such as; The Ontario Mills Shopping Center landscaping, The Ontario International Airport landscaping and countless parks and landscape maintenance districts designs by him. 

Raymond received his degree in Architecture from California State University Pomona and studied at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark as an exchange student during his 4th year.  Raymond interned at the offices of Williams Architecture in Upland and Thirteenth-Streets Architecture in Newport Beach, before obtaining his California Architectural License. 

Please stop by Development Services and welcome Raymond to the Team!
Police Department
Acting Police Chief Jay Hopwood
Shop with a Cop or Firefighter

On Saturday, December 10, 2016, the Haines City Police Department and Haines City Fire Department, participated in the 2016 Shop with a Cop or Firefighter Event. This year, the event took place at Haines City Big Lots, where 53 children from our local schools were given $100.00 gift cards to allow them to shop for themselves and their families for Christmas. After the children shopped, they were transported to El Zocalo by Small World Transportation, a private charter bus. El Zocolo provided the children with a wonderful meal for brunch. Thank you to all who participated in this heartfelt event!
Fire Department
Fire Chief Stuart McCutcheon
Firefighter Trainee Graduates EMT Course

Haines City Fire Department’s Firefighter Trainee Travis Anderson graduated from the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course at South Florida State College on December 14th. Firefighter Anderson was recognized as the student with the highest practical field skills GPA, 100%. In attendance were Firefighter Anderson’s supervisor, Lt. Chris Jacobs, Captain Will Valencia, Captain Codi Donahoe, and Fire Chief Stuart McCutcheon. 

Next, Firefighter Anderson will register for the state exam. Upon completion he will be eligible for promotion to Firefighter/EMT with the department. 

Congratulations on a job well done Firefighter Anderson!
Haines City Fire Department’s Mini Pumper Featured in Florida Fire Chief’s Association Magazine

Haines City Fire Department’s mini pumper featured in Florida Fire Chief’s Association Magazine
City Administration
Acting City Manager Richard H. Sloan
Christmas Hours & Garbage Collection Schedule

In observance of the Christmas Holiday, administrative offices will be closed on Friday, December 23rd through Monday, December 26th. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th. 

On the week of December 26th through December 30th, 2016,  Republic Services' collection schedule wi ll be a regular scheduled collection week.

Garbage, recycling, yard waste, claw truck pickup and bulk will be collected as a normal week of service. There will be no changes in service the week of December 26th through December 30th, 2016.

New Year's Hours & Garbage Collection Schedule

In observance of the New Year, administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017.

On the week of January 2nd through January 6th, 2017, R epublic Services' collection schedule will be a regular scheduled collection week. Garbage, recycling, yard waste, claw truck pickup and bulk will be collected as a normal week of service. There will be no changes in service the week of January 2nd through January 6th, 2017.

Police, Fire and 9-1-1 emergency services will be available.
City Commission  
City Commission meetings are regularly scheduled every first and third Thursday of the month at 7 PM, and are held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 620 E. Main Street. 

Please use this link to access City Commission Agendas and Meeting Minutes, or to listen LIVE during a City Commission Meeting:  
For questions or more information, please call the City Clerk at (863) 421-9921.
Next City Commission Meeting: Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7 PM.
WOW!  (Watched Outstanding Work!)
The City of Haines City would like to thank all of our excellent, dedicated employees and volunteers who help make the City a great place to work, live and play. Have you "Watched Outstanding Work" within the City lately? Let us know at
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