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Employment

Notice to All Applicants

The City of St. Petersburg provides essential public services and is obligated to provide a safe work environment for employees. Accordingly, all new hires are required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before beginning employment. The City defines fully vaccinated as, at least two weeks after receipt of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after receipt of a one-dose vaccine. Candidates that are given a job offer will be required to provide proof to the Human Resources Employment Office at the appropriate time during the post-offer process. Applicants, including those selected for interviews, must not share vaccination information with the hiring department or any City employees. Any applicants selected for hire that are not fully vaccinated will not be eligible to begin working for the City of St. Petersburg.


Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants who are unable to be vaccinated due to ADA-covered disabilities, physician-certified medical conditions which prevent them from receiving vaccinations, or sincerely held religious beliefs. Requests for such accommodations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis consistent with the law and EEOC guidance.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the the St. Petersburg Police Department. The St. Petersburg Police Department is a progressive police department dedicated to providing its residents with the best in law enforcement service.

This is reflected in our mission statement and department tenets of Loyalty, Integrity, and Honor. The St. Petersburg Police Department has been accredited with CALEA since 1985.

Police officer employment

Police Officer Employment Opportunities

The St. Petersburg Police Department is accepting applications from Florida certified law enforcement officers and applications for the position of police cadet (law enforcement academy sponsorship).

Telecommunicator employment

Public Safety Telecommunicator Employment Opportunities

The St. Petersburg Police Department's Communications Center is accepting applications at this time.

Other employment

Other Non-sworn Employment Opportunities

To learn more about other jobs available at the police department, as well as, other departments in the City follow this link to the main City employment page.

"The City of St. Petersburg is committed to affirmative action, is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages individuals with disabilities and United States military veterans to apply for posted positions. In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, qualified service members/veterans and the spouses/family members of certain service members/veterans receive preference/priority in selection processes. Eligible applicants are responsible to apply for Veterans’ Preference at the time of submission of any job application."
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