City of Tampa Careers

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About the City of Tampa

The City of Tampa is a beautiful, historic, and growing city on the western coast of central Florida. It is the third-largest city in the state and the largest city in the Tampa Bay Area. Tampa has received many awards and recognitions. In 2019, Tampa was named the top city where people are moving to, a top city for millennials, the Best City in Florida, the best small tech market in North America, the 2nd best city to retire in, the 13th best foodie city in the US, and one of the most fun cities in America. In 2019, Tampa also received a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index. Tampa prides itself on being an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse city. From our vibrant downtown to our diverse neighborhoods, Tampa is home to a blend of cultures and traditions that make up the unique fabric of our community. Between our sparkling waterfront, our world-class attractions, and our community spirit, there are so many reasons why Tampa is a great place to live, work, and play!

Why Work for the City of Tampa?

Old City Hall for Tampa

The City of Tampa offers many opportunities to build a rewarding career in public service. Our employees play a key role in keeping our city running, and it’s thanks to their hard work that we’re able to serve our community. City employees have a chance to make a difference, engage our residents, solve problems, and help us build a brighter future for our city. In addition, our employees have access to many generous benefits, paid annual leave, competitive pay, and more. We value our team, which is why the City of Tampa became a leader in securing maternal and paternal leave benefits for new parents. We also raised the minimum wage for full-time City employees to $15/hr. And we are always looking for ways to foster a positive work environment for our team. There are many advantages to working for City Government, and we look forward to welcoming talented, driven, and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.


Group of 5 City of Tampa Employees

The City provides its employees with a generous variety of policy benefits in addition to group insurance and retirement benefits. Below is a partial listing of some of the other benefits the City provides to its employees.

  • Annual Leave
  • Illness (Sick) Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Paid Military Leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Recognition Awards

Employee Spotlight


Employee Spotlight: Marquis Wright

Marquis Wright is a valued city employee who has been with the Water Department for 8 years. Starting out as a Meter Reader, Marquis has worked his way up through various roles to a Utility Technician II position. He continues to improve his skills every day and acquire new certifications to enhance his professional development. Watch this short video to hear Marquis talk about why he enjoys his job and why he is proud to work for the City of Tampa.