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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?

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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 Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Adri Colina

Adri has earned a birds-eye view of City government throughout her inspiring career, as she worked her way up the ranks while going to school in the evenings to earn her degree. She was the first in her family to go to college. She has worked as a Growth Management Supervisor, Employee Relations Specialist, and served for 5 years as the Chief of Administration for Tampa Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management. She’s also a proud 3rd-generation Tampa native. "I work for the City I LOVE!" she says.

Employee Spotlight: Fabian Blakley

Take a ride with Fabian, one of our fully-automated solid waste truck drivers, in honor of National Waste and Recycling Workers Week. 🙏♻️

Not only do our Solid Waste drivers keep Tampa clean, but they’re also the eyes and ears out in the community. The build strong relationships with the residents they serve and always report if they see a problem.

Please join us in thanking Fabian and all of our hard working solid waste drivers for being unsung heroes out in the community. 👏💚

Employee Spotlight: Rose Angelakopoulos

Rose Angelakopoulos has dedicated her career to building strong relationships with our Hispanic community as the Tampa Police Department's Hispanic Liaison.

Hear what inspired her to become a police officer, how she applies her skilled learned from military service, and find out what she loves most about her job.

Updated: 10/01/2023