Palm Beach County is the largest of Florida’s 67 counties. There are 38 municipalities within the County encompassing a total of 328 square miles, or approximately 16% of the County’s area. The State Legislature established Palm Beach County as Florida's 47th County on July 1, 1909. Prior to that time, the area was part of Dade County.
On Nov. 6, 1984, Palm Beach County voters approved a home rule charter form of government. The charter, in essence, is the document that spells out how the county government will operate. Among other things, it establishes “home rule,” a County Manager form of government, provides a process to amend or modify the charter itself, and gives voters the power to remove county commissioners from office, known as recall.
The charter enables Palm Beach County voters, through their elected officials, to have greater independence in determining how their local government will function and what services it provides. Since taking effect in January 1985, the charter has had several voter-approved additions (amendments), but not a thorough, grass-roots level review.
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), which is the legislative branch of County government, adopts ordinances and resolutions to establish programs that protect and maintain the health, safety, and welfare of County residents. In 1990, the BCC changed from five at-large Commissioners to seven, each representing a single-member district. Each Commissioner is elected to a four-year term by voters in the district in which they reside. Commissioners elect a Mayor to preside over meetings and serve as the ceremonial head of the County. A Vice Mayor is also selected to assume these duties in the absence of the Mayor.
Major areas of public interest under the control of the Board include:
The Commission appoints the Chief Executive Officer, i.e., the County Administrator, who implements BCC approved programs and manages the day-to-day operations of County government. With BCC approval, the County Administrator appoints Assistant County Administrators and Department Directors.
Welcome to the Palm Beach County Online Employment Application (the "Site"). This page "Notice") states the terms and conditions of the Site. Please review this Notice carefully. By accessing, browsing, or using the Site ("Use"), all users and viewers ("You," "you," "User," or "user,") acknowledge acceptance of the terms and conditions listed in this Notice. If you do not accept the terms and conditions listed in this Notice, please do not use the Site. Palm Beach County reserves the right to update this Notice from time to time in its sole discretion. You should review this Notice periodically for updates and changes. REGARDLESS OF THE METHOD OF SUBMITTAL OF ANY APPLICATION MATERIALS, THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL APPLY.
Palm Beach County provides this Site only as a service to all users pursuing career opportunities with Palm Beach County. The Site provides users with access to an array of career opportunities and detailed information about each position. There is no cost to users to access this Site or use our services.
The Site and any related services are available to you, provided that you can form legally binding agreements under applicable law.
Palm Beach County grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable, revocable license to view and temporarily download a copy of the materials displayed on the Site solely for your personal and non-commercial use for yourself.
All materials displayed or made available on the Site, including, but not limited to, graphics, documents, text, images, sound, video, audio, artwork, software, and HTML code (collectively, the
Material are exclusive property of Palm Beach County. The Materials are protected by U.S. and international copyright
laws and any other applicable intellectual property rules, regulations, and laws. Except as expressly permitted herein, you shall not (i) (i) use, copy, modify, display, delete, distribute, download, store, reproduce, transmit, publish, sell, re-sell, adapt, reverse engineer, or create derivative works of the Material,
or (ii) use the Material on other web sites or any media, e.g., networking environment, without Palm Beach County's prior written consent.
All trademarks, service marks, and logos (the "Marks") displayed on the Site are exclusive property of Palm Beach County. You shall not use the Marks in any manner without Palm Beach County's prior written consent.
The Site provides a forum for you to submit employment documents. By submitting your information to the Site, you agree that you will provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself. Further, you agree that you have read the Candidate's Code of Ethics. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if Palm Beach County, for any reason or for no reason, determines whether such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Palm Beach County reserves the right to investigate the information and may unilaterally suspend any future interaction with you as a User, in its sole discretion.
Application materials submitted to Palm Beach County are considered to be job-specific and are deemed part of an optional employment submittal process. In conjunction with the submission of your application materials, you grant permission to Palm Beach County to use, copy, modify, display, distribute, reproduce and transmit your application materials to the specific potential departments as deemed advisable by Palm Beach County. You acknowledge that Palm Beach County will screen and score your assessment materials. However, while Palm Beach County does screen and score your assessment materials, Palm Beach County cannot make any representation regarding the reliability, accuracy, completeness, validity, or truthfulness of any application materials you may submit. Palm Beach County reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delete, remove, refuse to display, or block any application materials that Palm Beach County considers to be unacceptable.
You acknowledge and agree that Palm Beach County may retain copies of your application materials and disclose said materials to parties with legally enforceable authority over Palm Beach County if Palm Beach County believes that it is necessary to:
In connection with your Use, you agree NOT to:
Violate another's privacy rights or personal rights by abusing the materials, including, but not limited to, harassing or "stalking" another person, sending unsolicited e-mails, and collecting another's personal information;
In addition to the general responsibilities listed in Section 6, you agree to:
You understand and agree that Palm Beach County does not warrant that you will receive any employment or job offers through the Site. You shall use your own judgment, caution, and common sense in evaluating any prospective job opportunities listed on the Site.
If selected as a candidate for a specific job for which you have applied, your employment application provides a release that allows Palm Beach County to conduct the necessary reference checks, background checks, civil and criminal litigation checks, national and warrant check, and education, certification and professional license verifications to supplement your candidate profile. This process will be conducted in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
Palm Beach County may store information submitted by you. See Section 5 for more details regarding your submission.
In addition to the potential disclosure of user-identifiable information as stated in Section 5, Palm Beach County may
disclose aggregate information to potential or retained clients, such as general demographics and statistical compilations.
Because you are seeking employment in the public sector, a public pronouncement or disclosure may be necessary as
governed by applicable state law or an employer’s internal guidelines. By accepting this Notice, you acknowledge that
any information that you submit as part of the job search and selection process is subject to disclosure to third parties
unless specifically exempted by law.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Palm Beach County and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, employees, and insurers from any claims or demands, including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees and legal fees and costs, resulting from or arising out of your Use of the Site, your application materials, or your violation of any terms and conditions of this Notice.
You acknowledge and accept that: (a) you assume all risks related to or resulting from your usage, viewing, or access of the site. The site is provided on an "as is" and an "as available" basis; (b) Palm Beach County expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or warranties arising from course of performance, course of dealing or usage; (c) Palm Beach County expressly disclaims all warranties that (i) the site and its materials will be error-free or virus-free, (ii) the site will be uninterrupted and secure, (iii) the site will be uninterrupted and available at all times, (iv) the site will meet your requirements. Additionally you acknowledge and attest that the application materials submitted are reliable, accurate, complete, valid, and truthful.
You agree to assume all risks associated with, arising out of, or resulting from your use of the site or any application materials, including, but not limited to, the risks of financial loss, physical harm, property damages, and dealing with other users of the site, including strangers, minors, foreign nationals, and persons acting under false pretense. You further agree to release Palm Beach County, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees and insurers, harmless from all claims, demands, damages (direct, indirect, and consequential) of any kind or nature, known or unknown, associated with, arising out of, or resulting from your usage of the site, your application materials, and/or any transactions related to or resulting from your use of the site. You further understand and agree that in no event shall Palm Beach County, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, suppliers and insurers be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special damages, or damages for loss of profits, goodwill, revenue, data, or use, incurred by you, whether in an action in contract, tort, or breach or failure of warranty, even if Palm Beach County has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Palm Beach County has the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate any services of the Site and remove any materials or information from the Site. Palm Beach County may also terminate your access to any part or all of the services provided by Palm Beach County on the Site at any time, with or without cause or notice, for any reason. Palm Beach County shall not be responsible for maintaining or returning your application materials.
You agree that there is no employment, partnership, agency, or joint venture relationship between you and Palm Beach County arising out of or resulting from your Use of the Site. This Notice constitutes the entire agreement between you and Palm Beach County governing your use of the Site and is additional to any binding agreement between you and Palm Beach County. Palm Beach County does not warrant that this Site will be lawful outside the United States. If you view, access, submit, or download materials to and from the Site outside the United States, you will be solely responsible for all your actions and assume all risks. You may not use or export any materials or make any copy or adaptation in violation of any application laws, rules, or regulations, including, but not limited to, U.S. export laws and regulations. The failure or delay by either party to enforce the terms of this Notice shall not be deemed as a waiver of such term. Sections 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 14 shall survive any termination of this Notice for any reasons.
Palm Beach County expects honesty and professionalism in all of our dealings with you as a candidate. By submitting your application materials you agree to:
A candidate may be removed from the recruitment process in question and/or future recruitments if a candidate:
We collect some information that is used for analysis and statistical purposes that help us manage the Palm Beach County Human Resources web site.
If you believe that Palm Beach County is using your personally identifiable information for a purpose other than outlined in this privacy statement, you may contact us by going to our feedback page.