Employment

The City of Panama City recruits candidates for employment in a wide variety of jobs. The greatest number of jobs is in the areas of general labor and uniformed Public Safety. 

Application for Employment

In order to provide an equal opportunity to interested applicants, vacancies are posted here on our website as well as in the Department of Human Resources in the City Hall Building, 9 Harrison Avenue.  Occasionally, competition for promotional opportunities is confined to members of the City workforce and is not advertised for the general public. 


Applicants are generally notified within three weeks after the deadline if they have been selected for an interview; however, the time frame may vary depending upon departmental needs and priorities. Original applications remain on file for six months. To be considered for future vacancies, you may contact Human Resources and request that your application be considered for another announced vacancy. The only information you need to provide is your full name and the position title of the announced vacancy. After six months, applications become inactive and a new application is required for continued consideration.

If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation in the application or interview process, or need information about accessible routes and facilities within the City, please contact the Human Resources Department.

For additional information, or if you have specific questions concerning our application procedure, please call the Human Resources Department at 872-3009 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


  • Applications are only accepted for open positions
  • Resumes cannot be accepted as an official application
  • Applications are active for 6 months
For more information, view the current open positions.

Firefighter Employment


Firefighting in today's society is both challenging and exciting. If you're interested in becoming a Panama City Firefighter, here are the qualifications: You must be at least 21 years old, possess a high school diploma or a GED, have a valid Florida driver's license and be a State of Florida Certified Firefighter.

Applicants also must have uncorrected vision of 20/100 and 20/40 or eyesight corrected to 20/40 and 20/20. Applicants must also be able to pass a Physical Performance Evaluation.

Before being hired, prospective employees must pass an extensive medical examination required by the City of Panama City and Florida's Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Applicants must be drug-free and a nonuser of tobacco and tobacco products.

Prospective employees must never have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, nor pled nolo contendere to any charge of a felony.

The City of Panama City is an equal opportunity employer. If you'd like more information about becoming a Panama City Firefighter, contact the Human Resources Department Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 872-3009. 

Police Officer Employment


Police work in today's society is both challenging and exciting. If you're interested in becoming a Panama City Police Officer, here are the minimum requirements for employment as a police officer in the State of Florida. You must be at least 19 years old. You must be a citizen of the United States and have a high school diploma or its equivalent. You must never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. You have to be fingerprinted. Your fingerprints will be processed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI. You must have good moral character, complete an Affidavit of Applicant Form (CJSTC-68), successfully complete a background investigation, complete basic recruit training, and comply with continuing training or education requirements.

Applicants must also be able to pass a Physical Performance Evaluation. Before being hired, prospective employees must pass an extensive medical examination required by the City of Panama City. Pre-employment drug testing is required. Prospective employees must never have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, nor pled nolo contendere to any charge of a felony.

The City of Panama City is an equal opportunity employer. If you'd like more information about becoming a Panama City Police Officer, contact the Human Resources Department Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 872-3009.