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Civil Service Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., with no testing after 3 p.m.  The office usually closes between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. for lunch. Job application deadline dates vary but deadline times are 12 Noon on the closing date. If the Civil Service representative is unavailable, the reception desk can accommodate job seekers with application pick-up, drop off, and testing. 

All applications will be reviewed and the top 10 applicants for a vacancy will be interviewed at the next regularly scheduled Civil Service Board meeting. The Board meets the first Wednesday of each month, and when necessary, the third Wednesday of each month.  Once interviews are completed, the Board will select the top three applicants for hiring consideration. The three successful applicants will be interviewed at the department level. The department makes a recommendation to the Board who in turns makes a recommendation to the City Manager.  The City Manager makes the final decision for all hiring in the City.

To apply for any posted vacancy with the City of Panama City Beach, please download the application packet on this site or come to the Civil Service office located inside City Hall, 17007 Panama City Beach Parkway, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Allow approximately one to two hours to complete the application and testing process.  No testing allowed after 3 p.m.  Also, bring the original documents listed below: 

  1. Valid Drivers' license.
  2. Social Security Card.
  3. High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate.
  4. Birth Certificate or Certified Copy (Form DS1350).
  5. College Diploma (if applicable).
  6. Letters of recommendation (if available).
  7. Resume' (if available).
  8. Training Certifications (if any).
  9. DD-214 Member 4 Page (if Military Service).

To learn more about the City's current vacancies, please visit the City Job Posting page or contact:

Sherry A. Herrington                                                                                                                                 17007 Panama City Beach Parkway                                                                                                            Panama City Beach, FL  32413                                                                                                          Phone: (850) 233-5100, Ext. 2227                                                                                                 


The City of Panama City Beach is an equal opportunity employer. There shall be no discrimination exercised on account of race, national origin, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, sex, political affiliation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability unless such disability effectively prevents the performance of the essential duties required of the position and which are bona fide occupational qualifications which cannot be accommodated without undue hardship, with respect to the recruitment, examination or appointment of applicants, or in any personnel actions affecting employees, including compensation, training, promotions, educational opportunities, transfers, demotions, layoffs and disciplinary transactions.


The City of Panama City Beach participates in the Drug Free Workplace Program under Chapter 440 of the Florida Statutes in order to provide a safe place for its employees to work and to promote a drug-free community.

Please note, the City reserves the right to modify (reduce or extend) an application deadline at any time based on the specific needs of the City.

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