Job Opportunities

Islamorada, Village of Islands has the following Employment Opportunities

Interested individuals should call the Finance and Administration Department for more information at (305) 664-6448 or stop by at Village Hall, 86800 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036 to pick up an application.  Applications can also be downloaded from this website in pdf format by clicking here (updated link 01.11.2016).  Resumes can be faxed to (305) 664-6468 or emailed to  - all full time positions have benefit packages of Health, Life, Dental, and Vision plans; 12 vacation days and 12 sick days annually.



 Building Inspector

Islamorada, Village of Islands, is seeking a Building Inspector with an additional vocation preferred. Reviews construction plans and drawings for compliance with technical codes and inspects new and existing buildings and structures to enforce conformance to adopted laws, codes and ordinances, approved plans, specifications, and standards by performing the following duties. Position requires us of Village vehicle in performance of duties.

Additional Trades consist of: 
Inspects air-conditioning, ventilation, heating, and refrigeration equipment and installations in residential and commercial buildings and facilities to ensure that components such as ducts, disconnect switches, fire damper, exhaust systems, condensate drain lines, etc. are properly installed and comply with the Florida Mechanical Code.

Inspects drainage and plumbing systems (drainage, waste, vents, and water pipes) for leaks, proper size/type and slope to ensure compliance with approved plans and Standard Plumbing Codes. Examines fixtures, appliances, and special fittings (petroleum) for proper vent size, height, vent caps, approved materials, location, leakage, cut-off valves, temperature/pressure release valves, back-flow preventers, trap primers, etc. to ensure compliance with and the Florida Plumbing and Fuel Gas Codes. Inspects solar systems, lawn sprinkler systems, petroleum and gas piping systems for proper cut-off valves, release valves, proper size pipes, etc. to ensure compliance with Plumbing and Gas Codes.

Inspects electrical wiring in new and existing structures for compliance with the National Electrical and Village Codes. Examines emergency power systems, exit lights, cables and equipment used at fairs, etc., temporary electrical construction equipment, air conditioning equipment, coolers, and electrical appliances to ensure they are properly installed and functional.

One-year certificate from a college or technical school; and five years’ experience in a construction or inspection related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred State of Florida license as a Plans Examiner (Standard) and as an Inspector (Standard).  Ideal candidate would be able to inspect Plumbing, Mechanical and Electric but willing to consider candidates that can inspect any of the three applicable fields. Must maintain required licenses pursuant to F.S. 468.628(7).   Must be able to obtain Provisional Certification.

 Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, copy of licenses/certifications and application. Incomplete packets will slow down the screening process.  Applications can also be downloaded from the Village website at  Resumes can be faxed to (305) 664-6468, mailed to: 86800 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036,  or emailed to 



Islamorada, Village of Islands, a progressive planning environment utilizing leading growth management techniques located in the Florida Keys, is seeking an individual to fill a Planner position.

Description: Responsibilities include:

  • Provides customer assistance; responds to phone and e-mail contacts; provides planning assistance to the public regarding various land use projects and zoning activities.
  • Processes and guides developer and citizen requests through the approval process.
  • Reviews building permits; performs zoning compliance; and maintains records of letters sent. 
  • Performs field inspections to gather data as part of the development review process and to verify that development projects comply with approved plans.
  • Conducts complex planning studies and review of development applications including detailed research and preparation of staff reports, maps and required notices; reviews applicant proposals; reviews and processes land development regulation amendments, re-zonings, site plans and plats.
  • Presents reports and other findings to staff, boards and the Village Council; serves as a liaison to advisory boards.
  • Supports the relationship between the Village and the public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and Village staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and Village information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Ideal candidates will have a working knowledge of the principles and practices of land use planning as well as strong communication skills and the ability to work on a variety of initiatives concurrently. The ability to work independently as well as in an overall team environment is essential.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in planning or closely related field or Bachelor’s Degree in planning or closely related field and at least one (1) year relevant experience. Demonstrated ability and experience to perform analysis and create graphics with ARC-GIS 10 preferred. AICP preferred. 

Islamorada, Village of Islands is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Incomplete packets may cause a delay in candidate processing, please submit all requested documents.


Head Lifeguard/Pool Operator

This is a supervisory position in the overall operations and maintenance of the Village’s aquatic facility requiring a Certified Pool Operator’s License. Supervision is exercised over lifeguards, coaches, instructors, and employees engaged in the operations of the pool complex. Employee works within departmental policies and procedures. Exercises specialized knowledge of aquatic facility maintenance operations.

High School Diploma or equivalent. At least two (2) years supervisory experience in the operation and or management of an aquatic facility including instructional experience. Must possess current valid Certified Pool Operator License, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors Certificate; Lifeguard Training Certificate including First Aid, CPR for Professional Rescuer, and Instructor for all the above listed certifications. Valid Florida Driver’s License.  Evening and weekend hours required.

Incomplete packets may cause a delay in candidate processing, please submit all requested documents.

Recreation Program Leader

Under the direct supervision of the Founders Park Program Manager, the Recreation Program Leader assists in the planning, organizing, directing and promoting of recreational and educational activities; sports, camps and special events for all ages. Programs will include youth sports, adult sports leagues, enrichment classes, aquatics, fitness classes, and community special events.

Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation, or closely related field preferred, Associates degree or equivalent is required. Two (2) years’ experience in planning and organizing recreational and park programs or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required. Certifications in CPR and First Aid required. Valid Florida driver’s license. Must be able to communicate with the public. Evening and weekend hours required.

Incomplete packets may cause a delay in candidate processing, please submit all requested documents.