The City of Kissimmee provides a career that is both meaningful and enjoyable. As noted in the mission statement, the employees of the City believe to do the best job possible, the mission must be defined within the community. The City's mission is to provide quality, effective, and efficient service to the citizens within the community.
The City of Kissimmee is a place that feels more like a big family. And that is true throughout the entire community. "We take pride in our work and value being the best that we can be," said Melissa Zayas-Moreno, Communications and Public Affairs Officer.
This explains why the City's values are:
It is vital to foster an environment of respect for the rights of all people.
The thing that makes working at the City of Kissimmee magnificent is the people who work there. Everyone is willing to help each other and assist citizens. And that's saying something with 750 employees across 11 departments.
"It is a family culture with open communication," said Zayas-Moreno. "We have a lot of long-term employees and everyone seems to get along very well."
One of the best parts of working for the City of Kissimmee is management. Their doors are always open to listen to new ideas. "When we have new ideas, we can talk about them freely," said Zayas-Moreno. Employees can ask each other for help. And in turn, everyone is willing to assist.
The City of Kissimmee is obviously very involved in the community. If someone comes in with questions, City employees work hard to ensure that the individual receives the information they need.
"We make sure every person is well-informed, and we take them step-by-step," said Zayas-Moreno. "When communicating to the community how the local government works, it helps them understand the processes better and the services that are offered. It is a constant learning process." Residents also receive the same open-door policy.
The City of Kissimmee is the second-largest city in central Florida with a growing population. It is also a city where history and progress collide. People go above and beyond for their community. Heartwarming stories circle around working for the City, including the impact law enforcement has on kids' lives.
"In general, everyone provides good customer service," said Zayas-Moreno. "Even if we don't have the information right away, we try to help and direct citizens to the correct agency."
When someone does something good or goes above, and beyond their everyday duties, that employee is recognized. Every month, an employee is named the Employee of the Month and is recognized during the City Commission meeting, held the first and third Tuesday of the month. They even receive a plaque at the meeting. To receive this honor, employees are nominated by other employees. Those nominations are filtered through a board until they reach a decision.
Everyone knows that working for a city, generally, you'll receive some pretty decent perks. Some of these benefits are:
Also, one of the unique programs the City offers to employees and residents is the School of Government, a 9-week program offered during the Springtime for participants to learn about the City's form of government and the services provided by each department.
To learn more about the City of Kissimmee and everything they offer to the community visit, www.kissimmee.org.
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On average, employees at City of Kissimmee stay with the company for 3.7 years. Employees most commonly join City of Kissimmee after leaving The Walt Disney Company. When they leave City of Kissimmee, they most frequently get their next job at Environmental engineering.
|Average Length of Employment|
City of Orlando4.3 years
City of Apopka3.9 years
City of Kissimmee3.7 years
City of Melbourne FL2.3 years
|Top Employers Before City of Kissimmee|
The Walt Disney Company23.5 %
Bank of America8.8 %
Osceola County5.9 %
|Top Employers After City of Kissimmee|
Osceola County8.1 %
Of the 390 employees at City of Kissimmee, 12.1% attended University of Central Florida. Employees at City of Kissimmee most frequently majored in Psychology, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.
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