Human Resources Department

Ricardo Lafont, Director of Human Resources
Ricardo Lafont, Director of Human Resources
117 E. Joe P. Strickland, Jr. Avenue
PO Box 115
Bushnell, FL 33513
(352) 793-2591
Office Hours:Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Human Resources Department is responsible for hiring the most qualified, highly trained individuals for positions on the staff. The department assures that the City is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion or disability. Because the City is committed to hiring safe and competent employees, the division requires applicants for positions to submit to drug screening as a condition of employment.

The Human Resources Director for the City of Bushnell is Ricardo Lafont. He is also responsible for Risk Management within the City of Bushnell. Risk Management is responsible for identifying and reducing the City’s exposure to financial loss by ensuring that the City is in compliance with the Federal and State Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environmental Regulation codes as they relate to safety in the workplace, and the overall operations of the City. In addition, this division is responsible for reviewing and maintaining adequate insurance coverage against accidental or unforeseen circumstances; processing insurance claims and assisting our insurance carriers in investigating these claims.

Those interested in finding out more about employment with the city are encouraged to review job postings at City Hall or visit the Employment section of the city’s Web site. Individuals may download an application online or pick an application up at City Hall, located at 117 E. Joe P. Strickland, Jr. Avenue, Bushnell, FL.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTSThe City of Bushnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, or disability. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Laws of Florida. If you require special accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application/selection process, you must notify the hiring authority in advance. Employment applications are kept on file and considered active for a period of time not to exceed one year from the date of application. As job openings become available during that time period, applications on file are reviewed. After being selected to fill a position, an applicant must successfully complete an employment reference check, criminal background check, drug screening, and if applicable, a Driver's License check.

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City of Bushnell Personnel Policy - Adopted June 3, 2024
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