Here's what one of our Employees had to share...

"I was actually the first server hired in The Villages 21 years ago. Since then I have opened four Country Club restaurants, hosted national TV golf events and met many famous people. I have been given every opportunity to grow with The Villages. It's paradise to live here, and its also paradise to work here!"

Laurie Lape
Country Club Restaurant
General Manager,
The Villages

Job Title: Accounting Technician (TEMPORARY FT)
Job Description: This is a Temporary position with a duration of up to 2 - 3 months. Incumbents for the position of Accounting Technician will perform essential functions and multiple accounting duties as apportioned under one of three functional divisions: Accounts Payable, Billing & Customer Service, or Accounting. While work assignments may be primarily focused in one division area, incumbents may be assigned cross-division duties based on District needs. For that reason, incumbents are expected to possess a skill level that allows them to be assigned any duty at any time and become proficient in the required work within a short period of time. Some general types of duties expected to be performed within this position includes the following. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •Associate’s Degree in Accounting and/or a closely related field. •Proficient personal computer skills and basic proficiency level in knowledge of Microsoft package involving Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. •Ability to work effectively in a team environment. •Excellent verbal communication skills and professional appearance. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. •Ability to be well-organized & successfully multi-task in a fast-paced environment to meet multiple demanding deadlines.
Rate of Pay: $13.46 per hour
Application Deadline: 8/30/2016
Application Information:
Only one application per applicant is accepted. Completed applications should be returned to Human Resources, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162 or Faxed to (352) 674-1910.
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Job Title: Billing & Collection Technician (FT)
Job Description: This position performs billing and customer service duties and routines related to the management and operation of the Finance Department. This position is responsible for providing service to the residents and customers of the Districts through the daily interaction concerning questions related to the amenity/utility/sanitation and RV bills and service. These interactions include, but are not limited to responding to billing, rate, usage and pro-rated charge questions, as well as payment and non-payment inquiries. Work is usually independent within a team environment and requires critical thinking and problem solving skills, while striving to satisfy customers concerns while applying the rules, tariffs and policies of the District. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •Associates Degree or equivalent in Business Management, Customer Service or related field from a two year College •Proficient personal computer skills and basic proficiency level in knowledge of Microsoft package involving Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Power Point. Knowledge of utility billing programs/software helpful •Ability to provide excellent customer service to our residents •Excellent verbal communication skills & professional appearance •Successful completion of background check & drug screening •Strong work ethic and commitment to providing optimal Customer Service •Ability to be well-organized & successfully multi-task in a fast-paced environment to meet multiple demanding deadlines •Ability to learn utility billing and meter reading computer software
Rate of Pay: $11.30 per hour
Application Deadline: 8/29/2016
Application Information:
Only one application per applicant is accepted. Completed applications should be returned to Human Resources, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162 or Faxed to (352) 674-1910.
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Job Title: Customer Service Representative (FT)
Job Description: To perform billing and customer service duties and routines related to the management and operation of the Finance Department. This position is responsible for providing service to the residents and customers of the Districts through the daily interaction concerning questions related to the amenity/utility/sanitation and RV bills and service. These interactions include, but are not limited to responding to billing, rate, usage and pro-rated charge questions, as well as payment and non-payment inquires. Work is usually independent within a team environment and requires critical thinking problem solving skills, while striving to satisfy customers concerns while applying the rules, tariffs and policies of the District. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •Associate Degree (AA) or equivalent in Business Management, Customer Service or a related field from a two year College. •Proficient personal computer skills & basic proficiency level in knowledge of Microsoft package involving Word, Excel, Access, Outlook & Power Point. Knowledge of utility billing programs/software helpful. •Ability to provide excellent customer service to our residents. •Excellent verbal communication skills & professional appearance. •Successful completion of background check & drug screening. •Strong work ethic & commitment to providing optimal Customer Service. •Ability to be well-organized & successfully multi-task in a fast paced environment to meet multiple demanding deadlines.
Rate of Pay: $11.30 per hour
Application Deadline: 8/29/2016
Application Information:
Only one application per applicant is accepted. Completed applications should be returned to Human Resources, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162 or Faxed to (352) 674-1910.
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Job Title: Dispatch Substitute (PT)
Job Description: Under general direction of the Dispatch Supervisor, Dispatchers act as the “communications hub” by providing appropriate response and assistance to Community Watch Patrol Drivers, individuals requesting a wide variety of services, local law enforcement/public safety and other agencies. Dispatchers are responsible for coordinating and monitoring the status of their response efforts through the use of radio communications, telephones and computer aided dispatch (CAD). This position is responsible for providing service to the Residents, Guests, and Customers of The District through the daily interaction with various District Departments and associated Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies. Work is usually independent within a team environment and requires critical thinking and problem solving skills while always striving to have a positive outcome to all areas that are routinely addressed by the Dispatcher. This is a substitute position primarily used to fill in for absences of regularly scheduled Community Watch staff. There are no permanent schedules related to this position, nor a guarantee of specific hours. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •High School Diploma, GED or equivalent; and one to three years related experience and/or training required. •Flexibility of schedule, as position supports uncovered hours, including District and Federal holidays. (Note: continued inability to work on holidays may result in termination). •Must have the ability to work various shifts associated with a 24/7/365 day operation, including holidays. •Strong communication customer service and telephone skills experience required. •Ability to comprehend and proficiently utilize all required computer software/programs (i.e., Microsoft programs, CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch), databases, worksheets, etc.). •Ability to accurately type 25 words per minute while actively listening to the radio and/or using the telephone. •Must maintain knowledge of local and regional geographical information relevant to the position. •Dispatch or call taking experience preferred. •Must be able to actively listen to various communications and respond per department guidelines. •Must be able to verbally express themselves in an appropriate, friendly and professional manner. •Ability to assess a situation quickly and use good judgment while responding. •Ability to remain calm in stressful or hectic situations, especially when call volumes are high. •Proof of Florida residency. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening.
Rate of Pay: $9.38 per hour
Application Deadline: 8/31/2016
Application Information:
Only one application per applicant is accepted. Completed applications should be returned to Human Resources, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162 or Faxed to (352) 674-1910.
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Job Title: Fire Fighter / EMT / PM / Single Cert Paramedic
Job Description: Protects lives and property through activities associated with fire prevention, rescue, fire-fighting, hazardous materials and emergency medical incidents and participates in the training and maintenance activities necessary to achieve that end. Firefighter/PMs have regular demands for high physical exertion, lifting, dragging, carrying heavy equipment and/or people. At any given moment, the Firefighter/PM may be dispatched to an emergency incident with the most extreme physical/mental working conditions. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) oMust possess a valid high school diploma or GED. oMust possess a valid Florida class “D” Driver’s License with an “E” endorsement. oFlorida State Fire Standards (per F.S. 633). Paramedics hired without Florida State Minimum Standards must obtain certification within 18 months from date of hire. (FF/EMT/Paramedic) oFlorida State certified as Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic. oFlorida State certified as a Paramedic (Single Cert Paramedic) oAbility to successfully pass background check as well as physical exam oCurrent CPR certification, AHA or ASHI oCurrent ACLS or C4 certification for Paramedics oEVOC certification – 16 hour oSuccessful completion of department sponsored Fire Academy, at the academy of the department’s choosing within a maximum of 120 days from the employment start date (Single Cert Paramedic) oAble to successfully complete orientation and probationary performance requirements as conducted by the department (Single Cert Paramedic)
Application Deadline: 8/30/2016
Application Information:
Only one application per applicant is accepted. Completed applications should be returned to Human Resources, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162 or Faxed to (352) 674-1910.
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Job Title: Fleet Mechanic (FT)
Job Description: Under the supervision and direction of the Fleet Manager, the Fleet Mechanic performs responsible preventative maintenance and mechanical repair work on department vehicles including various types of fire apparatus and related mechanical equipment. The Fleet Mechanic is responsible for equipment and inventory control for each division of the Public Safety Department. This individual is also responsible for operating and maintaining the Fire Department’s Respiratory Protection Program. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •High School diploma or equivalent; advanced technician training or education preferred. •Minimum 1 years of mechanical experience in fleet that demonstrates moderate/advanced abilities related to: diagnostics, high-centrifugal pumps, diesel engines, transmissions, braking systems, electrical systems, HVAC, small engines, and hydraulics. - Prior experience with state/local government preferred. •Must possess and utilize personal toolbox and full set of Advanced Mechanic’s hand tools ranging in size up to ½” drive sockets. •Ability to organize work, set priorities, meets critical deadlines, and follow up assignments to ensure successful completion within required and diverse time frames. •Ability to work flexible hours may be required to attend meetings and complete assignments outside of regularly scheduled work hours. •Basic record keeping and work order system procedures. •Working knowledge of diagnostic software as it relates to general automotive fleet, fire apparatus and heavy vehicle equipment. •Working knowledge of Department of Transportation and N.F.P.A. standards for commercial and fire vehicles. •Ability to read, collect, evaluate, analyze, comprehend, extract and summarize information from materials such as statutes, ordinances, regulations, diagrams, technical reports, memos, correspondence, and written orders to understand and complete assignments, conduct research or perform other required duties. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills so as to communicate thoughts and ideas in a logical, cohesive, and comprehensible manner, as well as a professional appearance and demeanor. •Ability to operate and drive a variety of fire vehicles and equipment, including: ladder truck, high-pressure water pumps, heavy equipment vehicles and hydraulic-powered systems. •Understand, diagnose and repair modern fire apparatus electrical systems, including computerized engine, transmission and brake systems. •Intermediate or better proficiency in personal computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office package including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint. •Strong work ethic. •Successfully pass background and drug screening. •Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: oValid Florida driver’s license as position requires use of driving either personal vehicle or District owned vehicles. oValid Florida class “B” commercial driver’s license. oCompletion of 16-Hour Emergency Vehicle Operator Course oEVT Level I, Level II, and Master Level III (F-1, F-2, F-3, F-4, F-5, F-6) Certifications-If needed, training will be provided and candidate must obtain the certifications within 24 months of employment. oEVT Certifications FA-4, F-7, F-8, M-1, M-2 preferred. oASE certifications may be substituted for various EVT certifications in accordance with NFPA 1071.
Rate of Pay: $18.50 per hour
Application Deadline: 8/31/2016
Application Information:
Only one application per applicant is accepted. Completed applications should be returned to Human Resources, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162 or Faxed to (352) 674-1910.
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Job Title: Records Specialist (PT)
Job Description: This position performs records specialist/clerical duties and routines related to the management and operation of the Finance Department. This position is responsible for the archival quality recording of original documents generated in the Finance Department to meet the records retention requirements in Florida Statues. This involves the sorting of documents to meet specific recording templates, scanning the documents into the document imaging application (currently Docusphere), verifying the imaging has been successfully completed, and then destroying the original paper documents by placing them in bins for our shredding contractor. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •High School Diploma, GED or equivalent. •Proficient personal computer skills and basic proficiency level in knowledge of Microsoft package involving Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Power Point. Knowledge of automated payroll programs/software helpful. •Ability to provide excellent customer service to our residents. •Excellent verbal communication skills and professional appearance. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. •Strong work ethic and commitment to providing optimal Customer Service. •Ability to be well-organized & successfully multi-task in a fast-paced environment to meet multiple demanding deadlines.
Rate of Pay: $9.86 per hour
Application Deadline: 8/29/2016
Application Information:
Only one application per applicant is accepted. Completed applications should be returned to Human Resources, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162 or Faxed to (352) 674-1910.
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Job Title: Recreation Assistant (PT)
Job Description: Performs under the general direction of the Recreation Facilities Manager, Recreation Area Manager and Supervisor, assisting in the daily operations of the facility including but not limited to the set up and break down of scheduled indoor and outdoor activities and events and the fitness club. Provide a friendly, welcoming atmosphere which encourages residents and guests to participate in recreation activities and promotes a safe, hospitable recreation environment. The purpose is to create total resident/guest satisfaction with all the events that occur at the Recreation Center. Provide a friendly, welcoming atmosphere which encourages residents and guests to participate in recreation activities and promotes a safe, hospitable recreation environment. Ensure the conformance of Recreation Department and District policies at Recreation centers by following the required protocols and procedures. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •High School Diploma or GED, three to six months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. •Ability to work after hours and weekends to ensure optimal customer satisfaction. •Must be proficient in personal computer skills including electronic mail, recordkeeping, routine data base activity, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, etc. •This position is subject to moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a professional appearance and demeanor. •Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and willingness to work and/or substitute at other locations. •Strong work ethic and commitment to providing optimal customer service. •Well organized and able to successfully multi-task in a fast paced environment to meet multiple demanding deadlines. •Be proficient in the use of all recreation equipment including, but not limited to, sports equipment, lighting and sound equipment, LED projectors, A/C regulators, etc. •All candidates must successfully pass background and drug screening. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: •Valid Florida Driver’s License.
Rate of Pay: $8.89 per hour
Application Deadline: 9/29/2016
Application Information:
Only one application per applicant is accepted. Completed applications should be returned to Human Resources, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162 or Faxed to (352) 674-1910.
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