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: Director of Purchasing
Job Description: Reporting directly to the Administrative Operations Manager, this position is responsible for properly executing the activities relating to purchasing and contract management providing assistance in the development and standardization of contracts and independently monitoring and maintaining all Districts contracts in compliance with mandated requirements, including planning, organizing and supervising the comprehensive purchasing functions for the District; overseeing daily activities; responding to a range of inquiries regarding processes or bid status ;negotiating terms and conditions with vendors and/or service providers; and achieving department objectives and goals within budget. Fulfills special projects as they arise, and provides additional support to the District and/or Administrative Operations Manager as requested. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration or related field from an accredited educational institution; •Minimum 5 years Florida municipal, county &/or state purchasing department/contracts experience, including knowledge of pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; Federal and State purchasing regulations; and complex purchasing and accounting work in compliance with State and Federal regulations; GASB accounting procedures. •Experience may substitute on a year for year basis for the required education. •Intermediate or better proficiency in computer operations and use of software packages (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AS400, etc.). •Prior FEMA experience helpful. •Proven ability to successfully extract and summarize information from rules, ordinances, statutes, correspondence, etc. as needed to understand assignments and changes in policy to perform new procedures. •Proven ability to successfully interact with others to include courtesy, tact and diplomacy as needed to provide/gather information, assign and follow up on work duties, and establish effective relationships. •Proven ability to successfully read and comprehend materials such as memos, correspondence and written orders as needed to ensure work activities are accomplished according to policy and procedure and exchange or acquire information. •Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria. •Well organized and able to successfully multi-task, and work under pressure in a fast paced environment to meet multiple demanding deadlines; •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. •Valid Florida Driver’s License;
Rate of Pay: $60,000.00-$63,600.00 annual salary
Application Deadline: 2/27/2017
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
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. •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. •Maintains appropriate confidentiality of all information encountered in the performance of assigned duties. •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. •Valid Florida Driver’s License preferred, but not required.
Rate of Pay: $9.38 per hour
Application Deadline: 2/20/2017
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: Dispatcher
Job Description: Dispatcher – Shift 0000-0800 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. 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. •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. •Maintains appropriate confidentiality of all information encountered in the performance of assigned duties. •Must maintain knowledge of local and regional geographical information relevant to the position. •Dispatch or call taking experience preferred. •Maintain ability to read and comprehend complex instructions and other correspondence. •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 use a radio/telephone and computer simultaneously and handle multiple tasks concurrently. •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. •Valid Florida Driver’s License preferred, but not required. •CPR and AED certification (training provided). Dispatcher – Shift 0000-0800
Rate of Pay: $9.38 per hour
Application Deadline: 2/24/2017
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: Gate Attendant Substitute
Job Description: This position is responsible for providing a positive community relations experience to all residents and guests by monitoring traffic flow into and out of the neighborhood communities of the Villages, answering questions and assisting in whatever way possible to help people moving in and around the Villages. Ensure smooth traffic flow into and out of the gate area, controlling gate arm activation. 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 or GED. •Prior customer service experience preferred. •Be able to stand at gate and greet residents/guests for up to six hours at a time. •Ability to work outside in heat or cold. •Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to our residents. •Position requires attention to detail. •Excellent verbal and written communication skills and professional appearance. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. •Florida residency required. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: •Valid Florida Driver’s License preferred but not required.
Rate of Pay: $8.89 per hour
Application Deadline: 2/20/2017
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: Gate Operations Substitute
Job Description: This position is responsible for remotely monitoring all camera feeds from gate camera and utilizing a telephone, 2 way radio or speaker phone to ensure efficient, remote gate operations and support in conjunction with other Community Watch department responsibilities (i.e., Dispatch, Patrol, Gate Attendants, General Public, and gate repair technicians). 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 or a guarantee of specific hours. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •High School Diploma or GED. •Prior customer service experience preferred. •Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and memos. •Must be proficient in personal computer skills including electronic mail, recordkeeping, routine database activity, word process and spreadsheets. •Ability to comprehend and utilize required computer software and programs. •Ability to sit for long periods of time. •Ability to view multiple security screens and answer telephones/speaker phones/radio simultaneously. •Ability to work various shifts associated with a 24/7 365 day operation, including weekends, holidays and emergency situations. •Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to our residents. •Ability to successfully multi-task. •Position requires attention to detail. •Excellent verbal and written communication skills and professional appearance. •Proof of Florida residency. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: •Valid Florid Driver’s License preferred, but not required. •FEMA 100, 200, 300, 700 as required within six months of hire. •CPR and AED certification (training provided). •Fire extinguisher safety training (training provided).
Rate of Pay: $8.89 per hour
Application Deadline: 2/20/2017
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: Receptionist/Clerical Assistant
Job Description: Provide assistance of any range of clerical/administrative duties to the District Administration office. Works with a general outline of tasks to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision to successfully accomplish same within designated timeframes. This is a multi-faceted position responsible for successfully working with residents/customers, vendors/contractors, staff and members of the business community. Requires a strong commitment to provide exceptional customer service and enhance the public relations throughout all interactions with residents/customers, contractors/vendors and members of the business community. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •High school diploma or GED; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school preferred. •Proven intermediate or better ability in Microsoft Office programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); Proven ability to accurately access, input, and retrieve information from a computer using aforementioned programs. •Proven ability to successfully interact with diverse customer population while providing excellent customer service. •Well organized and able to successfully multi-task, and work under pressure in a fast paced environment to meet multiple demanding deadlines. •Ability to successfully review, and accurately classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information. •Ability to successfully interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form to produce required information. •Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet assigned objectives. •Strong work ethic and commitment to providing optimal customer service. •Ability to periodically work flexible schedule required to assist in special projects/programs during the course of the year. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills and professional appearance and demeanor. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: •Valid Florida Driver’s License •FEMA 100, 200, 300, 700 series as required within six months of hire
Rate of Pay: $9.13 per hour
Application Deadline: 2/23/2017
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: 2/28/2017
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 Supervisor
Job Description: This position performs under the general direction of the Recreation Facilities Manager (RFM), this position is responsible for managing a Village Recreation Center and associated neighborhood recreation centers assigned to that center, and all operations including part time staff training and development. Oversee programming at assigned center in differing capacities. Coordinate events with media, and Maintenance, Entertainment, and Special Events departments. Plan and implement indoor and outdoor recreational activities, and educate staff and residents on department programs and policies. 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 center by following the required protocols and procedures. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •Bachelor’s Degree or one to two years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience in recreation, physical education. •Ability to handle conflict and complaints to resolve and work towards a successful resolution with residents and staff. •Ability to supervise, manages, and directs the selection, training, development, and appraisal of personnel. •Ability to work after hours and weekends when needed. •Ability to write reports and business correspondence, and ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public. •Ability to work on weekends and afterhours to meet timelines, and attend meetings. •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. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a professional appearance and demeanor. •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. •All candidates must successfully pass background and drug screening. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: •Valid Florida Driver’s License. •FEMA 100, 200, 300, 700 series as required within six months of hire. •CPR/AED training.
Rate of Pay: $34,500.00 annual salary
Application Deadline: 3/17/2017
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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