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: Buyer (FT)
Job Description: This position serves to process the solicitation of vendors and services function of the purchasing department for all District government departments. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, purchasing for the highest quality of goods and services for the best possible benefit, and performing related tasks as assigned. Primary functions include preparation and management of formal solicitations, contract management, processing purchase/change orders and acting as the Liaison between vendors and District staff to procure goods and services. Requirements Include, but are not limited to: (for details, see complete job description): •Associate’s Degree in Business, Public Relations, Accounting or related discipline from an accredited institution, with one year of customer service, negotiations or related experience required or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. •3-5 years Florida municipal, county &/or state purchasing department/contracts experience preferred. •Has general knowledge of the policies, procedures, terminology used and activities of the Purchasing Department as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Buyer, including a good working knowledge of purchasing regulations, ordinances, purchase orders, requisitions, bids, proposals, etc., and procedures and methods as required in the performance of duties. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills and professional appearance. •Ability to compile, organize, prepare and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations. •Ability to successfully interact and communicate with supervisors and other staff members, as well as with vendors 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 provide excellent customer service to our residents. •Proven ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations with limited supervision. •Proven ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities in a varied and busy work environment to successfully and efficiently meet required deadlines. •Valid Florida Driver’s License. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening.
Rate of Pay: $15.63 per hour
Application Deadline: 9/11/2015
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. •Valid Florida Driver’s License. •All candidates must successfully pass background and drug screening.
Rate of Pay: $8.89 per hour
Application Deadline: 9/30/2015
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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