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: 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: 9/30/2016
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: 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: 9/30/2016
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: Landscape Supervisor
Job Description: This position ensures that the District’s owned landscaped properties are maintained utilizing the highest quality horticultural standards available and that all contract landscape specifications are being followed, met or exceeded. Under general direction, performs highly responsible technical and skilled horticultural and landscape work. Coordinates all associated activity between the Districts, landscape architects, and landscape contractors in a manner that is mutually beneficial to all parties. Employee works with independence within the scope of established rules, regulations and procedures. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •Associate’s Degree or equivalent from two-Year College or technical school; 3-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. •Must have 3-5 years of practical landscape installation experience in the field. •Ability to successfully read landscape/irrigation site plans. •Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of landscape installation methods and techniques. •Thorough knowledge of and skill in the operation and proper care of assigned hand and power tools and equipment •Candidate must possess comprehensive knowledge of the practices and techniques of landscape construction, agronomy, and/or landscape maintenance; of plant life as applied to ornamental horticulture; of plant materials, planting techniques, erosion control, and pesticides; working knowledge of landscape design and construction work; •The ability to plan and program assigned projects and to organize and lead the work of assigned grounds personnel. •Intermediate or better proficiency in personal computer skills, preferably Microsoft Office package involving Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint. •Excellent verbal communication skills and professional appearance. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: •Valid Florida Driver’s License. •ISA Certified Arborist (must obtain within nine months of hire). FLSA Status: Full-Time; Non-Exempt
Rate of Pay: $20.19 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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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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