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: Budget Analyst (FT)
Job Description: This position provides professional and specialized work in assisting with preparing, implementing and managing the Budgets for 15 Community Development Districts. Work includes performing extensive budgetary, financial and trend analysis of budgets along with monitoring department expenditures for budget compliance in addition to preparation and monitoring of capital improvement plans and project management work plans. This position reports to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director. Requirements Include, but are not limited to: (for details, see complete job description): •Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Financial or Budget from a four year college or university, or 3 or more years related municipal Budget or Finance experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. •Intermediate to advanced knowledge of general budgetary and accounting principles. •Capital improvement planning and management experience a plus. •Ability to prepare complete and accurate budget/financial reports. •Knowledge of Florida's Public Records Laws, Open Meetings Laws and Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees. •Knowledge of budget preparation, administrative policies and government reporting requirements (Government Finance Officers Association) and State Statutes pertaining to special districts, financial/budgetary requirements and Truth in Millage (TRIM). •Proven intermediate or better ability in personal computer skills including electronic mail, recordkeeping, data base activity, word processing, excel spreadsheets, graphics, computerized financial systems, etc. Experience in Microsoft Project is preferred. •Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, other employees, public officials and the general public. Ability to remain calm in stressful situation. •Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. •Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, interest, variances, forecasting estimates. •Ability to maintain confidentiality. •Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions about same from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. •Flexibility in work hours as some after hours, including weekends scheduling, may be required to meet deadlines and attend meetings. •Strong work ethic and commitment to providing optimal customer service. •Well organized and able to successfully multi-task, and work under pressure in a fast paced environment to meet multiple demanding deadlines with attention to detail. •All candidates must successfully pass background and drug screening. •Valid Florida Driver’s License. Application closing date: Friday, June 5,2015 by 5:00 PM
Rate of Pay: $42,000.00-$54,600.00 annual
Application Deadline: 6/5/2015
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: 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. Application closing date: Friday, May 29, 2015 by 5:00 PM
Rate of Pay: $15.63 per hour
Application Deadline: 5/29/2015
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: Customer Service Representative (FT)
Job Description: Acts as first contact with customers and assists customers on the phone and in the office with questions, issues or concerns. The Customer Service Representative strives to satisfy the customers’ concerns while applying the rules, tariffs and policies of the District. Inquiries may be received in-person, telephonically or by mail. All responses are provided in a courteous and helpful manner. Work is usually independent within a team environment and requires critical thinking and problem solving skills. The job duties are shared with other Customer Service Representatives. Requirements Include, but are not limited to: (for details, see complete job description): •High School Diploma, GED or equivalent; or one to three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. •Previous experience in sales or customer service positions required. •Proven proficiency in computer skills, including working knowledge of the Microsoft Office package involving Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Power Point. •Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to our residents. •Excellent verbal communication skills and professional appearance. •Ability to successfully communicate, and positively problem solve, with diverse members of the public. 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. •All candidates must successfully pass Valid *Florida Driver’s License. Application closing date for this position is Friday, June 5, 2015 by 5:00 PM.
Rate of Pay: $11.30 per hour
Application Deadline: 6/5/2015
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: Dispatch Substitute (PT)
Job Description: This position provides communication to Patrol drivers. Dispatchers also provide information for residents departments, guests etc. Dispatchers are multi-task workers that provide a “hub” of information for the Villages Residents. Dispatchers record all information that is communicated to callers. 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): •Valid Florida Driver’s License; •All candidates must successfully pass background and drug screening. •High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.one to three months related experience and/or training preferred. •Flexibility of schedule, as position supports uncovered hours, including District and Federal holidays. Note: Continued inability to work on holidays may result in termination. •Maintain ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and other correspondence. •Must possess strong communication and phone skills. •Ability to comprehend and proficiently utilize all required computer software/programs (i.e., word processing, database, worksheets, etc.). •Ability to type 50 words per minute.
Rate of Pay: $9.38 per hour
Application Deadline: 6/1/2015
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: Dispatcher (PT)
Job Description: This position provides communication to Patrol drivers. Dispatchers also provide information for residents departments, guests etc. Dispatchers are multi-task workers that provide a “hub” of information for the Villages Residents. Dispatchers record all information that is communicated to callers. Requirements Include, but are not limited to: (for details, see complete job description): •High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.one to three months related experience and/or training preferred. •Flexibility of schedule, as position supports uncovered hours, including District and Federal holidays. Note: Continued inability to work on holidays may result in termination. •Maintain ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and other correspondence. •Must possess strong communication and phone skills. •Ability to comprehend and proficiently utilize all required computer software/programs (i.e., word processing, database, worksheets, etc.). •Ability to type 50 words per minute. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. •To maintain active status, Substitute must work an average of 90 hours per quarter year. •Repeated refusal to work holidays may result in termination. •Valid Florida Driver’s License.
Rate of Pay: $9.38 per hour
Application Deadline: 6/1/2015
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: Facility Specialist (PT)
Job Description: Under the general direction of the Recreation Facilities Manager, this position is responsible for ensuring the successful day-to-day operations of a regional recreation center and providing optimal guest/resident relations through the successful training of the Recreation Assistants assigned to that regional center. Provides technical and physical assistance (i.e., supporting staff in setting up and breaking down meeting rooms, providing technical support for all A/V equipment required, meeting with customers to produce electronic room diagrams, producing reports, and covering unexpected absences). 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. Hiring for Rohan Regional Recreation Center & other various locations. Requirements Include, but are not limited to: (for details, see complete job description): •Valid Florida Driver’s License; •All candidates must successfully pass background and drug screening. •High School diploma or three to six months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience; •Ability to supervise and direct the selection, training, development and appraisal of personnel; •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; Application closing date: Thursday, May 28, 2015 by 5:00 PM.
Rate of Pay: $10.82 per hour
Application Deadline: 5/28/2015
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: Facility Specialist/Fitness Center (PT)
Job Description: Under the general direction of the Recreation Facilities Manager, this position is responsible for ensuring the successful day-to-day operations of a regional recreation center fitness club and providing optimal guest/resident relations through the successful training of the fitness assistants assigned to that regional fitness center. The purpose is to create total resident/guest satisfaction within the Fitness club. Provide a friendly, welcoming atmosphere which encourages residents and guests to participate in the Fitness club 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): •High School or General Education Degree (GED), or one to three months related experience and/or training in lieu of education; •Valid Florida Driver’s License; •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. •Throughout the course of daily duties must be able to successfully lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds; •Good written and verbal communication skills, as well as a professional appearance and demeanor; •Basic Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Outlook skills; •Ability to read and successfully interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; •Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and willingness to work and/or substitute at other locations; •Ability to successfully work independently •Be willing/able to open and close fitness center, which may include working with limited natural light source depending on time of day/year; •All candidates must successfully pass background and drug screening. •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; Application closing date for this position is: Thursday, May 28, 2015 by 5:00 PM
Rate of Pay: $10.82 per hour
Application Deadline: 5/28/2015
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: Fitness Assistant (PT)
Job Description: Under the general direction of the Facility Specialist-Fitness and Assistant Director of Recreation assist in the daily operations of the recreation fitness club. Provide a friendly, welcoming atmosphere which will encourage residents and guests to have an enjoyable and safe time while using the Fitness Club. 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 or General Education Degree (GED), or one to three months related experience and/or training in lieu of education; •Valid Florida Driver’s License; •Frequently throughout the course of daily duties must be able to successfully lift and/or carry items such as fitness equipment; •Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a professional appearance and demeanor; •Proven intermediate or better proficiency level in Microsoft Word, Excel (formulas) and Outlook; •Ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends and willingness to serve (or substitute) at other fitness clubs regardless of center size; •Ability to work independently and to comfortably open and close a fitness center, which may include working with limited natural light source depending upon time of day/year; •All candidates must successfully pass background and drug screening. •Strong work ethic and commitment to provide optimal customer service; •Well organized and able to successfully multi-task in a fast paced environment to meet multiple demanding deadlines; Application closing date for this position is: Thursday, May 28, 2015 by 5:00 PM.
Rate of Pay: $8.89 per hour
Application Deadline: 5/28/2015
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: Gate Operations
Job Description: This position is responsible for monitoring all camera feeds from gate cameras to ensure efficient gate operations and support in conjunction with other Community Watch functions (i.e., Dispatch, Patrol and Gate Attendants). 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. •Ability to comprehend and utilize required computer software and programs. •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. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. •Valid Florida Driver’s License.
Rate of Pay: $8.89 per hour
Application Deadline: 6/1/2015
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: Gate Operations Substitute (PT)
Job Description: This position is responsible for monitoring all camera feeds from gate cameras to ensure efficient gate operations and support in conjunction with other Community Watch functions (i.e., Dispatch, Patrol and Gate Attendants). 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. •Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and memos. •Ability to comprehend and utilize required computer software and programs. •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. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. •Valid Florida Driver’s License
Rate of Pay: $8.89 per hour
Application Deadline: 6/1/2015
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. Hiring for Rohan Regional Recreation Center as well as other various locations. 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. Application closing date: Thursday, June 25, 2015 by 5:00 PM
Rate of Pay: $8.89 per hour
Application Deadline: 6/25/2015
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 Service Representative (FT)
Job Description: The purpose of this position is to assist the recreation administration team in areas of answering phones, interacting with walk-in customers and maintenance of policy/procedures and reporting documents. Other duties and accountabilities include, but are not limited to; educating and informing residents/guests on recreation operation and use of facilities, transferring incoming calls to various departments, maintaining and updating reports and schedules. Position requires optimal customer service skills, both verbal and nonverbal, which include dealing with problems and/or complaints in a courteous and professional manner at all times. Requirements Include, but are not limited to: (for details, see complete job description): •High School or General Education Degree (GED); or six months to one year related experience and/or training in lieu of education; •Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a professional appearance and demeanor; •Strong work ethic and commitment to providing optimal customer service; •Proven intermediate or better proficiency level in Microsoft Word, Excel (formulas) and Outlook; •Well organized and able to successfully multi-task in a fast paced environment to meet multiple demanding deadlines; •Ability to work flexible hours and a willingness to serve (or substitute) at other centers regardless of center size; •All candidates must successfully pass background and drug screening. •Valid Florida Driver’s License. Application closing date for this position is: Thursday, May 28, 2015 by 5:00 PM.
Rate of Pay: $10.82 per hour
Application Deadline: 5/28/2015
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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