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: Administrative Assistant
Job Description: This position directs and oversees department’s daily office operations to ensure smooth functioning of administrative support staff and functions. Performing receptionist and administrative/clerical duties and routines related to the management and operation of the department, independently and in conjunction with direction from the management team. Position also assists with the department’s daily office operations. This is a multi-faceted position responsible for successfully working and communicating with residents, handling financial duties and other administrative office duties. This is a multi-faceted position responsible for working with all levels of management, department members, as well as residents, general public, vendors and other government entities &/or Public Safety departments with little or no supervision. 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 or equivalent from two-year College or technical school preferred. •Proven intermediate or better ability in Microsoft Office programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and 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. •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.
Rate of Pay: $12.26 per hour
Application Deadline: 5/16/2016
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: DPM Supervisor
Job Description: This position oversees the maintenance and repairs of District facilities and property. Establishment of daily communication and a mutually productive working relationship between other departments and contractors is essential. Maintain and ensure contractual obligations are followed by all contractors while abiding by all state local and federal laws required. Develop long and short-term budgets, including equipment, parking lots, roads, building infrastructure interior/exterior. Financial obligations include producing work orders and verifying completion and issuing payment via credit card or internal accounting. 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; and/or 1-2 years of related or specified experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. •Knowledge of landscape, irrigation systems, janitorial, pools, recreation facilities and buildings, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, cement block and wood structures, concrete and asphalt. •Ability to read and interpret blueprints, apply codes, policies, regulations, contract administration, bidding and budget management. •Ability to work with large diverse population. •Proficient personal computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office package including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint required. •Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to our residents. •Excellent verbal communication skills and professional appearance. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: •Valid Florida Driver’s License.
Rate of Pay: $20.19 per hour
Application Deadline: 5/6/2016
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
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 ˝” 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: 5/13/2016
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: 5/30/2016
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: Senior Accountant
Job Description: Reporting to Accounting Manager, this position serves as the direct supervisor of two (2) to three (3) professional accounting and accounting technical employees whose responsibilities are to perform the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual accounting functions for several of the fifteen (15) separate government entities that provide local government services in The Villages community. The individual(s) in this position manage, train and oversee all work performed by their staff to ensure prompt, accurate and detailed recording of all financial and accounting transactions. Requires thorough knowledge of governmental Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) as well as knowledge of the recommended practices of the Government Finance Officers Association in the oversight of the preparation of the audited annual financial statements and interim financial reports for assigned portions of fifteen (15) different governments (community development and dependent districts). Supervises the preparation of annual assessment rolls for Districts as appropriate and checks for accuracy and correctness. Forwards assessment rolls to three property assessors and county tax collectors for billing. Manages collection process of payments and co-ordinates transfer of receipts with budget office and Bond Trustee, U.S. Bank, for over 30 different bond issues. Complies with applicable State of Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code and local District policies. Ensures absolutely accurate cash accountability through establishment of internal control procedures, separation of duties, and monthly cash reconciliation to all bank and trust accounts. Requirements include, but are not limited to: (for details see complete job description) •Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or closely related field with three (3) or more years of supervisory accounting experience in a Finance office, preferably in a governmental setting. •Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) desired. •Proficient personal computer skills and knowledge of the Microsoft Office package involving Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint. •Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to our residents. •Excellent verbal communication skills and professional appearance. •Successful completion of background check and drug screening. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: •CGFO or CPA license desired, but not required. •Valid Florida Driver’s License.
Rate of Pay: $42000.00 annual salary
Application Deadline: 5/10/2016
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: Staff Accountant
Job Description: This position provides staff accounting duties for the amenity/utility sub-ledger and assist with insuring posting to the general ledger, while providing assistance in areas of the Utility Billing and Customer Service Division of the Finance Department. The position reports to the Utility Billing and Customer Service Manager. The position is also responsible for the Districts’ delinquent accounts receivable status review and collection procedures. All potential assignments require professional accounting education and experience. Work is 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) •Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a closely related field from a four year college or university with two years of related experience; governmental accounting experience, including a CGFO certificate, a plus. •Working knowledge of governmental accounting and utility billing software. •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 required. •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; •Must possess ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations and the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. •Must be able to work effectively in a team environment. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: •Valid Florida Driver’s License. •CGFO desirable.
Rate of Pay: $38,500.00 annual salary
Application Deadline: 5/16/2016
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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