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    Position Openings – October 15

    All positions advertised in the Datagram must be division-head level or above. Positions Open is a free service and

    membership benefit for Florida League of Cities members. For nonmembers, there is a charge of $50.00 per ad, per issue.

    For more information, contact Mandy Stark at (850) 701-3638 or [email protected].

    Court Services Director – Alachua County.

    (pop. 243,574) Salary: $77,849.62 – $132,344.37. Closing date: November 5, 2010. Alachua County is

    located in north central Florida. The area is a haven for leisure travelers, who are drawn to the cultural

    attractions and natural scenic beauty of this area. Alachua County is searching for a motivated,

    progressive leader to continue the mission of the Court Services Department after the retirement of the

    current director, who served in the Alachua County Court Services Department for more than 30 years.

    The Court Services departmental mission is to reduce the need for incarceration by rendering timely and

    accurate information to the court while providing a continuum of cost-effective, community-based

    supervision and therapeutic services to the citizens of Alachua County with emphasis on accountability

    and preserving public safety. The Court Services Department works as a part of a team composed of

    the judiciary, law enforcement, state probation and parole, the state attorney, local drug abuse and

    mental health providers, and other community agencies dedicated to finding treatment and other

    options to incarceration for those individuals in the criminal justice system who would benefit from such

    alternatives. The director supervises a number of programs in the department, including: day reporting,

    community service, county probation, drug court, pre-trial services, jail population management, inhouse

    counseling services, metamorphosis (residential drug treatment) and work release. The director

    must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be adept at achieving

    collaboration amongst a number of diverse agencies. This position requires an individual who can

    promote the mission of the department while working with other agencies to ensure the safety and

    security of the individuals in the criminal justice system, as well as the citizens of Alachua County. The

    director must remain current in all laws and regulations governing the court services function, as well as

    on all treatment and alternative options to incarceration. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with

    major course work in criminal justice, business or public administration, or related field and five years of

    progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in the criminal justice field which

    must include direct supervision of personnel; or any equivalent combination of related training and

    experience. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to

    employment. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement

    may be considered for trainee status. Please apply online at: http://www.alachuacounty.us/employment.

    Alachua County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants with disabilities will be

    accommodated in the application process. Preference in initial appointment will be given to eligible

    veterans and spouses of disabled veterans. Final candidates will be required to successfully complete a

    pre-employment drug test.

    City Clerk – City of Coral Springs.

    (pop. 128,000) Salary: $76,000 – $114,000 plus excellent benefits. The City of Coral Springs, an awardwinning

    municipality in southeast Florida, is accepting applications for the position of city clerk. Under

    general direction of the city manager, this senior-management position will oversee a staff of three fulltime

    and four part-time employees. Requires a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or

    related field, master’s degree preferred and a minimum of three years of responsible management

    experience for a municipality or similar jurisdiction, IIMC Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) or Master

    Municipal Clerk (MMC) certification preferred. Visit the city’s Web site, http://www.coralsprings.org, to

    complete the online application and view the detailed job announcement. Send résumé and inquiries to

    [email protected]. EOE/M/F/D/V.

    Division Director of Business and Revenue Development – City of Dunedin.

    (pop. 37,500) The City of Dunedin is seeking individuals to assist in creating strategies to revitalize

    identified commercial corridors; enhance industrial site locations and under-functioning commercial

    areas; and provide a variety of complex tasks to develop new businesses and revenue sources. Reports

    to the city manager. Requires a bachelor’s degree in economics, public or business administration, or

    related field and five years of professional experience in the field demonstrating broad knowledge of and

    exposure to revenue development, marketing and recruitment, economic development or related field.

    An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered. Attractive

    benefits and education plan. Salary market competitive DOQ. Accepting applications until position is

    filled at 750 Milwaukee Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698. For a job description, visit http://dunedingov.com.

    EOE/DFWP.

    Planning Director – Town of Eatonville.

    (pop. 2,800) The director will oversee community development, land-use management, permitting and

    licensing, and urban planning programs for the town. Functions involve responsibility for comprehensive

    planning, development review, administration and enforcement of the town’s Land Development Code,

    economic development activities, and coordination of engineering functions. This position requires a

    thorough knowledge of local zoning and planning, ordinances, policies, regulations and pertinent

    information relating to town codes. The director will be responsible for preparation of Planning

    Commission, Historic Preservation Board and Town Council agenda items and other high-level

    management functions within the organization. Work is performed under the general direction of the

    chief administrative officer and requires the exercise of considerable independent judgment and initiative

    within the framework of regulations. Performance is reviewed through conferences, analysis of reports

    and records as well as evaluations. Manages the Planning Department and functions of the town;

    coordinates the development review process; and manages the long- and short-range planning

    functions for the town including the preparation and update of the town’s comprehensive plan and landdevelopment

    code; reviews development plans and other land-development related applications to

    ensure compliance with the codes of the town; attends and presents information and reports at meetings

    of the Town Council, Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Citizens Advisory

    Committee; supervises preparation of all notices, legal ads and documentation necessary for zoning

    changes, comprehensive plan changes and other related requests; responsible for enforcing the town’s

    land-development code, which includes citing violations and following up until said violations are

    corrected, removed or referred to the appropriate agency for legal action; prepares and presents the

    department budget; works closely with planning groups that make decisions affecting the town, such as

    the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council and the Florida Department of Community Affairs;

    responsible for coordinating business community, community development related grant projects. Meets

    with town groups, when working on plans for the town, such as downtown redevelopment and economic

    development. Preparing reports and other documents; frequent reading of documents, plans and other

    material with great attention to detail; review of site plans and other material, and performs any other

    duties or tasks that may be assigned. The omission of an essential function does not preclude

    management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to

    the position. Considerable knowledge of land-development codes, comprehensive plans, building codes,

    and state statutes related to land development and planning. Considerable knowledge of the provisions

    of the town charter and ordinances pertaining to building, zoning, planning and comprehensive plan;

    organization, functions and procedures of town government, including the principles and practices of

    planning and zoning. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting codes,

    ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working

    relationships with the town council, other town officials, employees and the general public. Ability to

    communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; to read and interpret development

    plans; to draft ordinances, resolution, and legal advertisements. Experience in public speaking and

    presentation. Task involves typing, sitting, speaking, hearing, reading, calculation, composing, editing,

    walking and standing. Master’s degree preferred in planning or a related field; extensive technical

    experience in urban development and planning; at least five years of experience with a municipal

    planning agency. An appropriate combination of experience, training and knowledge may also be

    considered. Fax résumés to (407) 623-8919 or e-mail [email protected].

    Finance Director – City of Fort Lauderdale.

    The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking applicants for finance director. This is highly responsible

    managerial and professional work in directing the activities of the Finance Department, which includes

    financial planning, budgeting, accounting, revenue administration, and the billing and collecting of

    special assessments and service charges for the city with a department budget of more than $5.7 million

    and 65 full-time employees. The city budget is more than $611 million. The department director directs

    and coordinates the work of divisions engaged in various phases of fiscal administration, including

    accounting, treasury, budget and risk management. The ideal candidate for this position will have

    graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration,

    accounting, or finance and be a certified public accountant or have a master’s degree in business

    administration, accounting, or finance and have at least seven years of highly responsible managerial

    experience in accounting, revenue administration and other phases of fiscal management, including at

    least five years in governmental accounting. Department directors are required to live in the City of Fort

    Lauderdale. The City of Fort Lauderdale provides relocation assistance. The salary range for this

    position is $100,089 – $152,276 annually, plus liberal fringe benefits with no state or local income tax.

    Starting salary is negotiable depending on qualifications. The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a superior

    fringe benefits package, which includes defined contribution or deferred compensation, 25 vacation

    days, nine paid holidays annually, and a vehicle allowance of $4,680 per year. Mail résumé for

    consideration to Averill Dorsett, Director of Human Resources, City of Fort Lauderdale, 100 N. Andrews

    Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. EOE. Send an e-mail to [email protected].

    Chief of Police – City of Quincy.

    (pop. 7,600) Salary: $65,000 – $80,000. The City of Quincy seeks a police chief who has a broad

    knowledge of modern police techniques, best practices in community policing, youth protection

    ordinance experience and the integration of telecommunications in tactical operations. Incumbent must

    understand concepts of administration and elements of effective supervision beyond routine duties –

    while serving under the direction of the city manager. Incumbent will manage a department workforce of

    26 sworn officers, and a support staff of eight full-time and nine part-time employees. Incumbent will

    prepare and manage the department’s operating and capital budgets, and control expenditures of the

    appropriations. Must have the ability to represent the department in labor-related issues, including

    collective bargaining negotiations, administration of labor agreements and grievance processing. Must

    possess strong leadership skills and manage the day-to-day operations of the department through

    department senior officers. Must have a master’s degree in business or public administration, criminal

    justice, law enforcement, criminology or related field may substitute for one year of the required sworn

    experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Must reside in City of Quincy. Submit letter of

    application, detailed résumé with salary history, work-related references and City of Quincy application

    to: Lauren S. Wright, Director, Human Resources & Risk Manager, City of Quincy, 404 W. Jefferson

    Street, Quincy, FL 32351. E-mail: [email protected]. Fax: 1-(866) 780-7910. Position is open until

    filled. EOE

    City Manager – Orange Park.

    (pop. 9,100) Orange Park is an attractive, family oriented and friendly community located on the St.

    Johns River, just west of Jacksonville. Its schools are very good, recreational activities abound and

    housing prices are quite reasonable. While the ideal candidate will have experience as a city manager or

    assistant, it is more important to be proactive, responsive and customer-service oriented. In the current

    economy, strong financial skills are a must. More details are available at http://www.cb-asso.com under

    “active recruitments.” E-mail your résumé to [email protected] by October 22, 2010. Send

    questions to Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537.

    Budget Officer – City of Oviedo.

    (pop. 33,529) Salary: $44,670 – $58,000 DOQ. Closing date: November 5, 2010. This position performs

    responsible professional administrative work directing and overseeing the development of the city’s

    annual budget, five-year capital improvements program and performance measurement program. Work

    is performed under the general direction of the assistant city manager, but the incumbent exercises

    discretion in most routine matters. Incumbent must be able to deal effectively and tactfully with the

    public, all levels of city employees, and City Council. Position requires independent judgment and

    working knowledge of city’s overall operation and its policies/procedures. Supervision of other

    personnel, such as the management/public information analyst or intern, may be required. Subject to

    flexible work hours as needed, (hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday), and

    40-plus hour work week (including weekends) as needed and particularly during the budget preparation

    cycle. Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, accounting or finance and a minimum of

    five years of experience in budget/management analysis and evaluation or other work in budget

    development and analysis. Previous supervisory experience of other technical and/or professional-level

    employees is desirable. Working knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles, practices and

    procedures including performance budgeting techniques. Working knowledge of the principles of

    organization and management. Knowledge of the principles of finance management theory and practice.

    Intermediate or advanced working knowledge of Excel, Word and Powerpoint and a working knowledge

    of centralized financial applications such as HTE or similar applications and software. Good planning,

    organizational, coordinating and mathematical skills required. Considerable skill in the preparation and

    monitoring of large complex operations and capital improvement budgets. Ability to work independently

    and exercise good judgment. Ability to interpret rules, regulations and policies in accordance with

    established precedent. Ability to clearly and concisely report and discuss findings and

    recommendations. Ability to establish effective working relationships with city employees and the public.

    As part the city’s commitment to a drug-free workplace, each applicant who is successful during the new

    hire process is offered employment conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test that screens for

    the presence of controlled substances, narcotic drugs and alcohol. Complete job description and

    application materials available at Oviedo City Hall, Human Resources Department, 400 Alexandria

    Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32765 or http://www.cityofoviedo.net. Résumés required with completed employment

    application. EOE-M/F/D/V/Drug-Free Workplace.

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