October 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm #112948
Local Gov jobs in Florida
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.
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
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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