Orange City is located in the heart of southwest Volusia County. It is a true gem. It is an historic city with turn-of-the century charm that offers a wide variety of opportunities for people to live, work, visit and play. Part of Orange City’s appeal can be attributed to the area’s excellent schools, world class medical facilities, scenic parks, warm hospitality, and its ability to offer some of the best annual events in Volusia County which attract people from around the region. Among Orange City’s most popular annual events are the Blue Springs Manatee Festival, a Halloween Block Party, a Christmas Parade and Fireworks & Fun.
Orange City has the unique advantage of being midway between two metropolitan areas (Orlando and Daytona Beach) while retaining its charm. Due to its fortuitous location, Orange City is one of the region's major centers of retail and commerce and boasts a healthy business community with everything from retail to industrial, all while fostering a strong entrepreneurial spirit for new businesses. Additional information about Orange City is available at www.orangecityfl.gov
Orange City has operated under the council-manager government since 1989. The City Council consists of a Mayor and six (6) Council Members. The Mayor and one Council Member are elected at large. The other five Council Members are elected by voters in each of five districts. The City’s Charter provides that the Mayor is the Presiding Officer of the Council. He or she serves as head of the City government for ceremonial purposes and is responsible to the Governor in the event of an emergency declared by the President or Governor. The City Council is the legislative and policy making body. The Council appoints the City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney who each serve at the pleasure of the Council.
The City provides a full range of services. Governmental activities including police, fire and rescue, street maintenance, planning and zoning, building inspections, community and economic development, parks and recreation, cultural events, and general administrative services. In addition, business-type activities include two Enterprise Funds. The Utilities Fund provides water, wastewater and reclaimed water and the Stormwater Fund provides drainage infrastructure.
The City Clerk’s Office serves as a liaison and bridges the gap between the City Council, City staff, and the public. It is the mission of the City Clerk’s Office to establish trust and confidence between the City government and the public, and to provide effective and efficient public service for all citizens.
The City Clerk is directly responsible to the City Council as the representative of the legislative branch of government. The Clerk performs a range of complex duties to assist and to work in close cooperation with the City Council and the City Manager. He or she supervises support personnel within the City Clerk's Office.
The City Clerk’s Office fulfills the duties pursuant to the City Charter and Florida Statutes which include but are not limited to maintaining, recording and preserving all official documents and proceedings of the City Council, serving as custodian of the City seal and authenticating by signature and recording all official legislative actions of the City Council, countersigning all contracts made on behalf of the City and issuing all Business Tax Receipts for all businesses located in the City and serving as custodian of official City records.
Minimum requirements include high school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma; Associates Degree preferred.
CMC and AAE designation through International Institute of Municipal Clerks desired.
Three to five (3-5) years of experience in progressively responsible related governmental administrative work preferably as a City Clerk or Deputy City Clerk. A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Beginning pay for the new City Clerk will be competitive and negotiable. An excellent benefits package is provided including the Florida State retirement system and City paid employee health insurance. City residency is not required. The Council is prepared to provide reasonable moving assistance.
The recruitment will remain open until filled. The City is anxious to fill the position. A first review of resumes is scheduled for 09/02/22. Interested parties are encouraged to e-mail a detailed resume with a cover letter and salary expectations without delay to:
The City of Panama City has a population of 36,900. It covers approximately 34 square miles and is the county seat of Bay County. The City is located on the north shores of the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of the Florida Panhandle. It is the largest city between Pensacola and Tallahassee.
Protected by an uninhabited barrier island, the calm waters and constant breezes of St. Andrews Bay have made Panama City an attractive living environment since its founding in the early 1800s. Panama City retains the charm and beauty of a sleepy fishing village while still enjoying the amenities of a busy metropolis. The City has a median household income of $41,161 and a median home price of $153,600.
Panama City has a commission-manager form of government that provides a full range of municipal services including general government, public safety, public improvements, planning and zoning, and related general and administrative services. In addition, the City operates three enterprise activities — water and sewer, solid waste, and marina. The City’s 2020 Fiscal Year total budget is $118,250,732 of which $45,808,555 comprises the General Fund.
Policy-making and legislative authority are ves...ted in a City Commission comprised of the mayor and four commission members. The City Commission is responsible for passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing committees, and hiring the City's Manager, Clerk/Treasurer and City Attorney. The Mayor and City Commissioners are elected on a nonpartisan basis. The Mayor is elected at-large to a two-year term and the Commissioners are elected from wards and serve four-year staggered terms.