Job Announcement for the position of Town Manager, Town of Bronson, Florida 

The City of Bronson is located in the northeast region of Florida and is known for its beautiful Blue Springs and wildlife preserves. It is 26 miles from the City of Gainesville, (home to the University of Florida). With a population of 1,113 and covering 4 square miles, it has a small-town atmosphere.

The City Council is made up of a Mayor, elected annually from the City Council and 4 Council members with 4-year terms. They are seeking an individual that has the ability to work in a unique City that includes 6 full time employees (including the Town Manager). This is a unique opportunity because this individual will be the first Town Manager as the City is working to update its charter and form of government.

The Town Manager serves at the pleasure of the City Council and is appointed by a majority vote for a term set by an employment agreement.  It is preferred that the Town Manager have a   bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university with a degree or major course work in public administration, business administration, city planning, or a closely related field.

The City Manager supervises 5 full time employees that includes a Deputy City Clerk, Utility Clerk, Road and Streets technician, Public Works Director, and Water and Sewer Technician. The City Contracts Police Services to Levy County, and Fire service is provided by a volunteer Fire Department with a part time contracted Fire Chief.  The operation of the waste treatment plant is contracted out as is the maintenance of the water and sewer lines. The water plant is operated by the water and sewer technician. The Parks and Recreation Department is contracted to a youth sports company. Financial information is provided by a CPA firm. Code Enforcement and Building Permitting are also contracted services.

The Town Manager supervises the employees of the City and is responsible to the City Council for the implementation of the Council’s policies and procedures. The Town Manager also assumes the duties of the City Clerk and has oversight of all city departments and contractual services.

The successful candidate must be able to foster effective Council relations, have strong communication skills, treat others with respect and gain the confidence of the City Council and the community. The successful candidate should have strong administrative, budgeting, planning, and human resource skills. Treating all with respect and dignity, motivating staff and keeping the council members updated will be important aspects of the job.

Major challenges the new Town Manager will face include providing stable leadership to move the City forward not only in the day to day operations but by working with the City Attorney to update the City Charter. The Manager will also be expected to update the Comprehensive Plan of the City.  In addition, the City has two economic development zones. Working to improve the economic development of the town will be essential.

The City Council will provide a competitive salary and benefits. The starting salary is budgeted at $70,000. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume’ with at least 5 work related references to the Deputy City Clerk, City of Bronson, ATTN: Town Manager Candidate, 650 Oak Street, P.O. Box 266, Bronson, Florida, 32621. Applications may be e-mailed to .  For more information contact Melisa Thompson @ 352.486.2354.

Job Announcement for the position of Deputy Town Clerk, Town of Bronson, Florida 

The Town of Bronson is seeking applicants for a Full-time Deputy Clerk Position.

This is a Full-time position with benefits after probation period. Hours of work are Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm. Hourly pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

Application deadline: Open until filled.

Applications may be picked up and/or dropped off at the Town of Bronson, Town Hall 650 Oak Street Bronson, FL 32621. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Town of Bronson at 352-486-2354, Mon-Thurs 7:00am-5:00pm.

A complete job description is available by contacting the Town Hall at 352.486.2354.

Function: This is professional administrative, financial and records management work that includes communication and coordination with Town staff, the public, Town, state and federal elected and appointed officials and coordinating local, state and federal legislative agendas.  Work is performed independently under the supervision of the Town Clerk, who reviews work through reports, observations, and obtained results.

Schedule:  Full time position (40 hours per week) Monday through Friday.  Hours of work will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Overtime as deemed necessary. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the Town’s Records Manager, performing records retention, retrieval and disposal functions for all Town records and preparing annual reports to the state.
  • Coordinates records scanning
  • Assists departments with records management and provides training to all Town
  • Performs research for Town staff and public records requests.
  • Assists the Town Clerk in analyzing, developing, and coordinating the Town’s methods of record
  • Assists the Town Clerk with Town Council agenda preparation and compiling weekly agenda
  • Assists the Town Clerk with administration of the Town election.
  • Responsible for execution and sealing of official documents in the absence of the Town Clerk.
  • Responsible for checking all invoices for proper approvals and documentation
  • Responsible for processing all department invoices and preparing payments for signature.
  • Prepares computer input forms, enters data into computer files, or computes wages and deductions, using calculator, and posts to payroll records.
  • Reviews wages computed and corrects errors to ensure accuracy of payroll.
  • Records changes affecting net wages, such as exemptions, insurance coverage, and loan payments for each employee to update master payroll records.
  • Records data concerning transfer of employees between departments.
  • May prorate expenses to be debited or credited to each department for cost accounting records.
  • Prepares periodic reports of earnings, taxes and deductions.
  • Keeps records of leave pay and nontaxable wages.
  • Prepares and issues paychecks
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential within the limits of the law
  • Pickup mail daily & distribute to departments
  • Assists in the preparation of meter reading worksheets
  • Assists in the preparation of water and garbage monthly billings & reports
  • Collect payments for all services
  • Balances cash drawer and makes bank deposits daily.
  • All filing associated with the water & sewer depts., business tax receipts, etc.
  • Issue & track all business tax receipt licenses
  • Performs related work as required

Minimum qualifications:

Training and Experience:  three years of administrative or professional governmental experience in records management, legislation, meeting management or other related work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft general office suite products, understanding of municipal, state and federal government processes, and records management, excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills and ability to interact with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government as well as staff and the public, ability to organize and track complex processes, ability to secure proper documentation and logically assemble, organize and present data both orally and in writing, ability to prepare reports and recommendations, ability to work effectively with elected officials, executive management, other agency staff, media and the general public, ability to build and maintain working relationships with Town staff, ability to maintain records of various kinds and complexity, ability to review legal documents for completeness.

Job profile:

Work Environment: 100% inside a climate-controlled building.

Physical Requirements: The essential functions of the job require: sitting approximately six (6) hours per day, standing approximately one (1) hours per day, and walking approximately one (1) hour per day. The job requires frequent: fine manipulations, grasping, repetitive motion and light lifting/carrying of items weighing up to 15 pounds. On rare occasions, the work requires: bending/stooping, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, and moderate to heavy lifting/carrying objects weighing 45 pounds and over.

Sensory Requirements: Hearing: Ability to understand what others are saying in normal conversation in person, on the telephone, and in meetings. Speaking: Ability to communicate orally with others in person, on the telephone. Seeing: Ability to see municipal reference items and periodicals, computer monitor screens, operate a vehicle, and read fine print.

Driving Requirements: The work requires occasional driving and possession of a valid Florida Class “E” Driver License.

Office Machines: The work requires the ability to operate the following office machines: telephone, Fax, photocopier, printer, desktop, laptop computers and calculator.