Town of Zolfo Springs, FL
Hardee County
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[Adopted 11-8-1999 by Ord. No. 2000-04]
[Amended 6-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-07]
Pursuant to the Charter for the Town of Zolfo Springs, the qualifications and compensation for the Town Manager, Town Attorney, Town Clerk and Police Chief shall be established by ordinance. This article is intended to implement that Charter provision. This article shall establish only minimum standards and shall not be meant to supplant additional requirements in the Town's Personnel Manual.
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Qualifications. In order to consider an attorney for the position of Town Attorney, that attorney shall have been, at a minimum, licensed to practice is the State of Florida for a period of no less than five years.
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Compensation. Compensation for the Town Attorney shall be established by a majority vote of the Town Council in the following manner:
(1) 
Employee of Town. If the Town Attorney is an employee of the Town of Zolfo Springs, the compensation shall be set by a majority vote of the Town Council.
(2) 
Private practice attorney. If the Town Attorney is in private practice, devoting time on an as-needed basis, either by retainer or on a purely hourly basis, the Town Attorney shall provide a contract for said services to the Council for a vote for the initial hiring and each time the hourly rates are changed. A majority of the Council is required to approve new rates.
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Qualifications. The position of Town Clerk requires experience in local government administration, graduation from an accredited four-year college, university, or International Institute of Municipal Clerks Career Training Program or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Any candidate must be capable of being bonded in excess of $100,000.
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Compensation: $11.00 per hour for fiscal year 2007, with an increase of 3% beginning in fiscal year 2008 plus another increase of 3% beginning in fiscal year 2009.
[Amended 12-9-2002 by Ord. No. 2003-01; 11-20-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-11]
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Qualifications. The position of Chief of Police requires extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police administration and methods and federal, state and local laws and ordinances. A candidate must have considerable knowledge of scientific methods of crime detection and criminal identification, types and uses of firearms, communications and automotive equipment used in modern police work, as well as knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police budgeting, management, and organizational practices. This position requires formal training in modern police administration, methods and practices and in scientific methods of crime detection and prevention. Any equivalent combination of training and experience is acceptable. Requires completion of FDLE minimum standards for certification.
B. 
Compensation: $31,200 per year, payable at regular intervals and partial increments according to Town payroll procedures, with an increase of 3% after a six-month probationary period and 3% beginning fiscal year 2008, plus another increase of 3% beginning in fiscal year 2009.
[Amended 11-20-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-11]
[Added 6-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-07]
A. 
Qualifications: requires experience in local government administration; graduation from an accredited four-year college, university, or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
B. 
Compensation. Compensation for the Town Manager shall be established by a majority vote of the Town Commission.