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County hires new assistant administrator

SEBRING Randal Vosburg was hired Tuesday as the new Highlands County assistant administrator. Vosburg, from Lakeland, was among the 21 who submitted applications and the six who were interviewed a month ago. Pay range for the job was $81,000 to $120,000; Vosburg will be paid $92,500. He will have the same benefits as other Highlands County employees and will not have a contract or a guaranteed severance pay. All five commissioners had previously met Vosburg.
County Administrator June Fisher “made her own decision,” Chairman Jack Richie said. “We’re finally getting a team together.” Vosburg has spent 10 years in public administration, including as a land planner and director of professional compliance for Polk County Sheriff’s Office. He graduated with dual history and political science degrees from Florida Southern College in May 2000, and took a master’s in public administration from South Florida in 2002. He is certified in planning, public management and crime prevention. He has been a March of Dimes volunteer since 1994 and is a member of the Lakeland Runners Club and the Bartow Chamber Young Professionals. Previous work experience includes computer assistant to Lakeland Attorney Virgil Compain, intern for State Rep. Adam Putnam and senior planner for Polk County from May 2001 to January 2007. For the Polk County sheriff, Vosburg has overseen planning, accreditation, property and evidence and internal audits. He helped construct a new district command, supervised 225,000 items of evidence, chaired three special projects teams, and supervised staff.


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