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Beaches and Water Access Parks Manager II

Company: Sarasota County Government Careers
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Department:

Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources

About Our Job

This position performs complex, independent, and responsible professional work and provides technical, staff assistance in the management and operation of all beach and water access locations within this division; plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and supervises use, activities, operations, events, programming, and maintenance; ensures environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance; establishes procedures and guidelines; contributes to policy-making and strategic planning; oversees divisional budget together with the division manager; serves as a resource for, and coordinates with, other staff, the division manager, other agencies and units enterprise-wide; performs related work as required.

Job Description:

  • Beaches and Water Access parks: Manages and supervises staff to provide excellent customer service to park visitors in the delivery of services such as reservations, special events, programming, and daily operations; partners with park staff to provide clean parks and venues by providing park maintenance, janitorial services, and seaweed, red tide and fish kill cleanups when warranted; works with regulatory agencies or programs (e.g., Florida Department of Environmental Protection, FWC, and Sarasota County Environmental Permitting, etc.) on beach and natural area activities, permitting, and improvements to ensure compliance with environmental protection requirements; maintains and manages public access to parks and amenities; manages and coordinates protection of amenities and natural resources, including listed species such as marine turtles, gopher tortoises, snowy plovers, and nesting shorebirds; coordinates with public safety officials (law enforcement, lifeguards, EOC) and Risk Management staff to promote staff and visitor safety. Protection of natural resources and wildlife, historic and cultural resources; manages and maintains points of water access (e.g., kayak launch), boat ramps, and trails; manages, coordinates, and provides park interpretive programming, environmental education programs, and other education opportunities, both personal and non-personal, to park visitors.

  • Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for park staff, volunteers, vendors, contractors, and other partners that operate in or maintain county-managed parks, beaches, and park amenities. This includes a comprehensive and diverse program of park services, public information and engagement and marketing, ecotourism and recreation program activities. Assists with budget tracking, project management, purchasing, and budget planning within the Beaches and Water Access Division. Reviews audit findings and ensures appropriate controls are established and implemented.

  • Responds to complaints, investigate problems, and provides resolution to a wide range of issues and/or concerns. Responds to public inquiries and requests for information or services. Coordinates with public agencies and organizations (such as FDEP, Audubon, FWC, Mote, UF/IFAS, General Services, etc..) regarding proposals for the use of public park lands and amenities for infrastructure improvements or maintenance, marketing and education, and other general government uses of park lands. Responds to requests for press and public information needs. Attends and presents at various public boards, committees, and associations (e.g., County Commission, Parks Advisory and Recreation Council, Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee, various municipal park advisory boards, Siesta Key Association and other community groups).

  • Directs, plans, and supervises BWA park operations and repairs. Assists the division manager with review of park planning and development designs and proposals. Provides input through the division manager on capital improvement projects in the planning and development of park facilities.

  • Manages proactive assessments of fraud awareness, prevention, detection and risk mitigation activities in area of responsibility; oversees financial, compliance, operational and performance audits; reviews audit findings and ensures appropriate controls are established and implemented.

  • Other duties as assigned by Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Director, Senior Managers, or Division Manager

Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 40 hours/week

About You

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in recreation, leisure services, education, one of the biological or natural sciences, or related field, AND four (4) years of professional experience related to the position.

  • -OR- An Associate Degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of job-related experience.

  • -OR- A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate recreation, leisure services or environmental field can substitute for one year of professional experience.

  • 2 or more years of supervisory experience required.

  • Year-for-year experience may substitute for the college degree.

  • Valid Florida driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in the management of beaches and water access parks; Previous experience in coastal regulations; Well versed in dealing with public and political issues; Previous experience with media relations; Exceptional writing skills; CPRP preferred. Advanced professional certifications highly preferred.

Job Competencies: Ability to plan, direct, and supervise the operations and activities of beaches and water access parks; plan, organize, train, evaluate and direct work of assigned staff; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; maintain and exhibit discretion and integrity when handling sensitive information; identify and respond to County and community-related issues and concerns; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing at a professional level; establish and maintain effective working relationships; and exercise sound, independent judgment. Considerable public contact is required which demands a high degree of tact.

Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.

About Everything Else

Pay: $60,174.40 - $69,981.60

Employee Type:

At Will (Budgeted)

Benefits:

  • Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more!
  • For more information about employee benefits, please click this link or visit SCGov.net for additional information.
  • Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations.
  • Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days off in your 1st year!)

Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco Free/Drug Free Workplace

Sarasota County Government promotes diversity and inclusion in its workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identification or expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability. A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call 941-861-5353.

Keywords: Sarasota County Government Careers, Sarasota , Beaches and Water Access Parks Manager II, Other , Sarasota, Florida

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