Beaches and Water Access Parks Manager II
Company: Sarasota County Government Careers
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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.
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
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
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
- Valid Florida driver's license.
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
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
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
At Will (Budgeted)
- 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
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.
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