This position has responsibility over the transportation portion of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Provides communication and builds collaborative relationships between these services and the County Administrator, Board of County Commissioners, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), citizens and other internal and external stakeholders. Responsible for staff leadership, multiple operating budgets oversight, and development of the transportation capital improvement program. Performs direct and supervisory licensed professional engineering work.
Provide leadership and management to the Transportation Division of Public Works, including planning, personnel, budgets and general oversight. Develop short-range and long-range goals related to the group, the County transportation network and the Comprehensive Plan. Accountable for overall financial stability and cost containment of the operation. Develop a positive customer service focus for the group. Maintains a positive and professional attitude.
Build trust and communicate effectively with the Board of County Commissioners, citizens, citizen groups, advisory committees, developers and vendors on items related to the Transportation network. Build effective relationships with County Administration, Board of County Commissioners, and other County directors and managers. Present complex technical matters in a clear professional manner to public and private organizations.
As county liaison, build positive relationships and collaborate effectively with agencies such as Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Federal Highway Administration, Law Enforcement, and other internal/external stakeholders.
May serve as the engineering advisor/authority on engineering related items as assigned. This authority may include development review standards, transportation planning, design and construction standards, and plat signatory.
Ensure division compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; stays current in field of expertise.
Manage 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.
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in engineering and eight (8) years of related experience OR A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in engineering with six (6) or more years of related experience. Four (4) years of management experience required. Must be a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Florida or is able to attain such within six (6) months of employment. Florida Driver’s License is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Senior level local, state or federal government engineering management experience. Master’s in Public or Business Administration, or engineering field related to position duties. Previous experience working with FDOT and/or Metropolitan Planning Organizations.
Internal Number: R12921
About Sarasota County Government
Sarasota County Government is a progressive government with approximately 2,300 employees providing diverse services to the public. Our benefits include:
• Attractive medical/dental/life insurance
• Generous paid time off and 11 paid holidays
• State retirement programs
About Sarasota: Sarasota County is a past winner of the All American County Award from the National Civic League. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota provides 35 miles of world-famous beaches and is host of the annual Offshore Grand Prix boat race. The county is home of Oscar Scherer and Myakka State Parks, a world-class rowing park and boasts more than 100 challenging golf courses. Sarasota is known as the cultural capital of Florida with museums of art, theaters, an aquarium, botanical gardens and the annual international film festival. There are a number of colleges and Money magazine ranked the Sarasota County Public Schools one of the top 100 school systems in the United States. Unsurpassed beauty… rich cultural offering…diverse educational opportunities…wide-ranging recreational possibilities…All of this makes Sarasota a great place to live, work, and play!
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