Town of Longboat Key

Longboat Key is an offshore barrier island running roughly north to south and enclosing the western boundary of Sarasota Bay in Southwest Florida. The island’s eastern shoreline has dense mangroves except where canals have been dredged and marinas built. The western shoreline consists of a white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. On both the north and south ends, Longboat Key is separated from neighboring islands by deep water passes from the Gulf to Sarasota Bay. St. Armands Key and Lido Key lie just south of Longboat Key and West of Sarasota. Lido Key is bordered by Sarasota Bay on the East and by the Gulf of Mexico on the West. St. Armands Key is surrounded by Lido Key on the West and Sarasota Bay on the East. Longboat Key, Lido Key and St. Armands Key are directly connected to each other by bridges.

  • GEOGRAPHY

    LONGBOAT KEY:
    • Land Area: 4.26 square miles
    • Length: 10.8 miles
    • Width: .05 to 1 mile
    • Elevation: 3 to 18 feet
    LIDO KEY:
    • Land Area: 530 acres
    ST. ARMANDS KEY:
    • Land Area: 83.6 acres
  • POPULATION

    LONGBOAT KEY:
    • Full-time Residents: 8,000
    • Seasonal Residents: 12,000
    • Peak Season: 22,000
    • Average Age: 66
    • Male: 46.1%
    • Female: 53.9%
    • Avg. Household Income (2013): $175,000
    LIDO KEY:
    • Full-time Residents 1,475
    • Seasonal Residents 1,000
    • Peak Season 2,500
    ST. ARMANDS KEY:
    • Full-time Residents 743

GOVERNMENT

Longboat Key lies in two counties- Manatee on the northern half and Sarasota on the southern half. The island was incorporated as a township in 1955 and is governed by a seven member Town Commission, each serving a two-year term. The Mayor is elected for a two-year term by the Town Commission. Administration is under Town Management with a full complement of departments; building, planning & zoning, finance, town clerk, police and fire/rescue. Additionally the Town maintains coorperative relationships with police and fire rescue in neighboring communities. Lido Key and St. Armands are both in Sarasota County and are governed by the City of Sarasota. The Sarasota City Commission consist of five elected commissioners. The Mayor and Vice-Mayor are chosen by the Commisson and serve one year terms. All elections are non-partisan and Sarasota has a Commission Manager form of governement. The Commission appoints a City Manager. City departments include police, public works, building, zoning and code compliance, finance, housing and Community Development, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Planning and Engineering.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Longboat Key’s primary transportation element is Gulf of Mexico Drive (S.R. 789), a state highway classified as “urban minor arterial” running from the northern to southern ends of the key. All other roadways are Town-owned two lane streets connecting to Gulf of Mexico Drive. St. Armands Key’s primary transportation element is S.R. 789 which takes you around St. Armands Circle into Sarasota. Other roadways on St. Armands Circle are city owned. Lido Key’s primary road is Ben Franklin Drive which is just west of Blvd of the Presidents on St. Armands Circle. All other roadways on Lido Key are owned by the City of Sarasota. The Intracoastal waterway runs through Sarasota Bay and is accessible from Longboat from both the Gulf passes and numerous channels on the island’s bayside. There is public bus transportation serving the islands from Sarasota County. The Sarasota/Bradenton area has an international airport, extensive bus service, major state highways and the interstate highway system.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

On Longboat Key there are 60 full-time employees in Police and Fire-Rescue Departments. All Fire-Rescue personnel are certified paramedics or EMT’s. Average response time of Fire-Rescue is only three minutes. Lido Key and St. Armands Key are under the jurisdiction of the City of Sarasota. Police Department and Fire-Rescue is through Sarasota County. Sarasota County has 127 Fire-Rescue personnel serving Lido Key and St. Armands Key and response time is just under three minutes. The City of Sarasota assigns four police to cover St. Armands Key and Lido Key, one of those four officers are present 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

TAXES

State sales tax is 7% in Sarasota County and 6.5% in Manatee County. However, medicines, medical services and most food items are exempt. Sales tax rates for transient rentals are 10.5% in Manatee County and 10% in Sarasota County. Area property taxes average 2% of assessed valuation, which is construed as market value. Taxes are assessed as of January 1 each year by the city, county and/or special taxing districts. All property taxes are conveniently combined in one bill due in November and delinquent if not paid by April 1 of the next year. Each person who owns and resides on real property in Florida on January 1 and makes the property his or her permanent residence is eligible to receive a homestead exemption up to $50,000. The first $25,000 applies to all property taxes, including school district taxes. The additional exemption up to $25,000, applies to the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000 and only to non-school taxes. You must have a deed, Florida Drivers License, voter’s registration or Declaration of Domicile to apply. Renewals are made through the mail and are automatic unless your status changes.

Tangible Tax – Business property is subject to Florida’s Tangible Tax, which includes everything used in performance of your business except real estate. All businesses whether individual, partnership or corporations, which control, manage, lease or own any tangible personal property such as furniture, equipment, computers, machines, etc. must file a tangible tax return prior to April 1 of each year. Failure to do so will result in a fine.

 

 

 

 

HOUSING

The islands have a mix of residential condominiums, single-family homes, mobile homes and tourist units. This housing reflects the areas popularity as a haven for retired and working residents, winter residents and tourists.

SARASOTA/BRADENTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, just east of Tamiami Trail (US 41) on the Manatee/Sarasota County line, is a convenient 30 minutes from Longboat Key.

Carriers include Air Canada, Air France, Air Tran Airways, Jet Blue Airways, KLM, United Airlines and US Airways. Commuter service is provided by air Sunshine & Conair. For information call 941-359-5200 or visit online at www.srq-airport.com.

 

6 job(s) at Town of Longboat Key

LONGBOAT KEY Longboat Key, FL, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
The Town of Longboat Key is accepting applications for Full-Time Firefighter Paramedics in our Fire Department through the NTN website only . An employment physical and drug-screening test will be required. Applicants must have FireTEAM Testing and NTN issued CPAT – all applicants must apply through NTN at the following website: Closing Date/Time: Until Filled
LONGBOAT KEY Longboat Key, FL, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy. Additionally, where appropriate, the Town may waive post-secondary education requirements for certain service members and veterans. The Town of Longboat Key is accepting applications for a Full-Time Police Officer. Successful completion of pre-employment physical, drug test, polygraph, thorough background check, and psychological evaluation is required. Position Title : Full-Time Police Officer Date Posted : May 17, 2022 Closing Date : Until Filled Salary : $23.59/hour Shift Differential : 2.67%/pay period Pay Grade : 413 Probation : One year Holiday Accrual : 11.5 Holidays Laundry Allowance : $30/pay period Employee Health Insurance paid in full - dependent premium varies based on plan Function Performs general duty police work enforcing laws and ordinances. An employee in this position is responsible for the protection of life and property; for the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime; and for maintaining law and order. Essential Functions Patrols an assigned area; checks doors and windows of business establishments; enforces vehicle parking and operating laws; watches for and makes investigations of wanted and missing persons and property. Visits the scenes of crimes and accidents; searches for and preserves evidence; investigates and searches for clues; searches for and apprehends violators. Serves subpoenas and warrants; escorts funerals and persons transporting money; assists children at street crossings and controls pedestrian compliance with safety laws; escorts prisoners to police stations; books and escorts prisoners to court; testifies and presents evidence in court. Directs traffic; enforces traffic laws and gives information concerning the location of streets, routes and buildings. Investigates places and persons suspected of being engaged in illegal activities; checks on operation of public places for compliance with law; develops and maintains sources of information. Report to work on emergency call back when assigned to On Call status, and when notified in accordance with departmental procedures. Employees finding themselves in violation of the town’s Drug Free Workplace Policy when called to report back to duty shall report that condition to their immediate Supervisor as soon as possible for purposes of obtaining another individual to be available for normal call in procedures for that instance. Employees are expected to perform all essential functions of their job, including on call duty. Employees who are unable to respond to call back duty may be subject to a performance review, including disciplinary action up to and including termination. Report to work as required by the Disaster Plan Recovery Guide and regular attendance during normal work schedule, other than excused or work-related absences. Any other functions deemed essential by the Town and communicated to the employee by his/her supervisor or department head. Other Tasks Every incidental duty connected with this position cannot be specified in the job description and an employee, at the discretion of the Town, may be required to perform duties that are not included in this job description. Job Performance Knowledge and Abilities Basic knowledge of the principles and practices of police work, as indicated by obtaining a Certificate of Completion from the State of Florida Commission on Criminal Justice Standards & Training. Ability to perform the varied duties of a police officer after a period of training and schooling. Ability to observe situations analytically and objectively, and to report and record them clearly and completely in the English language. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. Ability to make a forcible arrest. Ability to meet approved physical requirements, as mandated by the State. Ability to deliver emergency medical care to injured parties consistent with established training guidelines and protocols. Working Conditions Majority of time is spent doing patrol work in a police vehicle or police duties on scene; limited office work involved. Call back duty is an essential function of this position. Employees called back to duty on off hours will be paid for actual time worked, including from time of notice to their return home with a minimum guarantee of 3 hours. Works an 8- or 12-hour rotating shift, as assigned (40- or 42-hour work week; 80- or 84-hour pay period). Minimum Qualifications PREFERRED: Florida law enforcement experience. REQUIRED : Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or related field from an accredited college, or a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a sworn law enforcement officer. Must meet the minimum standards as set forth by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training, and maintain a valid and current Certificate of Completion. Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required (MVR background check). Successful completion of an employment physical and drug screen to confirm the ability to perform the essential functions of the job (cannot be waived for promoted or transferred Town employees who have previously met this requirement due to FLDE auditing requirements), signed Acknowledgement for the attached “Drug Free Workplace Policy” must be provided prior to assuming Town duties. Successful completion of polygraph, thorough background check, and psychological evaluation. New hires (full-time positions) must sign an agreement to reimburse the town for employment & training expenses if they do not continue with the town for at least two years; a copy of the Employment Agreement is attached. Hepatitis B vaccination, proof of same, or signed Acknowledgement declining the vaccination (see attached Information to Employees - Hepatitis B) must be provided prior to assuming Town duties. The Town is a Drug Free Workplace, in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, in &sect 440.102, FS and Rules 59A-24 F.A.C (Florida Administrative Code). State and federal laws and regulations may subject certain employees to additional drug testing requirements. Any employee who violates the program is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy. Additionally, where appropriate, the Town may waive post-secondary education requirements for certain service members and veterans. Closing Date/Time: Until Filled
LONGBOAT KEY Longboat Key, FL, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Part Time
The Town of Longboat Key is accepting applications for a Part-Time Marine Patrol Officer in our Police Department. An employment physical will be required, except for current employees who have met this requirement. Position Title : Part-Time Marine Patrol Officer Position : 19114 Date Posted : March 15, 2022 Closing Date : Until Filled Salary : $22.68/hour Pay Grade : 413 Expectations for All Employees Supports the organization’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: Be Service Minded Value Teamwork Be Professional Have the Utmost Integrity Demonstrates Mutual Respect Bring a Positive Attitude to Work Embrace Continuous Improvement Function The purpose of this position is to provide law enforcement Marine Patrol for the Longboat Key Police Department as assigned by the Chief of Police. Summary Meets current Florida Police Officer Standards Assignment – part time Marine Patrol Officer Reports to on-duty Patrol Supervisor Ability to take direction and work under minimal supervision Ability to deal with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner Ability to demonstrate and operate a large variety of mechanical equipment to include trucks, trailers, boats, ATV's, etc. Ability to perform physical labor and withstand heat and physical exertion Ability to read and understand complicated rules, regulations and procedures Marine Coast Guard Captain License or agrees to complete training in 12 months Primary duty hours are flexible to meet department needs: Willing to rotate to any needed shift Saturday, Sunday and Holidays as assigned Saturday, Sunday and Holiday(s) 1100 to 2000 or as adjusted Essential Functions Patrols marine waters on marine boat constantly scanning for persons or boats in dangerous situations or in need of assistance. The primary patrol is the jurisdiction of the Town of Longboat Key and/or as assigned by the Chief of Police. Responds to the scenes of crimes and accidents; searches for and preserves evidence; investigates and searches for clues; searches for and apprehends violators. Other functions deemed essential by the Town and communicated to the employee by his/her supervisor or department head. Other Tasks Every incidental duty connected with this position cannot be specified in the job description and an employee, at the discretion of the Town, may be required to perform duties that are not included in this job description. Job Performance Knowledge and Abilities Basic knowledge of the principles and practices of police work, as indicated by obtaining a Certificate of Completion from the State of Florida Commission on Criminal Justice Standards & Training. Boating knowledge specific to operation of the Longboat Key Police Department vessels as needed and approved by the Chief of Police. Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations for environmental protection and investigation. Must have experience in marine resources, environmental activities and boating safety. Maintain required records to include daily statistics for grant reporting. Ability to observe situations analytically and objectively, and to report and record them clearly and completely in the English language. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. Ability to make a forcible arrest. Ability to meet approved physical requirements, as mandated by the State. Ability to deliver emergency medical care to injured parties consistent with established training guidelines and protocols. Working Conditions Majority of time is spent doing marine patrol work in a Marine boat or police duties on scene; limited office work involved. Tasks are performed in outdoor environments. Due to the nature and location of the work environment, tasks include potential for considerable exposure to disagreeable elements, e.g., heat, humidity, inclement weather. Some tasks include working with persons in distress, where heightened awareness to surroundings and observance of established safety precautions is essential in the preservation of life and property. Some tasks include working around moving parts, carts, and materials handling where physical risks are predictable and/or controllable by observance of standard safety precautions. Call back duty is an essential function of this position. Employees called back to duty on off hours will be paid for actual time worked, including from time of notice to their return home, at one and half times their regular hourly rate, with a minimum guarantee of 3 hours. Minimum Qualifications PREFERRED: Florida law enforcement experience and Coast Guard Captain License. REQUIRED : A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. High school diploma or equivalent. Must meet the minimum standards as set forth by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training, and maintain a valid and current Certificate of Completion. Possession of a valid Florida driver's license required (MVR background check). Successful completion of an employment physical and drug screen to confirm the ability to perform the essential functions of the job (cannot be waived for promoted or transferred Town employees who have previously met this requirement due to FLOE auditing requirements), signed Acknowledgement for the attached "Drug Free Workplace Policy" must be provided prior to assuming Town duties. Successful completion of polygraph, thorough background check and psychological evaluation. New hires must sign a Hepatitis B vaccination, proof of same, or signed Acknowledgement declining the vaccination (see attached Information to Employees - Hepatitis B) must be provided prior to assuming Town duties. The Town is a Drug Free Workplace, in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, in &sect 440.102, FS and Rules 59A-24 F.A.C (Florida Administrative Code). State and federal laws and regulations may subject certain employees to additional drug testing requirements. Any employee who violates the program is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy. Additionally, where appropriate, the Town may waive post-secondary education requirements for certain service members and veterans. Closing Date/Time: Until Filled
LONGBOAT KEY Longboat Key, FL, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
The Town of Longboat Key is accepting applications for a Full-Time Service Worker 2 in our Public Works Department. An employment physical will be required, except for current employees who have met this requirement. Position Title : Service Worker 2 Posted : March 15, 2022 Closing Date : Until filled Salary : $35,268- $46,492 Pay Grade : 211 Position : 32005 Expectations for All Employees Supports the organization’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: Be Service Minded Value Teamwork Be Professional Have the Utmost Integrity Demonstrates Mutual Respect Bring a Positive Attitude to Work Embrace Continuous Improvement Function Under the direction of the Public Works Streets, Facilities, Parks & Recreation Manager, responsible for performing light and heavy manual labor associated with a wide variety of Streets, Facilities, Parks and other Public Works activities. The worker is responsible for the satisfactory performance of light and heavy manual laboring tasks in a wide variety of construction and maintenance work throughout roads, grounds and other properties. The difference between the Service Worker 1 and this higher-level Service Worker is the requirement for additional skills and knowledge relative to equipment use and public works practices. Employees may be assigned to operate light and heavy public works equipment. Essential Functions (Streets/Parks) Mows, waters, fertilizes, sprays, rakes, trims and edges lawns; places and repairs sodded areas as required. Trims trees and hedges, using trimming equipment and chain saws after training in its safe operation. Performs trash removal at beach accesses, parks and boat ramps. Performs preventative maintenance and repairs to Town facilities. Performs maintenance work in construction and installation of signs and road way striping. Performs streets and storm water maintenance. Performs maintenance to streets, alleys, and other Town properties including irrigation. Paperwork, record keeping and scheduling. Operation of trucks and equipment, including tractors, mowers, edgers, saws, trimmers, clippers, and hand tools involved in maintenance work. Training in operation of this equipment will be done during probation period or prior to use. Report to work on emergency call back, when notified in accordance with departmental procedures. Any person finding themselves in jeopardy of the town’s Drug Free Workplace Policy, while on call or when called to report back to duty, shall report that condition to their immediate Supervisor (or, if unavailable, their Department Head) as soon as possible for purposes of obtaining another individual to be available for normal call in procedures for that instance. Employees are expected to perform all essential functions of their job, including on call duty. Employees who are unable to respond to call back duty may be subject to a performance review, including disciplinary action up to and including termination. Report to work as required by the Disaster Plan Recovery Guide and regular attendance during normal work schedule, other than excused or work-related absences. Any other functions deemed essential by the Town and communicated to the employee by his/her supervisor or department head. Other Tasks Every incidental duty connected with this position cannot be specified in the job description and an employee, at the discretion of the Town, may be required to perform duties that are not included in this job description. Job Performance Knowledge and Abilities Knowledge of common tools used in the maintenance and construction of Public Works activities. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to read and write. Sufficient physical strength and agility to perform heavy manual labor in all weather conditions, including but not limited to the following tasks: repetitive lifting, lifting of a minimum of 50 pounds, shoveling, raking and bending. Working Conditions Work is performed in a variety of locations, inside and outside, as required. Ability to work out of doors, occasionally under adverse conditions. Travel between work locations is by Town truck. Emergency situations may require overtime and call back. Minimum Qualifications PREFERRED : High school diploma or equivalent. Two to three years’ experience preforming job-related responsibilities or equivalent training and experience. REQUIRED : Sufficient physical strength and agility to do heavy manual labor, occasionally under adverse weather conditions. Experience in general laboring work, maintenance and repair and operation of mowers and equipment. Ornamental & Turf Spray License or ability to obtain license within one year of hire. Valid Florida Drivers License (MVR background check). Successful completion of an employment physical and drug screen to confirm the ability to perform the essential functions of the job (waived for promoted or transferred Town employees who have previously met this requirement); signed Acknowledgement for the attached “Drug Free Workplace Policy” must be provided prior to assuming Town duties. The Town is a Drug Free Workplace, in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, in &sect 440.102, FS and Rules 59A-24 F.A.C (Florida Administrative Code). State and federal laws and regulations may subject certain employees to additional drug testing requirements. Any employee who violates the program is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. Hepatitis A/B vaccination, or proof of the same, as a precautionary measure against exposure to raw sewage and a signed Acknowledgement for the attached “Information to Employees - Hepatitis A” must be provided prior to assuming Town duties. Hepatitis B vaccination, proof of same, or signed Acknowledgement declining the vaccination (see attached Information to Employees - Hepatitis B) must be provided prior to assuming Town duties. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy. Additionally, where appropriate, the Town may waive post-secondary education requirements for certain servicemembers and veterans. Closing Date/Time: Until filled
LONGBOAT KEY Longboat Key, FL, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Part Time
The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy. Additionally, where appropriate, the Town may waive post-secondary education requirements for certain service members and veterans. Position Title : Part-time Tennis Maintenance Posted : March 30, 2022 Closing Date : Until Filled Salary : $15.00-$16.00/hour Position : 28011 Pay Grade : 206 The Town of Longboat Key is accepting applications for a Part-Time Tennis Maintenance in our Tennis Department. An employment physical will be required, except for current employees who have met this requirement. Expectations for All Employees Supports the organization’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: Be Service Minded Value Teamwork Be Professional Have the Utmost Integrity Demonstrates Mutual Respect Bring a Positive Attitude to Work Embrace Continuous Improvement Function Performs maintenance and grooming functions at the Tennis Center on a part-time basis. Schedule of days per week and hours per day will be determined by the Tennis Center manager in harmony with any other Tennis Maintenance personnel scheduled that week. Essential Functions Performs court grooming function each morning which consists of dragging the courts with a broom behind an electric powered golf cart and then sweeping the lines. Maintains the cleanliness of the Tennis Center office and restrooms on an as-needed basis. On a weekly basis, performs the necessary grounds maintenance including lawn mowing and occasionally or as needed, pruning of shrubs, etc. On an annual basis and only as needed, will assist in the replacement of nets, lines and/or court materials. Other Tasks Every incidental duty related to this position has not as yet been defined, but at the discretion of the Town, additional duties may be included in this job description. Report to work as required by the Disaster Plan Recovery guide and regular attendance during normal work schedule, other than excused or work-related absences. Job Performance Knowledge & Abilities A familiarity with tennis court maintenance is desirable. Past or present tennis players are a plus. Working Conditions All work will be performed at the Tennis Center, generally outside. Work will be performed using the Town's equipment, including golf cart, drag brooms and lawn care machinery. Six days out of each week will require 1 hour of work, much of which should be performed prior to the Tennis Center opening time (8AM). The seventh day may require up to 4 hours and may be scheduled for the morning or afternoon. Minimum Qualifications PREFERRED : Some tennis court maintenance experience and a tennis background. REQUIRED : High school degree, willingness to learn and a tennis playing background. Successful completion of an employment physical to confirm the ability to perform the essential functions of the job (waived for promoted or transferred Town employees who have previously met this requirement); signed Acknowledgement for the attached “Drug Free Workplace Policy” must be provided prior to assuming Town duties. Hepatitis A vaccination, or proof of the same, as a precautionary measure against exposure to raw sewage and a signed Acknowledgement for the attached “Information to Employees - Hepatitis A” must be provided prior to assuming Town duties. Hepatitis B vaccination, proof of same, or signed Acknowledgement declining the vaccination (see attached Information to Employees - Hepatitis B) must be provided prior to assuming Town duties. The Town is a Drug Free Workplace, in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, in &sect 440.102, FS and Rules 59A-24 F.A.C (Florida Administrative Code). State and federal laws and regulations may subject certain employees to additional drug testing requirements. Any employee who violates the program is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy. Additionally, where appropriate, the Town may waive post-secondary education requirements for certain service members and veterans. Closing Date/Time: Until Filled
LONGBOAT KEY Longboat Key, FL, United States
May 13, 2022
Full Time
The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy. Additionally, where appropriate, the Town may waive post-secondary education requirements for certain service members and veterans. Position Title : Building Official/Codes Administrator Posted : May 12, 2022 Salary Type : At Will Closing Date : Until Filled Salary : $85,000 - $99,500 Director Days: 80 Hours/Calendar Year Pay Grade : 222 Probation Period : Six Months The Town of Longboat Key is accepting applications for a Full-Time Building Official/Codes Administrator in our Planning, Zoning, & Building Department. An employment physical will be required, except for current employees who have met this requirement. Expectations for All Employees Supports the organization’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: Be Service Minded Value Teamwork Be Professional Have the Utmost Integrity Demonstrates Mutual Respect Bring a Positive Attitude to Work Embrace Continuous Improvement The Town's values support the theme of "Premier Community, Exceptional Service." Function Under the direction of the Planning, Zoning & Building Director, performs management and administrative work supervising and leading the Building Division within the Planning, Zoning, and Building Department. Specifically, responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Florida Building Code, FEMA Floodplain Management requirements and the Town's codes, ordinances and regulations and of the code inspection program relative to the construction, alteration, fire protection, and repair of buildings and structures. Coordinates plan examinations, supervises office intake staff field inspectors, plans examiner, and performs other duties as assigned by the Director. Essential Functions Serves as Town Building Official as defined by Florida Statute. Directs the permitting, plans review and inspection program relative to the construction, alteration, and repair of all buildings and structures in the Town, to determine their adherence to required standards of construction, maintenance, and safety, as set forth in the building, HARV, zoning, fire, housing, electrical, plumbing codes, flood, vegetation and related ordinances, regulations and policies. Responsible for interpretations of, and making recommendations for, changes in legal provisions governing building, housing, zoning, fire, electrical and plumbing codes and code enforcement ordinances. Sets and monitors objectives and management indicators relative to inspections, plans review, permit issuance, and inspection activities. Ability to manage the workflow and safety levels to ensure the staff is adequate and responsive in meeting the requests for permits, licenses, inspections, re-inspections, and enforcement activities. Evaluates the work of subordinates and contract staff, and when necessary initiates appropriate corrective actions. Recruits personnel and communicates data in a timely manner to subordinates for their action. Ability to coordinate the functions of the department with other departments and agencies to maintain good working relationships with related trade groups representing developers, builders, contractors, architects, and engineers, so they are informed of and supportive of Town policies. Ability to analyze problems related to the department's operations, recommend solutions, and implement the selected solution. Ability to supervise the activities of technical and clerical employees engaged in inspections and recording of data pertaining to code compliance. Prepares reports and presents findings to the Director, Town Manager and Boards and Commission. Consults with technical personnel; aids with code interpretations in the review of plans and specifications for industrial, commercial, and residential construction; and assists in decisions relative to technical, fire, zoning, housing, electrical, and plumbing codes and code enforcement. Confers with architects, engineers, contractors, and owners concerning questions arising in analyzing plans and buildings under construction. Report to work as required by the Disaster Plan Recovery Guide and regular attendance during normal work schedule other than excused or job-related absences. Any other functions deemed essential by the Town and communicated to the employee by his/her supervisor or department head. Other Tasks Every incidental duty connected with this position cannot be specified in the job description and an employee, at the discretion of the Town, may be required to perform duties that are not included in this job description. Job Performance Knowledge and Abilities Considerable knowledge of the building, zoning, electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning ordinances and codes. Considerable knowledge of ordinances and other laws relating to code enforcement, construction and building inspection. Considerable knowledge of building construction methods, trade procedures, and construction methods and practices. Knowledge of possible building construction and/or mechanical defects, and ability to be firm in requiring remedy of these defects. Ability to read and interpret construction plans and blueprints. Ability to maintain clear and adequate records, and to make required written and verbal reports and presentations. Ability to correctly interpret code requirements and render decision with little supervision. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors and the general public. Ability to deal with public relations problems effectively, courteously, and tactfully. Knowledge of the principles of management and their application to local government. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration. Knowledge of basic budgetary principles and procedures. Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret federal, state, and local laws and policies applicable to coastal zone management, zoning and subdivision and land use control. Ability to review building and site development plans for compliance with Town codes and ordinances. Ability to effectively plan, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinate professional, technical, and clerical staff. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with civic leaders, public officials, contractors, developers, and the general public. Ability to make public presentations clearly and concisely and communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to assess budgetary needs. Ability to make decisions in a timely manner. Effective time management and organization skills. Strong customer service attitude. Working Conditions General office with significant public contact in and outside the office. Travel to and from work locations. Fieldwork on active construction sites. Potential encounters with hazardous materials on construction sites or after a significant weather event. Minimum Qualifications Preferred Registered in the State of Florida as a Class "A" contractor, or architect, or engineer; certified as a Code Enforcement Administrator Professional by the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI), or Council of American Building Officials (CABO). Bachelor degree in building construction, architecture, civil engineering or related field. Required Possess certification as a Building Official by the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF). Possess an active Building Codes Administrator License from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). Ten years’ experience in inspections and/or codes and ordinance administration. Extensive experience and knowledge related to zoning, building, plumbing, electrical, FEMA Floodplain Management and housing codes and code enforcement. A comparable amount of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted for the minimum qualifications; however, experience and education will not substitute for possession of a Building Codes Administrator License through Florida DBPR. Successful completion of an employment physical and drug screen to confirm the ability to perform the essential functions of the job (waived for promoted or transferred Town employees who have previously met this requirement); signed Acknowledgement for the attached “Drug Free Workplace Policy” must be provided prior to assuming Town duties. The Town is a Drug Free Workplace, in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, in &sect 440.102, FS and Rules 59A-24 F.A.C (Florida Administrative Code). State and federal laws and regulations may subject certain employees to additional drug testing requirements. Any employee who violates the program is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy. Additionally, where appropriate, the Town may waive post-secondary education requirements for certain service members and veterans. Closing Date/Time: Until Filled