Manatee County Government

Geography and Demographics

Located midway along the west coast of Florida, the county’s boundaries encompass 740 square miles.  The county is bordered on the north by Hillsborough County, on the south by Sarasota County, on the east by Hardee and DeSoto Counties, and on the west by the Gulf of Mexico. There are six incorporated municipalities within Manatee County; Palmetto, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, and Longboat Key. Bradenton is the largest city in Manatee County with a population of 54,437 and serves as the county seat.

The county’s population has grown 28.1 percent from 278,001 in 2002 to 356,133 in 2016, based on estimates from the University of Florida, Bureau of Economics and Business Research (BEBR). While the county is known to be one of the best retirement areas in the nation, the median age has dropped from 49 in 1970 to 46 in 2010. Median household income is now at $44,800 based on information from the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation and US Bureau of Economic Analysis. 

County Economy

Manatee County has a diversified economic base with the three largest industry sectors being services, retail and manufacturing. The county also has a strong tourism and agricultural base. These bases, with the exception of agriculture, have recently been tested, as the county continues to experience the impact of the global economic downturn. Some of the larger industrial firms include an international family entertainment production facility, a citrus juice producer, aerospace electronics, telephone instruments, packaging machinery, boat manufacturers, aluminum and plastic production facilities, and a contact lens manufacturer. According to the latest information, the four largest employers in the public sector are Manatee County School Board, Manatee County Government, Manatee County Sheriff’s Department and City of Bradenton. Major private sector employers include Tropicana Products, Inc., Beall’s, Inc., Manatee Memorial Hospital, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Blake Medical Center. The area is served by an international airport (SRQ) in nearby Sarasota, florida and is connected to St. Petersburg, Florida by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, a 5.5 milecross bay bridge that rises 250 feet at its highest point.

Port Manatee is located in the northwestern corner of Manatee County. It fronts Tampa Bay and borders the Manatee-Hillsborough county line. An access channel from the Port connects with the federal channel in Tampa Bay only ten miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Port Manatee is the fourth largest of Florida’s 14 deep water seaports. As the major shipping gateway to our community, the Port Authority manages the importing and exporting of many agriculture and industrial products. The Port is a leading venue for shipments of citrus juices and beverages and operates in foreign trade zone #169.

Lifestyle

Residents can have outdoor fun all year with an average temperature of 82 degrees. There are many boat ramps, fishing (fresh water and salt water), beautiful parks and nature preserves, athletic leagues, a professional golf, football, baseball, and soccer training facility, the Spring Training home of MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates and Class A Bradenton Marauders, collegiate and world class regional Rowing facilities, variety of festivals, events, museums, an arts village, local theaters, craft beer breweries, live music venues, unique restaurants, a world class shopping mall and local boutiques.

Education

With some of the best schools in the area, Manatee County has a large network of Academic Excellence with 50 public schools, 11 Charter Schools, a Technical College, private schools, nearby colleges, State College of Florida, New College, USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus, plus private colleges, such as Kaiser, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is now located in the Lakewood Ranch area of Manatee County.   

Beaches

Imagine a world where no one’s worried about their cell phones.  Instead, they are eating a grouper sandwich at a funky little beach bar, kayaking or paddle boarding with dolphins on Palma Sola Bay, Fishing from an old wooden pier, or watching the sky turn 10 shades of beautiful as the sun sets into the Gulf of Mexico.  Life is good here.  Parents Magazine recently named Coquina Beach #7 of the most Family Friendly beaches.

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Work That Matters:

Our residents rely on us for many services from insuring a safe and consistent water supply to maintaining clean and safe beaches. Manatee County Government employees are key to delivering services to all of our residents including our seniors, children, families and those just starting out on their own. 

Our A.C.E. Philosophy is core to our principles, both in serving our citizens and co-workers... Accountability, Civility and Ethics!

Employee Benefits

Manatee County offers a generous suite of benefits, including a defined benefit retirement plan, liberal time off benefits, award winning health and wellness programs.  See for yourself!  http://tinyurl.com/k3jp739

19 job(s) at Manatee County Government

Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 16, 2018
General Information LOCATION: Water Treatment Plant Laboratory  17915 Waterline Road HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 3:30pm **Position is 6 months from April till September** Note: OPS stands for Other Personal Services. This is a temporary position and not eligible for health or retirement benefits, is not a regular position, cannot exceed six months in duration.  PAY GRADE: G6 Serving in a temporary, non-supervisory capacity, assists in herbicide mixing and application work in the control and monitoring of aquatic and other weeds and plants.ÂWork is performed under close supervision and in strict accordance with pertinent rules and procedures.    Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications  High school diploma or equivalent certificate of competency. Prior experience in the management and/or maintenance of lakes or ponds highly desired. Prior commercial landscaping, horticultural, or grounds keeping experience desired. Valid Florida driver's license. Must be able to swim a minimum of 100 yards. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.  Closing Date/Time: 2/27/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 16, 2018
General Information LOCATION: 1022 26th Ave E HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 3:30pm This classification performs skilled work in the field of infrastructure construction inspection. Work involves inspection of a variety of routine infrastructure construction work, performed by outside contractors or by the County, for conformance with plans, specifications, standards and regulations.  NOTE: DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS (DOQ) POSITION LEVEL AND SALARY WILL BE BASED UPON EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES.   Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications High school graduate/equivalent. Valid driver's license with Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire.  Officer I - Minimum of two (2) years technical and trades experience in a variety of infrastructure and/or building construction work. Completion of Univ. of FL Mobile Video Training (MVT) Confined Space Entry, NPDES Certification, and First Aid/CPR Certification (Skill Set Level I) must be obtained within six months of hire.  Officer II - Minimum of four (4) years technical and trades experience in the inspection of infrastructure and/or building construction work. Meets Skill Set Level I. Meets Skill Set Level II or equivalent requirements, as verified by department.  Officer III â€" Minimum of six (6) years technical and trades experience in the inspection of infrastructure and/or building construction work. Meets Skill Set Level I, Skill Set Level II, and Skill Set Level III or equivalent requirements, as verified by department.  Senior Officer - Minimum of eight (8) years technical and trades experience in the inspection of infrastructure construction. Non-Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) or equivalent certification. ÂMeets Skill Set Level I, Skill Set Level II, Skill Set Level III, and all Skill Set Level IV or equivalent requirements, as verified by department.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.  Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 13, 2018
General Information Work Schedule: June through August Weekly Hours: Up to 40 - Operation Hours 7:00am to 6:15pm / Monday - Friday Work Assignment: Varies â€" May include mornings, days and evenings. Locations: GT Bray and John Marble  Plans and executes leisure activities such as sports, arts, crafts, drama and special events. May supervise or instruct a group of children planning activities and administer discipline as appropriate. Responsible for the safety and well-being of children, ages 5 and up, in a structured seasonal day camp program. Maintains participant safety, administers first aid and completes incident reports. Work is performed with some independence and reviewed for results obtained. Incumbents in this position are required to work flexible hours.  NOTE: DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS (DOQ), POSITION LEVEL AND PAY RATE WILL BE BASED UPON EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSES. Note: OPS stands for Other Personal Services. This is a temporary position and not eligible for health or retirement benefits, is not a regular position. Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications Camp Counselor Training and Experience :  Completion of 11th grade and at least 17 years of age at the time of Summer Camp start date. Current CPR and First Aid certifications desired (training provided).  Senior Camp Counselor Training and Experience :  High School Diploma or GED and at least 18 years of age at the time of Summer Camp start date. Current CPR and First Aid certifications required before beginning assignment (training provided). Six monthsÂprior experience working with youth in a child care or camp setting is required.  Knowledge, Abilities and Skills   Knowledge of a variety of recreation activities suitable for children, youth and clientele having special needs. Knowledge of facilities and equipment needed in a comprehensive recreation program. Knowledge of rules and regulations governing the play of a variety of recreation games. Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions necessary for protection of the public and employees in recreation activities. Ability to work flexible hours. Ability to effectively supervise children. Ability to communicate clearly, orally and in writing. Ability to understand and carry out instructions, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to deal with the public firmly, courteously and tactfully, even under stressful conditions. Ability to maintain concise, accurate records. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Skill in leading, instructing and supervising recreational activities and programs. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 13, 2018
General Information Pay Grade: G11 HOURS: 12 hour shifts from 7 am - 7 pm or 7 pm - 7 am to include holidays, weekends and emergencies LOCATION: 2101 47th Terrace E. Bradenton, FL 34203 This classification performs communications work in the operation of telephone, radio, and other related equipment in the 911 Emergency Communications Center. Work is performed in a high stress environment under direct supervision and involves primary responsibility for answering emergency calls and taking appropriate action.  Job Description         Click HERE for job description. Minimum Qualifications High school graduate or equivalent. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Telecommunicator must successfully complete the following department-provided training/certification programs within specified time frames as required: Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification within three months of hire Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD) certification within three months of hire Emergency Police Dispatch (EPD) certification within three months of hire National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) certifications within one year of hire HAZWOPER certification within three months of hire C.P.R certification within three months of hire Emergency Telecommunicator (ETC) or equivalent within three months of hire Complete mandatory State Telecommunicator license within one year of hire Must passÂNCIC/FCIC criminal background check. Must complete F.B.I CJIS Security Awareness Training within six months of hire. Valid drivers license, with valid Florida Driver License within 30 days of hire. Note: all required certifications must remain current and active.  Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 13, 2018
General Information LOCATION: 2101 47th Terr E HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 4:00pm Starting salary $ 50,668.80-64,625.60 PAY GRADE: G19 This classification performs advanced engineering tasks related to area of assignment, i.e., performing and overseeing road, traffic, drainage, utility, or electrical engineering projects, etc., which require advanced knowledge of the specialty area. Position has considerable contact with County officials, contractors, engineers and other professional contacts and requires excellent public relations skills. Job Description Essential Functions These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position. Oversees the coordination of County-wide drainage, road, traffic, or utility studies; works with consulting engineers on development of these studies. Reviews and provides comments/suggestions regarding implementation of new regulations by the County and State pertaining to drainage, transportation and utilities. Effectively plans and oversees activities, which may include training, of technical staff assigned to the unit. (Certain positions designated as "supervisory" will also be responsible for completing Employee Performance Evaluations for assigned staff.)  Researches, prepares and/or reviews construction plans, applications and permits for road, drainage, traffic, utility and electrical construction projects. May oversee construction and inspection of construction work to ensure compliance with specifications and codes. Reviews and researches development projects for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code and County design standards.  Provides testimony for public hearing projects and aids in the preparation of staff reports. Researches, prepares, and/or reviews applications for concurrency and supporting traffic/infrastructure analyses. Reads and interprets complex engineering plans and specifications; conducts engineering research, field studies, inspections and plan evaluations; performs complex engineering designs. Communicates clearly, effectively and tactfully, orally and in writing; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with others. Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related engineering field. Minimum of three (3) years engineering experience related to area of assignment, or may accept Engineer-in-Training certification with two (2) years experience related to area of assignment. Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Position Specific  Performs a variety of functions to support the Regional Traffic Management Center Manager involving day-to-day planning, organizing and coordinating operations and activities associated with the Sarasota-Manatee Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC). Assist the RTMC Manager with the general oversight of the RTMC Operators to facilitate smooth and balanced operation during the assigned shift. Includes administrative functions concerning the RTMC operations such as, shift scheduling, training, and Âregular coordination with the County's Traffic Engineering staff in implementing the signal and system timing plans to improve the regional traffic flow.  Operate the Central Traffic Management System (ATMS.now) and Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) devices such as, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, Vehicle Detection Sensors (VDS), and Bluetooth Travel Time Measurement Devices (BlueTOAD). Using these ATMS devices, assist the RTMC Manager in tracking and documenting performance measures as adopted in the RTMC Operations Manual.  Experience Desired/Preferred: Experience with Traffic Management Center (TMC) operations, traffic signal timing development and implementation, and use of Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) devices. Knowledge of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and traffic engineering principles and standards.   Closing Date/Time: 3/13/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jan 26, 2018
General Information LOCATION: 2411 Tallevast Road HOURS: Schedule and hours vary Starting pay $12.13/hourly  This classification performs non-mechanical fleet maintenance tasks on vehicles used in the Transit Division. Incumbent also serves in a lead capacity, coordinating and overseeing the activities of Community Service Workers used to perform a variety of non-mechanical fleet maintenance tasks on vehicles used in the Transit Division fleet.  Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications Completion of 10th grade. Prior work experience cleaning/maintaining buses or transit vehicles desired. Valid Florida Class "B" Commercial Drivers License with Passenger (P) Âendorsement or must obtain within one hundred twenty (120) days of hire. Valid Florida CDL permit and written Air Brake test required prior to starting work. Safe driving record. Supervisory or lead experience desired.  Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 17, 2018
General Information LOCATION: Sewer Collections ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ4524 66thÂSt W HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 3:30pm Starting Salary $13.61/hourly This classification performs a variety of entry level, semi-skilled, or skilled maintenance, construction, and/or mechanical tasks involved in the continuous operation of Manatee County's Wastewater Systems. NOTE: DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS (DOQ), POSITION LEVEL AND SALARY WILL BE BASED UPON EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS /LICENSES. Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications TRAINEE â€" III: High school graduate/equivalent. TRAINEE: No experience required. TRAINEE :Â-Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Â-Valid Florida Class "A" CDL Permit WITH written Air Brakes, Tanker, Combination, and General Knowledge test required prior to starting work. Â-Valid Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six (6) months of hire. TRAINEE: "Confined Space Certification" within one (1) year of employment. Class "C" Wastewater Technician Certification within eighteen (18) months of hire. TECH I: Minimum of one (1) year experience in repair and maintenance or installation of sewage system pumps and equipment in a utility or closely related system. TECH II: Minimum of three (3) years experience in repair and maintenance or installation of sewage system pumps and equipment in a utility or closely related system. Minimum of one (1) year back-hoe operation experience, or one (1) year Flusher Truck, or one (1) year on TV/Seal Truck, or a combination thereof. TECH III: Minimum of five (5) years experience in repair and maintenance or installation of sewage system pumps and equipment in a utility or closely related system. Minimum of three (3) years back-hoe operation experience, or three (3) years Flusher Truck, or three (3) years on TV/Seal Truck, or a combination thereof. TECH I: Class "C" Wastewater Technician Certification, "Confined Space Entry", "Bloodborne and Waterborne Pathogen Safety Course". TECH II: Class "B" Wastewater Technician Certification; "Confined Space Entry", "Bloodborne and Waterborne Pathogen Safety Course", "Basic Pump Maintenance", "Basic Welding," and "Traffic Control Safety" certification. TECH III: Class "A" Wastewater Technician Certification; "Confined Space Entry", "Bloodborne and Waterborne Pathogen Safety Course", "Basic Pump Maintenance", "Basic Welding", "Traffic Control Safety", and "Trenching and Shoring" certification.  TECH I â€" III: Valid Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL).   Closing Date/Time: 2/27/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 09, 2018
General Information **ÂSTARTING SALARY $26.16ÂPER HOUR Plus AdditionalÂper License ** (Depending on Qualifications/Licenses)  HOURS: Monday-Friday, 7am to 4pm Highly skilled technical work in securing and maintaining compliance with all applicable building codes and regulations governing building construction, alterations and repairs. Work involves the examination of plans, blueprints, diagrams, surveys, and similar documentation. Work involves inspections at commercial, industrial and other job sites. Work requires considerable independent judgment in the interpretation and application of pertinent codes and regulations. WeÂalso require a high level of customer service skills in dealing with the public. 1. Manatee County offers an excellent health care plan with little or no co pays on prescriptions. 2. 11 paid holidays, accrued sick time, vacation time and 3 personal holidays per year. 3. Manatee County Building and Development Services also supports the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF) Cross Training program which is paid for by Building and Development Services in which additional licenses can be obtained and a $1.00 pay increase for each license. 4. Available Over Time work. 5. Educational training for Obtaining CEU's paid for by Building and Development Services. 6. Take home vehicle for inspectors providing they live in the County. Job Description Click HERE for job description.  Minimum Qualifications High school graduate/equivalent. Possession of two (2) Standard Licenses in one (1) discipline (Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical) issued by Florida's Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB) as an Inspector and Plans Examiner. In lieu of licensure have a minimum verifiable five (5) years experience gained as/or under a registered or state-certified general, building, or residential contractor. Licensure in individual contractor trades may be considered. Multiple licenses or the verifiable ability to obtain same is required (Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, and/or Electrical). Basic computer skills. Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Certification Time Frames for Plans Examiner- Inspection Officer I: Provisional Licensure required from BCAIB as an Inspector and Plans Examiner is required within the first 120 days of employment. Standard Licensure(s) required prior to expiration of Provisional License or within one (1) year of employment, whichever comes first.  Skill Level: Skill level indicator (I through IV) for each Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner License in the disciplines of:ÂBuilding, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical.  Career Incentive Pay: Compensation of $1.00/hour for each additional license in skill level(s) after meeting minimum qualifications.  Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 22, 2018
General Information LOCATION: 5502 33rd Ave Dr W (GT Bray Park) HOURS: Monday - Friday / 8:00am to 5:00pm Pay grade: G9 This classification performs specialized clerical work in maintaining fiscal records.ÂWork involves the application of clerical skills to varied tasks such as posting, checking entries, balancing accounts and verifying information on records and documents.  Job Description Essential Functions These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position. Receives, records and deposits cash receipts; prepares daily tabulations and reports of cash receipts; distributes receipts to proper funds; may assist with bank deposits or reconciliation reports.  Classifies receipts and disbursements in accordance with established codes, referring questionable allocations to supervisors, and prepares summary sheets as required.  Process purchase requests, and payments to vendors. Coordinate with vendors for price quotes and delivery of goods.ÂHandles purchasing/payment issues including responding to inquiries by departmental staff, county finance, vendors, and general public.  Performs data entry and standard report generation in financial or management information systems.ÂMay review work of others to verify accuracy of data entry, and make necessary corrections.  Compiles data and prepares a variety of routine reports using simple spreadsheets, finance system, and/or specialized management information systems.ÂMay prepare billing and/or invoicing for special accounts.  May perform non-accounting clerical and secretarial duties in addition to normal fiscal responsibilities including responding to information requests, preparing correspondence, filing, ordering supplies, and assisting others.  Additional Duties Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required. Minimum Qualifications High school graduate/equivalent. Minimum of two (2) years experience with fiscal related duties. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.  Closing Date/Time: 3/1/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 17, 2018
General Information LOCATION: Main Distribution Office  4410 66th St W (may be required to report to Elwood Field Office 4825 44th Ave E) HOURS: Monday - Fridy / 7:00am to 3:30pm Starting pay $13.61/hourly Pay grade: G9 - G13 This classificationÂperforms a variety of entry level, semi-skilled, or skilled maintenance, construction, and/or mechanical tasks involved in the continuous operation of Manatee County's Water System. NOTE: POSITION LEVEL AND SALARY WILL BE DEPENDENT ON QUALIFICATIONS (DOQ.) Additional "career incentive" pay is awarded for the following levels: Level 2 Water Distribution Operator License - $1.00 per hour; Level 1 Water Distribution Operator License - $1.50 per hour.  Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications TRAINEE-III: High school graduate/equivalent. TRAINEE: No experience required. TRAINEE: Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Valid Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six (6) months of hire. Valid Florida Class "A" CDL Permit WITH written Air Brakes, Tanker, Combination, and General Knowledge test required prior to starting work. TRAINEE: Confined Space Certification" within one (1) year of employment. Level 3 Distribution Systems Operator License within eighteen (18) months of hire. TECH I: Minimum of one (1) year of experience in repair and maintenance or installation of mechanical equipment in a utility or closely related system. TECH II: Minimum of three (3) years experience in repair and maintenance or installation of mechanical equipment in a utility or closely related system.; one (1) year back-hoe experience. TECH III: Minimum of five (5) years experience in repair and maintenance or installation of mechanical equipment in a utility or closely related system.; three (3) years back-hoe experience.  TECH I â€" III: Valid Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL). TECH I: Level 3 Distribution Systems Operator License; Confined Space Entry, Bloodborne and Waterborne Pathogen Safety Course certification. TECH II: Level 2 Distribution Systems Operator License; Confined Space Entry, Bloodborne and Waterborne Pathogen Safety Course, Basic Pump Maintenance, Basic Welding, Traffic Control Safety certification. TECH III: Level 1 Distribution Systems Operator License; Confined Space Entry, Bloodborne and Waterborne Pathogen Safety Course, Basic Pump Maintenance, Basic Welding, Traffic Control Safety, Cross Connection Control, and Trenching and Shoring certification. Prior work experience in plumbing, construction, or mechanical repairs desired. Experience with directional bore machine, highly desired.  Closing Date/Time: 2/27/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 16, 2018
General Information Our GIS team is seeking an innovator, a GIS Analyst/Programmer who understands how GIS related technologies can make a positive impact in our community. Manatee County is a fast-growing community and a forward-thinking organization that is home to a mature Enterprise GIS System offering opportunities for growth and learning. As an organization, we are focused on continuous improvement, innovation and providing exceptional customer service. We are looking for a teammate who is creative, technically proficient, and who would enjoy working in an environment based on the principles of accountability, civility and ethics to seize opportunities that drive customer satisfaction and desired outcomes. Some projects you may work on would be "establishing and automating enterprise GIS workflows", "developing web based interactive GIS applications", and "assisting with the configuration and maintenance of enterprise GIS architecture".  LOCATION: 1112 Manatee Ave W, 7th Floor HOURS: Monday - Friday / 8:00am to 5:00pm  Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications Advanced proficiency in two or more of the following fields: Python Scripting, SQL, RDMS Programming, and/or Internet/Web Services Subject matter experience must be current with particular emphasis on leadership, innovation, and customer service accomplishments. Must be committed to self-development; Six years of relevant GIS experience OR Four years of relevant GIS experience and an Associate Degree in geographic information technology, computer science, computer technology, or related field OR Two years of relevant GIS experience and a Bachelor Degree in geographic information technology, computer science, computer technology, or related field Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in geographic information technology;  May Also Require: A valid Florida Driver's License Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods such as call-outs, maintenance windows, special assignments, emergencies, and disaster situations Candidate to demonstrate competencies and possess certifications in one or more specific fields Other highly desirable knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials relevant to the position such as ITIL, EPAS, SDLC, PMBOK, and other related certifications Must be able to pass a background check (including fingerprinting) and Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Level 4 Security Awareness Training before start date.  Must possess or be able to obtain Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certifications IS-100.b and IS-700.a within six months from date of hire. Position Specific Must have advanced interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well with others.  Must possess extensive knowledge of the ESRI ArcGIS suite of software including ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online. Must be well versed the ESRI versioned editing environment and familiar with editing data in a multi-user geodatabase. Must possess knowledge of RDBMS systems preferably Oracle 11g or greater, SQL, PL/SQL and related tools like TOAD. Must possess knowledge of geoprocessing, Model Builder and Python scripting. Must possess the ability to coordinate and complete multiple project or service requests in a timely manner. Must have strong work ethics, be reliable dependable and punctual. Must be motivated with a positive attitude in addition to being an eager and quick learner with the ability to build rapport with others. Must possess proficiency in technical documentation writing skills. Preferable to possess knowledge of JavaScript, Dojo, XML, and REST. Preferable to possess some basic knowledge of ArcGIS Server administration, publishing, and management. Preferable to have knowledge of ESRI's Geoportal Server and metadata management. Preferable to possess some basic knowledge of ArcGIS Server Basic (SDE) Administration.  Closing Date/Time: 3/1/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jan 23, 2018
General Information  Â LOCATION: 2411 Tallevast Road HOURS: Schedule and days vary Positions will begin work February 26, 2018 This classification performs skilled vehicle operation work in transporting citizens.ÂWork involves responsibility for safe and efficient transportation of the general public, physically handicapped, and/or senior citizens, either on an assigned route in the County or to and from different locations in and around the Manatee County Region.ÂWork requires dealing with passengers in a pleasant and courteous manner, providing information about the route or destination, operating a two-way radio according to FCC standards, and driving safely in a variety of weather conditions. NOTE: Pre-Employment physical required. Medical Examination Certificate for Bus Transit System Driver required. To be employed as a Transit Operator, must meet the physical qualifications to operate a bus according to the stated requirements (local and/or state and/or federal).  Job Description Click HERE for complete job description.  Minimum Qualifications Education : High School diploma or G.E.D.  License : At minimum, you must possess one of the following:  1. Class "B" Commercial Driver's License with passenger endorsement and air brakes endorsement, or;  2. Class "B" CDL permit with passenger and air brake endorsements, by effective date of employment. Must be able to pass the CDL Test within 5 weeks - trainingÂwill beÂprovided.  Special Requirements : Five (5) years driving experience or three (3) years Commercial Driving Experience. ÂMust successfully pass all tests and written examinations given. Must successfully pass a DOT physical.ÂWill have Division of Motor Vehicle records checked.   Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Dec 05, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 1112 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, 34205 HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pay Grade: MP10  This classification coordinates staff and provides management oversight for the Budget Management Division of the Financial Management Department by performing highly technical, professional, and analytical work of considerable difficulty in supervising and participating in day-to-day activities related to the preparation, analysis, and maintenance of the County's budget (totaling over $1 billion in more than 150 funds), capital improvement program and revenue forecasting.ÂWork is performed with considerable independence and latitude within the framework of state statutes, Department of Revenue, County policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Working Conditions Indoor/Office situation, importance of being accurate within short timeframes, and under pressure from internal and external sources. *Note: This position has been designated by the Manatee County Commission as serving at the will and pleasure of the County Administrator. Employees so designated may be terminated at any time with or without cause. Job Description Click "HERE" for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field, Master's degree in related field desired. ÂMinimum of five (5) years experience in a responsible position in a central budget office or similar setting. ÂThree (3) years experience as budget officer or senior management budget/finance professional in government or large entity setting preparing and responsible for that entity's annual budget.ÂDesire recent experience with Florida Truth in Millage (TRIM) laws, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) "best practices" for budgeting, automated financial management systems and report writing applications.ÂMinimum of two (2) years supervisory experience.ÂExperience with Florida county budgets and operations highly desired, as well as experience in issuance and management of tax exempt bonds.ÂEquivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge/Abilities/Skills Knowledge of the organization, functions, policies, laws and administrative procedures of County government. Knowledge of Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) standards for budgets and financial reporting. Knowledge of local government accounting principles and practices and automated government finance systems. Knowledge of modern management methods and practices, budget preparation and analysis. Ability to maintain complex financial records, and analyze/prepare reports from same. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, employees and the public and to communicate clearly, orally and in writing. Ability to organize and effectively present oral and written reports, findings and recommendations, and to make judgments, decisions and recommendations regarding complex financial and management issues. High level skills in computer operations and pertinent software applications, i. e., MS Office (including Excel Spreadsheets), Crystal reports, databases, etc. Superior communication and public speaking skills required. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 13, 2018
General Information Work Schedule: June through August Weekly Hours: Up to 40 Work Assignment: Varies â€" May include mornings, days, evenings and Sundays  Under general direction of the Youth Program Coordinator, or designee, performs various duties regarding the daily operation of the County seasonal day camp programs. Responsible for the safety and supervision of program participants, ages 5 and up, and staff. Work is reviewed through observation, reports and reaction and comments of program participants. Note: OPS stands for Other Personal Services. This is a temporary position and not eligible for health or retirement benefits, is not a regular position.   Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications Training and Experience  At least 18 years of age. Associate's degree in recreation, education or related field. Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with youth, as a teacher or two (2) summers of experience in a camp setting working with youth. Minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience desired. Current CPR and First Aid certifications required before beginning assignment (training provided). Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.   Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 23, 2018
General Information LOCATION: Utilities Communications/Safety  4520 66th St W HOURS: Monday - Friday / 8:00 am to 4:30pm Starting pay $13.61 Responsible for administrative support and typically supports a Division or Section Manager with the everyday tasks involved in completing projects in a timely manner.ÂResponsible for performing advanced technical and vocational level work within the functional area assigned.  Job Description  Essential Functions These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position. Relieves an administrative superior of routine administrative details, assists in reports, program planning, program monitoring, coordinating a variety of responsible staff functions.  May supervise and train subordinate clerical staff and monitor staff functions to ensure expeditious handling of all assignments and requests for services from one or more work units; oversees or handles special projects.ÂMonitors progress of administrative projects.ÂTrains administrative staff.  Collects data, assists in the preparation of departmental budget, coordinates agenda items, types correspondence, statements, reports and other materials, composes and types letters, memoranda, minutes, notices, etc., attends meetings as necessary.  Develops, modifies or recommends initiation of office procedures; develops and updates procedural statements and manuals, initiates correspondence with little or no direction.  Obtains costs and quote information for department needs.ÂProcesses purchase orders and requisitions.ÂMonitors department purchasing, receiving, and payments.  Prepares technical and statistical reports.ÂPerforms special projects as required.ÂResponds to requests for information from the public.  Maintains complex and sensitive files and records, compiles, researches and completes data for management and operating reports and other public documents.ÂMaintains project logs and other critical files.  Screens and refers callers; answers various inquiries personally, processes claims; provides information on departmental services and functions; maintains appointment schedules; coordinates meetings.  Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties ) as required. Minimum Qualifications Associate's degree. Minimum of three (3) years experience in a field related to area of assignment. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.  Position Specific  Closing Date/Time: 3/1/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 21, 2018
General Information LOCATION: Landfill  3333 Lena Road HOURS: Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Friday / 7:00am to 6:00pm Starting Pay $15.29/hourly This classification performs skilled work in the operation of heavy equipment at the Manatee County landfill.ÂOperation of assigned equipment is normally a full-time or predominant task; however, other work is performed as required.ÂIncumbent may be required to provide guidance and direction to employees of a lower level.  Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent certificate of competency. Minimum ofÂtwo (2) years experience in the operation of heavy construction and earthmoving related equipment. Valid driver's license with validÂFlorida driver's license within 30 days of hire. May require valid Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A with Tanker Endorsement, according to duties assigned. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.  Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Feb 15, 2018
General Information LOCATION: 1022 26th Ave E HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 4:00pm This classification performs duties related to project management and the preparation of construction plans, specifications and engineering reports related to transportation, water, wastewater, storm water, reclaimed water and associated engineering fields.ÂPosition has considerable contact with County officials, contractors, engineers and other internal and external contacts, requiring excellent public relations skills.  Job Description Essential Functions These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position. Reviews and researches development projects for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, and County design standards.  Prepares and/or directs preparation and maintenance of necessary records, reports and correspondence; presents data in a professional manner.  Provides testimony for public hearing projects and aids in preparation of staff reports.  Prepares/reviews designs for assigned projects;Âestimates project costs.  Checks drawings and quantities; writes specifications for bids; attends pre-bid conferences, inspects construction in the field; negotiates change orders; checks and approves contractor payments.  Effectively schedules, assigns and oversees work of technical staff, when necessary.  Reads and interprets complex engineering plans and specifications and utilizes highly complex engineering techniques in the solution of problems associated with area of assignment.  Communicates clearly, effectively and tactfully, orally and in writing, including preparing and presenting reports, briefings and data in a professional manner. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with others; makes effective professional public presentations.  Additional Duties  Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering field. Minimum of four (4) years engineering experience related to area of assignment. Must possess current Florida Professional Engineer (P.E.) License (may consider out-of-state license with ability to transfer to Florida within one (1) year of hire date). Valid Florida driver's license. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.  Position Specific ÂThis position serves as a Project Engineer in the Utility Engineering Division reviewing land development applications, analysis of efficient sewer and water design in compliance with the County Master Sewer and Water Plan, using Sewer/Water Gems hydraulic software, evaluation of developer agreements, negotiating alternate routes, tracking of the level of service and compliance with Development Orders, and developing Capital Improvements in advance of need. Responsible for day to day coordination and overall client satisfaction; while building strong client relationships. This position also requires considerable contact with County officials, contractors, engineers and other internal and external contacts and requires excellent public relations and negotiating skills. Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Manatee County, FL Palmetto, FL, USA
Feb 15, 2018
General Information Pay Grade: G14 HOURS: Monday - Friday / 8am - 5pm LOCATION: 305 25th Street W, Palmetto, Fl 34221 This classification performs medical assistance by administering injections and medication; post-operative observation; administering medical treatments and monitoring the health and care of impounded animals in a shelter facility; medical testing and test results interpretation, inventory control and security of drugs; laboratory work and related clerical duties. Directs sanitation and feeding protocols, determines whether animals are treated or euthanized as a last resort. This position reports to the Shelter Veterinarian and is responsible for implementing all medical protocols as directed by the Shelter Veterinarian. Note: Manatee County Animal Services is working toward becoming a No-Kill facility.  Job Description  Â Click HERE for job description. Minimum Qualifications Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology with valid certification as a veterinary technician desired. MinimumÂof two (2)Âyears experience in private veterinary or shelter medicine practice assisting in surgery, medical treatments and performing diagnostic procedures. Florida State Certification in Euthanasia or must obtain within six (6) months of hire. Incinerator Operation certification within six months ofÂhire.ÂÂValid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.    Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Manatee County, FL Palmetto, FL, USA
Feb 08, 2018
General Information S ee more about the Bradenton Area Convention Center and the Crosley Estate at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VryuHLNSTFI LOCATION : 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto and Crosley Estate, Sarasota HOURS: Hours and days of work will vary to support events. Hours are typically average 20 per week, but will not exceed 25 per week. PAY GRADE: G1 $8.54 - $ 10.68 To assist in the set-up, tear-down, and cleanup of furniture, equipment and/or perform routine janitorial duties, for events held primarily at theÂBradenton AreaÂConvention Center.ÂPosition will work flexible schedules including days, nights, weekends, holidays, and occasional overnight shifts. The scheduled shifts are typically as follows: AM Shift - 7am-3pm PM shift - 3pm-11pm Overnight shift - 11pm -7am  Job Description Click " HERE " for complete job description Minimum Qualifications Must be 17 years of age or older.  Familiarity with small power tools and equipment used in set-ups and tear-downs associated with events desired.   Closing Date/Time: Continuous