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 mile cross 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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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

20 job(s) at Manatee County Government

Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Nov 04, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 2101 47th Terr E HOURS: Vary Pay grade: G14 This classification performs a variety of tasks relating to Traffic Signal Systems, including traffic control devices, fiber optic communications, computerized timing, and other state-of-the-art electronic equipment and/or programs. Assists with maintenance and calibration of sophisticated electronic traffic signal controllers, conflict monitors, and detector units. Serves as coordinator between the Traffic Information and Traffic Systems sections, relative to peak traffic data and other statistics that govern modifications. Assists and coordinates with appropriate management any changes, problems or plans involving signal control timing. Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications Minimum of one (1) year experience working with ATMS.now Control Signal System Management platform or a similar system. Experience working with Noztec 980 Controllers, Try traffic and Synchro/Simtraffic software programs. Experience working on signal re-timing projects related to coordinated signal systems. Minimum Qualifications High school graduate/equivalent. Minimum of six (6) years experience relating to signal systems operation, including repair and maintenance of traffic devices and related communications equipment. Associates degree or related vocational courses/training certifications, with related electronic experience, desired. Must have certifications by ATSSA or IMSA in Work Zone Safety and IMSA Traffic Signal Level I. Must obtain Level II within six (6) months of hire. Valid Florida driver's license required. In accordance with area of assignment, may require a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Nov 17, 2017
General Information Manatee County EMS In action (Please click BACK to apply) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAFRB0Ey4tQ PARAMEDIC PAY GRADE: (P2) $41,691.62 - $66,706.60 Annually PARAMEDIC - CHARGE PAY GRADE: (P3) $45,600.22 - $72,960.34 Annually HOURS : 24/48 7 days rotate, non-exempt, at Various EMS Stations LOCATION: 2101 47th Terrace E / Bradenton, Fl, 34203 Paramedic Annual: $41,075.51 - $65,720.81 Annually Charge Paramedic Annual: $44,926.34 - $71,882.14 Annually Interviews : will be held the week of December 18 - 22, 2017 Estimated start date of January 29,2018 This classification performs technical work in the provision of advanced emergency medical care and transportation under direction of a physician, by written protocol or direct communication, provides advanced emergency medical care (Advanced Life Support - ALS) for the sick and injured as defined in Florida Statute and Florida Administrative Code and local Medical Director authored protocols. Work requires extensive knowledge in Basic and Advanced Emergency Medical Care, Incident Command Management (ICS), basic rescue procedures, Basic Hazardous Materials Response, Emergency Vehicle Operations, patient handling techniques, Critical Incident Stress Management, thorough knowledge of the geography of Manatee County, and the ability to direct the work of others. Must pass department approved Agility Test. *Note: Safety Sensitive position requires random drug testing. NOTE: FRS Retirement Class: Special Risk. Job Description Click HERE for job description. Minimum Qualifications High school graduate/equivalent. Associate's degree in related field desired. Minimum of two (2) years of working experience as a paramedic in an ALS 911 system required. Experience shall have included decision making authority during patient care. Must be approved by Manatee County EMS Medical Director. Note: This excludes Manatee County EMS (MCEMS) employees progressing through the established career ladder. For these internal candidates MCEMS EMT experience may be included toward experience requirement. PARAMEDIC: Certifications/Licenses Required Certified Florida Paramedic, current CPR Health Care Provider Certification, current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Completion of sixteen (16)-hour Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC), or must satisfactorily complete within thirty (30) days of hire date. Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Certifications Desired International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification, PEPP and/or PALS. CHARGE PARAMEDIC: Certifications/Licenses Required: Certified Florida Paramedic, Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (16 hour course). Incident Command Management Systems 100, , 200, 700, and 800 within 90 days of hire. Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Certifications Desired: International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), and/or Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Pediatric Emergencies for Pre Hospital Providers (PEPP) and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), other advanced experience in STEMI, Stroke and 12-Lead interpretation.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Nov 03, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 1022 26th Ave E HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 3:30pm G11 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. Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent certificate of competency. 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. Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Oct 12, 2017
General Information ** STARTING SALARY $22.99 PER HOUR** (Depending on Qualifications/Licenses) HOURS: Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm 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. We also 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 .50 cent 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: Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical. Career Incentive Pay: Compensation of $0.50/hour for each additional license in skill level(s) after meeting minimum qualifications.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Sep 15, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 2101 47th Terr E HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 4:00pm Pay grade: MP8 This classification performs preparation of construction plans, specifications, engineering reports, and cost estimates for projects related to area of assignment. Incumbent performs complex engineering design, review, and/or capital improvement program planning and implementation work. Prepares, signs, and seals documents for outside agencies. Position 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. Coordinates the review and research for 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. Coordinates preparation and reviews designs for projects, estimates 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. Signs and seals drawings and other pertinent documents. 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 five (5) years engineering experience related to Traffic Engineering. Must possess current Florida Professional Engineer (P.E..) License (may consider out-of-state P.E.. License, with ability to transfer to Florida within one (1) year of hire date). Minimum of one (1) year as Engineer of Record. Valid Florida driver's license. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Position Specific Area of Assignment: Traffic Engineering Primarily responsible for reviewing signing and pavement markings, signalization, maintenance of traffic plans associated with construction plans from both external and internal customers. This position will also assist and be responsible for providing development plan reviews, coordination with FDOT regarding access management meetings, as well as reviewing traffic studies from operational and safety point of view. In addition, this position will design, sign and seal traffic design plans and specifications for in-house projects.
Manatee County, FL Palmetto, FL, USA
Nov 18, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 1303 17th St W Hours: Monday - Friday / 8:00am to 5:00pm This classification performs responsible technical secretarial and clerical work which involves a wide variety of activities. Duties may include skilled typing, filing, interviewing and screening callers and visitors, and the operation of office equipment. Incumbents in this class perform specialized high-level secretarial tasks dealing on a regular basis with sensitive or confidential information, coordinating and integrating own division/department activities with those of other division/departments. 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. Maintains complex and sensitive files and records, compiles, researches and completes data for management and operating reports and other public documents; performs clerical and fiscal operations unique to the department or division. Relieves an administrative superior of routine administrative details, such as requisitioning or ordering supplies and equipment; checking operating reports for accuracy and conformance to policies and standards; and preparing publications for the administrator's final approval. Interview, screens, and refers callers; answers various inquiries personally; processes claims; provides information on departmental services and functions; maintains appointment schedules; coordinates meetings. Takes walk-in/walk-up inquiries as well as telephone and email inquiries, providing the proper direction for assistance. May supervise and train subordinate clerical staff. May conduct financial transactions and reconcile daily summary of transactions Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma, GED or other certificate of competency; supplemented by course work in business education. Experience in high level responsible secretarial work. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Nov 16, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 1112 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton. 34205 HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PAY GRADE: MP5 This classification performs day to day supervision and overseeing of the development, preparation, presentation and monitoring of the County's operating and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget. Work involves highly technical duties in developing and administering major management systems such as budget/CIP development, revenue forecasting, and budget administration. Monitors and assists several large departments with their operating budgets and functions as a lead manager assisting or advising other budget analysts. Working Conditions Indoor/ Office environment; high noise environment while performing certain responsibilities. Lifting equipment up to 50 lbs. alone; up to 75 lbs. with assistance. Job Description Click "HERE" for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related field. Master's degree in a related field desired. Minimum of three years financial, accounting, budgetary, business management, or related experience in a public sector or large organizational setting. Experience with Florida County budgets and automated government finance systems highly desired. Minimum of two years experience in coordinating and/or overseeing the work of others, or special projects. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Skill in accurately performing mathematical calculations associated with budget and finance operations. Skill in computer operations including pertinent finance systems and software applications, i. e., Word, Excel, Access, etc.
Manatee County, FL Palmetto, FL, USA
Nov 15, 2017
General Information LOCATION: Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Palmetto HOURS: Hours and days of work will vary to support the needs of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the intern's student schedule. Typically will be in a Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm. timeframe. Hours will not exceed 25 hours per week. Candidate must be a bona fide student and provide proof of current enrollment in a university, college, trade or vocational school. Pay Grade:G6 Work performed is considered more complex and involved than work performed at Level II internship. Work classified at this level requires the application of some knowledge and skill. The work is supervised, although there is some level of independence in carrying out assigned duties. This is a part time, temporary position that may not exceed twelve (12) months. Hours of work: May not exceed average of 25 hours worked per week in one year. Job Description Click " HERE " for complete Job Description Minimum Qualifications Pursuing Bachelor's degree desired. Applicants from all fields, including but not limited to (area of assignment) with a strong interest in public service or public administration are welcome to apply. Position Specific M9802 CONVENTION CENTER & CVB JOB DUTIES: Assists with implementing marketing and promotional communications designed to create awareness of programs and with a variety of film marketing tasks. Gains practical knowledge of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (BACVB) daily operations through assisting with projects in data base management, data base entry, research and analysis, web projects, and/or public relations. Also assists the BACVB with a variety of film marketing tasks. Assists in performing web related work in "Reel Scout," the industry software, uploading images, statistics, and running reports. Assist with film permitting and learn the process of film permitting while assisting with perfecting the process. Performs online or other research to assist in marketing projects. Prepares drafts of printed materials including newsletters, brochures, fliers, slide presentations and other informational materials to support programs. Assists with updating website data and works with interactive media and social networks as needed. Updates and maintains media lists as needed. Assists with data base entry and maintenance. Researches information related to purchasing promotional items. Screens and refers callers, and personally responds to various inquiries for information. Studies and understands demographic details of target consumers and potential market and assists in developing market strategies. Assists in developing and/or conducting marketing survey examining competing film commissions and documenting their incentives, practices, database, etc to assist the Film Commission in developing their database. Provides administrative support and basic office duties to support staff members of BACVB/BACC.
Manatee County, FL Ellenton, FL, USA
Nov 15, 2017
General Information LOCATION: Rocky Bluff Library Branch, 6750 US. Highway 301 North, Ellenton HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday with variable day and evening hours. Closed Sunday & Monday Library Branch Supervisor - This is a supervisory position for a growing community library featuring a café and just minutes from the Ellenton Outlets. Trains and supervises staff and volunteers and acts as liaison for an active Friends group. Manages facility, overseeing maintenance, technology concerns, collection development and community programming needs. Maintains current awareness of professional library issues, developments, materials and equipment with emphasis on library trends and services. Must possess the ability to work with clientele of a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Must possess knowledge of and have the ability to provide basic computer technology and training to adults and children. Must have effective ability to communicate and collaborate with library and county administration as well as partner with community individuals and organizations. Must be able to speak in front of community groups and promote library services. Regular attendance and availability during all operating hours with the ability to work at any MCPLS location. Job Description Click " HERE" for Complete Job Description Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in library science from a university or college accredited by the American Library Association, with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a public library system. Minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience. Position Specific Library Branch Supervisor, Rocky Bluff Branch.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Nov 15, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 1112 Manatee Ave.W. Bradenton, 34205 HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm G19 GENERAL INFORMATION: The Training Specialist develops online courses through the application and utilization of adult learning principles and eLearning tools. This position provides expertise regarding eLearning format and learning management system technologies. Working with subject-matter experts and existing training, the training specialist creates engaging online content to facilitate the achievement of organizational goals. Working Conditions Indoor/outdoor situation; Lifting equipment up to 25 lbs., possibility of working in a high noise environment while performing certain responsibilities. Job Description Click "HERE" for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Graphic Design, Education, or Business Administration, with a minimum of two (2) years work experience related to eLearning development. Proficiency in Adobe full suite of products desired: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Strong knowledge and application of adult learning theory and instructional design principles with a focus on eLearning/virtual design and training methodologies utilizing the latest interactive learning technologies. Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate with, influence and impact people at multiple organizational levels. Proven ability to design engaging eLearning training programs. Able to effectively articulate and communicate instructional requirements for content, clarity, style, spelling, and grammar. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines. Strong working knowledge of recording and editing audio and video using eLearning development tools. Strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Proficiency with eLearning content authoring tools including Articulate Storyline. The ability to show examples and prove experience with the Adobe Suite and Articulate Storyline.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 12, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 2411 Tallevast Road HOURS: Vary Pay: $12.13 hourly PAY GRADE: G7 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. Working Conditions Indoor/Outdoor situation; high noise environment while performing certain responsibilities. Lifting equipment up to 25 lbs. alone; up to 50 lbs. with assistance. 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, and cannot work an average of more than 29 hours per week in a sporadic, on-call, as needed work schedule. 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) endorsement 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. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Nov 18, 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. Work 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 Comission 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. Minimum of five (5) years experience in a responsible position in a central budget office or similar setting. Three (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. Desire 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. Minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience. Experience with Florida county budgets and operations highly desired, as well as experience in issuance and management of tax exempt bonds. Equivalent 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.
Manatee County, FL Palmetto, FL, USA
Nov 17, 2017
General Information See More about the Bradenton Area Convention Center and the Crosley Estate at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VryuHLNSTFI LOCATION: Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1 Haben Blvd. Palmetto or Crosley Estate, Sarasota HOURS: Hours and Days of work will vary to support events. Position will work flexible hours, nights, late nights, weekends, some holidays. May be scheduled on average 20 hours per week but hours typically will not exceed 25 per week. PAY GRADE:9831 To perform work involving assisting in the preparation and service of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Job Description Click " HERE " for complete job description Minimum Qualifications Must be 18 years of age or older. Prior experience in a bar or food service environment desired.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Nov 16, 2017
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. Position 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; estimates 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 This 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.
Manatee County, FL Palmetto, FL, USA
Nov 15, 2017
General Information This position is full time with paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, Availability of award winning health benefits insurance plan, retirement plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and other benefits. To view information about the Bradenton Area Convention Center and the Powel Crosley Estate, click on the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VryuHLNSTFI LOCATION: Bradenton Area Convention Center, Palmetto, FL and/or Powel Crosley Estate, Sarasota, FL HOURS: Hours will vary to support events. Hours and days of week may include nights and weekends. Overtime may be required at certain times of the year to support events. Position may have assignments at both of the locations, Palmetto, FL and Sarasota, FL PAY GRADE:G10 Coordinates activities of staff and convention personnel to make arrangemments for group meetings and conventions at the Bradenton Area Convention Center (BACC) and/or Crosley Estate, as well as assisting in technical requirements at either or both facilities. Job Description Click " HERE " for Complete Job Description Minimum Qualifications High school graduate/equivalent. Minimum of one (1) year of related experience working in a facility whose operation is high volume and atmosphere, similar experience to that of a convention center, theater, banquet hall, or fast paced playhouse. Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Experience in food and beverage and events operations desired. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Oct 20, 2017
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: Crosley Estate, Sarasota and/or Bradenton Area Convention Center, Palmetto HOURS: Hours vary to support events. Position will work flexible hours,nights, weekends, some holidays. Position is not eligible to earn tips based upon hourly wage. May be scheduled on average for upt o 20 hours per week but hours typically will not exceed 25 per week. PAY GRADE: G7 Pay Range: $12.13 to $15.31 Job Description Click " Here " for complete Job Description Minimum Qualifications Must be 18 years of age or older. Two (2) years of bartending experience in a bar or food service environment required. Prior cash handling experience desired. Bartending certification may substitute for 1 year of bartending experience.
Manatee County, FL Palmetto, FL, USA
Oct 20, 2017
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 to $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 the Bradenton Area Convention Center. Position 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.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 12, 2017
General Information To Apply for: EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER I (see below for information on 2 agencies you can apply with.) This could be a temporary to permanent position with Manatee County Government if qualified after the probation/training period. HOURS: 12 hour rotating shifts 1.) EXPRESS Employment Professionals Job Posting: for this job click on the link below to complete an application: bradentonfl.expresspros.com/jobs/search/ (scroll to 911 Dispatcher) Call 941-753-0034 after completing the on-line application to set up pre-employment testing. OR 2) Call Ad-Vance Talent Solutions @ 941-739-8883 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. Quickly learns and applies knowledge of major County Landmarks, common areas (malls, shopping centers, etc.), housing developments, mobile home parks, schools, churches, major employers, fire and EMS station locations, shelters, all major highways and arteries, street-grid number/naming conventions, and major anomalies to these; creates County maps outlining emergency service zones for Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement as training aids. Quickly learns and applies applicable rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Continually sits at a computer terminal for long periods of time and maintains concentration; operates keyboard and communications equipment in a rapid, accurate, and efficient manner. Answers emergency 911 calls using CML computer system to determine whether service request is for Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, or other; handles calls personally or routes calls to appropriate agency; calls back on abandoned and disconnected calls; uses services of carriers to complete callbacks including interrupts, intercepts, and requests for address data under "exigent circumstances." Uses a headset to accurately obtain and translate information when processing 911 calls and information received from other units/agencies via computer, telephone, or TDD within time parameters set by the division while, at the same time, listening for instruction or information outside the call being taken or dispatched, all of which may involve different tones and pitch levels. Efficiently uses "Automatic Location Identification" (ALI) information to assist in the identification and location of callers using various tools (ALI Phase I, ALI Phase 2, etc.) provided by local exchange carriers and wireless cell phone carrier; must use alternative resources when addresses do not verify in computer system. Using Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) tools, verifies address and telephone number of caller. If address does not verify in computer system, takes appropriate steps to contact carriers to verify address; must prepare and use manual paper "cards" for use when CAD is inoperable. Builds computer screens on CAD system, which are forwarded to radio dispatchers for Fire, EMS, or other agencies such as law enforcement; provides critical information in "remarks" fields of CAD screen to assist responders. Launches group pages using CAD and InfoRAD computer software upon request of other agencies, or as part of SOP, to County-wide agencies and resources; conducts weekly tests of InfoRad and CAD paging systems; reports discrepancies to Data Coordinator or other appropriate staff. Uses Emergency Medical and Fire protocol software and/or flip cards to determine level and priority of EMS or Fire Units and collect vital pre-arrival information for medic or fire crews and hospitals. Incumbent is tested monthly as a part of ongoing Quality Assurance; annually re-certified; keeps up with updates on all protocols as they are introduced by NAED. Uses County computers and equipment for computer based training programs to stay current with required dispatch training programs: National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), WMD, HAZWOPER, County EOC Incident Manager, new EMD releases, weather alerts, and emails from Supervisors and Chief on policies, news, items of interest, information dissemination, etc. Takes calls for law enforcement from wireline 911 callers outside city limits and county-wide for wireless callers by determining the identity and location of caller, caller's need, jurisdiction for law enforcement, creating a screen on CAD if required, and transferring the caller to the appropriate law enforcement agency: Manatee County Sheriff (CAD screen transfers with caller), Police Departments of City of Bradenton, Holmes Beach, Long Boat Key, and City of Palmetto, or Florida Highway Patrol. Comprehends and follows oral and written instructions; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with others; and agreeably accepts constructive directions from co-workers and supervisors when dealing in emergency and/or non-emergency situations. Thinks and acts quickly, calmly, and accurately in emergency situations; communicates clearly and effectively in a concise and non-offensive manner, orally and in writing. Takes calls after normal business hours for Public Works, Animal Services, alarm companies, and other agencies both emergency and administrative in nature. Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required. Minimum Qualifications High school graduate or equivalent. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Technical Requirements Visual acuity and ability to identify colors and distinguish shades of color. Skill in operating CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) systems, applicable software applications (i.e., Windows NT, etc.) digital recording devices, computer generated phone systems, 800 MHZ radio systems and related equipment.
Manatee County, FL Palmetto, FL, USA
Nov 08, 2017
General Information LOCATION: Manatee County Detention Facility HOURS: Monday - Friday / 3:00pm to 11:30pm additional .35 cent per hour for hours 6:00pm to 11:30pm First 2-3 months is a training period hours will be 7:00am to 3:30pm This classification performs manual and skilled work involving two or more trades in demolition, salvage, renovation, alteration, construction, installation, maintenance, and repair projects for County buildings, equipment, facilities, systems, and grounds. Work involves application of various trades skills and those journeyman skills learned on the job. Employees in this class are expected to perform duties and tasks adhering to standard trades practices and procedures, and ensure that work is performed in a safe manner, monitoring the use of materials and equipment. NOTE: DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS (DOQ) POSITION LEVEL AND SALARY WILL BE BASED ON EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND CERTIFICATIONS . NOTE: This position is located at the Manatee County Detention Facility. Employee will be working inside locked pods and around both convicted inmates and individuals who are still awaiting disposition. Note: In addition to the qualifications set forth in this job description, employees holding this position must have a background allowing them to have regular access to secured areas of certain governmental facilities. Such employees may, due to policies of the Sheriff or Chief Circuit Judge, be subject to independent background investigations which exceed those conducted by Manatee County. Employees holding this position are hereby given notice that these independent officials, or their duly-authorized representatives may, based on the results of their investigation, decline to permit the employee access to secured areas of facilities under their operational control. In the event the County is unable to fully utilize such employees in other County operations not requiring secured area access, such employees are subject to non-disciplinary separation from County employment. Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications Building Trades Worker - Detention Facility High school graduate/equivalent. Vocational training certification in one or more skilled trades related to area of assignment (i.e., plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry, painting, etc.) highly desired. Minimum of two (2) years skilled trades work experience (related to area of assignment) in commercial building construction, maintenance, and repair. In accordance with area of assignment, certification(s)/license(s) for HVAC/refrigeration and/or chemical application may be required, or ability to obtain within 6 months. Valid Florida driver's license. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Senior Building Trades Worker - Detention Facility High school graduate/equivalent. Vocational training certification in skilled trade(s) related to area of assignment highly desired (i.e., plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry, painting, etc.). Minimum of three (3) years skilled trades work experience (related to area of assignment) in commercial building construction, maintenance, and repair. In accordance with area of assignment, certification(s)/license(s) for HVAC/refrigeration may be required. Prior lead or supervisory experience desired. Valid Florida driver's license. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Nov 07, 2017
General Information LOCATION: To be announced HOURS: Vary Pay Grade: G8 - G15 To perform skilled manual and mechanical tasks necessary for repair and preventive maintenance of the County's fleet vehicles and vehicular equipment. MUST POSSESS A COMPLETE, DEPARTMENT-APPROVED, SET OF AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC TOOLS. (NOTE: POSITION WILL INCLUDE ADDITIONAL "CAREER INCENTIVE" PAY). NOTE: DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS (DOQ), POSITION LEVEL AND SALARY WILL BE BASED UPON EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSES. Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION: High school graduate/equivalent. EXPERIENCE: TRAINEE : Minimum of one (1) year of training and/or work experience in repair and maintenance of vehicles and/or equipment. TECH I : Minimum of two (2) years work and/or training experience (within the last 7 years) in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and vehicular equipment. TECH II: Minimum of three (3) years work and/or training experience (within the last 8 years) in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and vehicular equipment. TECH III: Minimum of five (5) years work and/or training experience (within the last 10 years) in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and vehicular equipment. SENIOR: Minimum of six (6) years work and/or training experience (within the last 11 years) in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and vehicular equipment. ALL LEVELS: Must possess a complete set of department approved automotive mechanic tools. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: TRAINEE: Must obtain minimum of one (1) certification equivalent to those of ASE or National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) within one (1) year of hire. TECH I: Minimum of one (1) active certification equivalent to those of ASE or NATEF. TECH II: Minimum of three (3) active certifications equivalent to those of ASE or NATEF. Additional or specific ASE certifications may be required depending on area of assignment. TECH III: Minimum of four (4) active certifications equivalent to those of ASE or NATEF. Additional or specific ASE certifications may be required depending on area of assignment. SENIOR: Minimum of five (5) active certifications equivalent to those of ASE or NATEF. Additional or specific ASE certifications may be required depending on area of assignment. DRIVER'S LICENSE: ALL LEVELS: Valid Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class "B" with P (Passenger) endorsement, or must obtain within six (6) months of hire.