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

22 job(s) at Manatee County Government

Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 21, 2017
General Information LOCATION: G.T. Bray Administration Building Hours: Monday - Friday / 8:00am to 5:00pm Pay grade: G11 This classification is responsible for administrative support and typically supports a Director or Division Manager with the everyday tasks involved in completing projects in a timely manner. Work involves assisting in program planning, training, monitoring and coordinating a variety of responsible staff functions. Responsible 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. Coordinates the preparation of the departmental budget; monitors expenditures levels; and provides fiscal control over expenditure requests. Coordinates scheduling of staff with other departments, consultants, attorneys, public groups, representatives of other agencies, public and private sector; coordinates vacations and other interacting personnel matters; and may supervise a moderate sized work unit. Monitors performance and recommends corrective action to ensure compliance with procedure, standards or contractual requirements. Monitors status and progress of all assignments and makes notification to appropriate staff to avoid oversight and unscheduled delays. Manages staff functions to ensure expeditious handling of all assignments and requests for services from one or more work units; oversees or handles special projects. Prepares technical reports and records; performs basic statistical analysis of the unit work effort and methodology; and develops recommendations for improvement. Prepares special periodical publications, technical or informative on behalf of the department/division. Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration or accounting Two (2) years of administrative experience in a field related to the area of assignments. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Position Specific Parks and Natural Resources Department Perform duties as the Human Resource (HR) Liaison for the Parks and Natural Resources Department, providing exceptional customer service in person and over the phone. Knowledge of and ability to effectively apply current principles and practices of Human Resources Management. As HR Liaison, this position works very closely with the Human Resources Department to process all HR related paperwork including but not limited to job postings, new hire paperwork, pay assignment forms, annual evaluations and developmental plans, drug testing, fingerprinting, FMLA, and Worker's Compensation. Works with Risk Management to process incident reports, vehicle accident reports and Worker's Compensation documents. Work also includes setting up and maintaining personnel files, verifying time keeping and attendance, ordering office supplies, setting up meeting requests, maintaining the departmental calendar, accessing SharePoint sites, attending meetings, taking meeting notes and follow up actions, distributing department mail, maintaining phone listings and organizational charts, monitoring and distributing TrackIt/CAC issues, maintaining record retention, and assisting with work delegated by the Director. This position provides guidance to the division managers/supervisors relating to the hiring process including candidate selection, setting up interviews, providing salary information and gathering interview forms. Guidance may also be provided on any other personnel related inquiry. This position will also be an Insurance Coordinator for the Parks and Natural Resources Department and will be responsible for dispersing information to new hires on the insurance benefits offered by Manatee County and will assist any department employee with insurance questions and annual benefit enrollments. Essential skills required for this position: Proficiency with Office 365 tools is required including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Ability to multi-task and complete tasks with accuracy while having little or no supervision. Ability to meet deadlines in accordance with established timeframes
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 21, 2017
General Information G12 **Starting pay $15.96 per hour** HOURS : Monday - Friday / 7am - 4pm LOCATION: 1112 Manatee Ave W. Bradenton, Fl 34205 - 4th Floor This classification is responsible for performing technical work in securing and maintaining compliance with all applicable codes and regulations associated with the essential functions of the position. Work involves inspection and code enforcement of activities associated with the Florida Building Code which do not require an inspector license. Work requires considerable independent judgment in the interpretation and application of pertinent codes and regulations. Position also requires interpersonal and customer service skills. Job Description Click HERE for job description. Minimum Qualifications High school graduate/equivalent; Knowledge of construction industry practice; minimum of three years experience in building, code enforcement, planning, zoning, construction management, architecture, engineering, or related field. Valid Florida driver's license. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 21, 2017
General Information LOCATION: Location can vary (based out of Main Admin Building) HOURS: Monday - Friday / 8:00am to 5:00pm Salary $10.02 hourly PAY GRADE:G4 This classification performs custodial work of routine difficulty, using a variety of cleaning materials and related equipment. Position will maintain all custodial duties including trash removal, mopping, vacuuming, clean windows, restrooms, furniture, stock custodial closets, reorder any stock. In addition, the position will identify any maintenance concerns and direct to maintenance department and Supervisor. Provide prompt and courteous service to co-workers and the general public. 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 At least one (1) year experience in janitorial or related custodial work; the ability to read and write, understand and follow instructions is required. Must be familiar with the power tools, equipment and professional materials used in custodial services. Valid drivers license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire date. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 21, 2017
General Information LOCATION: Southwest Wastewater Plant 3331 Lena Road HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 3:30pm Pay grade range: G9 - G12 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: DEPENDENT 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 EDUCATION TRAINEE - III: High school graduate/equivalent WORK EXPERIENCE: (IN ACCORDANCE WITH LEVEL AND AREA OF ASSIGNMENT) Required: TRAINEE: No experience required. Prior work experience in plumbing, construction, or mechanical repairs desired. TECH I: Minimum of one (1) year of 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; one (1) year back-hoe experience. 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; three (3) years back-hoe experience. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH AREA AND LEVEL OF ASSIGNMENT) TRAINEE: "Confined Space Certification" within one (1) year of employment. Class "C" Wastewater Technician Certification within eighteen (18) months of hire. TECH I: Class "C" Wastewater Technician Certification; "Confined Space Entry", "Bloodborne and Waterborne Pathogen Safety Course" certification. TECH II: Class "B" Wastewater Technician Certification; "Confined Space Entry", "Bloodborne and Waterborne Pathogen Safety Course", "Basic Pump Maintenance", "Chlorination Equipment and Safety", "Basic Welding", "Traffic Control Safety" certification. TECH III: Class "A" Wastewater Technician Certification; "Confined Space Entry", "Bloodborne and Waterborne Pathogen Safety Course", "Basic Pump Maintenance", "Chlorination Equipment and Safety", "Basic Welding", "Basic Commercial Wiring", and "Cross Connection Control" certification. DRIVER'S LICENSE: TRAINEE: Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Valid Florida Class "A" CDL Permit WITH written Air Brakes, Tanker, Combination, and General Knowledge test required prior to starting work. Valid Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six (6) months of hire. TECH I - III: Valid Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 18, 2017
General Information LOCATION: GT Bray Recreation Center 5502 33rd Ave Dr W HOURS: Monday - Friday / 8:00am to 5:00pm Pay Grade G19 This classification performs a variety of tasks directing financial matters of the department. Work includes performing a variety of complex tasks such as preparation and monitoring of the departmental budget, procurement of departmental goods and services, supervision and review of accounting staff work and other financial administration activities. Provides operational review and analysis of the department and assigned divisions. Specialized tasks may include researching and recommending revenue and/or grant opportunities, and contract administration for grants or public assistance funding. 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. Plans, assigns, directs, and evaluates the work of subordinates. Prepares annual departmental budget; advises various division managers and supervisors in budget preparation; reviews submissions for accuracy and completeness, consolidates and submits budget requests. Coordinates and submits budget amendments to adjust for budget variances. Supervises the preparation of departmental expenditure documents and their processing, coordinates with Finance and vendors regarding departmental expenditures and accounts receivable, and monitors and submits requests for corrections to ensure accurate accounting of departmental costs. May prepare and/or compile information related to the Capital Improvement Plan, and monitor projects assigned to department. Develops departmental fiscal controls and procedures; reviews internal and external audits, coordinates activities, and assists with implementation of corrective action when required. Compiles reports for Director or Division Manager related to expenditures, budgets, revenues, statistical information, and programmatic cost data in order to advise the director on departmental operations. Participates in specification development, and review and selection of vendors for departmental purchases. Monitors contract compliance. Coordinates receipt and reporting requirements for grant funds or other public assistance, including documentation of costs related to funded programs, emergency relief efforts, or other similar activities. May prepare written and oral presentations as a representative of the Director; and presents information to the Board of County Commissioners and/or other public groups, as directed. Manages special projects or assignments, as directed. May prepare and/or review requests for legal services generated by the department. Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or closely related field. Minimum of three (3) (within the last 10) years experience in a responsible position involving financial management and planning. Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Position Specific Performs a variety of full range financial duties which involve aspects of community services, natural resources, recreational activities, air and water quality monitoring, volunteer and educational programming and UF extension services. The department is also responsible for managing the beach renourishment program. In conjunction with the Grants Coordinator and Contracts Manager, the Fiscal Services Manager will be responsible for providing assistance with requirements to contracts and must possess the ability to comprehend, review and analyze for compliance various contractual requirements, financial documents (such as monthly, quarterly and annual reports with corresponding gross receipts), balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and audited gross revenue reports.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 18, 2017
General Information Are you ready to head up our Purchasing Division? High profile, high visibility position. Manatee County is seeking a highly qualified person to join our team in an integral role. LOCATION: 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 34205 HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Operational, managerial and administrative activities of considerable difficulty in the supervision of the procurement function for the County. Your negotiations and buying teams award competitive solicitations and execute two-party agreements up to $100,000,000.00. The County's purchasing card program is also administered in your division. Working Conditions Indoor/Office situation. Work is performed with considerable independence and latitude within the framework of Florida state laws, County ordinances, policies, rules and procedures. *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 administration, business administration or a related field, with a minimum of six (6) years' experience in a purchasing, procurement, materials management, contract administration or logistics management position. Minimum of four (4) years management or supervisory experience in the large-scale procurement of supplies, services or construction that was acquired in a public or governmental purchasing position within eight (8) years preceding date of appointment. Desired Certifications: Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and required within twenty four (24) months of employment. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge/Abilities/Skills Knowledge of methods, practices and terminology used in local government purchasing. Knowledge of bidding procedures utilized in awarding contracts. Knowledge of ordinances, laws and regulations governing the purchasing function in the State of Florida. Ability to deal effectively and impartially with vendors. Ability to evaluate purchasing practices and recommend changes. Ability to administer a purchasing card program. Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of clerical and professional staff. Ability to keep accurate records and to make oral and written reports. Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relations with department directors, subordinates and vendors.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 15, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 1112 Manatee Ave W HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 4:00pm Salary $20.16 - $25.71 PAY GRADE: G16 This classification performs a variety of highly responsible duties involved with directing and coordinating construction, maintenance, and/or repair projects for County facilities assigned to the department. The position is expected to serve as a liaison between the customer (County entity requesting work) and work force (in-house staff or outside vendor) to ensure satisfactory product installation or service. This may include estimate procurement, record keeping, coordinating with purchasing dept., coordinating with architect, coordinating with permitting authority, coordinating with construction or maintenance teams, and end user. This position also requires the employee to help determine, design and implement the proper course of action to satisfy the request of the end user. Working Conditions Indoor/Outdoor environment; high noise environment while performing certain responsibilities. Lifting equipment up to 50 lbs. alone; up to 100 lbs. with assistance. Job Description Click HERE for compete job description. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in construction, architecture, engineering, building technology, or related field. Minimum of two (2) years experience planning, directing, or coordinating building construction and/or renovation activities, including working with building trades contractors. Valid Florida driver's license. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 15, 2017
General Information PAY GRADE: G20 HOURS : Monday - Friday / 8am - 5pm LOCATION: 1112 Manatee Ave W / Suite 510 This classification is principally responsible for assisting the Economic Development Official with the management and oversight of specially designated Redevelopment Areas. Responsibilities associated with implementation of respective community focus area plans include day-to-day operations and planning, public relations, real estate negotiations, administering professional service contracts, and capital planning. Position must effectively work with respective community groups, current and prospective business owners and neighborhoods when appropriate. Work involves building and maintaining relationships among stakeholders through coordination of activities with local businesses, development community, citizens, schools, County departments and other agencies, which affect the redevelopment activities. Working Conditions Indoor/Outdoor environment; high noise environment while performing certain responsibilities. Lifting equipment up to 50 lbs. alone; up to 100 lbs. with assistance. Job Description Click HERE for job description. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, economics, public administration, business, or closely related field. Minimum of five years of experience in economic development, finance, real estate redevelopment, community planning, public administration, or related field. Prior budgetary and grant-related experience highly desired. 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
Jul 14, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 34205 HOURS: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday Pay grade: G16 This classification performs administrative work in the operation of the County's central purchasing function. Responsibilities include managing the purchase of a wide variety of materials, supplies, equipment and services. Effective and efficient management of time and resources, plus understanding the scope of work assigned, are critical skills needed for this position. Facilitates the acquisition of services, supplies and materials, mostly by Invitation for Bids (IFB), Requests for Quotations (RFQ) and occasional Requests for Proposals (RFP). Working Conditions: Indoor/Office situation; high noise environment while performing certain responsibilities. Lifting equipment up to 25 lbs. alone; up to 50 lbs. with assistance. Job Description Click " HERE " for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications Associate's degree in Business Administration or related field. Minimum of two (2) years of verifiable experience in a professional purchasing position; or verifiable experience equivalent to four (4) years in a position with duties closely related to those of the Senior Buyer. Direct experience with procuring indefinite quantity and indefinite delivery of commodities contracts highly desired. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Certifications: Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or equivalent desired. Note: Through pre-employment exercises, must demonstrate ability to read and comprehend complex solicitation responses or descriptions of programs, and then write competitive solicitations or justifications for non-competitive purchases in a compelling and concise manner.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 13, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 1022 26th Ave E HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 4:00pm Salary $60,000 to 87,000 (depending on qualifications) Pay grade: MP5 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. 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 Area of assignment: Project Management/Engineering This position serves as a Project/Client Manager and/or project civil engineer for design, permitting and construction of public infrastructure, such as transportation, water, wastewater, storm water, reclaimed water and related civil engineering projects. 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 skills.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 12, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 2411 Tallevast Road HOURS: Vary Pay: $11.95 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
Jul 12, 2017
General Information ** STARTING SALARY $22.65 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
Jul 12, 2017
General Information Join a team committed to the employee and the community we serve. LOCATIONS : Multiple Locations HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 3:30pm Pay grade: G14 Under general supervision, performs a variety of high level technical tasks relating to the installation, maintenance or service of three phase electrical industrial plants. May work with high voltages when installing, modifying or repairing electrical equipment and may be required to assume responsibility of controlling electrical emergencies. May initiate maintenance or repairs based on computerized radio telemetry reports or maintenance management system reports. Oversees the work of lower level technical maintenance or laborer positions. Work is performed with considerable independence and reviewed for results obtained. Incumbent will be required to work after hours, weekends, and holidays when needed. Working Conditions Indoor/Outdoor situation; 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 High school diploma or equivalent certificate of competency. Must have a minimum of six (6) years' experience as an Industrial (non-residential) Electrician or a minimum of 3 years of experience as an Industrial (non-residential) Electrician with satisfactory completion of recognized training/certification program for electricians. Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Desired - Licensed Master Industrial Electrician or State Electrical Contractor. Position Specific
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 12, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 2411 Tallevast Road HOURS: Schedule and days vary PAY GRADE: G9 This classification performs skilled vehicle operation work in transporting citizens. Work 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. Work 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 - training will be provided. Special Requirements : Five (5) years driving experience or three (3) years Commercial Driving Experience. Must successfully pass all tests and written examinations given. Must successfully pass a DOT physical. Will have Division of Motor Vehicle records checked.
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 Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 12, 2017
General Information PG G10 HOURS: Monday - Friday / 8am - 5pm LOCATION : 1112 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, Fl. 34205 / Administration Building This classification is responsible for performing technical and administrative work associated with housing and community development activities of the department. Responsibilities include evaluating and determining eligibility for programs and providing guidance and counseling to applicants and program participants to achieve programmatic goals. Position requires the ability to work proactively and professionally with citizens. Job Description Click HERE for job description. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent certificate of competency. Minimum of two (2) years work experience in community development, housing, planning, intake/income eligibility processing, or related field. 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
Jul 12, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 1022 26th Ave E HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 4:00pm Pay Grade: MP4 This classification applies transportation planning principles in the analysis, review, and reporting of land use impacts on multimodal transportation needs. Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Civil, Traffic or Transportation engineering, Computer Science, or related field. Minimum of three (3) years professional experience in transportation planning or modeling. Prior experience with site impact analysis and travel demand modeling are highly desired. Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Position Specific
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 12, 2017
General Information LOCATION: 2101 47th Terr E HOURS: Varied Schedule 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
Jul 12, 2017
General Information LOCATION: G.T. Bray Park, John H. Marble and Coach Clemons Pools Pride and Lincoln Splash Parks OPERATIONAL HOURS: 7:30am to 7:30pm (including weekends and holidays) up to 40 hours per week Serving in a non-supervisory capacity, is responsible for safe-guarding swimmers at County pool facilities, taking actions necessary to maintain water safety and prevent injury. Performs related duties as assigned, i.e., pool and facility maintenance and cashiering. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and for results obtained. Position is subject to flexible work schedules, including weekends and holidays. 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. Job Description Click HERE for compete job description. Minimum Qualifications Must be at least 16 years of age. Must possess current nationally recognized lifeguard certificate. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge/Abilities/Skills Knowledge of, and ability to appropriately apply, principles and practices of water safety and lifesaving procedures. Ability to work flexible work schedules, including weekends and holidays, when required. Ability to react quickly, calmly and appropriately in emergencies. Ability to see and hear sufficiently to ensure safety of patrons. Skill and physical ability in swimming, making rescues, resuscitation and First Aid.
Manatee County, FL Bradenton, FL, USA
Jul 12, 2017
General Information LOCATION: G.T. Bray Park, John H Marble and Coach Clemons Pools Pride and Lincoln Splash Parks OPERATIONAL HOURS: 7:30am to 7:30pm (including weekends and holidays) up to 40 hours per week To monitor County pool facilities and swimmers in order to provide assistance and protection to 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, cannot exceed six months in duration. Job Description Click HERE for complete job description. Minimum Qualifications Training and Experience: High school graduate/equivalent. (Must be 18 years of age.) Minimum of three (3) seasons (three (3) months each) experience as a pool lifeguard and/or instructor. Current nationally recognized lifeguard certificate. Knowledge/Abilities/Skills: Knowledge of principles and practices of water safety and lifesaving procedures. Ability to react quickly, calmly and appropriately in emergencies. Ability to work flexible schedules, including weekends and holidays, when required. Ability to see and hear sufficiently to ensure safety of patrons. Skill and physical ability in swimming, making rescues, resuscitation and first aid.