Sarasota County Government

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Are you a self-motivated financial leader looking to support a vital public service that encompasses multiple disciplines and is full of daily variety? Come Join our team to lead Solid Waste financial, strategic, continuous improvement, and outreach business operations. We look forward to meeting you.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement, and oversee all activities required to successfully (and in compliance with all Federal, State and Local regulations) manage, plan, and execute business operations including but not limited to the Department’s budget, internal controls, financial rate modeling, debt service, benchmarking, grants, purchasing, analytics, strategic planning, process management, continuous improvement, communications, and outreach.
  • Administer the development of RFP’s, bids, technical reports, contracts, negotiations, contract compliance, ordinance compliance, and administration in the specified area to accomplish set goals.
  • Work with other agencies/contractors to develop and/or coordinate the successful implementation of negotiated contracts and public relations efforts.
  • Responsible for the overall management of professional, technical, clerical, and field supervisory personnel, including work schedules and activities, establishing performance standards and operating procedures, staffing, training, conducting performance reviews, and conducting disciplinary actions as deemed necessary.

Key Qualities include:

  • Financial Management: Exercise sound financial judgment, promote cost containment, savings and/or revenue opportunities, manages risk, and ensures the responsible use of equipment and property.
  • Continuous Learner: Advance job competencies and expertise, actively participates in new learning activities, serves as respected coach, teacher and mentor, creates a motivational climate that values diversity and encourages shared learning.
  • Process Improver: Create strategic and operational business plans, engages staff in continuous quality improvement activities, quickly adapts to change and effectively manages transition, promotes effective problem-solving efforts and encourages new ideas.
  • Customer and Community Champion: Lead initiatives that result in the delivery of quality services, champions two-way communication efforts, takes responsibility and honors commitments, drives efforts to meet or exceed customer and community expectations.

 About You:

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Construction, Engineering, Business, Public Administration or a highly related field and four (4) years of related experience.
  • -OR- Associates degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of job-related experience.
  • -OR- Professional related experience may substitute for the required degree on a year-for-year basis.
  • Two (2) years or more of supervisory experience in solid waste or comparable industry business operations including financial management, strategic planning, or continuous improvement.
  • A valid Driver License at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification in: Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), CPA, Certified Public Manager (CPM), Project Manager Certification, Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business, Finance, Economics, Statistics or other related field.

 About Everything Else:

Starting Pay Range: $74,484.80 – $82,492.80