US News & World Reported that Sarasota, Florida is the number 1 place in Florida and Number 18 in the country for best places to live. We need your help to create wonderful experiences for residents and vacationing guests navigating Sarasota.   We have an opening and you can join this dedicated high-performing team of County professionals.  Enjoy great benefits including the Florida Retirement System (FRS), Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and many, many more such as optional insurance options for Accident, Cancer, Long Term Care and Identity Theft and award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at 7 Sarasota County Government locations.


Division Manager, Park Planning and Development: 

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Salary Range: $57,241.60 - $75,920.00

Worksite Location: 1660 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, Fl 34236


Under direction of the Senior Manager, the Park Planning and Development Division Manager provides leadership and manages, supervises and administers the activities of this division. In coordination with Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources (PRNR) staff and other departments, performs complex and responsible professional work planning, organizing, directing and implementing park acquisition, planning, design, permitting, contractual development and construction management for existing and new parks. Manages, coordinates and implements the PRNR Capital Improvement Program. Oversees planning functions for PRNR, including community engagement, short and long-range park planning, land acquisition, and development review related to parks. Develops procedures and contributes to policy-making and strategic planning, prepares and oversees budgets, serves as a resource for other PRNR staff, the Senior Manager, Director and other departments, and performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in landscape architecture, planning, construction management, civil engineering, project management or closely related field and four (4) years of related professional level experience -OR- an Associate’s Degree and six (6) years of related experience -OR- eight (8) years of professional related experience -OR- any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must also have 2 years of supervisory experience.  A valid Driver’s License is required.


Preferred Qualifications:  Advanced degree preferred (e.g., MS, MA, MBA).  Advanced professional certification PMP, CAPM, CPRP, CPRE or similar is highly desirable.


Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening.  An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five years.

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Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.

Drug Free Work Environment             EOE/AA/ADA