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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:E0940

PORT EVERGLADES ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

NATURE OF WORK

This is responsible professional and administrative work assisting in the management of the Operations Division of Port Everglades.

Work involves assisting the Division Director in planning, directing and coordinating divisional activities. Position incumbent assists in the administration of a variety of specialized sections of the Operations Division. Employee in this class supervises professional and administrative subordinates involved in divisional operations. Assignments are received from the Division Director in the form of broad instructions or general program objectives. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment within established guidelines. Performance is reviewed periodically through one-on-one meetings and written reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Assists in developing and implementing divisional policies, procedures and programs; makes policy recommendations; develops program goals and objectives.

Plans, directs and supervises the activities of professional and administrative staff including Harbormaster, Linehandler, Public Works and Crane Sections.

Chairs weekly operations meeting that includes security, business development, business administration, and convention center as well as the operations sections.

Acts for the Division Director in his/her absence.

Makes budgetary recommendations and assists in the preparation of the departmental operating and capital budgets; coordinates, tracks performance of divisional budgets.

Confers with county officials, contractors, vendors, port customers, government officials, labor organizations, regulatory agencies and the general public regarding divisional operations; attends professional meetings.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the current principles, practices and procedures of marine transportation and port management including those relating to cargo, cruise, petroleum and port maintenance.

Considerable knowledge of the applicable laws, regulations and procedures related to marine transportation, port  maintenance, and safety.

Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of supervision, organization and administration.

Considerable knowledge of budget preparation and administration.

Knowledge of cargo handling gear and equipment; rail mounted container gantry and mobile harbor cranes.

Ability to exhibit the flexibility required to handle all elements related to ships and barges; cargo and cruise passengers; marine facilities; and practiced in marine skills through demonstrated experience to assist Director with those tasks.

Ability to plan, implement and coordinate technical and administrative programs, meetings and presentations including those relative to ship scheduling, berthing and port maintenance.

Abilities to analyze facts, policy, technical issues and exercise sound judgment in decision making.

Ability to compile and maintain accurate and relative records and reports.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in representing the Operations Division in front of senior management, customers, staff, and the general public.

Ability to secure required Port and TWIC identification badges.

Ability to respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis.

Ability to serve the  public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic background, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age,  marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four year Federal or State maritime academy; Coast Guard Academy, Naval Academy or four year college or university with a degree in Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering, Transportation Management or closely related field; six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the marine transportation of cargo, cruise and/or petroleum, including four (4) years experience in a supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: Yes
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E11/94 R1/14


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