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Class Code:E0941

PORT EVERGLADES DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly responsible professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Operations Department of the Port Authority.

Work involves responsibility for the administration and direction of a variety of divisions or specialized sections of the Operations Department. Position incumbent interfaces with federal and state agencies on matters concerning seaports and tariff issues; ensures that facility needs are met and plans are coordinated with outside agencies. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements. Work is performed with considerable independent judgement and initiative, with general supervision by an administrative superior. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Administers the County's Port Operations program; directs through subordinates, the planning, scheduling and coordinating of departmental activities; develops policies, procedures and priorities to meet established goals; interprets, enforces and administers Port Tariffs.

Guides and directs the activities of the Operations Department engaged in the movement of cargo and passengers.

Directs the development, implementation and maintenance of strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for the Department.

Prepares and monitors departmental budget and prepares special reports as required.

Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of marine transportation management.

Thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements applicable to marine transportation management.

Thorough knowledge of the funding process in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management.

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

Ability to plan, implement and coordinate technical and administrative programs.

Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

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 backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in public or business administration, transportation management or closely related field; thorough experience in the management of marine transportation, including considerable high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: Yes
Work Locations: Port Everglades Authority
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E11/94


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