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

Class Code:N0903



Under the direction of the PE Assistant Director of Business Development, provides key market research and analysis related to existing and new business opportunities. Employee is expected to exercise extensive initiative and independent judgment in coordinating operations. Supervision may be exercised over professional, clerical and paraprofessional personnel. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and reports for adherence to established policies and achievement of desired objectives.


Provides principal staff assistance to the Assistant Director in matters pertaining to business development, international trade and real estate development; assists and advises on matters pertaining to area assigned.

Monitoring, analysis and reports on global trade data and other information that can be used to inform the Port’s business development efforts for both cargo and cruise.

Identifies current and near-term trends, opportunities, and emerging markets related to new business opportunities.
Works with staff in other Port divisions to quantify the costs and benefits of different lines of business and land uses of the Port (i.e., containerized versus non-containerized cargo, cargo versus cruise).

Supports the Assistant Director in assessing/analyzing new domestic and international business opportunities (cargo and cruise).

Provides competitive positioning analysis and expertise through in-depth understanding of top competitor projects and business development efforts at other ports.

Supports other internal (e.g., budget) and external (e.g., pricing)analysis and tasks as required. 

Prepares statistical and other reports as requested by the Director.

Performs related work as required.


Considerable knowledge of international trade, real estate and/or business development practices. Knowledge of public enterprise fund and port authority management and operations.

Strong research and analytical skills.

Ability to quickly understand, synthesize and effectively communicate complex trade and other information to senior management, both orally and in writing.

Ability to handle complex assignments and multiple tasks with minimum supervision.

Ability to plan, direct and lead the work of subordinates.
Ability to prepare detailed written reports.

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, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.


Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in international business, planning, real estate development public or business administration; four years progressively responsible experience in in international trade analysis, port/maritime experience preferred; a staff or administrative capacity appropriate to the area of assignment, including experience in the lead aspects of the work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.


Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification:  No
Class Spec Estab./Revised:  E11/94 R1/13

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