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

Class Code:Y0952



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

Work involves assisting the Director and Assistant Director of Operations in the planning, coordinating and carrying out operational functions and activities.  The position assists in the administration of the division’s internal information and reporting systems utilizing computer generated programs for developing charts, graphs and other visual presentations.  Work includes interfacing with customers, staff, regulatory agencies, labor organizations and the general public regarding technical and non-technical issues relating to ships; marine cruise, cargo and container terminals; cargo, cruise, and petroleum operations; harbormaster; container crane and equipment; facility maintenance; and general port matters.  The position incumbent is the designated division safety officer.  Assignments are received from the Division Director and Assistant 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 meetings and written reports.


Assists in the planning, direction and supervision of the activities of professional and administrative staff; prepares and monitors reports, records and daily activities of the division.

Confers with customers, staff, contractors, vendor, government officials, labor organizations, regulatory agencies and the general public regarding divisional issues and requests.

Acts as division safety officer by conducting field inspections of facilities, docks, and equipment.

Coordinates with County Safety and Occupational Health and regulatory agencies; conducts regular safety meetings.

Reviews safety issues, current contracts, and recommends solutions to improve current processes/procedures and structures related to Port operations.

Assists in the research, development, and administration of the division’s annual operating and capital budgets.

Attends conferences and public and professional meetings as directed.

Performs related work as required.


Thorough knowledge of the current principles, practices, and procedures of marine transportation management.

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

Considerable knowledge of safety and loss prevention practices and procedures used in a marine environment.

Considerable knowledge of computer systems and applications and be well versed in the operation of same.

Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of supervision, organization, administration and labor relations.

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

Ability to independently structure and administer a port safety program.

Ability to plan, implement and coordinate technical and administrative programs, including meetings and presentations.

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 the Director and Assistant Director with those tasks.

Ability to analyze policy and technical issues and to exercise sound judgment in decision making.

Ability to compile and maintain accurate and relevant 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 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 respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis.

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 Federal or State maritime academy; Coast Guard Academy, Naval Academy or four year college or university with degree in Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering, Transportation Management or closely related field; five (5) 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.


Bargaining Unit:   Unrepresented

FLSA Status:    Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:  No

Class Spec Estab./Revised:  E 12/2006  R04/10  














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