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. Our Facilities maintains over 400 buildings and 49 unique systems and services such as HVAC. Our Fleet Services manages 1,621 vehicles and assets and dispenses 1.6M+ gallons of gas and diesel annually. In FY’19 they completed 18,500 maintenance work orders and 22,800 Fleet work orders. 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.
Sr. Manager, Facilities & Fleet Services: Responsible for the leadership, management, and oversight of the daily operations and spending of the Facilities & Fleet Services Divisions. Represents the Divisions in budget and strategic planning. Ensures integrated policy and procedure development across both Divisions. Responsible for exceptional customer service and work order/project status communications. Fosters an environment where Continuous Improvement and adherence to strict safety guidelines are paramount. Represents the Department Director during absence.
Subject to Passing CJIS Background Check: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment FBI Criminal Justice Information Systems background check and security clearance.
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.
Responsible for the daily operations of the Facilities & Fleet Divisions. Develops, implements, and monitors capital and operating budgets and relevant policies, programs, practices, and procedures. Drives implementation of strategic plans and monitors progress towards the achievement of goals and objectives through identification and reporting on relevant performance metrics, success indicators, and project milestones. Supervises, empowers, and develops managers and staff. Responsible for succession planning, continuity of operations planning, human resources activities, staff performance, and disciplinary action.
In conjunction with the Department Director, responsible for oversight of all phases of facilities life cycle management for County-owned and operated facilities with emphasis on life-cycle costing and asset optimization. Responsible for long-range master planning, short-range operational planning and space utilization, and renovation design and construction planning. Implements and monitors standards and metrics. Represents the Division and, when required, the Department in emergency operations.
In conjunction with Department Director, responsible for oversight of all phases of fleet life cycle management for County-owned and operated fleet equipment and machinery, acquisition and disposal, and replacement analyses. Monitors billing rates to ensure respective internal service funds are whole. Ensures technicians maintain training/certification. Implements and monitors standards and metrics. Represents the Division and when required, the Department in emergency operations.
Builds relationships/partnerships through exceptional and continuously improving customer service.
Oversees the procurement/contract activity in the Divisions, ensuring compliance with County procurement policies. Also, looks for appropriate efficiencies. Escalates concerns to Department Director. Oversees development of bids and RFPs. Participates in contract negotiations and holds personnel accountable for contract management and proper oversight.
Drives continuous improvement and innovation through knowledge and application of industry best practices, benchmarking, service optimization, process refinement, and technological improvements.
Ensures adherence to applicable laws, regulations, policies. Interacts with Directors, County Administrators, Board of County Commissioners, other Departments, governmental agencies, consultants and citizens as required. May conduct presentations to the Board of County Commissioners or appear before the Board to respond to inquiries as applicable.
Manages proactive assessments of fraud awareness, prevention, detection & risk mitigation activities in area of responsibility; oversees financial, compliance, operational & performance audits; reviews audit findings & ensures appropriate controls are established & implemented.
Job Based Competencies:Ability to manage people and projects; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to negotiate and compromise; proficient in preparation and management of budgets; clear and concise presentation skills; excellent judgment and discretion.
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
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or Planning AND eight (8) years of related experience -OR- A Master's Degree in above areas with six (6) or more years of related experience. Four (4) or more years of supervisory experience required. A valid Driver’s License is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous government and emergency response/management is preferred. Experience with Fleet and Facilities, development review and related functions. Experience with Continuous Improvement activities.
Internal Number: 4954
About Sarasota County Government
We believe in work life balance and have excellent benefits including a state pension, medical and dental insurance, generous leave plan, training programs, wellness programs including a fitness center. Our mission is to be the most livable and best managed community in the country, providing quality services, programs and facilities that reflect the goals of the community. Our employees are committed to demonstrating our values: Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Quality, Teamwork and Trust. Sarasota has world-famous beaches, over 80 parks and 100 golf courses, and is known as the cultural capital of Florida with museums of art, theaters, an aquarium, botanical gardens and the annual international film festival. Unsurpassed beauty, rich cultural offering, diverse educational opportunities, wide-ranging recreational possibilities make Sarasota a great place to live and work! Sarasota County - One Team!Tobacco/Drug Free Work EnvironmentEOE/AA/ADA