THE POSITION The Harbor Director (classification: Director Harbor) reports to the County Executive Officer and oversees the Harbor Department which generates over $9 million annually from all revenue sources with the largest source from harbor leases.
In addition to the harbor's general operation, the Director's key responsibilities are to collaborate with business partners to create a robust harbor economy, work with the residents and community to enhance the harbor's recreational value, and champion enrichment projects to create a vibrant and flourishing harbor environment. Key activities involved with support of these goals include public outreach, policy formation, business development, and lease administration.
The ideal candidate will be a leader with previous experience collaborating with a wide variety of stakeholders, including community members, business partners, Board of Supervisors, community groups, municipalities, coastal commission, County Executive Office, etc.; leading teams in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment to achieve specific goals, both operational and strategic; making public presentations to stakeholders, the public, advisory boards, and public officials; some experience in real estate management and land development; managing harbor and/or marine facilities that generate revenue by providing public services including visioning and strategic development; and significant experience with community engagement and communication with residents on development of the harbor to meet the needs of residents, visitors, businesses and the community.
The Director Harbor is an "at-will" classification and is exempt from the "Civil Service."
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
The required knowledge, skills and abilities may also be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, business/finance, real estate management, urban planning, or other related field with seven (7) years or more of increasingly responsible facilities and operations management, and/or administrative experience in a similar field, including progressively responsible supervision of personnel.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Significant community engagement and public outreach experience. 2. Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid California driver license. 3. Experience related to:
California land use law
Budget preparation and administration
Operations generating revenue
Additional Salary Information: Click to view the recruitment brochure: https://hr.ventura.org/joblisting/harbor-director
Internal Number: 1670HAR-21AA (SA)
About Ventura County Harbor Department
Ventura County is located on California’s “Gold Coast,” approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County “home.”
Ventura County is a “general law” county, governed by a five-member, elected-by-district Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors appoint a County Executive Officer (CEO) to oversee the County budget, day-to-day operations, and to advise, assist, and act as an agent for the Board of Supervisors in all matters under the Board’s jurisdiction. It focuses on serving its residents by promoting engagement, strategy, execution and accountability to include diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to ensure that all employees are treated with respect and without discrimination, and to improve culturally appropriate outcomes for community members.
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