Escambia County - Program Director of Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program (PPBEP)

Escambia County - Natural Resources Management
Estuary Program Director
$91,222.00 Annually (Grant Funded)
Closing Date: 1/13/19

Responsible for policy development, program planning, fundraising, budget management, administration, scientific review, and operational direction of the Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program (PPBEP). The Program Director will enable the Estuary Program to quickly build coalitions, secure sustainable funding, attract talented staff and volunteers to use their skills and collaborate as a team to develop goals, action plans, and lead the development of an effective Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). This position reports to the PPBEP Policy Board.

Examples of Duties
Develops, implements, and administers a strategic plan for delivering programs and services related to the preservation and rehabilitation of the estuarine systems in Pensacola, Escambia and Perdido Bays and their associated watersheds; including synthesis of planning strategy and gap analysis to develop the CCMP;

Directs all management functions to ensure that program's schedules, goals, and objectives are met; allocates appropriate resources to personnel to ensure that essential job functions are performed properly and all regulatory and grant reporting requirements are met;

Develops, implements, and administers the program budget; ensures all functions and programs such as cost control activities and monitoring of revenues and expenditures are performed within established budgetary parameters to ensure sound fiscal control;

Spearheads fundraising efforts; directs staff regarding grants and cooperative funding agreements to leverage and take advantage of strategic opportunities, collaborative efforts, and funding sources; works with local, state, and federal officials to secure sustainable funding;

Establishes a team of professionals and external partners to direct and promote watershed restoration, recovery, and economic impact measurement strategies;

Integrates all environmental activities within the area;

Develops and implements a public communications platform and educational outreach program to promote wise stewardship of the estuarine system, providing access to educational, professional, and scientific tools and resources;
Establishes and encourages participation in high-level advisory committees supporting the work of the program ultimately bringing together citizens, government agencies, business and industry, conservation and environmental organizations, and academic institutions;
Performs all personnel functions to maintain adequate staffing, enhance productivity of personnel and achieve program objectives within budget; supervises and evaluates personnel, provides or coordinates staff training, works with employees to correct deficiencies, implements discipline and termination procedures;
Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. bid specifications, correspondence, memos, reports, policy/procedures, budget, etc.) to document activities, provide written reference, and/or convey information; reviews and coordinates the development of plans, documents, and reports created by staff; and

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Training and Experience:
Master's degree in biological or environmental science, management, planning, public administration or related field; supplemented by ten (10) or more years' experience in environmental science, research, or planning and development, including at least three years of supervisory or management experience. An equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience may be considered.

Licensing Requirements:
Valid driver's license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of environmental science and community and economic development planning. Ability to understand, interpret, explain and apply local, state and federal law and regulations governing environmental planning and community development; Ability to analyze complex and long range environmental planning issues and problems; evaluate alternative solutions and develop sound conclusions; make recommendations and suggest courses of action; and present proposals and recommendations clearly and logically to various audiences; Ability to develop and interpret budgets, contracts, and fiscal and financial reports; Ability to formulate, initiate, and administer policies and procedures for effective fiscal control; Ability to develop clear, concise and comprehensive technical reports, correspondence and other written materials.

Leadership Qualities:
Ethics and values adheres to an effective set of core values, whether working within the PPBEP organization, with partners, or with members of the community at large; Integrity and Trust is widely trusted by the scientific community, government agencies, and the public at large; Communicationsis able to speak and write clearly and succinctly regarding PPBEP's mission and projects to a variety of audiences including public officials, the technical and scientific community, and the public; Building and maintaining successful teams – creates strong morale and spirit within the PPBEP staff and with all partners; shares credit and successes; Working toward common goals with multiple and diverse partners is adept at identifying common goals and solutions for complex and long-term issues affecting Pensacola and Perdido Bays' resources.

Supplemental Information
Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
Incumbents may be subjected to travel.

Benefits/Compensation Package:
· Medical / Dental / Vision plans
· Prescription coverage
· Employee health clinic
· Employee fitness centers
· Employer-sponsored retirement plan or an investment plan
· Deferred Compensation Plan
· Flexible Spending Account(s)
· Employee Assistance Program
· Annual/Sick Leave or Paid Time Off (PTO)
· Group Life Insurance