Performs general planning duties with some emphasis on transportation planning, including preparing and reviewing studies, plans and reports related to the comprehensive plan, land development regulations, and land development applications. Reviews and drafts specific elements of agreements between the County and developers or other public agencies. Reviews and prepares analyses, reports, forms, and correspondence related to intergovernmental coordination and grant applications.
Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, or related field. Minimum of five years' experience in public sector transit planning. Minimum of three years’ project management or supervisory experience in land use or transportation planning. A Master's degree in a relevant field with two years’ professional experience may be considered. Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Must have knowledge of principles, practices, and objectives of land use and infrastructure (preferably, transportation) planning. Must be able to understand and prepare technical documents related to land use and planning, interpret relevant policy and rules, summarize information, and clearly communicate to subject matter experts and lay audiences.
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About Manatee County Public Works
About 315,000 people call Manatee County home, but our population increases considerably in the winter when high temperatures vary between 65 and 75 degrees. Many northerners, affectionately known as Snow Birds, have second homes or rent a winter home here.
The Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, located on the Manatee-Sarasota County border, provides service to more than one million passengers per year. The area is also served by Amtrak Train Service and the Greyhound Bus lines. Manatee County Area Transit System provides inexpensive public transportation to most developed reaches of the County. Other areas are easily accessible by car. Interstate 75 traverses north and south through Manatee County and is a major artery to get to other interstate routes.
Manatee County’s top industries are tourism and agriculture. Tomatoes, strawberries and peppers are our highest-grossing crops. Bealls Department Store is headquartered in Bradenton. Tropicana is one of the top employers in the County. Commercial fishing is found, especially in the Village of Cortez.
Manatee County is also the Spring Training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Each March, the Pirates tune up for the... Major League season at LECOM Park in Bradenton. The field is also home to the Bradenton Marauders, the new minor league affiliate of the Pirates. Manatee County is the home of IMG Academies, where students from around the world learn soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball and golf.
Manatee County’s picturesque conservation areas are ideal for families, nature lovers and hikers. Emerson Point, Robinson Preserve and Duette parks are a handful of our scenic preserves. Manatee County also boasts several recreational parks. G.T. Bray Park is the largest of these and offers tennis, swimming, skate boarding, recreational leagues and walking trails. There are also many boat ramps located on the Manatee River, Lake Manatee, Palma Sola Bay and the Braden River.
Manatee County is also home to several higher learning institutions, including State College of Florida, New College, Ringling School of Art & Design and the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee campus.
In short, Manatee County is a wonderful place to live, work, play and visit. We’re proud to call it home!