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Waterfront Supervisor at City of Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

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The Waterfront Supervisor plans, organizes, directs, and supervises assigned Waterfront personnel, properties, programs, and operations, including waterfront businesses, projects, events, leases, grounds, facilities and the Marina; recommends and implements approaches for optimal operation and management of the Waterfront; and assists in the development, and implementation of division policies, procedures, and budget. Typical duties include:

  •  Plans, directs, and manages the assigned personnel and activities of the Waterfront division; selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates subordinate supervisor(s) and staff;
  •  Assists with the development, and implementation of the Waterfront's goals, policies, procedures, work standards, and budget; implements and administers programs, projects, and services to fulfill those needs;
  •  Analyzes business operations at the Waterfront; proposes changes to achieve operational efficiencies, fiscal sustainability, and regional competitiveness;
  •  Communicates, manages, and enforces Waterfront tenants' compliance with permit, lease and/or license terms; oversees the collection of fees received by tenants and ensures City staff compliance with cash handling standards;
  •  Responds to Waterfront-related escalated inquiries and resolves problems and concerns expressed by Marina slip-holders, citizens and/or organizations;
  •  Manages procurements, grants, contracts, and consultants to ensure expectations and service deliveries are met;
  •  Researches and gathers data for periodic and special reports for management review; justifies and documents recommendations with appropriate background data; prepares and presents reports for boards and commissions;

  • Assists in the management of capital improvement projects, programs, and special events;

  • Prepares, manages, and responds to environmental and safety emergencies on and near the water; ensures adherence to safety practice standards and the rules and regulations of regulatory organizations; and

  • Acts as the Waterfront Manager in his/her absence.



Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social or environmental science, business or public administration, urban planning, or a related field;

Experience: One (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in supervision or providing lead direction in Waterfront or Marina operations, regulatory compliance, water or recreation-oriented enterprises, project/program management, or related experience. Additional increasingly responsible similar or related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Other Requirements:

Must be able to respond to emergency situations after hours, on holidays, evenings, and weekends.

Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Must be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Berkeley to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. When driving on City business, maintenance of a valid California driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required.



For additional information about this opportunity and the application requirements and process please visit us online at www.cityofberkeley.info/jobs  


Apply by: April 17, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

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