Harbor Director – Channel Islands
Oxnard, CA 93035
$138,596 to $194,053 annually
Manages Others: Yes
Job type: Executive
Education: 4 years Degree
Experience: 7 years
Employee Type: Full-Time
From rolling hills to sweeping ocean views, Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 30 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. The near perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees and a wonderful quality of life are a few of the reasons many of the 802,983 residents call Ventura County "home." Ventura has a diverse economic base from tourism to high-tech enterprises in beautifully planned communities, making the region one of the safest in Southern California.
The Harbor Department operates Channel Islands Harbor, the "Gateway to the Channel Islands," as a recreational and business facility. The Harbor consists of approximately 310 acres of land and water. Services are provided to water areas to the north (Mandalay Bay, Westport and Seabridge) on a reimbursement basis by agreement with the City of Oxnard. Immediately adjacent to the Harbor are two miles of County-owned public beaches and the State-owned La Janelle Shipwreck and Beach, which are also managed by the Harbor Department providing life guard and maintenance services. The Department oversees 31 master leases with private sector businesses, as well as a County fuel dock, small boat and commercial fishing marinas, a public launch ramp, and several public parks and docks. The Harbor is a 24-hour a day, 7-days a week operation. Visit the Channel Islands Harbor website at http://www.ventura.org/harbor . 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 will include policy formation, public outreach, business development and lease administration. The ideal candidate will be a leader with previous experience collaborating with a wide variety of professionals and public agencies; leading teams in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment to achieve specific goals, both operational and strategic; making public presentations to stakeholders, advisory boards, and public officials; and managing harbor and/or marine facilities which generate revenue by providing services to the public. A Master's degree within a related field is highly desirable. The Director Harbor is an "at-will" classification and is exempt from the "Civil Service."
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.
Required is experience with related to California land use law, budget preparation and administration and operations generating revenue. Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid California driver license is required. Desired is a Master's degree within a related field and previous experience collaborating with a wide variety of professionals and public agencies; leading teams in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment to achieve specific goals, both operational and strategic; making public presentations to stakeholders, advisory boards, and public officials; managing harbor and/or marine facilities which generate revenue by providing services to the public.
Filing Deadline: Open until filled.
To apply mail your resume to Katie Reynolds, County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 S. Victoria Ave., L-#1970, Ventura CA 93009, OR submit an on-line application at http://www.ventura.org/human-resources/jobs and attach your current resume to it.
Public Agency/Company Name: County of Ventura
Contact Name: Katie Reynolds
Contact Phone Number: 805-654-2563
Contact Billing Address: Katie Reynolds, 800 S. Victoria Ave., L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009
Location/Region: Ventura, CA (US)