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Concurrent Open & Closed recruitments require 2 separate apps

Recruitment #A2072-U0-o22768


Hillsborough County Government is looking to add new members to our team who are committed to our core values of excellent customer service; respect for diversity, transparency, accountability and committment to excellence. Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees. We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. We also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, that include management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc.

Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.


Performs duties developing and administering public funded programs in support of community needs.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Manages and administers the County's Marine Safety Program.
  • Manages the County's waterway marker system.
  • Determines requirements for establishing boating speed.
  • Coordinates with law enforcement to verify requirements.
  • Maintains an inventory of all waterway markers and identifies requirements for inspection, cleaning, and repair or replacement as required.
  • Secures permits.
  • Manages derelict vessel removal program.
  • Acts as County point of contact for federal, state, or locally regulated endangered or threatened species in marine mammal protection areas.
  • Prepares and submits grants.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of funding sources and associated requirements and regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of public grant administration and related procedures.
  • Working knowledge of governmental administration and organization.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.


Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.

Bachelor's degree with a major in Marine Biology, Environmental Studies, Ecology, or Parks/Natural Area Management.


Associate's degree with a major in Marine Biology, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Parks/Natural Area Management; and
One year of
experience managing a marine resource in some capacity, preferably with a government agency that oversees marine permitting issues.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Three years of experience managing a marine resource in some capacity, preferably with a government agency that oversees marine permitting issues.

NOTE:  Hiring authority prefers candidates with an Associate's or higher degree with a major in Marine Biology, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Parks/Natural Area Management.


Boater safety course, preferably through the Coast Guard training program.


OPEN AND CLOSED RECRUITMENTS:  We are running concurrent Closed (Internal) and Open recruitments. Internal candidates on a closed eligibility list must be considered first, prior to a selection being made from the open eligibility list. To be considered for the same classification under Open recruitment, internal candidates must also apply under the open recruitment process.


VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.


DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE:  The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.


NOTE: Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.


NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.  They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.


EXAMINATION: Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience. 


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