US News & World Reported that Sarasota, Florida is the number 1 place in Florida and Number 18 in the country for best places to live. We need your help to create wonderful experiences for residents and vacationing guests navigating Sarasota. Our Fleet Services manages 1,621 vehicles and assets and dispenses 1.6M+ gallons of gas and diesel annually. We have an opening and you can join this dedicated high-performing team of County professionals. Enjoy great benefits including the Florida Retirement System (FRS), Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and many, many more such as optional insurance options for Accident, Cancer, Long Term Care and Identity Theft and award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at 7 Sarasota County Government locations.
Fleet Manager:Lead, manage and provide policy and guidance to managers and business professionals assigned to Fleet Services. Responsible for the development and implementation of business plans and budgets, and accountability for outcomes.
Subject to Passing CJIS Background Check: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment FBI Criminal Justice Information Systems background check and security clearance.
Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five years.
Oversees all functional activities for Fleet including the development of business plans, new business models, and staffing plans.
Responsible for managing the development and implementation of strategic goals & objectives for multiple work units.
Responsible for managing the development & overseeing budgets & financial activities.
Interfaces with other units/core services & city/county officials.
Provides guidance & direction to staff including hiring & conducting performance appraisals. Partners with HR on employee relations issues; recommends & administers disciplinary actions.
Responsible for guiding the development and implementation of long-range maintenance plans & service level agreements.
Reviews & analyzes current vehicle & equipment data for training, repeat repairs, costing, lease, developing maintenance rates, adjusting life cycles, fuel mpg’s/cpm’s, direct labor, performance indicators.
Ability to mentor/lead others & oversee work. Ability to manage complex & difficult assignments & monitor/coordinate projects. Ability to coordinate & implement change.
Microsoft Word, Excel & computer skills including Fleet software.
Knowledge of policies & legal regulations (such as DPE, EPA, DOT, FLDR).
Strong communication skills (written & oral), excellent interpersonal skills.
Skills in advising & guiding customers.
Ability to interface with agency counterparts.
Problem solving skills.
Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.
Drug Free Work Environment EOE/AA/ADA
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Fleet Management or related field & six (6) years of professional Fleet experience with at least three (3) years at the level of Fleet Manager. Must have 4 or more years of supervisory experience. – OR – Master’s Degree with four (4) years of professional Fleet experience, with at least three of those years being at the level of Fleet Manager (and must have 4 years of supervisory experience). Additional professional fleet experience (or experience highly related to this position) may substitute on a year-for-year basis. Note: A Certified Fleet Manager designation (CEM) is required within six (6) months of being hired through Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) to retain the position. A valid Driver’s License is required.
Preferred Qualifications:Five (5) years technician training with ASE or EVT certifications & be a certified equipment manager (CEM) through the AEMP.
Internal Number: 4953
About Sarasota County Government
We believe in work life balance and have excellent benefits including a state pension, medical and dental insurance, generous leave plan, training programs, wellness programs including a fitness center. Our mission is to be the most livable and best managed community in the country, providing quality services, programs and facilities that reflect the goals of the community. Our employees are committed to demonstrating our values: Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Quality, Teamwork and Trust. Sarasota has world-famous beaches, over 80 parks and 100 golf courses, and is known as the cultural capital of Florida with museums of art, theaters, an aquarium, botanical gardens and the annual international film festival. Unsurpassed beauty, rich cultural offering, diverse educational opportunities, wide-ranging recreational possibilities make Sarasota a great place to live and work! Sarasota County - One Team!Tobacco/Drug Free Work EnvironmentEOE/AA/ADA