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Harbor Manager

Port San Luis Harbor District   Avila Beach, CA   Full-time     Management
Posted on October 14, 2021
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The Harbor Manager serves at the pleasure and under the direction of a five-member elected Board, to prepare for and act as necessary to carry out the mission of the Port San Luis Harbor District.   The Harbor Manager plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the priorities of Port San Luis. The Manager provides direction and leadership by setting organizational goals and objectives. S/he interprets and implements policies and goals set by the Harbor Commission; coordinates the activities of the various departments of the Port; and represents the Port in the Harbor District and beyond. The Harbor Manager directly or indirectly negotiates contracts with various subcontractors and consultants providing services to the Port; carries out instructions of the Board by assigning tasks and requiring accountability; prepares and presents the Annual Operating and Capital Budget to the Board. The Harbor Manager prepares, reviews and makes recommendations regarding issues for Board consideration and action. The Harbor Manager reviews, recommends and oversees all staff hiring, evaluations and disciplinary decisions as well as provides ongoing staff supervision. The Manager communicates with Board, staff and outside agencies to provide each with pertinent information necessary to carry out their assigned functions. S/he administers all emergencies and performs additional duties as required.

Knowledge of:

Best practices of management, personnel, financial principles, negotiation strategies, grant procurement, use of technology, and public safety; basic understanding of public works construction projects. Laws and regulations pertaining to local public agencies.

Ability to:

Plan, organize, direct, and supervise overall activities and functions associated with a coastal port. Act as executive officer reporting to an elected Board of Commissioners, interpreting and implementing Board policies, while providing day-to-day management of the Port.  Communicate effectively with the public, staff, special interest groups, businesses, and all levels of government with emphasis on, but not limited to: Board of Supervisors, Coastal Commission, California Natural Resources Department, Corps of Engineers and California Special District Association.

Desirable Education and Experience

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, finance, accounting, engineering, or a related field and/or five (5) years of management or administrative experience, preferably in a public agency reporting to an elected Board or Council.  Work experience in the harbors/ports is highly desirable but not required.


Port San Luis Harbor District

Avila Beach Drive
Avila Beach , CA