Position Description

Manager II, Real Estate/Property Management
Job Code 3878
Requisition Information
Planning & Development Services

Opening Date:

Tentative Close Date:

County Region:
Central County (S. Fruitville - N. Clark)

County Administration Center 1660 Ringling Boulevard Sarasota, FL

# of openings:

Pay range:
$66,440 - $86,717

Who May Apply?:
Open to All

Position Type:
Full time

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Manager II, Real Estate/Property Management:  Provides leadership, management, and supervision to all elements of the Property Management division.  Provides professional and technical knowledge to assist in the acquisition and management of real estate interests required by the County, maintaining an inventory of County-owned property, and leasing and surplusing County-owned property.

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.


Manages division programs, special projects, and staff; ensures development and implementation of division business plans and establishes division work priorities; delegates work allocation to staff; prepares, manages, and controls revenues and expenditures budget; oversees hiring and training of staff; seeks and provides coaching and mentoring opportunities; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; authorizes personnel and payroll activity; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.

Manages the real estate acquisition activities required for CIP and Non-CIP projects. Leads and manages negotiations, drafting of contracts, preparation of other pertinent documents, and due diligence investigations required to acquire property needed for County purposes through voluntary acquisition, donation, and condemnation proceedings.  Identifies County and public needs relating to real estate. Hires, coordinates and manages contracts for appraisal firms, surveyors, engineers and environmental professionals. Reviews, approves, and rejects reports; represents the County’s interest in eminent domain proceedings and provides expert witness testimony for court proceedings.  Manages and assures quality of title for all real property interests acquired by the County; manages and coordinates with the Office of the County Attorney in preparation of condemnation suits, eminent domain proceedings, property and post suit settlements.  Participates in court ordered and voluntary mediations.

Manages and has oversight of Property Management functions, including but not limited to: surplus lands program including maintaining inventory of all County-owned property; identifying and consulting with each County department regarding their potential surplus property; processing, marketing, and disposal of surplus property in accordance with the County Surplus Land Ordinance; leasing of County-owned property, internal agreements, public, non-profit organizations, private firms, license agreements, concessionaire agreements, cell tower leases, and other revenue generating agreements, as well as managing and handling the leasing of privately owned property to the County; processing and preparation of street vacations, plat vacations, and property exchange agreements; management of Property Management input and coordination in developer agreements involving real property interests.

Coordinates, develops and implements goals, policies, regulations, methods, and procedures for the acquisition and disposal of County owned land; forecasts, coordinates, and schedules staffing resources; manages the budget forecasting for acquisitions required to prepare the CIP and Non-CIP budgets and the Property Management operating budget; supervises quarterly and annual performance measure reports and other performance reports as required; maintains records and audit transactions in Property Management to ensure compliance with applicable laws; prepare written reports and make oral presentations to the general public, Board of County Commissioners and other County staff.

Manages proactive assessments of fraud awareness, prevention, detection and risk mitigation activities in area of responsibility; oversees financial, compliance, operational, and performance audits; reviews audit findings and ensures appropriate controls are established and implemented.


Minimum Qualifications:  A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Real Estate, Planning, Engineering, Public Administration, Business Management and four (4) years progressively responsible, related, professional experience. Year-for-year related experience may substitute for the college degree. Supervisory experience is required. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Advanced professional certification highly preferred.

Job Competencies:   Management and leadership skills; business operational management skills; program and project management skills; good financial judgment; excellent written and oral communication skills (including presentations and negotiations); proficient computer and analytical skills; ability to read and interpret construction plans; working knowledge of basic real estate law, contracts, leases, and negotiations; ability to communicate with the press.






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 

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