Job post

Director of Port Everglades

Broward County
Salary Range: 
$183,054.14 to $292,153.68

Located in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale and the City of Hollywood, FL, Port Everglades is the number three cruise port in the world. It is the number one, container port for exports in the state of Florida. Port Everglades is also the number one U.S. gateway for trade with Latin America and number four port in the U.S. for Foreign-Trade Zone exports, and is South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including, gasoline and jet fuel. The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County government. It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations or capital improvements. The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is approximately $33.9 billion. And, more than 231,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port generating $9.4 billion in wages, including 13,127 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.

Broward County is seeking to fill the position of Director of Port Everglades. This position assumes the management of all administrative and operational duties of the Port and reports directly to the Broward County Administrator. The Port Director oversees and directs the activities of subordinate staff as well as the planning, scheduling and coordination of departmental activities. The Port Director is responsible for negotiating agreements with existing and new users of the Port, including Port Facilities. The Port Director will represent the Port’s interests before local, state and federal agencies and representatives. Additionally, the promotion of the Port’s vision on a local level before stakeholders, community groups, service organizations and civic committees is an additional aspect of the position.

Requires a BA/BS’s degree (a master’s degree is preferred); AND ten years of progressively responsible experience in the senior management of seaports, transportation and/or business management or closely related experience is required.

Salary: $183,054.14 to $292,153.68 Please apply on-line by July 15, 2019 at

For questions, contact Sherrill Uyeda at or David McDonald at or (562) 901-0769.