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Tourism Development Coordinator

Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
Sebring, FL
  • Expired: September 08, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.


Development Services


Tourism Development Coordinator (0118)

Pay Grade/Salary Range:

108 - $15.16 - $23.50 hourly; $31,541.94 - $48,890.01 annually

Posting Expires:

Until Filled


A professional and technical position responsible for coordinating all the tourist development duties. This position is responsible for complex clerical work including administrative responsibilities, working with marketing personnel, providing support to and interacting with the public, tourism partners, and overseeing and administering Tourism Development grants.


The following statements describe the principal functions of the job and its scope of responsibility but should not be considered an all-inclusive list of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Performs duties of an administrative nature for the Tourism Division and the Tourism Development Council (TDC).

Assist Tourist Development Marketing Personnel as a County liaison with vendors, the public, and tourism partners.

Assist Tourist Development Marketing Personnel as a County liaison with vendors, the public, and tourism partners.

Assist in composing letters and reports, and follows up, as needed, to ensure timely response from the division.

Schedules appointments, meetings and maintains the division's appointment calendar.

Assist in preparing agendas, transcribes minutes, and completes reports for the TDC, conferences and other related functions.

Prepares agenda items for the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners.

Assist in managing policy for, implementation of and review of the division's grant program.

Receives and coordinates documentation on incoming applications for tourism grants, contracts, and special event permits.

Receives, codes and processes client invoices.

Maintains office ledgers, prepares monthly reports as directed or required.

Process invoices and contracts.

Assist in preparing the division's annual budget.

Assist in monitoring monthly expenditures in regards to budget requirements according to reimbursement procedures for tourism events.

Assist in maintaining the website.

Research, applies for, and manages grants to support the division's goals.

Participates in the creation of marketing materials.

Assist and participates in special events as needed.

Maintains the division supplies and inventory.

Consistently follows Board policies and procedures.

Maintains a professional and safe unit and work area adhering to established safety policies and the image desire for the organization.

Responds productively to change and performs all other tasks as directed.


Knowledge of Business English, spelling and punctuation.

Knowledge of office practices and procedures.

Knowledge of computer operations pertaining to administrative office work, Microsoft Office Suite.

Knowledge of the ability to work with digital platforms.

Ability to prepare complex documents and compose letters and memorandum.

Ability to make decisions in accordance with departmental rules, regulations and policy.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, supervisors, directors, elected officials, vendors, tourists, event planners, and the general public.

Ability to conduct research.

Ability to problem solve.

Skill in recording and transcribing information at a normal rate of speed.

Provide exceptional customer service.

Must be tasked oriented with attention to detail.

Maintain a professional image on behalf of the Tourism Division.


Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 50% of the time. Must be able to frequently position self to reach files and other office items located on low shelves or the floor. Must be able to inspect and assess daily email and postal mail correspondence. Frequently communicates with the clients, public, and co-workers. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. Frequently operates various types of office equipment to include, but not limited to a computer and copy machine. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs. Rarely moves materials and office equipment weighing up to 25 lbs. Consistently works in an indoor environment. Rarely works in inclement outdoor weather conditions. Occasionally operates motor vehicle for up to (4) hours continuously or intermittently.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma and a minimum of four years (4) of administrative/clerical experience. Associates preferred. LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License while employed. OTHER JOB-RELATED REQUIREMENTS:

Disaster Essential.


Does not Discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religious belief, color, national origin, disability/handicap, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics or any other legally protected group/class. We are proud to be a drug free workplace. Screening tests for illegal drug use may be required as a condition of employment

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Highlands County Board of County Commissioners


Sebring, FL
33870 USA



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