Mission: The mission of the District is to manage water and related natural resources to ensure their continued availability while maximizing the benefits to the public. Central to the mission is maintaining the balance between the water needs of current and future users while protecting ...
I have been working at SW Florida Water Management District full-time (More than 5 years)
Careers at the District are special primarily due to amazing colleagues. You are surrounded by world class professionals who are all passionate about our mission and the important work we do.
There is always a feeling of pride knowing that we are making a difference as part of our great organization.
There are several business processes that could be better streamlined to allow more efficiency across the entire organization.
At times it seems not all levels of sections/teams share the same level of camaraderie and cohesion. This may be alleviated by a more unifying vision originating from executive leadership and on down the chain to keep all District employees continually engaged and focused.
Advice to Management
Continue improvements in communication that allows for better interaction and feedback to help managers more effectively keep employees on track to achieve goals and success.
That said, improvement could be made on yearly review process to evaluate performance. Since most all employees are professionals and continually self manage, supervisors/managers could instead focus on each staff's unique strengths and provide better, position specific training to help realize full potential.
I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at SW Florida Water Management District (Brooksville, FL) in July 2015.
One phone interview and one in person interview. Very long process. In person interview was conducted by a panel of three people. They take turns asking pre-screened questions and writing down your responses. You have about an hour and there was plenty of time for you to ask questions.
#DistrictCareers The District hosts two Toastmasters clubs in our Brooksville and Tampa offices, giving staff a great opportunity to improve their communications and leadership skills.
#DistrictCareers Did you know our staff members speak at conferences in a variety of fields? District employees Tasha Dailey, Russell Martin and Lisa Cartwright recently presented on “Creative Cooperation on Wetlands Projects” at the Florida Local Environmental Resource Agencies Annual Conference.