November 20, 2012   Req. #014-13   Pos. #0110-12


Sports Sales Manager
Tourism Development
Salary Range: $39,347.00-$79,686.00 Annually*

This is a responsible, professional position that assists with the marketing and services functions to bring athletic team training and competitions to Tallahassee and Leon County resulting in a positive economic impact.  At Leon County, we strive to do more, and to do better, with less.  This is the basis of our People Focused; Performance Driven culture.   Leon County government offers important and meaningful personal and career opportunities.  Because we maintain a very lean staff, there are few opportunities for employment and high competition for job openings.  However, those we hire are entrusted with significant responsibilities and opportunity for growth.  Because of this, we can hire only the very best.  That means candidates who not only meet the qualifications of the job listed herein, but are driven by making a difference on the issues that matter most to our unique quality of life and committed to demonstrating results, exceeding expectations in areas of customer service and exercising responsible stewardship of our communityís resources.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Manages portions of the Sports Grant Program; manages portions of the Sports Council group of volunteers; manages customer database; conducts sports sales program; researches, prospects and solicits possible sports related business for Leon County; attends targeted trade shows; conducts area site visits; conducts follow-up to sales calls and initiatives; develops sports related conference leads for the meetings &  Convention Department; works with grant recipients to ensure that grant guidelines are followed; works with recipients to ensure that all documentation is provided prior to reimbursement to grantee; assist with sports service program; recruits and manages volunteers when necessary; works with industry partners and event promoter to ensure event operates efficiently; provides support to the department on website and internal database management projects.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelorís degree in Public Relations/Communications, Hospitality Management, Business Administration, Computer Science, or a related field and three years of experience in tourism; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Prior CVB experience is preferred.  A two-year degree plus prior work experience in tourism specific areas may substitute.  Computer knowledge and skills are required.  Must possess a valid Driverís License and a favorable driving record at time of hire.

*Initial placement may be negotiated above the minimum salary based on verified related education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.

Reasonable accommodations and assistance are available to disabled applicants under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, contact the Leon County Human Resources Division at (850) 606-2400.  Applicants are encouraged to visit our Leon County Home Page at   Leon County is a member of the Florida Retirement System.  Applicants may send inquiries to our E-mail address:  A completed Leon County Government application is required and should be submitted ASAP.  APPLY online, in person or by mail to:

 Leon County Human Resources Division, 315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite #502, Tallahassee, FL 32301

 Preference is given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Laws of Florida.