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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:E8147

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

NATURE OF WORK

This is responsible, professional and administrative work assisting in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the County's Program Development, Research and Evaluation Division.

Work involves assisting the division director in the administration and implementation of directives and programs related to divisional activities. Position incumbent supervises administrative and subordinate professionals involved in divisional operations. Responsibility requires thorough knowledge of local, county, state and federal human service and social service structures, policies and procedures, as well as grant programs administered by divisions within the Human Services Department. Assignments are received from the division director in the form of broad policy statements or general program objectives. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment within established guidelines. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Assists the division director in developing and implementing divisional policies, procedures and programs; makes policy recommendations; develops program goals and objectives.

Plans, directs and supervises the activities of professional and administrative staff.

Makes budgetary recommendations and assists in the preparation of the division budget.

Evaluates the impact of changes in federal, state and local directives on division policies and procedures.

Acts for the division director in his/her absence.

Assists with the coordination of activities of the division with those of other County divisions as well as local, state, federal and private not-for-profit organizations with comparable organizational directives.

Recommends and implements organizational and administrative changes.

Represents the county on various community boards of directors; participates in local and statewide meetings.

Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the principles of management and their application to the administration of government affairs.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration.

Thorough knowledge of the basic budgetary principles and procedures.

Thorough knowledge of federal, state, local and foundation grant procedures and regulations.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting division policies and procedures.

Ability to initiate and install administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.

Ability to assist with the direction of the operation of assigned sections and programs.

Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.

Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in the social sciences, public or business administration or related field; six (6) years experience in social or human services, including four (4) years high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented

FLSA Status: Exempt

Code of Ethics

Certification: No

Work Locations: Program Development, Research and Evaluation

Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/97 R02/01

 


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