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


Class Code:Y6348

CHILDREN'S SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly responsible professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Children's Services Section in the Community Partnership Division.  Work involves responsibility for direction and administration of the programs of the Children’s Services section, including contracted services for children with behavioral health or special health needs. Work also includes responsibility for oversight of the Children’s Services Advisory Board. The incumbent also manages the general administrative and fiscal operations of the Section and may serve as lead with other Human Services Divisions on issues and programs related to services for children and related activities. The incumbent advises on the formation of County policies and programs as they pertain to children and services for children in Broward County.
 
Work requires extensive knowledge of local, county, state and federal human service and social service structures, policies and procedures, especially those related to children’s services. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements with wide latitude for determining methods and procedures. Work is performed independently with general supervision by the Division Director. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.
 
ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS  
 
Advises and guides the Human Services Department’s policies related to the program areas assigned to the Section. Monitors federal and state legislation impacting funding and services for program areas assigned to the Section and the Division and makes recommendations for County, State, and federal legislation related to them.
 
Assists in developing and implementing Division policies and procedures.
 
Assists in preparing the Division budget for presentation to the Department Director. Monitors the Section’s budget as approved.
Attends conferences and public professional meetings.
 
Coordinates activities with other County Divisions, as well as local, state, federal and private not-for-profit organizations with comparable organi¬zational directives, to implement a system of care or programs for areas assigned to the section.
 
Develops, implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans related to program areas assigned to the Section.
 
Directs and supervises assigned professional and administrative staff. Provides guidance and direction to subordinates on program areas assigned to the Section.
 
Directs the operations of the Section which includes providing admin¬istrative support for appointed Boards, as needed.
 
Evaluates community needs and reviews existing County programs which impact the targeted populations.
 
Evaluates program effectiveness and makes recommendations to the Division Director regarding service delivery.
 
Identifies and develops new alternatives for programming and financial resources through collaboration and partnerships with private and public funding entities for program areas assigned to the section. 
 
Implements internal controls and a quality management strategy to promote and ensure excellence of service delivery. Participates in activities associated with quality assurance and data management for on-going evaluation of performance and outcomes attainment for contracts.
 
Monitors, reviews and evaluates County-funded and contracted services, activities, and expenditures associated with assigned program areas.
 
Participates at the community level in the on-going development and implementation of a coordinated, unified, system-wide Strategic Plan for program areas assigned to the Section and the Division.  
 
Provides technical assistance to public and private agencies in development of applications for funding.
 
Prepares and compiles complex technical and narrative reports, correspondence, memoranda and position papers, and spreadsheets, using basic computer-based software applications.
 
Serves as contract manager of County funding awarded to local not-for-profit organizations, and other local agencies and government organizations selected through a competitive bid process for program areas assigned to the Section. Contract management activities include agenda development, contract negotiation, contract development, record keeping, contract monitoring, corrective action plan development and technical assistance.
 
Serves as liaison and/or representative with boards and councils associated with the Section’s function and target population. Also represents the County to various governmental bodies and at meetings, conferences and seminars as a stakeholder in County-wide programs. 
 
Performs related work as required.
 
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of basic and public sector budgetary principles and procedures.
 
Thorough knowledge of contracting procedures that include but not limited to contract development, management and monitoring and other contract related functions.
 
Thorough knowledge of federal, state, local and private sources of funding and ways in which to obtain resources for program areas assigned to the Section.
 
Thorough knowledge of human and social services delivery systems, principles and practices.
 
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of administering the provision of services to children.
 
Thorough knowledge of the principles of management and their application to the administration of governmental affairs, public and business administration.
 
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of administering the provision of services to children.
Ability to administer programs, budgets, and staff.
 
Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.
 
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting County policies and procedures.
 
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
 
Ability to initiate and implement administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
 
Ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
 
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, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in the social sciences, public or business administration, or other field closely related to this assignment; six (6) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in the provision of services to children and families, including four (4) years of experience in the supervisory aspects of the work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:     Unrepresented
FLSA Status:      Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:  Yes  
Class Spec. Estab. /Revised:  E5/09 R11/10

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