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


Class Code:D8011

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES

NATURE OF WORK

This is complex professional administrative work in the County's Human Services Department.

Work involves responsibility for administration of a variety of divisions, offices, or specialized sections of the County government associated with health and social service programs. Responsibilities require an extensive knowledge of the operation of the County governmental system and its financial structure. Assignments are received in both specific and general terms with wide latitude for determining methods and procedures. Work is subject to the County's established ordinances, rules and administrative regulations.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Directs operations of the County's Human Services Department.

Prepares proposed and final budgets for the department for presentation to budget Committees, the County Administrator and the County Commission.

Exercises primary operational and administrative control over a specified group of divisions, offices and sections of the County's governmental operations.

Coordinates the activities of the department and its subdivisions with those of other County departments; and when necessary, with comparable organizations in other public and private jurisdictions.

Recommends and implements organizational and administrative changes.

Reviews existing organizational patterns, work relationships, space, equipment and staff utilization; promotes effective operations through standardization, improvement, simplification and installation of new operating systems.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Extensive knowledge of the principles of management and their application to the administration of governmental affairs.

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

Thorough knowledge of basic budgetary principles and procedures.

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

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

Ability to direct the operation of assigned county divisions and programs.

Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, 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 or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, or field closely related to area of assignment; extensive experience in highly responsible administrative work closely related to areas of assignment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: Yes
Work Locations: Human Services
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E1/91 R5/92

 


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