Class Code:DA002

ASSISTANT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to perform highly responsible administrative work by managing the activities of various County departments, divisions and offices.

This class formulates long-range goals for the organization, develop policy and position papers and negotiate with the chief administrative officer and/or elected officials.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Assists in the general management of County government, ensuring Commission policies are implemented through oversight of departmental initiatives and actions and assists with the formation of the County Administrator’s annual budget recommendations.

Assists the County Administrator in a wide range of administrative assignments, including performing research and special study assignments, implementing administrative policies, and exercising administrative control over assigned operations and functions; performs work with considerable independent judgment based on experience in developing courses of action and recommendations.

Liaises between departments and County Administration; provides direction and instructions to assist departments in meeting the strategic goals of the organization; acts as a chief assistant to and may act for the County Administrator.

Performs highly complex administrative assignments under the direction of the County Administrator in order to assist the County Commission and other county officials in the management of county government.

Evaluates the work, operating practices and progress of various departments, and develops plans and procedures to maintain and improve performance standards; oversees short and long-term strategic planning, redevelopment, and growth management activities.

Establishes and manages cross-departmental special project teams made up of employees from across the entire organization on an as-needed basis, allowing the organization to rapidly respond to emerging projects and issues.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's  degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration; Master's degree preferred.

Requires six (6) years progressively responsible experience in municipal or county government management work or closely related experience. 

Special Certifications and Licenses

None.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must 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. 

All Broward County employees must 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.