The purpose of this class is to perform responsible professional and administrative work in planning and directing the Office of Economic and Small Business Development.
This class works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.
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.
Directs and manages the daily activities of small business, economic development, and community relations and outreach functions of the office; improves existing processes and procedures to provide for greater accountability/transparency and efficiency.
Researches programs and gathers/analyzes data in support of office functions.
Develops policies and procedures in keeping with agency direction as articulated by the Director, for further consideration by Small Business Development Advisory Board, County Attorney's office, County Administration, the Board of County Commissioners.
Functions as direct supervisor for the County’s economic development programs, inclusive of small business development initiative; coordinates activities of small business enterprise and small disadvantaged business enterprise programs implemented within other County departments; demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turn-around times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide seamless customer service.
Convenes workshops, conferences, seminars, task forces, and study groups to disseminate information about small business development and for purposes of outreach; provides staff support to the Small Business Advisory Board and special ad hoc committees established to advise or provide resources related to small business development.
Prepares grant applications for funding of small business enterprise and small disadvantaged business enterprise programs and activities; conducts research, collects data, prepares reports and monitors agency activities; recommends and implements agency improvements approved by the Director.
Assists in the preparation of the agency budget, particularly as it relates to the Small Business Program; attends conferences and public and professional meetings; assists Director in developing and implementing policies, procedures, and programs; makes policy recommendations; develops program goals and objectives.
Performs related work as assigned.
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.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business, public administration, planning, economics or closely related field.
Requires six (6) years in economic development, with concentration in small and disadvantaged business assistance, development, training or outreach within the business community, or closely related experience. Including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Special Certifications and Licenses
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.