Class Code:EA096

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to perform responsible professional and administrative work assisting in directing the County’s pollution prevention and consumer protection regulatory programs.  

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.

Manages the Consumer Regulatory Section with emphasis on the Taxi Section, including chauffeur reviews, transfer of certificates and auditing of the permit system; reviews legal cases and represents the division in legal proceedings before a hearing officer.

Manages the County’s enforcement processes, including issuance of citations and notices of violation and case preparation for adjudication before hearing examiners, for the Broward County Pollution Control and Consumer Protection ordinances.

Drafts agenda items and amendments to ordinances; meets with representatives of the County Attorney's Office to discuss various issues.

Reviews and tries all legal cases in the Division, researching legal issues to determine if the citation and legal theory is correct and determines if the correct citation was issued for the facts that were alleged.

Reviews all chauffeur applications and denials, reviews all citations and assigns additional research, reviews certificate transfers and assigns additional information that must be collected, implements new procedures for performing assignments and promotes efficiencies by drafting amendments to County Ordinances. 

Signs purchase documents when the director is unavailable and reconciles advanced payments by a taxi and limo company; works on budget issues and Tri-County and legislative 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 sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time; requires little or no dexterity.

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 environmental sciences, chemistry, geology, hydrology, engineering, business or public administration or closely related field; Master's degree preferred.

Requires six (6) years experience in environment program development and management in the fields of pollution prevention, hazardous material management, consumer protection, and/or environmental monitoring and enforcement, including at least two (2) years of progressively responsible supervisory 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.