Class Code:NA038

ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to assist the Department or Office Director in a wide range of administrative assignments.

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.

Assists the Director in developing and implementing departmental and/or divisional policies, procedures and programs; makes policy recommendations; develops program goals and objectives; assists in the coordination of budgets, and other finance related activities; makes budgetary recommendations and assists in the preparation of the departmental and/or divisional budget.

Plans, directs, and supervises the activities of professional and administrative staff; represents and assists the Director at community meetings and various activities; conducts studies and research to determine needs and support organization objectives.

Coordinates programs and projects for improvement and enhancement of services and staff; reviews existing organizational patterns, programs, work relationships, and staff utilization; recommends and implements organizational and administrative changes.

Represents and assists the Director at various meetings and activities; performs/conducts research supporting organization objectives; provides oversight and control of special projects programs and contracts.

Performs on-site visits to work locations; recommends and implements organizational and administrative changes.

Attends conferences and public and professional meetings; confers with local, state, and federal officials, contractors, vendors, civic leaders, and the general public regarding departmental and/or divisional operations; addresses public groups.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

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

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

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, public administration or closely related field.

Requires six (6) years progressively responsible experience in government management work including two (2) years supervisory experience depending on area of assignment.

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.