NATURE OF WORK
This is highly responsible, professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the County's Community Partnership Division. The Community Partnership Division is responsible for planning, coordinating, administering and evaluating a comprehensive and coordinated array of human services programs including behavioral health, healthcare, HIV/AIDS and homeless services. These services are developed within a system of care model and include some direct services but are predominately contractual. Collaborative partnerships are developed, maintained and fostered with other funding entities, governmental agencies non-profit and for-profit organizations and faith based organizations. Responsibility requires extensive knowledge of local, county, state and federal human service and social service structures, policies and procedures pertaining to program areas assigned to the Division, such as those dealing with children’s services, homelessness, and health care services.
Work involves responsibility for administration and direction of a comprehensive array of programs, as well as management of contracted services for various populations that fall under the scope of work of the Division. The incumbent also assists the Department and advises on the formation of County policies and procedures pertaining to Department and Division programs and services. Work also involves providing administrative support to various Boards appointed by the County Commission, such as the Children's Services Board and the Homeless Initiative Partnership Advisory Board.
Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements with wide latitude for determining methods and procedures. Work is performed independently with general supervision by an administrative superior. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.
Assists the Department Director in formulating policies and procedures related to assigned program areas.
Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.
Coordinates the activities of the Division and its sections with those of other County Divisions, as well as local, state, federal and private for-profit and not-for-profit organizations with comparable organizational directives.
Coordinates the standardization of operating systems within the Division; implements a quality assurance management strategy to promote and ensure excellence of service delivery and sound internal controls.
Develops a coordinated, unified, strategic plan for Broward County government to meet needs related to assigned program areas. Develops formal collaborative agreements with local not-for-profit organizations, Broward County School Board and other local, state and federal agencies involved assigned program areas.
Directs the operations of the County's Community Partnership Division and its various units and/or programs and other assigned County programs and services, including the design and development of appropriate systems to administer services.
Manages contract administrator for funds allocated by the Board of County Commissioners for private for-profit and not-for-profit organizations as well as the state and federal government for assigned program areas.
Plans, directs and administers the Division with emphasis on development and monitoring of programs, policies, procedures, and subordinate staff consistent with County and regulatory standards and departmental goals and objectives.
Plans, directs, coordinates, and administers services for comprehensive, coordinated and continuous behavioral healthcare, healthcare and homeless services with specialized services for children for the underserved and uninsured residents of Broward County.
Prepares proposed and final budgets for the Division for presentation to the Department Director. Manages approved budgets throughout the fiscal year.
Recommends and implements organizational and administrative changes. Reviews existing services and programs in relationship to community and/or citizen needs and is responsible for reorganization with departmental and County Administrator's approval.
Represents the County on various community boards and councils and is responsible for liaison with appointed Boards and councils associated with Division functions and target populations.
Reviews legislation affecting the Department and/or the Division and the delivery of services. Advises management on policy and/or operational changes. Advises the Department Director and administrative team on needed legislation.
Seeks out and develops new alternatives and resources to implement the Department’s strategic plan and supports the Human Services Department Business Plan and implements the areas related to the Division.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of leadership organization, management and administration.
Thorough knowledge of basic governmental budgetary principles and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of basic laws and practices governing confidentiality.
Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory requirements applicable to the various service areas or programs assigned to the Division.
Thorough knowledge of federal, state, local and private sources of funding and ways in which to obtain resources for the various service areas or programs assigned to the Division.
Thorough knowledge of human and social services delivery systems, principles and practices.
Thorough knowledge of the funding process in a governmental environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of administering the provision of social or human services.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of management and their application to the administration of governmental affairs.
Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally, and in writing.
Ability to direct the operation of assigned sections and programs.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting County, Department, and Division policies and procedures.
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to initiate and implement administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
Ability to plan, implement and coordinate technical and administrative programs.
Ability to prepare complex narrative and statistical reports, using basic computer office software.
Ability to supervise professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff and to provide leadership for career and personal development.
Ability to utilize basic computer software programs and management of information systems.
Ability to work collaboratively, and have a command of public sector regulations, laws, rules, policies, and processes related to public sector budgeting, realignment funding/projections, and administrative support functions.
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, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in the social sciences, public or business administration, or other field closely related to the area of assignment; six (6) years of experience in programmatic and fiscal management of social/human service delivery systems which must have included four (4) years of experience in the supervisory aspects of the work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: Yes
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 06/2009