NATURE OF WORK
This is complex, highly responsible, professional and administrative work.
Work involves responsibility for planning, organizing and directing the activities of the County's Family Success Administration Division. The incumbent assists the Department and advises on the formation of County policies and procedures pertaining to programs and services. Responsibility requires extensive knowledge of local, county, state and federal human service and social service structures, policies and procedures. 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.
Directs the operations of the County's Family Success Administration Division including the administration of the Family Service Centers, Child Care Licensing and Enforcement Section, the Community Action Agency and other assigned County programs and services for children and families.
Responsible for liaison with boards and councils associated with the Division functions and target populations.
Prepares proposed and final budgets for the Division for presentation to the department director.
Develops, implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for the Bureau.
Develops formal collaborative agreements with local not-for-profit organizations, Broward County School Board and other local, state and federal agencies involved with children and families.
Develops a coordinated, unified, strategic plan for Broward County government to meet the needs of children and families.
Seeks out and develops new alternatives and resources to implement the strategic plan.
Acts as contract administrator for funds allocated by the Board of County Commissioners as well as the state and federal government.
Coordinates the activities of the Division and its sections with those of other county divisions, as well as local, state, federal and private not-for-profit organizations with comparable organizational directives.
Coordinates the standardization of operating systems within the Bureau; implements a quality assurance management strategy to promote and ensure excellence of service delivery.
Assists the department director in formulating policies and procedures related to the general welfare of children and families, and making such recommendations for county, state and federal legislation.
Represents the County on various community boards.
Reviews existing service programs in relationship to needs and is responsible for reorganization with departmental and County Administrator's approval.
Recommends and implements organizational and administrative changes.
Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of administering the provision of social or human services to children and families.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of management and their application to the administration of governmental affairs.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration.
Thorough knowledge of basic budgetary principles and procedures.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting Division's policies and procedures.
Ability to initiate and implement administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
Ability to direct the operation of assigned sections and programs.
Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions. Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally, and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Code of 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, religion, age, sex, disability, or political affiliation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in the social sciences, public or business administration, or related field; six (6) years experience in the provision of social or human services to children and families, including four (4) years high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Family Success Administration Division
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E10/96 R10/02