NATURE OF WORK
This is highly responsible professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Office of Economic and Small Business Development.
Work involves responsibility for the administration and direction of the County's Economic and Small Business Development Programs. Position incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment in coordinating a diversity of economic development and small business activities that promote employment and income opportunities for Broward residents as well as fair contracting opportunities for eligible small business owners with Broward County. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements. Work is performed independently with general supervision by an administrative superior. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.
Administers the County's Office of Economic and Small Business Development; directs through subordinates the planning, scheduling and coordination of office activities; develops policies, procedures and priorities to meet established goals.
Develops implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for the Office.
Prepares and monitors office budget and prepares special reports as required.
Prepares annual assessment of the impact of County Government sponsored programs on the local economy.
Promotes and coordinates activities related to economic growth through business recruitment, expansion, and retention; and the provision of management, financial, educational and technical assistance to small business enterprises in Broward County.
Analyzes proposed business incentives, including proposed waivers of fees and assessments designed to encourage business development; makes recommendations to the County Administrator.
Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of economic and business development, public administration and/or business administration.
Thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements applicable to economic and small business development programs.
Thorough knowledge of the funding process in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management.
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of organization, management, and administration.
Ability to plan, implement, and coordinate technical and administrative programs.
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 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
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in public or business administration, economics or related field, and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in general management in either the public or private sectors; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. Knowledge and experience in the fields of economic and business development is desired. An advanced degree in business or public administration is preferred.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: Yes
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 10/1996 R 11/2009