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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:E8308

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES

NATURE OF WORK

This is complex, professional administrative work in the County's Human Services Department.

Work involves responsibility for assisting the Director in the administration or coordination of programs associated with health and social services in a variety of divisions, offices, or specialized sections of the Human Services Department. Responsibilities require a thorough knowledge of the operations of the County governmental system and its financial structure. Assignments are received in both specific and general terms with latitude for determining methods and procedures. Work is subject to review by the Department Director for determining adherence to the County's established ordinances, rules, and administrative regulations.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Assists in directing the administrative operations of the county's Human Services Department.

Assists in directing the planning and coordination of programs of the Human Services Department.

Assists in preparing proposed and final budgets for the Department for presentation to budget committees, the County Administrator, and the County Commission.

Prepares or coordinates the preparation of federal, state, or other grants.

Coordinates the administrative or programmatic activities of the Department and its subdivisions with those of other county departments; and when necessary,, with comparable organizations in other public and private jurisdictions.

Recommends and implements organizational and administrative changes.

Reviews existing organizational patterns, programs, work relationships, space, equipment, and staff utilization; promotes effective operations through standardization, improvement, simplification and installation of new operating systems.

Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.

Acts for the Department Director in his/her absence.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

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.

Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of supervision, organization and administration.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.

Ability to initiate and install administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.

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 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-year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, or related field; six (6) years progressive responsible experience in supervisory and administrative work, depending on area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                    Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                         Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:   Yes
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:   E  05/1992   R  09/2010


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