NATURE OF WORK
This is responsible administrative work assisting in the coordination and administration of economic development programs and projects.
Work involves conducting research, analyzing data and advising the Director and his/her subordinates of economic trends and impacts. Work also includes assisting in program planning and development activities within the Division. Work is reviewed by an administrative superior through observation, conferences and reports.
Conducts research on issues, projects and activities related to economic development; analyzes data and organizes it in special reports; provides technical support and assistance in planning economic development programs.
Prepares periodic reports for federal, state and county authorities; prepares quarterly, annual and other statistical reports as required.
Provides administrative assistance in performing such tasks as producing office publications and press releases; and working on special projects as required.
Provides technical assistance to staff on projects and activities that require special computer, research, analytical and writing skills.
Participates in strategic planning for the office and on County teams.
Advises staff on efficiency improvements within the office and performance enhancements in personal and group efforts.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of research techniques and the sources and availability of current information.
Knowledge of principles of accepted management practices, organizational behavior and strategic planning.
Ability to conduct quantitative analytical research, analyze data and prepare reports on findings.
Ability to work independently, plan, organize and execute assignments with minimum supervision, but also with accountability to superiors and associates.
Ability to exercise good judgement in counseling and advising staff at all levels of the office and the organization.
Ability to communicate 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, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, economics, public administration, urban planning or related field; two (2) years of experience in research, analytical work and data preparation in a field related to economic development; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Office of Economic Development
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/96