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Class Code:N2275

SENIOR SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

NATURE OF WORK

This is advanced and complex professional work performing a wide range of small business enterprise development tasks within the Office of Economic and Small Business Development.

Work involves ensuring the County's compliance with federal, state, and county legislation and directives in procurement activities for small business enterprises.  Work also involves the coordination and oversight of the collection of data, and the analysis and development of recommendations; providing technical, outreach, and training assistance and information to county agencies and public, private, and not-for profit sectors to promote an understanding of federal, state and county business, small business development laws, policies, procedures and programs; and participating in the successful implementation of such programs. Work also includes coordinating and supervising professional and clerical staff as assigned.
 
Work is reviewed by an administrative superior through observation of performance, conferences, and reports and evaluation of results achieved.
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This classification is distinguished from a Small Business Development Specialist by the responsibility for performing more complex small business development duties, and/or by the responsibility for supervising professional and clerical staff.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Oversees and coordinates the conduct of availability and utilization analyses to determine underutilization of minority and woman-owned business participation and establishes race-neutral and race-specific goals accordingly; coordinates the conduct of research and the collection of data from various federal, state, local and private organizations; oversees the research and monitoring of contracts for grant and governmental funding for small business enterprise development.
 
Ensures the County's compliance with legislation and directives in the area of small business enterprise programs and activities.

Coordinates the preparation of required quarterly, annual, statistical, and other reports; supervises the preparation of federal disadvantaged business enterprise program plans and participates in long range program planning to achieve program goals.

Provides staff support to the Small Business Advisory Board and to the Broward County Aviation Department on matters pertaining to the County's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Plan.
 
Coordinates activities and tasks with other county agencies, and public, private, and not-for-profit organizations involved in small business enterprise development activities.

Prepares publications and make presentations to diverse targeted audiences to identify, recruit, screen, motivate, and develop small and emerging business owners.

Attends conferences, training, seminars, and meetings.

Supervises subordinate staff in the performance of small business development activities within the division.
 
Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
 
Considerable knowledge of the laws, development, and policies in the field of small business enterprise development.
 
Considerable knowledge of the methods, procedures, and techniques of conducting research and analyses and the ability to develop applicable reports.
 
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, including current trends in small business enterprise development.
  
Ability to conduct evaluation studies, analyze research data, and prepare recommendations.

Ability to supervise and coordinate the activities of professional and clerical staff.

Ability to exercise sound judgment.
 
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, 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 or related field, and five (5) years of experience in developing and managing complex small business enterprises programs including one (1) year of experience in the supervisory aspects of the work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:  Unrepresented
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required:  No
Class Spec Estab./Revised:  E 10/2012

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