NATURE OF WORK
This is responsible administrative work providing professional level assistance directly to a Division or Department Director.
Work involves the application of specialized technical or professional principles, practices and skills or the use of a wide range of administrative methods in the solution of problems. Work includes planning, developing, analyzing, evaluating, advising, and improving various management control systems, programs and policies, work methods and procedures. Employee may analyze and evaluate major segments of the organization and, based on study findings, develop recommendations and advice to management for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations management. Employee is required to exercise extensive initiative and independent judgment in coordinating operations. Work involves the application of specialized and/or technical knowledge and experience through the interpretation and completion of administrative assignments of unusual difficulty in accordance with departmental rules, regulations, procedures and ordinances. Supervision may be exercised over employees. Work is reviewed through conferences, observation, reports submitted, and program achievements.
Assists in identifying problems or factors inhibiting the effective accomplishment of departmental goals and objectives; assists in determining requirements and scope of necessary study in light of objectives and problems to be solved; collects and analyzes data; develops alternatives and makes specific recommendations to superior; may assist in implementation of recommendations.
As an assistant to the Division or Department Director, composes correspondence and memorandums; arranges conferences; interprets administrative policies; relays instructions and policy and procedural decisions; acts for superior on routine matters; and may represent the superior at conferences and meetings, including contacts with outside agencies.
Studies actual and potential problems and recommends appropriate solutions.
Acquires and disseminates information concerning work methods and procedures, organization, work controls and similar management functions.
Coordinates and administers the budget of a small division.
Conducts fact-finding interviews, observes operations, consults with and explains to management recommendations made for changes in work operations and other key actions proposed.
Assists in preparing drafts of rules and regulations pertinent to the particular area assigned.
Assists in preparing a variety of written documents including study plans, special and regular reports, systems and organizational analyses and work flow charts.
May supervise and/or participate in the formulation, preparation and control of the departmental budget.
May be assigned to direct various phases of departmental administrative operations.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of organization, management, personnel and financial administration in the operation of a complex division/department.
Considerable knowledge of the standard practices in the fields of local government, personnel management, budgeting, and accounting.
Considerable knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, systems, and equipment.
Considerable knowledge of the functions and operations of the unit to which assigned.
Ability to identify management problems and propose solutions.
Ability to gather and analyze data and draw conclusions.
Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the work of professional, paraprofessional and clerical personnel when required by work assignments.
Ability to prepare detailed written reports and procedures.
Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to select and/or devise analytical techniques and methods suited to the solution of management problems.
Ability to use the techniques and methods of administrative analysis.
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 or political affiliation.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in public or business administration or field related to area of assignment; considerable experience in a staff or administrative capacity appropriate to the area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Facilities Management, Streets and
Highways, Alcohol & Drug, Environmental Engineering, Social Services, Water Supply
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E1/91 R7/92