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


Class Code:N6522

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

NATURE OF WORK

This is administrative work assisting the Office of Economic and Small Business Development (Office) in the implementation of economic and community development policies for the County.

Work involves researching and compiling support data from a variety of sources for community and economic development issues. This position serves as a liaison with other County, State, Federal and Local agencies on numerous economic development initiatives and grant projects. Employees in this class are expected to coordinate and manage operations with independence, although all major decisions are referred to an administrative superior for advice and direction. Supervision is received by an administrative superior with adherence to established policies and procedures. Work is reviewed through conferences and reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Assists the Office in developing and implementing economic and community development policies for the County.

Assumes administrative project responsibility for administering the activities and operations of various projects and activities; assists in the development of project procedures and schedules; prepares project reports and related data.

Provides assistance to the Office on matters pertaining to programs and projects assigned.

Facilitates the accomplishment of work through providing, obtaining and coordinating a variety of services, including information, referrals and assistance to customers.

Administrative liaison among various county, federal and local agencies on numerous economic development initiatives and grant projects.

Provides general office support; ensures quality standards for office work products; and serves as a key customer relations associate in the office.

Relieves an administrative superior of routine administrative details.

Attends meetings and conferences as assigned by the Director or an administrative superior; prepares and delivers presentations; distributes agendas; prepares and distributes reports of proceedings.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of the standard practices in the fields of local government operations.

Considerable knowledge of modern office practices, systems and equipment.

Knowledge of governmental purchasing, personnel and accounting procedures.

Knowledge of the functions and operations of the unit to which assigned.

Ability to compose effective and accurate correspondence and to deal with non-routine matters.

Ability to research and prepare detailed and comprehensive records and reports.

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

Completion of two (2) years of college-level course work in public or business administration, urban policy or related field; four (4) years experience in a staff or administrative capacity appropriate to the area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                    Non-exempt
Financial Disclosure Required:  No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:     E 11/1992  R 02/2012


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