NATURE OF WORK
This is professional work managing a wide range of tasks for small business development within the Office of Economic and Small Business Development.
Major work assignments involve managing small business program outcomes, and section staff activities for small business assistance, including contract monitoring, goal-setting, federal and local certification, and compliance for participation in the certified business development programs.
Employee in this class must exercise substantial independent judgment and decision making in planning and carrying out assignments.
Work is reviewed through project achievements, reports, programs, and conferring with the Office director and assistant director. Employee in this class must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse community.
Functions as direct supervisor for the County’s small business enterprise and disadvantaged business enterprise programs.
Manages a variety of activities related to federal, state, and local small business enterprise programs and services.
Researches and develops long-term objectives, strategies, and approaches to assist small and emerging businesses.
Provide small business assistance to companies seeking ways to expedite their access to, and participate in, government business opportunities.
Provides technical assistance on all aspects of small business development.
Coordinates activities of small business enterprise and disadvantaged business enterprise programs implemented with other County departments.
Provides training, presentations, and workshops for the business community.
Serves as staff liaison to the Small Business Advisory Board, and provides staff support to the board from subordinate specialists.
Works closely with managers of office’s economic development and outreach sections to provide comprehensive client services.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, policies and guidelines in small business development, and specifically the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programs, under Title 49 CFR Parts 26 and 23.
Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of small business development, including entrepreneurship and technical assistance to small businesses.
Thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures, and techniques of conducting research and analyses and practical and demonstrated skill in the creation of reports relevant to job-related tasks.
Knowledge and demonstrated application of the principles and practices of management and supervision.
Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to manage the work of subordinates.
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; six (6) years experience in small business development, specifically certification, compliance, and outreach to targeted business communities, including three (3) years supervisory experience; one (1) year of experience with the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/2001 R3/15