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


Class Code:P6336

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is administrative work assisting in the coordination and administration of specially assigned programs or projects in the Department of Human Services.

 

Work involves planning, coordinating, directing and promoting all activities of a program or project in the areas of adult, children, elderly, and/or family services.

 

Work involves serving as a liaison with other county, state, federal and community agencies. Position incumbent may also be required to analyze program issues, complete policy analyses, perform research activities, prepare public presentation documents and coordinate collaborative efforts to complete special administrative projects.

 

Employees in this class are expected to coordinate and manage operations with considerable independence, although all major decisions are referred to an administrative or programmatic superior for advice and direction. Supervision may be exercised over clerical staff and specially assigned technical subordinates as required by work assignments. Supervision is received through conferences and written reports.

 

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS      

(Tasks may vary slightly based on area of assignment).

 

Participates and coordinates with state, federal, county and other local agencies in the design, development and implementation of programs and projects in the areas of adult, elderly, children and/or family services.

 

Plans, coordinates, directs and promotes activities in the areas of adult, elderly, children and/or family services.

 

As required by the area of assignment, serves as liaison with federal, state, county and private agencies; conducts research and prepares analyses of various issues and policies; and secures funding to meet program needs.

 

As required for the area of assignment, attends meetings, workshops, and conferences to gather information about program-related trends and best practices, etc. and to network with other practitioners and/or providers.

 

Provides professional level staff assistance to superior(s) in specially assigned areas of operations; assists and advises on matters pertaining to assigned programs or projects.

 

Conducts special studies in conjunction with a project; analyzes data and makes recommendations based upon studies.

 

Monitors and supervises maintenance of project records and documentation.

 

Assists in the development of procedures.

 

Manages assigned administrative projects and coordinates all activities to ensure project completion.

 

Performs related work as required.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS   

(May vary slightly based on area of assignment).

 

Considerable knowledge of available governmental and community agency programs and resources.

 

Considerable knowledge of human services and the legal system.

 

Considerable knowledge of modern office practices, systems and equipment.

 

Knowledge of agency policies, procedures and regulations related to the area of assignment.

 

Knowledge of related human and health advocacy issues.

 

Ability to use a personal computer with basic office software applications.

 

Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of subordinates as required by work assignments.

 

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 BrowardCounty'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, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in public or business administration or other area closely related to the area of assignment; four (4) years of 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 until 10/02.   

                                  After 10/02 GSA – Professional

FLSA Status:                       Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:      No

Class Spec. Estab./Revised:        E10/92; R05/95; 05/00; 10/05

 

 

 

 

 

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