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


Class Code:E8037

DIRECTOR OF ELDERLY AND VETERANS SERVICES

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly responsible, professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the County's Elderly and Veterans' Services Division. Work requires extensive knowledge of local, county, state and federal human service and social service structures, policies and procedures. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements with wide latitude for determining methods and procedures. Work is performed independently with general supervision by an administrative superior. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Directs the operations of the County's Elderly and Veterans' Services Division including the design and development of appropriate systems to administer services to the elderly and veterans.

Responsible for liaison with the Commission appointed Elderly Services Advisory Board.

Prepares proposed and final budgets for the division for presentation to the department director.

Develops, implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for the Division.

Acts as contract administrator for funds allocated by the Board of County Commissioners for private for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Coordinates the activities of the division and its sections with those of other county divisions, as well as local, state, federal and private for-profit and not-for-profit organizations with comparable organizational directives.

Sits as county representative on various community boards of directors; participates in local and statewide meetings concerning services to the elderly and veterans.

Reviews existing elderly and veterans' service programs in relationship to citizens' needs and is responsible for reorganization with departmental and County Administrator's approval.

Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of providing services to the elderly and veteran population.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of management and their application to the administration of governmental affairs.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration.

Thorough knowledge of basic budgetary principles and procedures.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting division policies and procedures.

Ability to initiate and install administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.

Ability to direct the operation of assigned sections and programs.

Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions. Ability to express ideas 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 year college or university with major course work in public or business administration or related field; six (6) years experience in elderly/veterans services, including four (4) years high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                    Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                         Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:   Yes
Class Spec Estab./Revised:    E  04/1993   R  09/2010

 


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