NATURE OF WORK
This is highly responsible lobbying and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the County's Office of Public and Governmental Relations.
Work involves responsibility for the administration and direction of the Office of Public and Governmental Relations. Position incumbent advocates county positions at all jurisdictional levels as instructed by the County Administrator. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements. Work is performed independently with general supervision by an administrative superior. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.
Administers the County's Public and Governmental Relations program; directs, through subordinates, the planning, scheduling and coordination of divisional activities; develops policies, procedures and priorities to meet established goals.
Develops and maintains meaningful professional contacts with local, state and federal appointed and elected officials.
Responds to legislative needs and inquiries by the County Administrator, the County Commission, and other elected and appointed officials.
Coordinates Broward County's involvement with the National Association of Counties (NACO), the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) and the Broward County league of Cities.
Prepares and monitors division budget and prepares special reports as required.
Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of lobbying and the interrelationships between governmental entities.
Thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local programs, laws and regulatory requirements.
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of supervision, organization and administration.
Ability to plan, implement, and coordinate technical and administrative programs.
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, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, political science, business administration or a related field; six (6) years experience in lobbying, including four (4) years high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: Yes
Work Locations: Public & Governmental Relations
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E7/00