Assistant to the County Administrator

Organization: Broward County, Florida
Salary: The current salary range is $95,283 to $156,263.
Close Date: The position will be open until 01/16/12.

Job Description:

Broward County, seated in Fort Lauderdale, is located on the Atlantic coast in southeast Florida midway between Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach County. Broward encompasses 31 separate municipalities and is among the largest counties in the United States. The County has experienced explosive growth in people and development since the 1970s. It is now an urban county with an ethnically diverse permanent population in excess of 1.8 million.

The County boasts 23 miles of beaches, an average January temperature of 70 degrees, award-winning parks and library systems, a wide array of professional sport teams and sporting venues, excellent colleges and universities, outstanding cultural amenities and unsurpassed shopping and dining establishments. These and other attractions have made Broward County a destination of choice for more than ten million visitors each year.

Broward County is governed by a nine member Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). Commissioners are elected by district in partisan elections to four-year staggered terms. The County Mayor and Vice Mayor are annually elected by the BOCC. The BOCC appoints a professionally qualified County Administrator, a County Attorney and a County Auditor. Broward County voters also elect a Supervisor of Elections, a Property Appraiser and a Sheriff. These constitutional officers manage their own agencies but rely on the BOCC for funding and some centralized services. All other County functions fall under the responsibility of the BOCC and are managed by the County Administrator. The County currently employs approximately 5,400 FTE’s under the County Administrator and its FY 2011 budget is $3.37 billion.

This is a high level professional position which compares to Assistant County Administrator positions in comparable organizations. The incumbent reports directly to the County Administrator and serves as her primary liaison to the Judiciary, the Sheriff, the State Attorney, the Public Defender, the Supervisor of Elections and the Property Appraiser. Together these agencies comprise more than 50% of the County’s operating budget. Oversight of agency budget development, coordination and administration is a key responsibility, including both operations and capital budgets. Duties also include performing research, conducting a variety of special studies and implementing administrative policies. An exciting current project is the coordination of the funding program and bid solicitation process in support a $300M County Courthouse building program.

Requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public or business administration; considerable progressively responsible experience in municipal or county government administrative/ management work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Strong preference for candidates with extensive local governmental budget development and administration experience as well as experience in working with constitutional officers particularly in fields of the judiciary and public safety.

Must know and understand large and complex local governmental operations, particularly current budgeting principles and techniques. Must be able to analyze administrative, operational, and fiscal problems and to make sound recommendations for solution. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with constitutional officers, the County budget staff and peers and to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing is imperative.

The current salary range is $95,283 to $156,263. Beginning salary will be commensurate with education and experience and is accompanied by an attractive benefits package including participation in the Florida Retirement System.

The position will be open until 01/16/12. Please send a detailed cover letter and resume with current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

NOTE: Under Florida Law resumes are public documents and will be provided to the media upon request. If confidentiality is an issue, please call prior to submitting your resume.


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