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Program/Project Coordinator Senior (OESBD)

SALARY: $64,568.64 - $103,051.50 Annually

OPENING DATE: 07/03/18

CLOSING DATE: Continuous


The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program-Project Coordinator, Senior in the Office of Economic and Small Business Development.

The Office of Economic & Small Business Development is seeking a highly motivated candidate with exceptional organizational, communication and presentation skills that will be responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of a countywide apprenticeship initiative. The primary function of this position is the development and maintenance of relationships with Broward County non-profit organizations, service providers, business and industry groups, municipalities, and educational entities with the goal of aligning apprenticeship opportunities with employment needs, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

Illustrative tasks include identifying workforce and employment needs, meeting with service/educational/training/apprenticeship providers to gain an understanding of their programs, meeting with industry representatives to identify ways to to spur employment within the County and reaching out to disadvantaged communities to promote apprenticeship opportunities. Specific to Broward County Government, the incumbent will partner with the Human Resources Division and other internal County agencies to create apprenticeship/training opportunities within the organization. Incumbent will report periodically on progress made in aligning workforce needs with apprenticeship/training programs as part of Broward County's larger economic development effort.

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to administer large-scale programs and/or projects that have County-wide impact.

This class works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration or closely related field.

Requires four (4) years of experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity, managing special projects, programs or business operations in the area of apprenticeship/training/workforce development programs.

Or any equivalent combination of relevant experience and training.

Special Certifications and Licenses Required:

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License based on area of assignment.


•A track-record of successful placement and retention of trainees/apprentices
•Demonstrated success in the development and maintenance of relationships with service providers, business and industry groups, municipalities, and educational entities, furthering workforce development/apprenticeship initiatives
•Experience with grants
•Program presentation skills
•Social Services experience
•Demonstrated familiarity with human resources processes and requirements, specifically as related to evaluation of knowledge and skills, supporting new hires and hard to place individuals, and the resolution of hiring-related barriers


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Plans, develops, authorizes, implements, supervises and evaluates programs/projects, activities and services on a large scale with County-wide impact; facilitates inclusion, prepares reports, and analyzes and interprets data.

Coordinates and manages all aspects of a program or project which has operational responsibility of a major scope, a large-sized budget and provides a critical County service.

Assists Director and Agency Leadership by researching issues, creating memorandums, policies, procedures, reports, etc. and monitors/advises on staff compliance with policy and procedures.

Advises and assists the Department and Division Directors on all operational and technical matters related to the program section(s) or function(s) assigned.

Conducts special research in conjunction with a project/program, analyzes data, and makes recommendations based upon research.

Identifies and understands agency/business needs, contractual business requirements, and regulations governing local, state and other requirements, confidentiality obligations, warranties, liabilities, indemnification, termination clauses, breach, and remedies.

Communicates business risks to project manager, senior/executive management, and approving authority for assessment and approval, while focusing on comprehending client-agencies' needs and business processes.

Coordinates with state and local agency partners on projects and programs, community outreach, media relations and regional and various services; may assist with press releases and responses to media.

Advises and assists the Department and Division Directors on all operational and technical matters related to the section(s) or function(s) assigned.

Defines agency goals and objectives, develops and recommends policies and operating procedures.

Administers internal/external communications and public outreach activities for Division; manages and coordinates outreach efforts with other County divisions as well as other local and state governments, and partnering agencies.

Prepares Commission agendas, including editing, posting and planning.

Provides assistance and training of division staff and contracted services providers. May oversee the Division's training program; schedules and/or delivers training and outreach opportunities for employees and the vendor community respectively.

Plans, organizes and implements a compliance and monitoring program, conducts contract central audits, field documentation reviews, investigations or management studies.

Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Typically performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations. May vary by work location.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Varies by work location.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance:

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities:

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities:

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must 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, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.