Community Services Director
Pasco County, FL - Pasco County, FL

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Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $67,400.00*
Salary Range for this Position: $67,400.00 - $104,219.00
*+ up to 15% depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Current Pasco County Employees - Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

General Description :
Pasco County has enjoyed over three decades of sound fiscal stewardship under a trusted administration and senior management team. As these leaders, many with 30+ years of service, are now retiring, Pasco County is entering into an era of building on this solid foundation through innovative strategies, continuous process improvement, and a focus on performance excellence. We are looking for the next generation of leaders who believe that business as usual is just not good enough.

Highly responsible administrative and management work in the planning, and directing the operations of various County Divisions within the Community Services Department. Currently those Divisions consist of: Animal Services, Community Development, Cooperative Extension Services, Elderly Nutrition Program, Department's Fiscal Unit, Human Services, Misdemeanor Probation, Public Transportation, Sexual Assault Victims Examination Program, and Veteran Services. In addition the Department Director oversees the disbursement of $2.8 million in funding and necessary documentation related to outside county agencies funding which at this time include: Pasco County Health Department, Bay Area Legal Services, Bay Care Harbor Behavioral Institute, Pasco Kids First, and United Way of Pasco, Inc. The Department Director oversees 200 county employees, 500 volunteers and administers $44 million operating budget plus $12.5 million capital budget.

Essential Job Functions:

Plans, directs, and coordinates through subordinate employees the operation of the various Community Services Divisions. Organizes and directs the administrative programs of each of the operating units.

Directs and assigns administrative work to personnel. Evaluates Division Manager's work performance. Ensures implementation of employee in-service training programs. Oversees the administration of various federal and state grants. Serves as the contact point for all non-profit service agencies in the county.

Works with Fiscal Unit and each Division Manager in preparing budgets and in the maintenance of monetary controls and the accounting of appropriations. Oversees the development of policies and procedures for Divisions and Units. Advises the Assistant County Administrator on any changes in laws or any developments in the field that may impact operations.

Reviews and assesses County needs for community services. Adapts programs or develops new programs.

Monitors and reports to Assistant County Administrator pertinent changes in agencies receiving County funds. Monitors release of funds for agencies in accordance with prescribed policies. Reviews and makes recommendations regarding new developments in community service programs and their impact on the County. Prepares presentations to the Board of County Commissioners as needed.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the County Commissioners, County employees, business partners, other governmental agencies, and the public, often in stressful situations. Ability to set a vision for the future. Ability to build a strong leadership team that is capable of implementing the vision and goals of the County. Ability to analyze and solve administrative problems. Ability to prepare and analyze operating procedure and administrative reports. Ability to represent the County in public speaking events. Must be an effective change agent driven to inspire and implement change with excellent customer service, leadership, and communication skills. Ability to maintain an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountability. Ability to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

Knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations relating to a variety of community services including County ordinances, State mandated programs, and knowledge of grant management and accountability practices. Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate a comprehensive community services program. Ability to supervise professional and clerical employees in the various fields of expertise.

Minimum Requirements:

Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.

Possession of a Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration and 8 years experience in administration of government programs and Federal and State grants is required. One or more of the following certifications is preferred: Florida Sterling Examiner, Baldrige Examiner, or Kaizen.

A comparable amount of directly related experience MAY be substituted at the County’s discretion for the minimum educational requirements if candidates are not available that fully meet the minimum requirements of the position as posted.

Must have a valid driver's license.

Must become a Pasco County resident within one year after employment date.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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