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SALARY: $72,342.40 Annually
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in sociology, education, public administration, ethnic studies, communication, social work, public health, or a closely related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in sociology, education, public administration, ethnic studies, communication, social work, or public health; or an equivalent combination of related training, education and experience.
A valid Florida Driver License is required and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets the requirements of Alachua County policy # 6-7; Motor Vehicle Records will be reviewed prior to employment. If in the past 24-month period, the record shows more than 3 moving traffic violations, and/or a conviction/pending charge for driving under the influence, the minimum qualifications are not met for the position. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation prior to employment.
Position Summary: This is highly responsible managerial and administrative work building an infrastructure to ensure policy decisions are evaluated through an equity lens to create fair access to opportunity. This will involve collaborating with County departments, employees, community members and other stakeholders to make meaningful movement towards a more equitable Alachua County; providing leadership and vision to ensure the development and management of innovative and effective strategies to achieve equity for Alachua County residents; and collaborating with County leadership and community stakeholders to establish equity as a shared value across the organization and community to further advance the County's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This position is part of the Office of Climate Change, Resiliency and Sustainability, a collaborative working group whose collective mission is to achieve a resilient and sustainable Alachua County, to include a focus on policies that have an emphasis on people, place and planet.
This is an emergency essential classification. Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, all employees in this classification are required to work.
Work is performed under the broad direction of the Deputy County Manager and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observations of results obtained.
Examples of Duties: Exudes a positive customer service focus.
Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication.
Builds awareness and involvement through transformational community engagement.
Identifies disparities and systemic causes that may exist within the County's departments and community.
Oversees, designs, coordinates and implements programs, policies and practices aimed at addressing any disparities existing in the delivery of County services. Develops and creates awareness and understanding of the use of an equity lens to develop and implement programs and practices.
Develops methods to determine how disparate impacts will be documented and evaluated; collects, evaluates and analyzes indicators and progress benchmarks related to addressing disparities.
Leads the County's truth and reconciliation process.
Helps build relationships between Alachua County and local elected officials, community business leaders, community organizations and citizens.
Serves as point of contact for community for questions and concerns involving Alachua County.
Attends community events to spotlight the County's programs and services.
Oversees the County's Citizen's Academy and Youth Commission. Reviews and vets applications from citizens and students to participate in the programs. Recruits and organizes speakers, plans hands-on learning experiences and coordinates logistics for the programs.
Drives a County and/or personal vehicle regularly to perform duties as required.
Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency.
NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge and demonstrated competency in budget preparation and administration and management practices/principles.
Collaboration and coordination skills.
Ability to analyze data, generate reports, explain relevant issues, concerns and trends.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to lead, motivate, influence and facilitate teams of diverse individuals and collaborate toward a common purpose.
Ability to cultivate critical relationships both internally and externally.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to be mobile. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.