Board of County Commission Executive Director

Board of County Commission Executive Director
 Miami, Florida
Job Description


Bachelor’s degree. Seven to ten years of progressively responsible managerial and/or administrative experience to include developing policy, monitoring or reviewing legislation and budgets or performing related fiscal or legislative analysis and supervisory experience are required. Master's degree may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Description: Executive Director, Office of Policy and Budgetary Affairs


This is highly responsible executive/legislative level work in planning and directing the activities of the Office of Policy and Budgetary Affairs. An employee in this class is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the work of legislative and professional staff involved in the development of policy recommendations, management and budget analysis, policy guidance and assistance to the Board of County Commissioners and liaise with the Office of the County Attorney and the County Administration. Responsibilities include identifying significant local and/or regional public policy issues and their connection to existing or proposed legislation; receiving input and providing analysis on upcoming or proposed legislative matters from the County Attorney's Office, other Commission staff and concerned parties. Review financial and economic data in order to recommend an overall County fiscal and taxation policy with its corresponding impact on levels and effectiveness of services. The incumbent exercises an extensive degree of independent judgment and professional managerial knowledge and expertise in policy/legislative, fiscal, budgetary and general management analysis. Work is performed with considerable independence of action under the general policy direction and guidance of the Chair and Board of County Commissioners and within applicable federal, state and local laws. Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional subordinates who assist in the design and implementation of various policy/legislative and budgetary policies and procedures.


  • Directs and supervises staff in the preparation of policy recommendations; conducting research on pertinent local or regional issues and works closely with Chairperson, Board of County Commissioners and County Attorney's Office and County Administration.
  • Performs operational analysis of the various functions directly reporting under the Board of County Commissioners to effectively manage and deploy resources.
  • Liaisons with the divisions that report to the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Directs and supervises staff that monitors and evaluates the revenues, expenditures and programmatic performance of County departments and agencies.
  • Directs and supervises managerial and financial analyses; and provides recommendations to the Chairperson and the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Assists the Board of County Commissioners in establishing desired budgetary and programmatic goals and objectives.
  • Performs special budgetary, financial, and taxation analysis for Board of County Commissioners as required.
  • Performs a variety of special analytical studies for the Board of County Commissioners as required.
  • Makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline and promotion of subordinates; authorizes leave and overtime; evaluates and rates employee performance.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Extensive knowledge of County structure, functions and organization
  • Extensive knowledge of Commission legislative and agenda coordination processes
  • Extensive knowledge of executive protocol and order of etiquette in dealing with various elected and appointed government officials
  • Extensive knowledge of the relationships among the various County departments and agencies
  • Extensive knowledge of current theories, literature, resources, and methodologies in the field of policy/legislative, fiscal analysis and budget planning
  • Extensive knowledge of theories and methods of management by objectives
  • Extensive knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of management and organizational analysis
  • Thorough knowledge of the organizational dynamics of the County and how they integrate into the community, economic, cultural, policy making and political atmospheres
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws as they relate to taxation and fiscal planning
  • Ability to conceptualize, develop and implement taxing and fiscal policies
  • Ability to identify and analyze the efficiency of departmental operations
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing, with the members of the Board of County Commissioners, departmental executives and various community groups
  • Ability to coordinate the work of subordinates in the design and implementation policies and procedure

Apply online by August 1, 2024,, using Job Opening Number 88062