City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 20, 2021
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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The City of Fort Lauderdale community builders possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively covey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

The Transportation Division is looking for a Senior Administrative Assistant who will assist the Transportation Division's Traffic Control / Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Administrative Supervisor and MOT program. The responsibilities for the SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT include the intake, administrative review, and processing of MOT applications, provide administrative support for the supervisor or department head and compliance staff, and assist with various transportation programs such as Vehicles for Hire and Street Name Changes. The Senior Administrative Assistant may also attend and represent the Department in meetings regarding right of way closures where temporary traffic control will be required.

Plans, develops, analyzes, evaluates, advises on, and improves various management control systems, programs and policies, work methods and procedures. At the direction of an administrative superior, this employee may analyze and evaluate major segments of the organization and, based on study findings, develop recommendations and advice to management for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations management.

Under administrative direction, employee is required to exercise extensive initiative and independent judgment, and to work effectively with the public, City officials and others. Employee must also apply specialized and/or technical knowledge and experience through the interpretation and completion of administrative assignments of unusual difficulty in accordance with City and departmental rules, regulations, procedures and ordinances.

This position will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

This job classification is in Management Category IV for benefits purposes, which includes Five (5) additional Management Vacation days per calendar year and a monthly expense allowance of $120.00.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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This job classification may be governed by the Personnel Rules, as it is not represented by a collective bargaining unit.


Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • At the direction of an administrative superior, identifies problems or factors inhibiting the effective accomplishment of departmental or city-wide goals and objectives; determines requirements and scope of necessary study considering objectives and problems to be solved; collects data; analyzes data; develops alternatives and makes specific recommendations to superior; may assist in implementation of recommendations.
  • As an assistant to an administrative superior or department head, composes correspondence and memorandums; arranges conferences; interprets administrative policies; relays instructions and policy and procedural decisions; acts for superior on routine matters; and may represent the superior at conferences and meetings, including contacts with outside agencies.
  • Makes presentations utilizing charts, slides and other visual support devices
  • Acquires and disseminates information concerning work methods and procedures, organization, work controls and similar management functions.
  • Handles department inquiries and complaints from the public and other City departments and outside agencies; alerts appropriate staff for follow up
  • Conducts fact-finding interviews, observes operations, consults with and explains to management recommendations made for changes in work operations and other key actions proposed.
  • Prepares a variety of written documents including study plans, special and regular reports, systems and organizational analysis, work flow charts, etc.
  • May participate in the formulation, preparation and control of the departmental budget through the following: analyzes and reviews financial data in order to develop budget projections; consults with departmental officials regarding funding requests, organizational changes, expenditure levels, budget justifications and narratives; suggests cost-cutting alternatives; advises departmental personnel on budget problems, processes and procedures.
  • May be assigned to direct various phases of departmental administrative operations.
  • Performs related work as required


  1. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college with major coursework in business or public administration, or a closely related field. Possession of a master's degree may be substituted for one (1) year of required work experience.
  2. Three (3) to five (5) years of paid, full-time work experience primarily involving one or more of the following: the analysis, planning and development of programs, policies, operations, methods and/or procedures; the evaluation of program and operation effectiveness; the development of revised administrative practices in order to meet program, policy, organizational or legislative change, to expedite work, to effect economies of time, money, personnel and equipment, or to otherwise assist in the solution of administrative and management problems. Additional qualifying work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


  1. Experience in dealing with traffic or transportation related construction or utility projects, code enforcement, building inspections.
  2. Experience in governmental intake, review, and processing of applications for traffic-related permits on a government agency level.
  3. Experience dealing with developers, construction managers, or project managers on projects which impact the Maintenance of Traffic or Temporary Traffic Control along City roadways.

Special Requirements:
Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.


The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time.

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.

Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Frequently or Often Outdoor environment Seldom or Never Street environment (near moving traffic) Seldom or Never Construction site Seldom or Never Confined Space Seldom or Never In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Seldom or Never Lab Seldom or Never Warehouse environment Seldom or Never


Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ) at time of application.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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