Director of Human Services

Broward County, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Bordering Southeast Florida’s Atlantic coastline, Broward County is the 17th most populous county in the nation and the 2nd largest in the State of Florida. Home to over 1.9 million people, Broward County is located between Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, forming the center of South Florida’s largest metropolitan area in which 6.1 million people reside. Within the County’s 1,224 square miles are 31 municipalities, the largest of which is the county seat, Fort Lauderdale. The Broward County government was established under Charter in 1974 as a home rule government and has a strong Commission/Administrator form of government. The County has more than 6,000 employees and eight organized bargaining units. The County’s overall budget is $4.8 billion with a General Fund of $1.3 billion.

Broward County’s Human Services Department (HSD) is a high profile and well-respected department. HSD enhances the lives of its most vulnerable residents by delivering a comprehensive array of innovative and integrated health and human services. Services are provided by 628 highly qualified staff from five Divisions and three offices throughout Broward County supported by a total budget of $166.5 million. The Department seeks candidates from similarly large and complex municipal organizations to be the next Director of Human Services. The Director is responsible for the leadership and administration of programs associated with health and social services in Broward County. Candidates with proven leadership and in-depth experience in direct management of county systems in the field of human services are encouraged to apply.

Requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) from an accredited college or university with major coursework in human services or field closely related to area of assignment; AND 11 years progressive responsible human services experience in supervisory and administrative settings or closely related experience, including six years high level supervisory and administrative experience or closely related experience. Candidates should have experience working with elected officials.

Hiring salary range: DOQ

Please apply on-line by ASAP at For questions, contact David McDonald at or Sherrill Uyeda at or (562) 901-0769. EEO/ADA.


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