This is deputy director level Human Relations work directing a major division within the City's Commission charged with eliminating discrimination in employment, housing, city services, and public accommodations. The employee in the Community Relations specialty supervises through subordinate supervisors, the community relations and education programs aimed at achieving these objectives. The employee in the Compliance specialty evaluates the impact of appropriate laws and regulations and ensures compliance within Philadelphia County. The employee in the Finance and Administration specialty directs the provision of all administrative services for the Commission on Human Relations and the Fair Housing Commission and represents the Commission in investigations initiated by other regulatory agencies. In all specialties the work includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and coordinating operations, recommending the establishment and modification of policies and procedures, and providing public information support to the various functional areas. Interacting with members of the Human Relations Commission, City Council, attorneys, governmental and private agency officials, complainants, and the general public is important in the work. Work is performed under the general direction of the Executive Director of the Commission on Human Relations.
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION SPECIALTY
- Directs the provision of all financial and administrative services for the Commission on Human Relations and the Fair Housing Commission; provides advice on all financial matters to the Executive Director; prepares reports and memoranda for the Executive Director; prepares and administers operating budget; develops, implements and administers accounting systems; directs all procurement, personnel, planning, payroll and all other administrative activities for the commission; administers all department contracts; supervises administrative and clerical staff; provides technical advise and guidance on budgets, contracts and other financial matters for managers of other divisions.
- Participates in compliance investigations of the Commission and in joint investigations with other regulatory agencies, such as the Inspector General's Office; reviews and evaluates financial and accounting documents, reports and records as part of investigation; prepares reports on findings; may direct staff of the Commission and other agencies during investigation.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles, and practices of administration and operational analyses
- supervisory methods and techniques
- organizational planning and development
- the principles practices and problems of the administration of a human relations program
- the controlling ordinances, statutes and charter provisions in the field of human relations for the Community Relations or Compliance Specialties
- social problems resulting from discriminatory practices for the Community Relations or Compliance Specialties
- the principles and practices of governmental accounting and budgeting for the Finance and Administration specialty
- the principles and practices of auditing for the Finance and Administration specialty
- coordinating the activities of the organization
- problem-solving among mutual levels to achieve mutual objectives
- plan, organize and direct, through subordinate supervisors, the activities of a large staff
- develop policies, procedures and guidelines governing administrative processes
- formulate and obtain acceptance of ideas and programs
- develop and increase employee commitment to desired results and outcomes
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with civic groups, public officials, community leaders, policy-making officials in labor and industry, and other private and public agencies affecting the public welfare
- learn the uses and capabilities of electronic data processing equipment
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 5/04.)
- Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, social work administration, human resources, social sciences, or a closely related field.
COMMUNITY SERVICES SPECIALTY
- Six years of experience in community organization, social work, counseling or guidance, adult education, public relations, public information work or human relations work.
- Two years of supervising subordinate human relations staff engaged in the investigation and resolution of community and neighborhood crises situations involving inter-group conflict relating to alleged discriminatory practices.
- Six years of enforcement experience in the compliance aspects of human rights or civil rights laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations.
- Two years of experience supervising human relations staff investigating and promoting understanding and cooperation to alleviate discriminatory conflicts and to insure equal opportunity, fair treatment and fair housing for city residents.
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION SPECIALTY
- Six years of governmental accounting, auditing or budgeting experience.
- Two years of the above-mentioned experience in the area of specialization in a supervisory capacity.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department, which has included a bachelor's degree as an educational minimum and the specific experience pertaining to the area of specialization except for the Compliance Specialty where a law degree may be substituted for the general and specific experience requirements.
Completion of a master's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, social work administration, human resources, social sciences, or a closely related field can equate for two years of general experience in the Community Service or Compliance specialties.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of
a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: EP25
Class Established: 5/53
Spec. Revision: 5/86
CSC: 11/01, Ad Board: 1/02
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 1/04, Ad Board: 5/04
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 5C34