Best Youth Development Specialist Resume
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Edgar L. Mathis, Sr.
Accomplished leader, focused executive with a proven track record of leadership. Visionary leader known for
increasing productivity and improving performance in the work place, establishing best practice and producing
sustainable results, through performance accountability. Excellent communicator and problem solver who thrives
under pressure and is willingly seeks new challenges.
Northeast Area Deputy Regional Director, Residential Services, State of Florida-Department of
Juvenile Justice, Re-Employment November 20, 2009.
Duties: Responsible for treatment services at Seventeen (17) residential programs and for Seven
Hundred and Sixty Eight youth, (768) at all risk and specialty levels, Secure & Non Secure, and
Twenty One staff member.
President Positive Youth Development, LLC – Consulting services for organizations that provide Youth
Services. Including but not limited to: Process Improvement, Policy Compliance, Quality
Assurance, Strategic Planning, Troubleshooting, Program Management, Leadership Development,
Retired Circuit Coordinator & Chief Probation Officer - State of Florida -Department of Juvenile Justice 2000-
December 31, 2008.
Duties: Responsible for the Juvenile Justice continuum of programs and service in Duval, Clay and Nassau
counties. Managing the personnel, facilities and services, including but not limited to budget, contacts and
Juvenile Justice Manager- State of Florida- Department of Juvenile Justice-1993 – 2000 change in Governor Major
agency re-organization, Single point of accountability for all Juvenile Justice Services in five counties.
Managing personnel, facilities programs and service in Juvenile Justice District Four, Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau
and St. Johns counties. Managing a budget of over 30 million and approximately 363 FTE’s and 150 OPS
employees and 13 million dollars in contracts
Employee Assistance Program Administrator – 1992-1993
Advised the Mayor and department heads on policies/ procedures to deal effectively with employees with
personal and job related problems. Developed and coordinated training programs for performance related
problems in the work place. Referred employees for EAP service.
Human Services Program Administrator – State of Florida- Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services.1993-
Supervision of over 100 employees in two program arrears generating a total budget of over 2.5 million dollars.
Providing expertise in programming; policy and procedure development
Direct Service Supervisor – State of Florida- Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services.1987-1979
Supervision of all direct service and activities of clients within an assigned geographic location.
Management of the delivery of health and rehabilitative services, multi-program areas.
Youth Counselor Supervisor – State of Florida – Division of Youth Services 1979-1974
Supervised a group of professional juvenile probation counselors. Staff consisted of eleven (11) professional and
two (2) paraprofessionals in three (3) counties
Youth Counselor – State of Florida – Division of Youth Services. 1974-1971
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