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Social Services Director
Salary: $59,714.00 – $77,344.00
Closing date: February 17, 2012
original posting: http://www.gatescounty.govoffi...
Full job listing is available at http://ssw.unc.edu/dssjobsnc/sites/default/files/job-descriptions/gates_county_dss_director_full_job_posting.doc
Submit cover letter, résumé, references and State PD107 application to: Billy Presley, Chairman; c/o GCDSS; PO Box 185; Gatesville, NC 27938. Application deadline is February 17, 2012. For the State PD107, go to: http://www.gatescounty.govoffice2.com. For more information, contact Colleen Turner at 252-357-3015. Gates County is an equal opportunity employer.
The Gates County Board of Social Services is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Social Services Director. The Director serves as the executive officer of the County Board of Social Services executing the authority of the board as defined in NCGS 108A-14. This is highly responsible administrative work in the planning, organizing, managing, and directing of the County's Social Services programs; directs the County's public assistance and social services programs including Work First Cash, Work First Employment, Medicaid, Food & Nutrition Services, NC Health Choice for Children, Adoptions, Foster Care, Child and Adult Protective Services, Adult Guardianship, Day Care Services for children, and various seasonal and temporary financial assistance programs. The Director analyzes and plans a complex and diversified annual work program; translates the work program into a detailed and complex annual budget request; monitors and controls approved budgetary expenditures; hires, manages, and evaluates the job performance of 20 departmental personnel; administers personnel actions; and discharges employees as necessary; develops and implements departmental policies and procedures; develops and maintains community support through a variety of community relations activities; and provides administrative support to the Board of Social Services.
The position requires a great deal of independent judgment, accountability, creativity, and initiative based upon Federal and State statutes, policies, and regulations; extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, policies, and techniques of efficient social services administration; thorough knowledge of governmental program administration; thorough knowledge of social and economic factors in the County; ability to lead, plan, organize, evaluate, and manage departmental programs and staff; ability to interpret, explain, and apply laws, policies, procedures, and regulations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various State, County, Federal officials, volunteer agencies, subordinates, and the general public; and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Interested candidates must demonstrate a willingness to accept additional responsibilities that may be assigned by County Commissioners, as permitted under NCGS 108A-9. Financial background a plus.
A master’s degree in social work and two years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services; or a bachelor’s degree in social work and three years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services, one of which must have been in Social Services; or graduation from a four year college or university and three years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services, two of which must have been in Social Services; or an equivalent combination of training and experience are required. Salary is commensurate with education/experience; minimum salary is $59,714. Candidates willing to reside in Gates County are preferred.