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Virginia Dept of Social Services – Local
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Mecklenburg County seeks an experienced, dedicated, and committed human services professional to lead a moderately sized social services agency located in south central Virginia. Mecklenburg County borders North Carolina and includes the major corridors of Interstate 85 and Highway 58. It is located between Richmond, Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina, and coastal and mountainous terrains.

The Director II is the second level in the group for Social Services Directors. Employees are responsible for all social service and financial program areas in a moderate size office with varied and complex programs and for supervising managers.

General work tasks include but are not limited to:

Establishes the goals and objectives for the Department of Social Services.
Administers the Social Services Benefits Programs and Service Programs.
Authorizes, coordinates, and directs the programs of multiple divisions.
Communicates the mission of the agency and duties of each division.
Manages and coordinates the workflow of division managers.
Works with the Board of Social Services in the preparation of agenda of administrative matters.
Recommends policy and legislation changes through the presentation of reports and budget items, impact statements, and directives.
Makes short and long-term decisions based on needs/problems, data, state and national trends and directives, and task force findings.
Obtains and manages the agency’s resources.
Prepares agency budgets.
Tracks expenditures, anticipate trends, and redirects resources based on the priority of needs.
Authorizes expenditures for special funds.
Determines the need for new programs/services or the need to modify existing ones.
Interviews, hires, and reassigns staff as needed.
Communicates Social Services program.
Acts as a department spokesman with the public and liaison on legislative issues.
Serves on committees and boards and gives presentations as needed or requested.
May delegate responsibilities of typical personnel matters and daily operation of the agency to division managers.
Approves special placements of children pending formal action by the Board of Social Services.
Communicates and plans with other human services administrators.
Interprets policy and programs to other agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of: the current social, economic, and health issues relating to clients in jurisdiction; Social Security Act; laws and regulations on administration of welfare services; social services offered in the county or city; available public and private resources and services for the needy; social work case load management; methods and techniques of counseling with clients; literature, trends and developments in the field of human services administration; and basic principles of community organization and supervision.

Comprehensive knowledge of: management practices and principles of supervision; business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources; principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation, and benefits, and personnel information systems; program planning, fiscal management, and program funding sources; organization and structure of local, State and Federal government, and volunteer agencies, particularly regarding human services and research methods and statistical analysis.

Skill in operating office equipment including the personal computer and related equipment.

Demonstrated ability to: work effectively with others; communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse group of persons; conduct research; plan and direct social services programs of varied natures; interpret and implement policies and regulations and enforce Local, State, Federal laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations; supervise the work of division managers that supervise multiple program and administrative supervisors; mobilize community support and generate community awareness of programs offered in the county; establish and implement effective management and administrative programs and procedures; represent the agency before the Boards or Councils; provide reasoning and application of logical thinking for problem solving; provide leadership in system designs, personnel management, and budget formulation; negotiate contracts to support program and policy objectives; and analyze, initiate, concentrate and be creative with ingenuity.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a Human Services field, a Behavioral Science, Counseling, Business or Public Administration or related field supplemented with professional experience in social work or other human services field with considerable supervisory or other management work experience OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Special Requirements

Applicants may be subject to a Criminal History Background search, Central Registry search, DMV/driving record check, pre-employment drug screen, and/or other check(s) requested by the hiring authority.

This position is covered under Code of Virginia §63.2-1601.1 or §63.2-1720 requiring the finalist candidate to submit to fingerprinting and provide personal descriptive information for a criminal history record check through the Central Criminal Records Exchange and a search of the Central Registry.

The incumbent must be willing to work in a community emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.

The incumbent must possess a valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license or be able to obtain one upon employment. In addition, he/she must meet local vehicle insurance requirements.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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