County Social Services Director

Work Type
Directors and Program Managers

Position Number

$72,892 - $109,338

Closing Date
May 10, 2021
Posted April 23, 2021

Agency Name
Mitchell County Department of Social Services

Work County

Job Contact
Glenda Shuffler, Human Resources Director 26 Crimson Laurel Circle, Suite 2, Bakersville, North Carolina 28705

Job Location
347 Long View Drive
North Carolina
Job Description

County Social Services Director Employment Opportunity (Position Number 221-16-0001) Exempt Position Location: Mitchell County Department of Social Services 347 Long View Drive, Bakersville, North Carolina 28705 Salary Grade: 83 Salary Range: $72,892 – $109,338 The Mitchell County Social Services Board is accepting applications from qualified applicants for the position of Mitchell County Social Services Director. The Director of Social Services serves as administrator of the Mitchell County Department of Social Services and is responsible for administering state and federal social services programs as defined in G.S. 108A. The Director is also responsible for overseeing the administration of all department programs, establishing program standards, monitoring and evaluating the quality of service delivery systems for public assistance and social services programs. Additional duties include preparing and overseeing a budget of approximately $1.7M, implementing policies, interpreting and executing decisions made by the Board, identifying and responding to changes in policy, responding to public inquiries, and professionally representing the agency. The Social Services Director is appointed by and reports to the Social Services Board. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Applicants must possess a thorough knowledge of the legal and philosophical basis for public assistance programs along with a theoretical knowledge base of the field of social work. Applicants must have extensive knowledge of management principles, techniques, and practices. Knowledge of the agency’s organization, operation and objectives, and applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. Applicants must have the ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions; direct employees and programs in the various areas of responsibility; develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, and with federal, state, county, volunteer agencies, and local officials. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: A master’s degree in social work (MSW) and two years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services. Or a bachelor’s degree in social work and three (3) years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services, one (1) of which must have been in Social Services. Or a graduate from a four-year college or university and three (3) years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services, two (2) of which must have been in Social Services; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Additional Requirements: Requires a great deal of independent judgment, accountability, creativity, and initiative based upon Federal and State Statutes, policies, 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. Must have the ability to lead, plan, organize, evaluate, and manage departmental programs and staff of forty-three employees. Must have the ability to interpret, explain, and apply laws, policies, procedures, and regulations. Must obtain residency in Mitchell County within 120 days of employment. Must be available for evening meetings, special events, and emergency situations. A valid driver’s license is required. Recruitment Process: Applicants must submit a State Application Form PD-107 and resume along with an official sealed school transcript of all undergraduate and graduate studies from accredited institutions. Visit Human Resources on Mitchell County website to download the State Application. The position is subject to employment reference checks, pre-employment drug testing, and a criminal background check. All interested applicants should submit their application and resume to Glenda Shuffler, Human Resources Director, at or 26 Crimson Laurel Circle, Suite 2, Bakersville, North Carolina 28705 no later than May 10th, 2021. Mitchell County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or genetic information in employment or in the provision of services.
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