DSS Director

Work Type
Directors and Program Managers

$101,937 – $171,561

Closing Date
July 5, 2021
Posted June 5, 2021

Agency Name
Cumberland County

Work County

Job Contact

Job Location
1225 Ramsey St,
North Carolina
Job Description

Cumberland County is seeking a passionate advocate, innovative, and mission-driven leader to be their next Department of Social Services (DSS) Director. The ideal Social Services Director is a strong, and motivated leader with the creativity, and vision to grow and direct the Department of Social Services.  The Cumberland County Department of Social Services assists citizens in meeting their basic daily living needs through financial, nutritional, and medical assistance. The DSS Director reports directly to the Board of Social Services and reports indirectly to the County Manager’s Office. Cumberland DSS has a fiduciary budget of $715 million, an operating budget of over $65 million, and nearly 716 employees, who work in seven sections.  The department’s core sections consist of Adult, Economic, and Children’s Services who administer the mandated federal-state programs and services including Food Stamps, Child Care, Medicaid, Energy, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Child Protection, Adult Protection, Domestic Violence, Foster Parenting, and Transportation. Support Services Sections include Administration, Business Operations, and Performance. The successful candidate should possess an MSW degree and 2 years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services; or a bachelor's degree in social work and 3 years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services, one of which must have been in Social Services; or graduation from a 4-college or university and 3 years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services, 2 of which must have been in Social Services; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Applicants must have extensive knowledge of management principles applicable to the operation of a human service delivery system. Applicants must also understand the organizational structure of a department of social services and applicable county policy as well as state and federal laws, rules, and regulations. The anticipated hiring range is $101,937 – $171,561.  Final salary will be based on experience and combined with a generous benefits package. To apply, go to https://agency.governmentjobs.com/developmentalassociates/default.cfm and click on the DSS Director – Cumberland County link. All applications must be fully completed and submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the County’s portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded with the application.  Applicants should apply by July 5, 2021.  Application review begins July 20, 2021, after State credentialing approval.  Finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill assessments on August 24-25, 2021.   Interviews with the County DSS Board will follow at a subsequent time.   All inquiries should be emailed to hiring@developmentalassociates.com.  Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Link to Agency Posting Job