Human Services Director

Work Type
Directors and Program Managers

$131,170 to $183,640

Closing Date
September 9, 2020
Posted August 11, 2020

Agency Name
Wake County

Work County

Job Contact
All inquiries should be emailed to

Job Description

Wake County, North Carolina is seeking its next Human Services Director. Wake County Human Services is the consolidation of programs and services that include social services, public health, and transportation. The Human Services department vision is that Wake County will be one of the healthiest places to live and all residents will have opportunities to improve their lives. The position is open due to retirement. The successful candidate will be a proven human services administrator who is a proactive strategic thinker with a record of maintaining and building outstanding community partnerships, transparency, staff engagement, and innovative leadership in human service delivery Wake County has approximately 4,350 employees who serve the citizens of Wake County across more than 20 departments. The County has a seven-year capital plan totaling $3.8 billion. Wake County Government was recently named the 2nd Healthiest Workplace in America for 2018. Reporting to Consolidated Human Services Board and County Administration, the Human Services Director leads a staff of over 1600 to deliver and promote human services, strategies, and initiatives to the citizens of the County. The Human Services Department operates nine divisions with a budget of $158 million. Wake County Human Services embraces and depends on community engagement to meet the needs of citizens. In addition to the Human Services Board, ongoing Community Health Assessments are conducted, and task forces are created to address key issues. More information about services and locations can be found by visiting: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s in Human Services, Public Health or a related field and eight years of experience in public sector management, including three years of supervisory experience. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Public Health, or a related field in addition to required education; Six (6) years of senior management level experience working directly for or with a public health agency; Experience with direct oversight and/or working closely with public health clinical services, communicable disease, and public health preparedness. Compensation and Benefits: The hiring range is $131,170 to $183,640. Final salary will be based on experience and combined with a generous benefits package. The county offers outstanding benefits. To apply, visit Client Openings (or copy and paste into your browser:, and click on Human Services Openings, then the Human Services Director – Wake County link. All applications must be fully completed and submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the County 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. Application review begins September 10, 2020. Finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill assessments on October 8-9, 2020. This requires about 3-4 hours of time, not including preparation. Interviews with the Leadership team will follow at a subsequent time. Applicants are encouraged to hold these dates should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to Wake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position.
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