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Assistant Director for Child Support

Recruitment #17-002730-0005


This is a Management Service position and serves as the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Department of Human Services

Carroll County Department of Social Services

1232 Tech Court, Suite 1

Westminster MD 21157

Main Purpose of Job

Serves as the Assistant Director of the Carroll County Department of Social Services Child Support Division. This position plans, directs and monitors all local child support activities. Supervises the work of subordinate personnel and is responsible for the development of the departmental compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.


  • Directs the activities of the child support program by adhering to federal, state and local laws and policies.
  • Develops, implements and monitors budgets and contracts pertaining to the child support program.
  • Coordinates the operations of the local Child Support Program with Cooperative Reimbursement Agencies and participate in the development, review, approval and monitoring of annual contracts for same.
  • Assures the integrity of child support operations through adherence to internal control requirements, maintenance of required records, completion and use of required reports and participation in audits/reviews.
  • Serves as the recognized expert on child support matters when interacting with public officials, the media, governmental and community agencies and customers.
  • Develops comprehensive strategies and coordinate the integration of the child support within the department and in partnership with other community stakeholders to support the mission of the department and DHS.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Eight years of experience in administrative, professional or technical work, three years of which must have involved supervision of other employees or exercising responsibility for program development.


1. Applicants may substitute education at the graduate level at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required general experience.

 2. Experience in a human service program may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required four years of college education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Administrative Officer classifications or Administrative Officer specialty codes in the General, Administrative, Clerical, and Officer Services field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education, three (3) years of which must have been in an administrative supervisory or consultative capacity.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).

  • Experience in a management or supervisory capacity within Child Support Enforcement.


Limited to candidates willing to work in Westminster, Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

If you are in the State service and are a promotional candidate, your salary will be determined in accordance with the State of Maryland Salary Guidelines.



If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Human Services, 410-767-7414.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. This office, with your approval, will verify your prior applicable work experience. In order to receive full consideration for time worked, please complete dates of employment in its entirety and identify number of hours worked for each entry.

College transcripts are not required for review of your application and do not need to be forwarded. Please clearly indicate your college degree and majors on your application. If selected for an interview, you may be required to bring and official transcript with you. For all foreign education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service if selected for an interview.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred; however, the paper application may be submitted to DHS/ Employment Services Division, Attn: D. Greene, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 146, Baltimore MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 p.m. close of business on the closing date of the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. The previous Maryland State application (MS-100) will not be accepted.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.