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Assistant Director Family Investment

Recruitment #17-005476-0017


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




Department of Human Services

Talbot County Department of Social Services

301 Bay Street

Easton MD 21601

Main Purpose of Job

This Assistant Director position provides leadership and oversight of Family Investment program operations establishing standards, goals and schedules for Family Investment staff; setting priorities and evaluating the effectiveness of both staff and programs; aligning budgets with program priorities and working collaboratively with community partners. This position serves as Program Manager for all Family Investment and Work Opportunities programs, which provide for the economic stabilization and well-being of children and families. This position provides supervision to the program supervisors. This position is a member of the executive staff of the agency and is expected to work in a dynamic and collaborative mode with all relevant stakeholders.


Education:   A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Four years of management experience in a human services program; two years of experience determining eligibility for Family Investment programs or monitoring for compliance in those programs and two years of supervisory experience in Family Investment or another related human services field/setting.


Strong preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualifications.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding these qualifications.

Experience in the application of leadership theory.

Experience in setting priorities and evaluating the effectiveness of both staff and programs.

Experience with budget management

Experience in developing relationships with and working collaboratively with community partners.

Experience in achieving program performance.


Limited to candidates willing to accept full-time employment in Easton, MD.


The assessment will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Therefore it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  You must possess the minimum qualifications to be considered for this position.  Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment and clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application.  Credit may be given for relevant part-time, temporary, or volunteer experience including the number of hours worked per week. 



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 will be required to bring an 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: Pam Wilkinson; Talbot Co. Dept. of Social Services; 301 Bay Street, Easton, MD 21601. 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.

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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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