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Assistant Director for Child, Adult and Family Services

Recruitment #17-005479-0019


This is a Management Service position which serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Prince George's County Department of Social Services

805 Brightseat Road

Landover, Maryland  20785

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides leadership and executes multi-faceted programs in the Child, Adult and Family Services Division of the Prince George's County Department of Social Services. At the discretion of the Director, the incumbent provides leadership and management on child and adult welfare issues. Additionally, this position provides leadership in the area of maintaining Accreditation and Strategic planning.


Manages and leads a continuum of child and family welfare programs with the Child and Family Services Division to ensure that high quality services are delivered to customers.  Manages and leads a continuum of services to at-risk adults including Adult Protective Services, Social Services to Adults and In-Home Aide Services.  

In the absence of the Director and as delegated by the Director, makes independent decisions affecting program operations, public relations and the health, well-being and safety issues for children and vulnerable adults in the care and custody of the agency and at-risk of harm, including authorization to sign medical consent documents.  

Manages and leads employee performance to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services and to develop employees to meet individual, team and organizational goals.  

Manages financial resources and budgets (including identifying funding requirements, advocating for appropriate funding levels, allocating funds appropriately, reconciling income and expenditures) in order to ensure that programs and budgets are fiscally sound in accordance with Federal, State, County, Agency and other applicable policies, procedures and guidelines.    


EDUCATION: Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or a human service related field such as Human Services, Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, Public Mental Health or Child Development / Family relations.

EXPERIENCE: Eight years of experience in administrative, professional or technical work with 4 years of child welfare, adult services, juvenile services or human services experience.  Three years of which must have involved direct supervision of other employees or exercising responsibility for program development.


Candidates must be willing to accept employment in Prince George's County.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which requires the operation of a motor vehicle.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please provide sufficient information on  your application to show that you meet the 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 (eligibility) list for one year.



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.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application to: Prince George's County DSS, Office of Human Resources, 805 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD  20785. Please do not submitted unsolicited documentation.   The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment.  

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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.