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Recruitment #18-002729-0002




Department of Human Services

Garrett County Department of Social Services

Family Investment Administration Unit

12578 Garrett Highway

Oakland, MD 21550

Main Purpose of Job

This position acts as the Assistant Director of the Family Investment Administration (FIA) and is responsible for establishing goals, policies, budgets and schedules for the FIA Program; ensures compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations; and is responsible for overseeing and directing the performance of all FIA staff.


This position is responsible for the implementation of all Family Investment Programs offered by Garrett County Department of Social Services; ensures the programs meet the statewide goals as dictated by federal and state regulations; is responsible for administrative supervision and consultation of FIA staff; and interprets and implements policy and program requirements.


Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

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

Experience: Seven years experience in administrative, professional or technical work, two 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 Office Services field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education, two (2) years of which must have been in an administrative supervisory or consultative capacity.


You must have a minimum of one year of experience analyzing statistical data.


The ideal will possess:

Three years experience working with CARES System.

Three years experience creating Excel spreadsheets.

Three years experience creating Word documents.

Five years of State service within DHS.


Applicants must be willing to accept employment in Garrett County, Maryland.  Garrett County Department of Social Services is located 190 miles one way from the Metro Baltimore area.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for one year.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. 


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

Department of Human Services  

Examination Services Unit

Attention: Leslie Wigfield

311 W. Saratoga Street, First Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Or, fax requested information to:  410-333-0882;; Voice 410-767-7316, toll-free: 1-800-332-6347.

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.