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Assistant Director of Local General Administration

Recruitment #18-005472-0004


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




Somerset County Department of Social Services

30397 Mt. Vernon Road

Princess Anne, MD 21853

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Assistant Director for the Local General Administration(LGA) for Somerset County Department of Social Services. This position provides administrative management for the entire agency Local General Administrative (LGA) Operations and Risk Management. This position is considered essential personnel and may be called after hours to perform critical administrative oversight. All staff may be called upon to respond with shelter activation as a result of a natural man-made disaster. This position may serve as a shelter manager in a shelter event.


This position is responsible for the development of the agency's financial management strategy and contributes to organization's strategic goals. This position is responsible for agency wide quality improvement including management analysis, analytical support to internal management team and development of internal data and management reports, and develops, implements and reviews policies and procedures both in the administrative and federal operational realms. The Assistant Director for Administration oversees the daily operations of the building, including IT, procurement, finance and emergency management. May manage the daily operations of the agency in the Director's absence. Also serves as the agency's Emergency Management Liaison to Somerset County Government.


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

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Business Administration, Public Policy, Public Administration or a related field.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


  1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
  2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience. 
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Masters Degree in Business, Business Administration, Public Policy, Public Administration or a similar field.
  • Experience in planning, organizing, staffing, leading, guiding and controlling an organization to accomplish the goal.
  • Experience developing and monitoring budgets, Procurement, Quality Improvement and Emergency Management.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Advanced Knowledge of software programs for basic research purposes and monitoring of programs, such as Excel and Access.


Limited to applicants willing to accept employment work in Princess Anne, MD.


Please make sure that you 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 (eligible) list for at least one year. If you are in State service and are a promotional candidate, your salary will be determined in accordance with State of Maryland Salary Guidelines.



Applications not identifying minimum qualifications and education will not be considered. 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 the number of hours worked for each entry. College transcripts are not required for the review of your application and do not need to be forward. 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 U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service if selected for an interview. A copy of your college degree must be mailed to the address below.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred; however the paper application may be submitted to: Somerset County DSS, Office of Human Resources, 30397 Mt. Vernon Rd, Princess Anne, MD 21853. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of the online or paper application. The paper application must be received by 5 pm close of business on the closing date for 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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.