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Bureau Chief for Family Perservation

Recruitment #18-005477-0031


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




Department of Human Services

Prince George's County Department of Social Services

925 Brightseat Road

Landover Maryland 20785

Main Purpose of Job

The position is responsible for the organizational efficiency and administrative operations of the Family Preservation Bureau within the Child, Adult and Family Services Division. It establishes overall policies and procedures for the program(s), oversees implementation and approves revisions. It establishes program goals, standards and controls to meet program objectives. It oversees and manages the personnel and financial resources of the program(s), develops short and long-range plans for program operations and resources. It determines organizational structure and staffing needs of the program(s). It oversees development and training of program staff - plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate supervisors; and it represents the department in a liaison capacity with managers and officials of other agencies concerning program activities.


Manages and leads programs and new initiatives in order to improve efficiency, effectiveness and productivity in the delivery of services through process evaluation, maximizing resources. Manages and leads employee performance to assure that standards are met and to develop, evaluate, motivate and promote individual and departmental goal attainment. Manages and monitors all program specific funds to ensure appropriate utilization of funds for service delivery in accordance with federal, state, county, agency and other applicable policies, procedures and guidelines. Creates, maintains and strengthens relationships with internal and external stakeholders to endure that high quality services are delivered to customers in accordance with Child, Adult and Family Services Divisions strategic goals.


Education:  Masters Degree in a human services field to include Social Work, Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, Counseling, or Nursing.  

Experience:  Eight (8) years of experience providing services in cases involving at least one of the following: suspected child or adult abuse or neglect; out of home placement; guardianship; emergency protective order; adoption; or juvenile justice services. Five (5) years of the above experience must have been in an administrative, supervisory, or consultative capacity.  

Notes: Candidates who have not already done so must complete an approved training program and pass a competency test. Employees are required to meet mandatory standards for continuing education as determined by the Department of Human Resources.  


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

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or License Clinical Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) in the State of Maryland.


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


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require 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 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.

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.  

This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded. Your qualifications will be assessed based on the information included on your submitted application.



If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7414.

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Deon Carter, Prince George's County Department of Social Services, Office of Human Resources, 805 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785.  

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay  

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.