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Deputy Assistant Director, Child, Adult and Family Services Div

Recruitment #18-005478-0023


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




Department of Human Services

Prince George's County Department of Social Services

925 Brightseat Road

Landover MD  20785

Main Purpose of Job

This is an advanced leadership, management and administrative level position with responsibility for the organizational efficiency and administrative operations of the Child, Adult and Family Services Division. At the discretion of the Director, this position provides leadership and management on child and adult welfare issues. Additionally, 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, Adult and Family Services Division to ensure that high quality services are delivered to customers.

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 or the agency and at-risk of harm, including authorization to sign medical consent documents.

Manages 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 expenditures) in order to ensure that programs and budgets are fiscally sound.


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.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Licensed Certified Social Worker- LCSW or Licensed Certified Social Worker Clinical- LCSW-C 


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


Employee 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 valid Driver's License.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet with 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 one year.



If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Human Services at 410-767-7414.

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. 

Please clearly indicate your college degree and majors on your application.  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.  If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application to: Prince George's County Department of Social Services, 805 Brightseat Road, Landover, Maryland 20785, ATTN: Office of Human Resources.  Please do not submit unsolicited documentation.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm on the closing date for the recruitment.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.