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SOCIAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR I

DISASTER RECOVERY SOCIAL WORKER

Recruitment #19-000384-0001

Introduction

This is a Position Specific Recruitment for the Department of Human Services, Office of Emergency Operations.

It is important to complete the Supplemental Questions as part of the application process. 

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Office of Emergency Operations

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position oversees programs and planning efforts for the State Reunification and Individual Repatriation Programs and also assists with the coordination of the State implementation of the Federal Individual Assistance (FIA), Other Needs Assistance (ONA) Program, the Human Services Disaster Assistance Program, Maryland Social Services Recovery Program (MSSRP) and other community recovery grants or activities. The incumbent in this position, during the recovery phase of a disaster (including during repatriation and reunification), is responsible for overseeing casework management services for individuals and communities between the Office of Emergency Operations(OEO) and the Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS) and other agencies; and coordinates with the Assistant Director of Planning and Recovery to define and maintain appropriate standards for casework processes during disaster response and recovery.

POSITION DUTIES

Leads the State Individual Repatriation Program, which helps eligible U.S. citizens and their dependents who have been repatriated from a foreign country through the provision of temporary assistance upon their arrival to the United States; supervises case management processes pre-arrival; assists local jurisdictions with reimbursement; provides all liaison work with International Social Services, local departments, and other agencies; coordinates with the operations lead on the reception and servicing of individuals and groups repatriated into the State of Maryland; creates, updates and leads statewide training efforts for the individual, group and emergency program; and performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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 master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Experience: Five (5) years of professional employment in a social work capacity in a public or private agency or institution, two (2) years of which must have been in an administrative, supervisory or consultative capacity.

Notes:

1.  These requirements are established by the Social Services Administration by authority provided in Human Services § 4-204 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits, does not have authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Social Work classifications or Social Work specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology, and Welfare field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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.

The ideal candidate will possess:

1. Two years experience providing direct case-work services.

2. Two years experience writing multi-agency response plans and coordinating systems of service delivery within the agency, other public and private agencies and groups.

3. Professional disaster response on-call experience.

4. Experience working in shelters.

5. Experience in public speaking, training development and training.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates filling positions in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Social Work Examiners.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties are required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 142, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-0882. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

If you have questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7147.

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.