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Assistant Director for Administration

Recruitment #19-005472-0004


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




Department of Human Services

Talbot County Department of Social Services

301 Bay Street

Easton, MD 21601

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Assistant Director for Administration. This is a key and crucial position that supports the successful delivery of essential services to the residents of Talbot County by ensuring top quality support of agency staff. As the Assistant Director providing oversight to Administrative operations, this position has a direct impact on ensuring successful outcomes that create life enhancing benefits to the most vulnerable populations in Talbot County. This position is a member of the Executive Team and plays a vital leadership role in the agency. Through the performance of their duties, this position has a significant impact on both the agency and the community.


This position directs critical agency operational functions on a daily basis including but not limited to all the activities of Local Government Administration. This position oversees and manages budget and finance, information technology, procurement, fleet and the agency's physical facility. This position identifies and acts on opportunities with internal and external partners to improve utilization of resources and service delivery to customers.  This position develops and maintains agency policy and procedures relating to budget and finance,  IT, audit, procurement and all facility operations to include maintenance of a safe and secure environment.


Education:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university.

Experience:  Three years experience in a management position, which must have involved supervision of other employees and exercising responsibility of fiscal management. 


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

  • Experience with government contract management.
  • Experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management implementing best practices.


Candidates must be willing to accept employment in Talbot County, which is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland approximately 60 miles east of the Washington/Baltimore metro areas.


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


Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

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. 

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



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Pam Wilkinson, Talbot County Department of Social Services, 301 Bay Street, Easton, MD 21601.

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

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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.

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