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Assistant Director, Family Investment

Recruitment #19-005477-0029


This is an INTERNAL RECRUITMENT limited to current State of Maryland Employees only.

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




Department of Human Services

Washington County Department of Social Services

122 North Potomac Street

Hagerstown MD 21740

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Washington County Department of Social Services, Assistant Director of Family Investment responsible for administering programs such as: Temporary Cash Assistance, Welfare Reform and Work Programs, Welfare Avoidance Grants, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, community and long-term Medical Assistance, Emergency Assistance to Family and Children, Temporary Disability Assistance Program, and Public Assistance to Adults. This position is responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and evaluating the Family Investment Division.


Administers Family Investment program; develops quantitative program goals, objectives, strategies, priorities and operating policy and procedure. Develops and administers program regulations and policies. Establishes related goals, standards and controls to meet objectives. Maximizes use of program resources to support program quality and innovation. Identifies and implements program partnerships. Trains and evaluates work of subordinates. Supervises Family Investment staff. Develops performance quality improvement measures and strategic planning for division and agency. Advises Director on all FIA policies and regulations. This position may manage the daily operations of the Agency in the Director's absence.


Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of administrative or professional work. Two years 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. Applicants may substitute education at the graduate level at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the general required experience.

2. Experience in a human services program may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required four year if college education. 


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

Two years experience with program development to include research, data analysis, fiscal management and performance evaluation.

Two years of experience administering public assistance programs including Temporary Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Disability Assistance Program or Long-Term Care.



This is an INTERNAL RECRUITMENT limited to current State of Maryland Employees only.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet minimum 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 an 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 the State of Maryland Salary Guidelines.



If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Human Services at 240-420-2510.

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.This office, with your approval, will verify your prior 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. College transcripts are not required for review of your application and there is no need to forward at this time. If selected for an interview, you will be required to bring an official transcript with you.  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 online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to:

Jennifer Kane

122 North Potomac Street

Hagerstown MD 21740

The paper application must be received by the closing date of the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. The previous Maryland State application (MS-100) will not be accepted.

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.