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DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Recruitment #19-007556-0001

Introduction

This is an Executive Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

GRADE

9908

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Office of the Secretary/Executive Office

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's primary social service provider, serving over one million people annually. The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City. We envision a Maryland where people independently support themselves and their families and where individuals are safe from abuse and neglect.

Advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary for the Department of Human Services on all strategic activities affecting all programs administered by the Department through the Family Investment, Social Services and Child Support Administrations. Monitors the goals, outcomes and performance measures for the 24 Local Departments of Social Services that administer DHS programs. Formulates and implements DHS policies, goals and priorities in collaboration with the DHS Secretary, Deputy Secretary for Operations, Deputy Secretary of Strategy & Administration, Chief of Staff, Executive Directors, and Directors of the Local Offices of Social Services. Represents the Department on external Commissions, Advisory Councils and Interagency Committees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work or related field and eight years of executive level experience in the administration of human service programs, with emphasis on Child Welfare.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Desired qualifications include, but are not limited to:

Strong leadership and management skills, particularly in fiscal and human resource management; ability to implement change, motivate staff and maintain relationships; and strong communication skills.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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

Applications will only be accepted via this online employment center.  You will be required to provide a resume, salary history and salary requirements.  This information must be uploaded as a single document or faxed to 410-333-0882 attention:  Deenna Greene with the title" Deputy Secretary for Programs, DHS".

Additional information about DHS is available at www.dhs.maryland.gov.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. 

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.