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SOCIAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR III

PERMANENCY SUPERVISOR

Recruitment #21-002052-0002

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

311 WEST SRARTOGA STREET

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The position supports the Permanency Manager in the planning and operation components of Social Service Administrations' Permanency Unit. This individual completes tasks associated with day to day project management, data analysis, research, legislative initiatives, and COMAR application necessary to improve Maryland’s system of safety, permanence and well-being for children and families, specifically in resource home development and placement support services. In addition to interaction with agency staff for the completion of agency goals and objectives, this individual maintains effective professional working relationships with General Assembly, public/private businesses and stakeholders at the City, County, State and Federal government levels.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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: Seven (7) years of professional experience in a social work capacity in a public or private agency or institution, four (4) years of which must have been in an administrative, supervisory or consultative capacity.

Notes: 

1.  These requirements are established by the Social Service 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.

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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Two years of experience overseeing the preparation, negotiation, execution, ongoing maintenance and/or monitoring of contracts within a child welfare program. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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 of experience in day to day project management, data analysis, research, legislative initiatives, compliance and policy application.

Two years experience with databases and data analysis.

One year experience in child welfare related to permanence and well-being for children and families, specifically in resource home development and adoptions.

Ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively.

Strong customer services skills

Strong time management, priority setting and problem-solving skills.

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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire.

It is imperative to list all computer and software experience on your application pertaining to your job duties.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

Department of Human Services 
Examination Services Unit 
Attention: LaToura Jones 
311 W. Saratoga Street, First Floor 
Baltimore, Maryland 21201 

Or, fax requested information to: 410-333-0882; Email latoura.jones@maryland.gov: Voice 410-767-8844, toll-free: 1-800-332-6347. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment. 

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants and applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.


Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.