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Director of Social Services, Garrett County

Recruitment #21-005483-0003


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

The State's salary range is $80,074 - $116,857.




Department of Human Services

Garrett County Department of Social Services

12578 Garrett Highway

Oakland MD 21550

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), in cooperation with the Garrett County Government, seeks a strong administrator to direct all program activities including Child Welfare, Family and Adult Services, Financial Assistance Programs, Nutrition Assistance, and Child Support. The Garrett County Department of Social Services, located in Oakland, has a staff of approximately 67 and a $8 million operating budget.

Garrett County is a progressive county with a population of approximately 29,014 and a median household income of $52,617.  Oakland is located 3 hours from Washington, D.C., 3 and a half hours from Annapolis, and approximately 3 hours from Baltimore.


Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field, which may include Human Services Administration, Health, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Business Administration, Public Administration, and other Human Services related degrees with at least five years of professional employment in social services administration or supervision. 


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. 
  • Ability to acquire new funding from non-traditional sources.  
  • Strong communication skills.




If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Human Services at

Applications will only be accepted via this online employment center. You will be required to provide a resume, salary history, and current salary requirements.  This information must be uploaded as a single document or faxed to 410-333-0882 attention: Deenna Greene with the title "Director of Social Services, Garrett County". 

Additional information about DHS is available at

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

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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