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Permanency Supervisor

Recruitment #22-002052-0003


The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million Marylanders 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.  DHS works in every community in Maryland to positively impact the lives of Marylanders.

This recruitment has been reposted to allow additional candidates to apply. If you have already applied for this recruitment, 22-002052-0003, please do not reapply; your application remains under consideration.




Maryland Department of Human Services
Social Services Administration
Office of Permanency
311 W. Saratoga Street
Baltimore MD 21201


The Social Services Administration’s mission is to support and enable Local Departments of Social Services, in cooperation with community partners, to employ strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect vulnerable children, support family stability and promote customer independence. The fundamental agency beliefs are that children deserve to live in nonviolent homes, safe from abuse and neglect; Families should be the primary resource for the emotional and financial support of children; Community involvement is critical to ensure safety for children and to provide appropriate supports for the family; and Effectiveness of human services is measured in terms of outcomes.

The position supports the Permanency Manager in the planning and operation components of SSA 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.


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.

EDUCATION: A Master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

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


1. These requirements are established by the Social Service Administration by authority provided in Human Services Article 4-204 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the Maryland 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.


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

One year experience in the development of budget and planning documents for a human service or social service program.

One year experience in managing and assisting in the direction and supervision of activities and tasks of assigned personnel.

One year experience and the ability to plan, develop, coordinate, and implement State and federal laws, policies and procedures, rules and regulations pertaining to Out of Home Care in public social services.

One year experience with the ability to evaluate existing services and plan new services as needed.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must be licensed by the Maryland 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.


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 and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate 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.

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.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE DETAILS:   STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

·       Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date).

·       Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.

·       Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  

·       Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.

·       Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.  

·       Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 135, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date. All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please email requested information only to Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please email Scott Waddel at  

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or 

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.

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