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ADMINISTRATOR II

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STATE COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Recruitment #22-002587-0128

Introduction


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. 


The closing date has been extended. 

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
STATE COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
311 W. SARATOGA STREET 
BALTIMORE, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides member, logistical, research and public outreach support for the State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (SCCAN); recruits potential SCCAN members and coordinates their appointment through the Governor’s Appointments Office; develops and maintains SCCAN Training Manual; monitors and reports pending state and federal legislation of interest to SCCAN; gathers and disseminates information on Children’s Cabinet and Cabinet Agency policy and procedures and other areas of interest to SCCAN; prepares an annual report detailing the work of SCCAN; gathers and disseminates information about national Citizen Review Panel models and methods; builds and maintains SCCAN partnerships with the Citizens’ Review Board for Children and the State Child Fatality Review Team to increase the collective impact of the three organizations and to avoid duplication of their efforts; assists SCCAN in publicizing its efforts in the local and regional media; manages and coordinates SCCAN seminars and public outreach events.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Experience:   Nine years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year 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.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to four years of the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.  One year 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.

3. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for- year basis for the required experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

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

One year of the above experience must have been within child welfare programs.

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.

One year of experience drafting letters or reports.

One year experience explaining information to the public or stakeholders.

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Human/Social Services, Education or a closely related field.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be 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.

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.

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. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

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

BENEFITS

BENEFITS OF STATE EMPLOYMENT:


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.  Please 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.

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 West Saratoga Street, First Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

Or, email latoura.jones@maryland.gov: Voice 410-767-8844, toll-free: 1-800-332-6347. 

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov.

Do not submit unsolicited documentation. 

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

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

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




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