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Assistant Director for Administration

Recruitment #22-005474-0011


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




Department of Human Services
Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services 
80 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the agency's Assistant Director for Administration as well as the agency's Emergency Administrator, consistent with regulatory guidelines. The incumbent in this position ensures the effective and efficient use of all financial and material resources and the delivery of quality services to the public and to assist the Director and executive staff in the support of line staff. This position will enhance the delivery of customer service by providing efficient management of the following departments: Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Procurement, and Central Services. To ensures that the agency is able to respond to emergencies that hinder normal operations as well as require the provision of emergency services to the public, including the operation of citizen shelters, reception centers and family assistance centers. Oversees and manages Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Information Technology and Central Services operations. Supervises employees on policies and procedures applicable to State, County, and Federal law and the development and implementation of plans to improve job performance and participating in administrative responsibilities to insure adequate and improved job performance. Leads the Agency's Emergency Management Team in developing policies and guidelines and staffing drills.

  • Directing all Agency budget functions to ensure fiscal stability of operations.  This includes directing the preparation, management, and monitoring of State, County, and various Program budgets. 
  • Directing all procurement and purchasing functions to include preparation of solicitations, contract preparation, processing monitoring and administration.
  • Directing all Agency Information Technology and Telecommunication activities.
  • Direct all Human Resources operations of the LDSS.  Supervises the HR Officer.  Coordinates with HRDT to ensure compliance with all HR rules, regulations, and guidelines. Chairs the Local Management Committee (LMC).
  • Directing all Agency administrative support services to include facilities management, fleet management, and inventory including surplus equipment disposal. 
  • Liaison to local government entities.


Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Ten years of experience in state or local government Finance, Procurement, Budgets, or Human Resources, with five of these years of experience being in a supervisory role.

Candidates may substitute a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with five years of experience in Finance, Procurement, Budgets, or Human Resources for every 30 credit hours required. 


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

  • Ten years of experience in finance, procurement, Budgets, or Human Resources  
  • Five years of Financial Management Information System (FMIS) experience 
  • Five years of FEMAS and  D-365 experience 
  • Three years of experience using Workday software 


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 placed on the eligible list for 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.   


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 supplement questionnaire to: Attention: Kyle Thompson, Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services 80 West street Annapolis, MD 21401

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 this recruitment process for this position, please contact 410-767-7199. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.
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 

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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