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Director of Social Services, Harford County

Recruitment #22-005483-0002



If you previously applied, you do not have to re-apply.

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

The State's salary range is $80,875 - $118,026.




Department of Human Services

Harford County Department of Social Services

2 South Bond Street, Suite 300

Bel Air MD 21014

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), in cooperation with the Harford County Government, seeks a strong administrator to direct all program activities of the Harford County Department of Social Services (DSS) including Child Welfare, Family and Adult Services, Financial Assistance Programs, Nutrition Assistance, and Child Support.  The Harford County DSS, located in the County seat of Bel Air, MD has a staff of approximately 240 and a $4.1 million operating budget.

Harford County is a progressive rural and suburban county with a population of approximately 260,900 and a median household income of $89,147.  Located on the Upper Bay, Harford County is within driving distance to Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Philadelphia, PA and Washington, D.C.


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 Please include on the subject line the recruitment #.

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 410-333-3976 attention: Deenna Greene with the title "Director of Social Services, Harford 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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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. 

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