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Recruitment #23-002731-0001



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 
Baltimore County Department of Social Services
6401 York Rd
Baltimore, MD 21212

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist in the day to day direction of the Family Investment programs for the five district offices and Document Management Center (DMC), by planning, organizing, and monitoring activities in accordance with Federal, State, and local policies and regulations to ensure Baltimore County residents receive timely and accurate benefits. This position also oversees all operations that include, OHEP, Job Network and Information and Integrity in the absence of the Assistant Director.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Nine years of experience in administrative, professional or technical work, four years must have involved supervision of other employees or exercising responsibility for program development.


1. Candidates may substitute graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours   on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the required general experience.

2. Candidates may substitute additional professional or technical   experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Administrative Officer classifications or Administrative Officer specialty codes in the General, Administrative, Clerical, and Office Services field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education, two years must have been in an administrative supervisory or consultative capacity.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
Three years of management experience within Family Investment Administration, managing a specialized division or district office.
Candidates with experience in Family Investment Programs.
One year of experience providing the analysis of productivity of an entire office staff, implementing revisions to standard operating procedures to improve overall performance and productivity and customer service. 
One year of experience collaborating with internal and external partners, such as the state, county and federal government, other external agencies that may serve the public.
Two years of experience managing and maintaining a budget.


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


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.  


Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to: Department of Human Services/Baltimore County DSS, 6401 York Rd., Attn: M. McFarland, Baltimore, MD 21212.  The paper application must be received on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.  Information received after the closing date will not be considered.  Application inquiries may be directed to

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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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