Community Services Director
Community Services Director
SALARY: $87,634.30- $119,258.10 Annually
OPENING DATE: 06/30/17
CLOSING DATE: 08/10/17 04:30 PM
Under administrative direction of the County Administrator and technical guidelines of the appropriate state agencies, an employee in this classification provides and administers a comprehensive program of health, human and veterans services for residents ensuring that their economic, social and health needs are provided for in accordance with county, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures. An employee in this classification also supervises professional, support and clerical staff; participates with the community in developing and administering programs; is responsible for providing reports required by County, State, and Federal laws; and performs related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples, listed in their relative order of importance, include all duties that may be found in positions in this class.
- Directs, manages and consults with social service, income maintenance, child support, and accounting supervisors, and staff to discuss problems and issues regarding federal, state and county laws and regulations, department policies and procedural interpretations; program efficiency and effectiveness and interdepartmental relationships.
- Directs, manages and consults with public health supervisors and staff regarding the planning, development, coordination, provision and evaluation of Community Health Service Program areas of family health, health promotion and disease prevention and control. Works with appropriate departments in the coordination of emergency medical services and is responsible for public health nuisance complaints in accordance with the Local Public Health Act.
- Directs and consults with Veterans Service Officer and staff regarding veteran service program efficiency and effectiveness, unit policies and procedural interpretations and interdepartmental relationships.
- Supervises and plans the preparation of the County Children and Community Services Act (CCSA) Plans and the Community Health Assessment and Action Planning (CHAAP) and evaluates the prior year's activities for improved effectiveness and services.
- Directs the preparation and oversees the apportioning of department budgets.
- Prepares oral and written reports and appropriate correspondence for presentations to the County Board/Board of Health/Advisory Committees, State and Federal agencies of other involved organizations.
- Acts as liaison between departments and general public.
- Reviews, evaluates and recommends personnel changes and administrative policies and procedures; recommends new staff including hiring and discharging.
- Executes and administers contracts for Community Services as authorized by the County Board.
- Promotes cooperative interdepartmental relationships and collaborative efforts with other organizations and agencies.
- Confers with the County Attorney's Department about legal aspects confronting the agency.
- Any other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Any combination of training and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.
For Full Performance
• Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to Public Health, Human Services, and Veterans programs.
• Knowledge of policies and procedures along with understanding of state agency's policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of legislation and rules both on a federal and state level pertaining to department programs and their applicability to operations.
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, citizens, and community officials.
• Knowledge of community resources.
• Knowledge of fiscal management.
• Knowledge of social-economic conditions in rural and urban areas.
• Ability to plan and organize work effectively.
• Ability to interpret and implement reports, case files, rules, bulletins, and directives.
• Ability to supervise staff in a manner that will stimulate growth and development.
• Ability to analyze and make independent judgments based on department objectives.
• Ability to support a philosophy of collaboration.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Ability to make sound decisions.
• Ability to formulate new methods and techniques to meet changing needs.
• Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA), Social Work (MSW), Public Health (MPH), Master of Nursing (MSN) or at a minimum, have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, nursing or public health or in another closely-related recognized professional field such as psychology, sociology, community health or administration, etc. and at least two years of graduate studies in the same or at least four years of progressive responsible experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity in human services or public health, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• An emphasis in personnel management, budgetary or economic analysis is highly desirable.
• Proficient use of computer software such as Microsoft Windows applications; Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.
• Ability to plan and administer a large service program delivery system.
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
• Must pass required background check.
While policies and general plans are developed through the County Board, State and Federal laws, and Advisory Committees, the employee has extensive latitude for professional and administrative judgment in accomplishing long-range and immediate objectives. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, and objectives achieved.
Application requirements and position profile are detailed in the online posting at www.co.winona.mn.us.