Community Services Director

$87,634.30- $119,258.10
Jul 09, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time

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.


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.


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.

For Pre-Employment

•  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.


Supervisory Controls

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