Duplin County

Raleigh , NC

Social Services Director

Duplin County
Raleigh, NC Full-time
Posted on June 10, 2018

County Social Services Director 

General Duties:
The Duplin County Board of Social Services is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Social
Services Director. The Director serves as the executive officer of the Duplin County Board of Social Services, executing
the authority of the Board as defined in G.S. 108A-14. The Director also serves as the chief administrator of the Duplin
County Department of Social Services and provides leadership, organization and management for public assistance and
public social services programs. The Director oversees an annual operating budget of $114 million dollars and supervises
a staff of 123 employees. This public official supervises budget activities and is responsible for staffing, personnel issues,
and conflict/complaint resolution. In addition, the Director is responsible for implementing, monitoring and evaluating the
quality of service delivery systems. The Director represents the Department and collaborates with governmental officials,
other human services agencies and other community organizations to provide effective services in Duplin County.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The County Director of Social Services must possess knowledge and skills in financial
management, fiscal controls, performance management, strategic planning and goal setting, mission/ vision execution,
people management/supervisory skills, results/solution-focused attitudes, change management, mentorship, critical
thinking and communication skills (interpersonal and written), leadership, independent thinking, personnel management,
conflict resolution, and team building. He/she must possess considerable knowledge of management principles,
techniques, and practices and have considerable knowledge of the social services budget and fiscal reporting system and
be extremely knowledgeable of the personnel laws, rules and policies for Local Government Employees Subject to the
State Human Resources Act. He/she must have a thorough knowledge of the legal and philosophical basis for public
welfare, social services and social work programs including the applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations;
the ability to direct employees and programs in the various areas of responsibility; and, the ability to develop and maintain
effective working relationships with the general public and with federal, state and local officials.

Minimum Training and Experience: A Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited school or university and two
years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services; or a bachelor’s degree in social work and three years of
supervisory experience in the delivery of client services, one of which must have been in a Department of Social Services;
or graduation from a four year accredited college or university with at least six courses and/or 25 semester hours in the
social or behavioral sciences at the undergraduate and graduate level, and three years of supervisory experience in the
delivery of client services, two of which must have been in a Department of Social Services. Other combinations of
training and experience may be considered. The successful candidate must be able to perform the essential functions of
the job.

Additional Requirements: All candidates must have a valid North Carolina Driver’s license and access to a motor
vehicle. An official college transcript of undergraduate and graduate studies will be required of the successful candidate.

Position Type: Full-Time with Benefits/Exempt
Department: Duplin County Social Services
Location: Kenansville, NC
Salary Range: $60,952 - $108,241 (Grade 83)
Position Available: August 15, 2018
Deadline for Applications: July 6, 2018