SC Department of Public Safety Program Manager I (County Director) / P61012584 in Chester County, South Carolina

Under limited supervision plans, the Program Manager I will organize and direct the operation of a County Department of Social Services (DSS) office operations ensuring a positive work environment. Must be accountable for the financial operations, personnel practices, and delivery of services to clients through Human Services Programs and Economic Services Programs. Maintain working relationships with other service providers and presents a positive image of the agency in the community. Ill work under the direction of the Child Welfare Services Regional Director for Human Services.

Manage the staff that administers Human Services Programs. Coordinates Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services and Foster Care Program ensuring that policy and procedures are adhered to.

Manage the staff that administers Economic Services Programs. Coordinates Family Independence and SNAP Programs ensuring that policy and procedures are adhered to.

Ensure the proper management, expenditure and record keeping of funds in order to maintain the fiscal budget.

Promote and maintain positive agency communications with County Legislative Delegation, Foster Care Review Board, Guardian Ad LItem, County Advisory Board, County Government and other community partners.

Approve or disapprove all personnel actions.

Work to improve county DSS resources. Plans and coordinates activity with local county government regarding facility needs and other budgeted services provided by the county.

Respond to complaints and inquiries.

Participate and serves on various civic/county/regional boards and other community activities which have a direct relationship to DSS. Coordinates County Advisory Board meetings is applicable.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:

A Bachelor's Degree and four (4) years of experience in any combination of social work, management, business administration, administrative services or public administration.

A Master's Degree and three (3) years of experience in any combination of social work, management, business administration, administrative services or public administration.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience as approved by the Division of State Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledgeable of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to child welfare specifically as they pertain to the intake process. Leadership skills and experience. Ability to critically think and make critical decisions regarding safety and risk; design, organize, and coordinate major projects and programs and manage people; and communicate effectively. Supervisory experience is required.

Additional Comments:

If you have any periods of time when you were not employed, you must also list those periods on your employment application. A resume cannot be substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and may not be forwarded. You must possess a valid Driver's License. Must have the ability to cope with stressful work situations and life threatening situations. Must be available for travel throughout the state and work some variable hours to provide oversight to staff working 2nd and 3rd shifts and weekends.

If you certify on your application that you have a Bachelor's Degree or higher, you will be required to provide a certified official college transcript for the highest level of education you have completed upon job offer. Failure to produce an official transcript may result in termination.

DIVISION: Child Welfare Services

Job Title: Program Manager I (County Director) / P61012584

Agency: Department of Social Services

Opening Date: Thu. 06/14/18

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 06/20/18 6:00 PM Eastern Time

State Salary Range: $48,622.00 - $89,956.00 annually

Agency Hiring Range: Min: $48,622.00 Max:$69,289.00

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Location: Chester County, South Carolina

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)