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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER I- Contractual

Program Manager

Recruitment #17-002711-0028

Introduction

This recruitment is a full-time contractual position.

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Howard County Department of Social Services

7121 Columbia Gateway Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

Main Purpose of Job

The Program Manager will provide transformational and transactional leadership to a dedicated team of Employment Counselors within Family Investment.  This position will develop successful business relationships within the community for maximum impact on the clients. The Program Manager will use Servant Leadership to execute program guidelines while meeting budget expectations. At all times provide quality customer service to both internal and external customers that meets or exceeds the standards set by the Department.

POSITION DUTIES

Independently plans, develops or supervises the conduct of studies and analyses of agency programs within the Family Investment Administration;

Participates in the formulation, establishment or modification of program goals and objectives through analysis of alternatives, trends, available resources and projected program needs;

Consistently communicate with the Temporary cash assistance team to ensure that positive outcomes and goals are met as required by DHS/FIA. Explains the family investment administration's unit available program, requirements and procedures

Confers with other administrative officials, program heads, staff specialists or others in order to exchange information pertaining to the program, or interpret policies or offer recommendations; Advises departmental officials regarding administrative practices, procedures or policies;

Coordinates inter-agency transactions and provides liaison with officials in other agencies in the State, legislature, the federal government, private industry or local government agencies;

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: One year experience in administrative or professional work.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered. 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.  This will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience relating to the requirements of the position.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  If selected for an interview, you will be required to provide an official transcript.  For all foreign education obtained outside the U. S. you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service if selected for an interview.  

Online application are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to:  

Lola Ladipo      

7121 Columbia Gateway Drive,

Columbia, MD 21046

The paper application must be received  by 5:00 p.m. 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 410-872-8273.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

Bilingual applicants are encouraged 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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