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Director of Social Services, St. Mary's County

Recruitment #17-005483-0024


This is a Management Service position that serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Department of Human Services

St. Mary's County Department of Social Services

23110 Leonard Hall Drive

Leonardtown MD 20650

Located on the Chesapeake Bay with 500 miles of shoreline, St. Mary’s County is within driving distance to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Richmond, VA.

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), in cooperation with the St. Mary's County Government, seeks an accomplished administrator to direct and lead all program activities of the St. Mary's County Department of Social Services (DSS) including Child Welfare, Family and Adult Services, Financial Assistance Programs, Nutrition Assistance, and Child Support. The St. Mary's County DSS, located in the County seat of Leonardtown, MD has a staff of 122 and a $37 million operating budget.

St. Mary’s County is a vibrant rural and suburban county with a population of more than 110,000 and a median household income of $88,190.


Possession of a Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field and at least five years of professional employment in social services administration or supervision.


Desired qualifications include, but are not limited to: strong leadership and management skills, particularly in fiscal and human resource management; ability to implement change, motivate staff and maintain relationships; ability to acquire new funding from non-traditional sources; and strong communication skills.



If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Human Services at 410-767-7414.

Applications will only be accepted via this online employment center. You will be required to provide a resume, salary history, and current salary requirements.  This information must be uploaded as a single document or faxed to 410-333-0882 attention: Deenna Greene with the title "Social Services Director, St. Mary's County". 

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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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