Director of Economic Security – One permanent position, pending legislative approval, in the Department of Social Services. Salary Range: $71,159 to $110,438.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This is an administrative position involving responsibility for the successful operation of the Economic Security Division of the Department of Social Services and the performance of the Economic Security staff. Employees in this class are responsible for recommending policies and procedures for the agency and are responsible for standards of service provided in accordance with agency policies. Work is performed under the direction of the Commissioner of Social Services with great latitude given in the exercise of independent judgment. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: The following work activities are listed as examples only and in no event shall an employee be limited to only those examples listed here.)
- Responsibilities include all administrative functions for program areas including but not limited to: Public Assistance, Food Stamps, Daycare, Energy Assistance, Employment and Fair Hearings.
- Public Assistance, Food Stamps, and Energy Assistance functions include programmatic and financial eligibility determinations.
- Fair Hearing functions include preparation and presentation of the agency's position regarding agency decisions that have been challenged.
- Daycare functions include recruitment and training of daycare providers, monitoring of certification of daycare homes, and the financial eligibility determination process.
- Employment functions include assessment, training, job development and provision of support services.
- Acts as a liaison between the local Department of Social Services and Federal, State and local agencies;
- Negotiates and monitors contracts with community agencies;
- Develops relationships with key community leaders in order to insure coordination and planning between the local Department of Social Services
and the community;
- Interprets federal, state and local regulations and developing protocols to implement those regulations;
- Develops protocols within the agency and with other agencies for program implementation;
- Manages staffing patterns as they relate to volume of work;
- Identifies overall agency needs and participates in planning to meet the identified needs of the agency as a whole such as staffing patterns, enhancements to the workplace, innovative programs for cost containment, enhancements to automation to benefit the agency as a whole, etc.;
Manages the personnel issues of the division including evaluations, disciplinary actions, recommends promotions and transfers.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Comprehensive knowledge of Federal, State and local social services laws and programs; comprehensive knowledge of the agency's overall programs, policies and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of modern principles of supervision and management; ability to communicate and deal effectively with others; ability to plan, coordinate, manage and supervise the work of others and to evaluate their performance; ability to prepare reports; initiative; tact; judgment; leadership; emotional maturity; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:
- Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant a Master’s Degree in Human Services or Business Administration, or closely related field and two (2) years of experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity; OR
- Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of regents to grant a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or Business Administration, or closely related field and (4) four years of full-time satisfactory paid experience in examining, investigating, or evaluating claims for assistance programs operating under the established criteria for eligibility, two (2) years which shall have been in a supervisory capacity
- Submission to a local law enforcement background check for all localities in which the new employee has resided, worked, or attended school for the past five (5) years prior to employment
- Submission to FBI fingerprinting
- Submission of new employee information through the E-Verify system to verify that the employee may be legally hired within the United States (USCIS Form I-9)
- Passing of a Physical and Drug screen
- SIU Check
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO LIST FOR THIS POSITION. CANDIDATES MUST MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS LISTED ABOVE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR APPOINTMENT. PERMANENT APPOINTMENT IS CONTINGENT ON PARTICIPATION IN THE NEXT EXAMINATION AND ATTAINING REACHABLE STATUS ON THE ELIGIBLE LIST.
THOSE INTERESTED MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED COUNTY APPLICATION (MAY INCLUDE RESUME) TO AMY WAGNER, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, PO BOX 588, ELMIRA, NY 14902 NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021, AT 4:30 P.M.
Deadline for Applying : May 12, 2021