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Social Services Director

The Lee County Board of Social Services seeks qualified applicants for the position of Social Services Director. This is directive/managerial work in serving as the executive officer of the Lee County Board of Social Services executing the authority of the Board as defined in F.S. 108 A-14. The Director also serves as the chief administrator of the Lee County Department of Social Services and provides leadership, organization and management for public assistance and public social services programs. The Director also 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 services delivery systems. The Director represents the Department and collaborates with government officials, other human services agencies, and other community organizations to provide services in Lee 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 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 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 Personnel 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 public and with federal, state and local officials.

Minimum training and experience:
A Master’s degree in social work 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 social services; or graduation from a four year college or university and three years supervisory experience in the delivery of client services, two of which must have been in social services; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience in the development and administration of a variety of social services programs in a social services organization. The ability to develop and 
effectively manage a large governmental unit budget and an awareness of social services funding streams are primary perquisites of the position. 

SUBMIT COVER LETTER, DETAILED RESUME AND N.C. State application form (PD-107) to Meta McCune, Human Resources Director at 408 Summit Drive/PO Box 1968, Sanford NC 27331. Position will remain open until filled. First review of applicants will be March 6, 2023. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply. Lee County does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disabling condition in employment opportunities. Pre-employment drug testing required.