FIRST DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Under the general direction of the Social Services Commissioner, responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Directing and coordinating the program operations of an assigned area of the Social Services Department. Overseeing Assistant Commissioners in execution and impact evaluation of Department of Social Services (DSS) agendas and activities. Monitoring impending Federal and New York State changes impacting DSS. Researching best change implementation practices of peer counties and adapting such practices for use by the Erie County DSS workforce. Analyzing trends in the local community and resulting patterns of DSS program usage to align services with needs and promote clarity in roles and responsibilities, shared measures of impact, and collaborative planning for resource allocation and change management. Maintaining and increasing awareness of the Erie County DSS and its services through contacts with private welfare agencies, schools, unions, and other organizations. Performing related work as required.
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State Registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree and six (6) years of experience in social work, four (4) years of which must have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity.
Note 1: Child welfare is a major emphasis of the position and special consideration will be given to candidates with child welfare experience.
Note 2: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirements.
Starting salary: $87,784 with benefits package.
Please forward resume /letter to Jill Rodriguez, Principal Confidential Aide for the Erie County Commissioner of Social Services,
95 Franklin Street, Room 811, Buffalo, NY 14202, or via email to Jill.Rodriguez@erie.gov
Application deadline is June 22, 2018.
Final candidates must submit to a fingerprint check and criminal history and background investigation.
Only those whose resumes are being considered will be contacted.
Erie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.