Director of Social Services
Full-Time Director of Social Services at Ramsey County
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government, Administration
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $123,388.33 - $183,309.40 Annually
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: Master's Degree
E-Verify: Yes
Criminal Background: Yes


Examples of Work Performed

1.Promote a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace.

2.Administer and direct the delivery of services to clients, ensuring high quality, culturally diverse and respectful service that provide equitable outcomes and meet the needs of the County's residents.

3.Direct and manage all operations of the department through supervision of professional personnel and direct involvement in problem resolution and program development to ensure that services and programs are provided in a manner consistent with laws, county, state and federal rules and regulations governing the department, policies established by the County Board, and accepted standards of professional practice.

4.Manage the development, implementation and control of the department's annual budget, including managing the submission and presentation of the budget to the County Board for approval.

5.Manage the distribution of staff and fiscal resources to the department to ensure a balanced provision of services and effective use of resources.

6.Supervise the preparation of requests for County Board action and attend, as the department's representative, weekly meetings of the County Board and its subcommittees to provide information and explain department proposals.

7.Prepare directly and through supervision of professional staff, plans, analyses and documents in response to major changes in laws, rules, regulations and changing environments to ensure appropriate action and response (e.g. MNChoices).

8.Supervise the establishment and implementation of policies and guidelines governing the services and programs provided by the department to ensure effective and efficient compliance with legal requirements, acceptable practice standards, Board policy, and the applicable laws, rules, and regulations of federal and state government.

9.Represent the department and, as necessary, the county in meetings/contacts with elected officials, state and federal officials and the community to negotiate satisfactory problem resolution, present the county/department position on pending changes in laws, rules or regulations, and to explain county/department policies and procedures for provision of services.

10.Serve as a board member on federal, state, and county collaboratives (e.g. Ramsey Family Service Collaborative), and boards of professional organizations (e.g. NACHSA, MACSSA, United Way, Governor's Interagency Coordinating Council, and others).

11.Direct, manage, and oversee the selection of contractors, the negotiation and execution of contracts and agreements with vendor agencies, and the monitoring of contracted services performance to ensure the delivery of effective services in compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies.

12.Represent the county and department before the news media, community agencies, and state officials to explain county policies, procedures and services.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this work and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required.)


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master's degree in social services, public administration, business administration or a related field..

Experience: Eight years of progressively responsible management and program administration in social or human services with at least three years as a division director or its equivalent..

Substitution: None

Ramsey County

Contact: Patrick Lemmon
Phone 651-266-2700
Ramsey County Government Center East Building
160 East Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota 55101
Transit: On bus line