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Job Specification 01503

 
 DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF WELFARE
 
 DEFINITION

 Under direction of the Director of Welfare, other administrative
 official, or a county welfare or social service agency or board, and
 subject to policies and rules of the NJ Department of Human Services,
 organizes, develops, directs, and has charge of county welfare
 programs; does other related duties as required.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform
 all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties
 performed on the job may not be listed.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 Assists in the planning, organization, development, and direction of
 varied county welfare programs.

 Evaluates the impact of state regulations on county welfare or social
 service agency.

 Directs the development and implementation of policy and procedures
 necessary to administer agency goals.

 Manages work operations and/or functional programs, and has
 responsibility for employee evaluations and for effectively
 recommending the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting, and/or
 disciplining of employees.

 Evaluates the effectiveness of programs administered by the
 jurisdiction.

 Prepares and directs the preparation of reports containing findings,
 conclusions, and recommendations.

 Participates in the conduct of studies to identify needs.

 Plans, schedules, and conducts formal hearings regarding approval 
 of assistance grants.

 Coordinates planning efforts with those of other agencies or
 organizations.

 Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with 
 those interested or involved in the work of the program.

 Consults with members of the welfare board to plan activities and
 expenditures.

 Oversees activities of staff engaged in investigating and counseling
 welfare claimants and in processing welfare claims.

 Participates in discussions with community leaders and other
 interested parties to improve services and to coordinate public
 assistance programs with efforts of religious and charitable
 organizations.

 Participates in the preparation of the budget.

 Develops operating plans based on community needs and state 
 and federal directives.

 As required, cooperates with appropriate authorities in cases of
 suspected fraud or abuse of services.

 Participates in the development of plans to expand existing services
 or to develop new services to meet the needs of the client population
 served.

 Develops plans to involve community residents in social service
 programs.

 Reviews and analyzes data on annual community needs to determine
 priorities for allocation of funds.

 Reviews and evaluates reports and financial statements to determine
 monetary needs and budget allotments.

 Establishes and maintains essential records and files.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information systems used by the 
 agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

 EDUCATION:

 Graduation from an accredited college or university with 
 a Bachelor's degree supplemented by a Master's degree.

 EXPERIENCE:

 Five (5) years of experience in program management which shall
 have involved setting organizational goals and objectives,
 establishing or determining need for and planning organizational
 changes, setting organizational policy and developing operational and
 procedural guidelines and supervision of staff.

 NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the Bachelor's degree
 may substitute additional experience as indicated on a year-for-year 
 basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year 
 of experience.

 NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required Master's 
 degree may substitute one (1) additional year of experience.

 LICENSE:

 Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
 in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
 mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of management principles, practices and techniques.

 Knowledge of budget methods and principles.

 Knowledge of the methods of resource allocation.

 Knowledge of program planning, development, and evaluation techniques.

 Knowledge of the types of social services and assistance programs
 likely to be needed by the client population served.

 Knowledge of the methods used to collect and analyze data.

 Ability to interpret laws, rules and regulations and apply them to
 specific situations.

 Ability to provide assignments and instructions to staff, and
 supervise their work performance.

 Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
 with those interested or involved in the work of the program.

 Ability to plan, develop and evaluate programs.

 Ability to collect and analyze data.

 Ability to identify community needs.

 Ability to prepare budgets.

 Ability to allocate resources.

 Ability to coordinate planning efforts with those of other agencies 
 or units.

 Ability to prepare reports and correspondence.

 Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording
 and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English
 sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
 Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
 communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
 they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable
 accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation
 cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
 such persons may not be eligible.

 CODES: LG - 01503               MER            4/28/08

 This job specification is for local government use only.