DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF WELFARE
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
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
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
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
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
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
Develops plans to involve community residents in social service
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.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with
a Bachelor's degree supplemented by a Master's degree.
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
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required Master's
degree may substitute one (1) additional year of experience.
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
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
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
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.