Director of Social Services

Perquimans County
November 2, 2022
103 Charles Street, Hertford, NC
Billing Address
PO Box 45 Hertford, NC 27944
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The County of Perquimans is accepting applications for the position of Social Services Director.  This position serves as the administrative officer of the Department of Social Services, working in a range of general administrative and management functions to ensure compliance and adherence to all relevant Federal and State laws, regulations and statutes established by Chapter 108A of the North Carolina General Statutes.  The Director manages a staff of 29 employees and is responsible for administering a total budget of approximately $2.8 million.  This employee is responsible for budget planning/preparation and assessment of program needs.  The position is responsible for the development and implementation of local agency programs, policies, and procedures and evaluating the agency’s overall efficiency and effectiveness.  This position is to lead the agency through significant changes in structure and operations through implementation of new policies, procedures, and programs.  Work involves representing the agency with government officials, human services providers and advocacy groups to ensure adequate resources for program maintenance and delivery of services.


Salary Grade 79; Salary Range $67,985.00 - $102,956.00

Full-time; FLSA Exempt


Minimum Training and Experience Requirements- 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 of 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.  Selected candidate must demonstrate leadership ability and strong oral and written communication skills, build collaborative community relationships, address needs with innovation, and demonstrate a strong commitment to client service.  Candidate must have the ability to promote and enhance achievement of measurable objectives.

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Candidates must complete and submit a North Carolina Application (PD-107) along with a certified copy of college/university transcripts to:

Frank Heath, III MPA

Perquimans County Manager

P.O. Box 45

128 N. Church Street

Hertford, NC 27944

Resumes may be accepted but will not serve as a substitute for the application.

Closing Date:  This position is open until December 1, 2022.

Final candidates are subject to a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

Perquimans County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.