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The Department of Human Services (DHS) County Administrator III is responsible for coordinating departmental operations within a large county facility. This position is governed

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Provides general supervision of the work of a subordinate staff by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance. Coordinates and integrates the delivery of services through departmental personnel by monitoring the delivery system, identifying progress and problems, investigating complaints, notifying appropriate personnel, and implementing or recommending corrective action. Administers and monitors the Information and Referral System by developing and updating resource materials and referral processes, tracking utilization of system through verbal and written reports, and contacting appropriate personnel to resolve system problems. Develops resources within the county by contacting community and provider organizations to identify needs and assess programs or service availability, assisting with grant proposal preparation, recruiting volunteers, providing guidance for the establishment and implementation of programs and related policies and procedures, and monitoring the effectiveness of program or service delivery. Develops county office procedures ensuring compliance with departmental and divisional policy and disseminates new and revised departmental policies and procedures through staff meetings and in-service training. Develops, implements, and monitors the operational budget and monitors and approves expenditures; coordinates purchasing and inventory activities for the various divisions; monitors facility agreements and contracts, and prepares related reports. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of state budgetary practices and procedures. Knowledge of the programs and services administered by the agency. Knowledge of community referral resources. Ability to supervise a subordinate staff. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities, and to assign and direct the work of others. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services. Ability to research, interpret, and apply laws and departmental policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, public administration, or a related field; plus four years of experience in a human services or related field, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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