The Putnam County Department of Social Services & Mental Health is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Commissioner of Social Services & Mental Health. Applicants must meet the below required minimum qualifications, including those prescribed by New York State Public Health Law and New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations. The Commissioner of Social Services & Mental Health is a term-appointed position, appointed by the County Executive subject to confirmation by the County Legislature.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This is important professional level work involving the direction of day-to-day operations of the Department of Social Services and all county-operated community mental health programs in accordance with any State or Federal social service laws, rules, and regulations. Responsibilities include the organization, direction and coordination of various functions of the entire department, ensuring effective and efficient operation of multiple programs and services. Such programs include, for example, child welfare services, child protective services, adult services, mental health, developmental disability, alcoholism and substance abuse preventative and rehabilitative services, welfare benefits, food stamps, homeless/housing, Medicaid, and Employment services provided within the county. Incumbents in this title will work regularly with outside, local, non-profit organizations. The Commissioner has complete control, subject to financial limitations imposed by the local legislative body and the State Department of Social Services, over department operations and direction of personnel. Direct supervision is exercised over a large staff of professional, administrative, and clerical staff. Performs related work as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: This position will require access to transportation to meet work requirements in the ordinary course of business.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
*Minimum Qualifications established in compliance with New York State Compilation of Codes Rules & Regulations Title 14 Section 102.6
SCHEDULE: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, On-Call
SALARY RANGE: $138,00 - $150,000 per year
Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Putnam County Personnel Department by mail or email:
Putnam County Personnel Department
110 Old Route 6, Bldg 3
Carmel NY, 10512
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