DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is important professional level work involving responsibility for administering public assistance and care as defined in Social Services Law. Responsibilities include organization, direction and coordination of the work of all employees, both professional and nonprofessional, in the social services department, ensuring effective and efficient operation of multiple programs. 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. Major objectives of the Commissioner and the department are to provide adequately for those unable to maintain themselves and to administer such care, treatment and service as may restore such persons to a condition of self support. Additionally, the department provides services to those liable to become destitute as may prevent the necessity of their becoming public charges. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of social welfare and health administration; thorough knowledge of social and health legislation; thorough knowledge of administrative techniques and practices with particular reference to field staff located in separated areas and to the relationship between public agencies and the general public; thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of budgeting and financial record keeping, personnel administration, supervision and administrative control; ability to plan, lay out and direct the work of staff officers effectively and to work cooperatively with related agencies and personnel; ability to think analytically in the solution of administrative and social and health problems and to make and hold to decisions resulting therefrom; ability to meet, speak and deal effectively with public officials, professional personnel and the general public.
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.
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