Recruitment #22-142-3442


The Department of Family Services serves Loudoun County residents, with a mission to "support individuals and families in the community to live their best lives while advocating for those most vulnerable and respecting their right to self-determination."  To accomplish this mission, "the department emphasizes human agency in all programs and services; helps protect and advocate for the vulnerable adults and children; collaborates with businesses, government, and community resources to deliver effective and efficient services; fosters and supports professional growth and development among staff."

The Department of Family Services achieves its mission through three divisional areas-Clinical and Protective Services; Community Services and Outreach; and Internal Operations.

The Department's adopted FY 2022 budget is approximately $31 million. A total of 203.53 FTE's currently work within the Department of Family Services.

Job Description

The Loudoun County Department of Family Services (DFS) is seeking a dynamic and innovative executive to serve as Deputy Director.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Department Director and Leadership Team to advance the department's goal of becoming a modern, responsive, outcome-focused, and client-driven organization that strengthens individuals and families in the Loudoun community.

The Deputy Director reports directly to the Department Director and oversees all direct client service operations, implementation of business plans, and assists with the development of strategic plans and the department budget, as well as preparing and presenting key Board items. This position is responsible for the management of multiple highly complex projects, coordinates problem-solving of emergency or ad hoc assignments designated by the Director, and presents to community members, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, and in other public forums.

The successful candidate will have extensive administrative, supervisory, program development, and leadership experience, as well as demonstrated success in human services innovation and organizational change efforts.

Additional responsibilities include a robust evaluation of program services to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements. In the Department Director's absence, the Deputy Director will lead the organization and represent the agency in local, regional, and state executive meetings.


HIRING RANGE: $102,287.63 - $148,317.06 Salary commensurate with experience.

Job Requirements

Master's Degree in Social Work, Public Administration, or related field and a minimum of 6 years of related work experience with increasing responsibility in a complex human services system, including three (3) years in a supervisory or management role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Prefer experience in local government, skills in clinical practice, and experience working with a culturally diverse workforce and community.


Special Requirements

Key Competencies: 

Demonstrated experience utilizing creativity and innovative ideas to solve human service issues; experience leading organizational change efforts; possession of strong interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate-written and verbally-in a clear, concise manor; is a strong collaborator, critical thinker, and able to develop solutions and facilitate problem solving; experience with quality improvement and monitoring compliance of local, state, and federal requirements; and the ability to build strong relationships with the County leadership, County agencies, external groups and departmental staff. 

This position is subject to call 24/7 at the discretion of the Director and/or County Administrator. 

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidate will undergo background checks to include criminal, CPS, credit, and driving record.


Loudoun County offers an extensive benefits package to include:
  • Participating in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Extensive Annual and Sick Leave Accruals
  • Annual Paid Holidays
  • Multiple Group Health Plan Options
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Exceptional Performance Recognition
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Education and Career Development Opportunities

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