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Assistant Director for Administration

Recruitment #18-005472-0005


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Department of Human Services

Allegany County Department of Social Services

1 Frederick Street

Cumberland, MD 21502

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the agency's Assistant Director for Administration. The position ensures the effective and efficient use of all financial and material resources; the delivery of quality services to the public; and to assist the Director and Executive Staff in the support of agency operations. The position enhances the delivery of customer service by proving efficient management of the following departments: Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Procurement, and Facility's Operation.


Oversees and manages Human Resources, Finance, Procurement, Information Technology and building operations; provides supervision on policies and procedures applicable to State, and Federal laws; oversees the development and implementation of plans to improve job performance, and participating administrative responsibilities to insure adequate and improved job performance.  This position may also manage the daily operations of the Agency in the Director's absence.


Education:  Possession of a Bachelors Degree in Business, Business Administration, Finance, Public Policy or a related field.

Experience:  Five (5) years of administrative or professional work to include the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a department or unit, applying rules and regulations and exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


The ideal candidate will possess the following: 

Experience in planning, organizing, staffing, leading and/or directing staff to accomplish agency goals and objectives.

Experience in developing and monitoring budgets; overseeing procurement and contract monitoring; and facility operations.

Master's degree in Business, Business Administration, Finance, Public Policy or a related field.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. It is important that you report all related education and experience that is relevant to this recruitment qualifications. All information concerning your qualifications, including a copy of your diploma or transcripts must be provided if selected for an interview. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list. The resulting list may be used for future vacancies with this agency or other state agencies.

If you are in State service and are a promotional candidate, your salary will be determined in accordance with the State of Maryland Salary Guidelines.  



Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  This office, with your approval, will verify your prior applicable work experience.  In order to receive full consideration for time worked, please complete dates of employment in its entirety and identify number of hours worked for each entry. 

College transcripts are not required for review of your application and no need to be forwarded.  If selected for an interview, you will be required to bring an official transcript with you. Please clearly indicate your college degree and majors on your application.  For all foreign education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service if selected for an interview.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred; however, the paper application may be submitted to: Allegany County DSS/HR Office, Att:  Cindy Walker, 1 Frederick Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.  The paper application must be received by 5:00 p.m. close of business on the closing date of the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.  The previous Maryland State application (MS-100) will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Human Services, Allegany County at 301-784-7174.

TTY Users:  call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.