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Title IV-E Compliance and Eligibility Director


Recruitment #23-005478-0039



When you join the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), you join a team of more than 5,000 employees across the state dedicated to positively changing the lives of more than 1 million Marylanders each year. We do this by providing economic support, preventive services, and caring for children and adults. 

We aim to deliver services so that we more quickly meet the needs of the people we serve. At DHS, we grapple with hard questions to find new ways to foster a culture of bold innovation. We do this to ensure that in Maryland, we leave no one behind. 

Are you ready to be a driving force in shaping policies and practices that support and protect families, children, and vulnerable adults?  The Social Services Administration (SSA) is on a dynamic mission to lead, support, and empower local Departments of Social Services in the daily work with families, children, and adults. We are seeking an enthusiastic and visionary leader to take on the pivotal role of Title IV-E Compliance and Eligibility Director.
This is a Management Service position that serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

This position has been reposted.  Applicants that already applied, do not need to reapply. 




Department of Human Services
Social Services Administration
311 W. Saratoga St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

At SSA, we passionately believe that every child deserves to thrive in safe and nurturing homes. Families are the cornerstone of caring for the well-being of children, and vulnerable adults deserve to be safe and have the ability to age in place when able. We recognize that community engagement is paramount for ensuring the safety of children and providing essential support to families. Our commitment is measured in outcomes, and we aim for effectiveness in every aspect of human services.

The primary purpose of the position is to oversee the Title IV-E Determination Unit, which is charged with statewide development and implementation of Maryland's Title IV-E program to maximize Federal Financial Participation (FFP) in maintenance and assistance payments and administrative costs incurred on behalf of eligible children. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHMH) through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) reimburses states for the costs of services provided to eligible children and families. 

This position is essential to achieve the Department of Human Services’ mission to maximize federal funding by providing leadership in fiscal matters and empowering the central office, Local Departments of Social Services and community partners to deliver the most effective and efficient services to our customers.  


Program Management Leadership and Management

·       Directs the Title IV-E eligibility determination process.

·       Provides oversight for all Title IV-E staff as well as personnel management and development.

·       Develops and oversees Title IV-E training modules for staff in consultation with the training units of the local departments and the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Budget and Evaluation

·       Responsible for Title IV-E funding, including allocations, contracts, and claiming.            

·       Analyzes official grant accounting records and reviews budget projections to ensure the federal funds awarded by the federal government are sufficient to cover expenditures.         

·       Maintains Maryland’s Status as a Title IV-E State by providing required compliance with federal regulatory and reporting requirements for Title IV-E State Plan thus qualifying Maryland for all Title IV associated federal funding and reimbursements.


·       Coordinates annual federally required Independent Single Audit of federal programs for Title IV-E.    

·       Trains new auditors each year on essentials of Title IV-E for State of Maryland.             

·       Coordinates Title IV-E aspect of DHS and State audits of local departments of social services annually according to schedule.     


·       Provides administrative and policy direction to Department of Juvenile Services Title IV-E Unit as the Title IV-E agency of the State of Maryland.               

Program Planning and Development

·       Plans, develops, initiates, reviews, and assesses strategies to ensure the Title IV-E Determination Unit properly meets the challenges of SSA mission by providing appropriate direction and leadership to internal and external partners.      

·       Develops, assesses, and revises policies, practices, procedures and regulation to reflect nationally recognized practice, State and federal law and regulations and to meet changes in State and federal law and regulations.

Legislative Responsibilities  

·       Provides written analyses of proposed legislation impacting IV-E attainment and related subject areas.    

·       Represents the Department, in general, and the IV-E Unit, in particular, in various public areas, e.g., television, radio, interagency committees (local and national).


Education:A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  

Experience: Five years experience in the administration of human services related field/program.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Three years of administration and management of federal Title IV-E eligibility and compliance experience.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Three years of experience interpreting and implementing social service-related laws, regulations and policies.
  • Three years of supervisory experience.
  • Two years of experience in coordinating and responding to audit compliance.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  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.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE DETAILS:   STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

·       Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date).

·       Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.

·       Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  

·       Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.

·       Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.  

·       Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.

·       Positions may be eligible for telework.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplement questionnaire to: Attention: Kendra Young, Department of Human Services, Recruitment Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 145 Baltimore, Maryland 21201. 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. 

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please email requested information only to Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. 

If you have any questions concerning this recruitment process for this position, please contact 410-767-0603. 

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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.

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