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Director of Social Services, Anne Arundel County

Recruitment #23-005483-0007


The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million Marylanders annually.  The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.  DHS works in every community in Maryland to positively impact the lives of Marylanders. 

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




Department of Human Services

Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services

80 West Street

Annapolis MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), in cooperation with the Anne Arundel County Government, seeks a strong administrator to direct all program activities of the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services (DSS) including Child Welfare, Adult Services and Financial Assistance Programs to include Temporary Cash Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, and Temporary Disabilities Assistance. In addition, Anne Arundel County DSS administers the following county programs: Homeless Services, Annapolis Family Support Center, Holiday Sharing and the Representative Payee Program. 

The Anne Arundel County DSS, located in Annapolis, MD has a staff of approximately 345 which includes both State and county staff and a $24 million operating budget. 

Anne Arundel County, is rich in history and natural beauty. It is well renowned for its access to the Chesapeake Bay, proximity to Baltimore and Washington, D.C and a variety of water related activities. In addition, the County is home to the state capital of Annapolis and the United States Naval Academy. With a population of approximately 538,000 and a median household income of $100,000.


Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field, which may include Human Services Administration, Health, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Business Administration, Public Administration, and other Human Services related degrees with at least five years of professional employment in social services administration or supervision.


Desired qualifications include, but are not limited to: 

  • Strong leadership and management skills, particularly in fiscal and human resource management.
  • Ability to implement change, motivate staff and maintain relationships. 
  • Ability to acquire new funding from non-traditional sources.  
  • Strong communication skills.


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 HERE FOR MORE DETAILS).

 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.


Teleworking opportunities may be available for this position.


If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Human Services at Please include on the subject line the recruitment #.

Applications will only be accepted via this online employment center. You will be required to provide a resume, salary history, and current salary requirements.  This information must be uploaded as a single document along with your resume or faxed to 410-333-3976 attention: Deenna Greene with the title "Director of Social Services, Anne Arundel County". 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Additional information about DHS is available at

MD TTY Relay Service: 1-800-735-2258.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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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. 

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