DHS-County Director I
State of Mississippi - Lafayette, MS

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This is administrative and supervisory work involving responsibility for the efficient implementation of state and federal welfare laws as set forth in the policies and procedures of the department. The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership within the county, by administering economic assistance programs, creating an awareness of unmet needs, and developing resources necessary to meet the requirements of the county, as well as the goals of the department in solving various social problems. Supervision is received from the DHS-Economic Assistance

Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Plans, organizes, and directs all phases of the economic assistance programs within a county, utilizing and maintaining staff and case workload.

Interprets current policies, procedures, and program objectives of the department to the county staff and the general public.

Directs the application of policies and procedures within the county department.

Supervises the receipt and determination of eligibility of applications in economic assistance categories; assigns cases; maintains flow of work; and approves certifications, rejections, referrals, services or other actions.

Offers leadership and guidance in community affairs relating to public welfare.

Prepares, supervises, and properly routes all financial, statistical, and other required reports and records to the state office, with copies to the DHS-Economic Assistance Regional Director where specified in instructions.

Conducts regular conferences with staff members to discuss work, interpretation of policy, job performance, relationship with other agencies or within the agency, and other areas as needed.

Assigns and reviews the work of subordinate employees.

Travels to branch, regional, and state offices for administrative purposes.

Prepares budget; receives and disburses all local and county funds appropriated or allocated to the county department.

Monitors and reports the expenditure of funds allocated to the department.

Administers time, personnel, and leave records.

Acquires and maintains needed resources for adequate operation of county office.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Education:
A Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in business administration, public relations, management, social sciences, or a related field;

AND

Experience:
One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.

OR

Education:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in business administration, public relations, management, social sciences, or a related field;

AND

Experience:
Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Essential Functions:
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Interprets rules and regulations, and supervises program delivery to local agencies, board of supervisors, general public, and clients.

2. Administers personnel activities.

3. Performs administrative duties.

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