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Director of Social Services, Allegany County

Recruitment #17-005483-0007


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




Department of Human Resources

Allegany County Department of Social Services

1 Frederick Street

Cumberland MD 21502

Allegany County is located in the mountains of beautiful Western Maryland. This office is within a two-hour drive to three major metropolitan areas - Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Pittsburgh, PA.

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR), in cooperation with the Allegany County Government, seeks a strong administrator to direct all program activities of the Allegany County Department of Social Services (ACDSS) including Child Welfare, Family and Adult Services, Financial Assistance Programs, Nutrition Assistance, and Child Support. ACDSS is supported by a strong community based advisory board, operates within a network of strong community partnerships and has an experienced, dedicated and talented staff. The Allegany County DSS, located in the County Seat of Cumberland, MD has a staff of approximately 160 and a $38.8 million operating budget.  

Allegany County is a progressive rural county with a population of approximately 73,000 and a median household income of $39,886. 


Possession of a Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field and 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; and strong communication skills.


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



If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Human Resources at 410-767-7414.

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 or faxed to 410-333-0882 attention: Deenna Greene with the title "Social Services Director, Allegany County". 

Additional information about DHR is available at

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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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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