DIRECTOR OF JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO

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This is truly an exciting opportunity to live and work as Director in one of the most vibrant areas of the United States. Montgomery County is the fourth most populated county in Ohio, and is located in the southwest portion of the state. The community has a history of good government leadership and management and its citizens are well informed and engaged with their government. Montgomery County is seeking a Director of Job and Family Services. The selected individual will work at the will of the County Administrator. The ideal candidate for Director will be able to direct complex social services and programs in a large and diverse urban environment. Candidates must have the ability to achieve continued success at the highest levels of organization and continue to influence enhancements to the services offered. The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in a related field to Job and Family Services. A related Master's degree in Social Work, Public Administration, Healthcare Administration, or a related field is preferred. Other advanced degrees may be considered a plus. The successful candidate should also possess a minimum of eight to ten years of professional employment in the field of social services administration or supervision. The successful candidate should have a minimum of five years executive-level experience working with complex programs and service delivery and a successful track record of collaboration with local, state and federal agencies. The Department of Job and Family Services has achieved national recognition as being a progressive social services organization that has taken the lead on both a national and state level in setting the direction for other similar agencies in the country. From award winning programs to the creation of a 370,000 square foot Job Center, Montgomery County has been at the forefront of forward thinking, responsive and innovative methods to provide and enhance opportunities for the public. The Department continually exceeds performance measurement criteria in the delivery of high-quality services and is recognized nationally as being the showcase for a quality-run organization. Montgomery County covers approximately 462 square miles. Dayton is the county seat and central city of the Miami Valley region. The County provides a broad array of services to approximately 550,000 county residents and maintains infrastructure in excess of $1,000,000,000. The County maintains over 600 acres of parks, serving over one million visitors a year. Montgomery County is the home of the Wright Brothers. As the birthplace of aviation, the area has a long tradition of innovation and free enterprise. The region has been the leader in manufacturing production and is on the forefront of new high technology industries. Primary employers in the region include Wright Patterson Air Force Base and several large industries such as automotive, tool and die, medical services and information technology. The County also serves as the world headquarters for many Fortune 500 companies. The total budget for Montgomery County is $779.7 million with a total workforce of over 4,000 employees. The County emphasizes professionalism, effectiveness and efficiency in dealing with major issues affecting local governments. Montgomery County is governed by a three member Board of Commissioners, elected at-large. The County incorporates and works with various committee structures for more in-depth involvement and review of issues. The use of committees allows Commissioners to participate based on their specific interests. The starting salary for Director of Montgomery County Job and Family Services will be market competitive, depending on the experience, qualifications and salaried history of the selected individual. The expected starting salary will be in the range of $89,311 to $133,967. In addition, Montgomery County expects to provide an excellent fringe benefit package. For additional information on this outstanding opportunity, please contact James L. Mercer, President, The Mercer Group, Inc. at 505-466-9500; mercer@mindspring.com. Confidential resumes should be sent by close of business March 23, 2007, to James L. Mercer, President, The Mercer Group, Inc., 551 West Cordova Road, #726, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Voice: 505-466-9500; Fax:505-466-1274. E-Mail: mercer@mindspring.com; Website: www.mercergroupinc.com. Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority and Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

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