Pinellas County if strategically located on Florida's Gulf Coast and boasts a population of 950,000.  When you're ready to hit the water, visit one of the area's nationally-ranked beaches at Fort De Soto Park or Caladesi Island - both consistently in the top 10.  The Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB) was established by state statute in 1946 and is the nation's first countywide agency using dedicated property tax revenue to better the lives of children and families.  The JWB has a twofold vision:


        That all the children of Pinellas County will receive the support and guidance from their families,         extended families, neighborhoods and communities they need to develop the resilience to cope successfully with a changing environment.

        That the JWB will be a public agency which leads the nation in creating a model of public service which supports children's positive development by:

            ○    Working to strengthen and encourage individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities through a variety of sound strategies; and

             ○    Supporting an accessible social service system based on established family support principles.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree.  A Master's degree in Human Services, Business Administration or Public Administration is desirable.  He/she will have significant experience as the leader of a complex organization.  Experience with the provision of social services is highly desirable.  The starting salary for the position is up to $175,000, DOQ.



Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history for initial screening by July 28, 2006, to: Tom D. Freijo, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc. Email: Freijo@Mercerfl.com P.O. Box 9328, Winter Haven, Florida 33883.  TEL: (863) 299-3571 FAX: (863) 299-6737.  JWB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants should be aware that applications in Florida become a matter of public record upon receipt.


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