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Social Services Director, Saguache, CO

Organization: Saguache County
Category: Director
Location: Saguache, CO
Date Job Posted: January 26, 2021
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JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the administration, monitoring, supervision, and performance of the county Department of Human Services programs, as mandated by federal and state laws and regulations and by county directives. Oversees the daily operations of the Department of Human Services. Plans, makes decisions, and takes appropriate action on issues as they arise, both internally and externally. Manages fiscal, human, and other resources to effectively provide mandated services to the public.

Salary will depend on qualifications, this position is FLSA Exempt Status.

Application, resume and letters of recommendation shall be submitted to: April Quintana, Human Resources Director; PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149, , 503 3rd Street, Saguache, CO 81149 , Phone 719-655-2231 or Fax 719-655-2635.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Master's degree preferred; bachelor's degree required in the field of sociology, education, public or business administration, or closely related field. Combinations of experience and education may be accepted.

Minimum of five (5) years responsible managerial experience in the provision of human service programs. Knowledge of organizational structure, program development, and functions of federal, state, and local human service programs, including budget and finance, with particular reference to their implications at the county level.

Knowledge and familiarity with management practices and procedures, budgeting and financial management, public administration, and personnel management. Thorough knowledge of Colorado's social service laws and regulations.

Knowledge of principles and practices of social casework, social welfare administration, social research, and community economic, social and health resources.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county departments, community groups and agencies, and members of the public. Ability to maintain high ethical standards and professionalism when interacting with community members, clients, and members of the public.


Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time and travel to and from various destinations.


Pre-employment drug test for illegal drugs including marijuana.

Pre-employment: Must pass a criminal background check.

Valid Driver's License: A valid driver's license is required.

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