Hertford County is seeking to fill the following full-time position in the Office of Aging.
Director of Aging Services
General Definition of Work
Performs intermediate professional and administrative work planning, coordinating and directing services, activities and programs for elderly residents of the County; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Manager. Supervision is exercised over all departmental personnel.
Essential Functions/Typical Tasks
Developing and maintaining programs and services for the County’s aging population; preparing and monitoring associated budgets.
The following functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
Conducts necessary research to determine needs of elderly residents of the County, and plans, develops, implements, administers, monitors and/or modifies programs, activities and services as necessary to meet identified needs; coordinates with state and local agencies to provide services and/or to avoid duplication of services; develops annual plans for Department programs and services.
Assigns, directs, supervises and participates in activities of a staff and volunteers, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures and standards; assists and advises subordinates, as necessary, resolving problems as non-routine situations arise.
Administers or makes recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including interviewing applicants, hiring, assigning, scheduling, promoting, disciplining, terminating, etc., preparing and submitting various reports and records as required by County management.
Develops departmental budget proposals and administers approved budgets, ensuring preparation and maintenance of ledgers and other accounting records and reports; approves requisitions, invoices, payroll and other expenditures.
Researches, coordinates and prepares grant proposals to obtain government and private funding available for various programs and projects administered by the Department of Aging; administers grant appropriations, maintaining records and preparing reports for submission as required by funding authorities; maintains files of grant sources and supporting data.
Meets and confers with prospective program clients and families or other parties, as appropriate, to advise of Department services available and to assess need; refers applicants and/or program clients to various human services agencies, as appropriate, and assists in scheduling appointments and otherwise gaining access to services; confers with medical professionals, counselors, Social Services personnel, or other professionals connected to agencies providing human services to clients of Department programs, and maintains knowledge of clients’ needs, status, progress, etc.
Performs related tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of gerontology and the social, recreational, health and socioeconomic needs of the elderly; thorough knowledge of the available public and private resources and services available locally for the elderly; general knowledge of state and federal guidelines governing services for the elderly; general knowledge of County organization and operational policies and procedures; general knowledge of the principles and practices of social work; ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, clients, civic groups, local businesses and the general public.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in gerontology, human relations or related field and a minimum of 3 years administrative and/or supervisor experience in a human services agency.
This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires reaching, fingering, grasping and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not substantially subject to adverse environmental conditions.
Annual Salary Range:
$33,288 – $51,597
Open Until Filled
To be considered for this position, you must complete a Hertford County Application for Employment, in its entirety. Your application must be signed. Cover letters, resumes, transcripts, and other supplemental documentation may accompany your Hertford County Application for Employment. Selected candidates are subject to a criminal background check and motor vehicle record check.
Submit applications by mail, email, facsimile, or in person to:
Attn: Latoria Harrell, HR Specialist
115 Justice Drive, Suite 1
Winton, NC 27986
Phone: (252) 358-7805
Fax: (252) 358-0198 (include cover letter)
Hertford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ AA.