Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services

Organization: City of Richmond, Virginia
Salary: Salary and benefits package for this position is highly competitive.
Close Date: July 3, 2013

Job Description:

Richmond, Virginia covers 62.5 square miles and holds a prime location in the Mid-Atlantic Region midpoint between Atlanta and Boston, 107 miles south of Washington, DC and 93 miles northwest of Norfolk. Richmond is renowned for the amazing place it holds in America’s history. Maybe less known is that today it is ranked by several national publications among the “Best Places to Live and Work in America.” Under the State Code, Richmond is an independent city, not part of any county. Bordered by Henrico County on the north and Chesterfield County to the south, the City, which is the state capital, enjoys strong relationships with its neighbors and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Richmond has a diversified employment base that extends from chemical, food and tobacco manufacturing to banking, biotechnology, semiconductors and high-tech. There is also a broad array of local attractions including several museums, numerous sports and entertainment venues, outdoor pursuits throughout one of the nation’s largest river park systems, a vast array of historic landmarks, its own symphony, professional ballet and opera, as well as several prominent universities. Richmond’s population is also highly diverse both economically and culturally. The median income for a household in Richmond is $38,266 and the per capita income is $26,034. Approximately 25.3% of the City’s population lives below the poverty line.

The Office of Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services (DCAO-HS) contains one of the City’s largest and most important functional portfolios. Included are more than 835 employees who work for one of the following departments: Social Services, Justice Services and Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities.

The Human Services DCAO’s mission is to provide executive policy direction and support to its cluster of agencies. It also serves as a liaison to the following quasi independent and state agencies: the Richmond City Health District, the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, the Richmond Public Library, and Richmond Public Schools.

The DCAO for Human Services reports to the City’s Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for aligning implementation and funding strategies across and amongst human service agencies and non-profit partners. The focus is on improving the health, education, and well-being of children, youth, families and elders through comprehensive social services, youth employment and leadership opportunities, as well as through early childhood development initiatives. Family stabilization and the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities are additional areas of focus for this office.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, social services or any field related to the assigned portfolio. Graduate degree in a related field preferred. Requires 10 years of progressively responsible leadership and management experience which demonstrates the ability to direct administrative, technical and professional staff in one or more areas of operational responsibility. Experience in social services is strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification.

Salary and benefits package for this position is highly competitive.

Please send your cover letter and resume with current salary by July 3, 2013 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

The City of Richmond is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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