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This position reports to the Kewaunee County Administrator.  Under the direction of the Department of Human Services (DHS) Board and the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors, the director provides for the integration of administration of all DHS programs and services.  The departments include Children & Family Services, Economic Support, Adult Protection, Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Aging, and related human services.  The Director is subject to such delegation of authority as is consistent with Wisconsin State Statutes 46.23 and the rules and regulations promulgated by Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Department of Children and Families, and the policies and procedures of the Kewaunee County DHS Board.
Example of Duties:
Duties set forth in Wisconsin Stats. 46.23(6).
1.  All administrative duties of managing, operating, and improving programs shall be vested in director subject to rules promulgated by DHS.
2.  Prepares intermediate plans, budgets, and reports required by State Departments and County Board of Supervisors (Board) in consultation with and subject to the approval of County Administrator and Human Services Board.
3.  Makes recommendations to Board for personnel, changes in organization and management of programs, and changes in program services.
Other Duties.
Directly or through Human Services Division Managers: 
1.   Develops department program/services philosophy.
2.   Directs development of new programming.
3.   Prepares administrative policy positions.
4.   Directs/supervises Human Service programs and staff.
5.   Interprets and assures implementation of federal, state, and county policies/procedures set forth in statutes, codes, regulations, ordinances, etc.
6.   Assures that Human Services programming is meeting resident needs and conforming to State/County regulations.
7.   Provides oversight and direction to all programs.
8.   Implements policies enacted by Human Services Committee and County Board of Supervisors.
9.   Establishes long term plans/goals for Department.
10. Prepares annual budgets, supervises preparation of statistical/financial reports, and directs implementation of approved expenditures relating to current services and program objectives.
11. Directs/coordinates working relationships with community organizations necessary for effective operation of Department.
12.  Assures public input/participation on advisory committees and boards.
13.  Interviews, hires, evaluates, disciplines, and terminates departmental employees as required.
14.  Negotiates and recommends contracts with provider agencies for programs, and assesses performance of contracted agencies providing services.
15.  Prepares materials as needed to keep Human Services Board, County Board and County Administrator informed of Department activities and needs.
16.  Assures the timely completion and presentation of the Department’s Annual Report.
17.  Conducts Agency staff meetings and maintains other forms of intra-departmental communication necessary to keep staff informed of Department activities.
18.  Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.
The above duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
Essential Knowledge and Abilities
1. Ability to understand and report on complicated State and Federal funding streams and budget requests.
2.  Knowledge of stringent federal and state statutes, rules and administrator’s directives in the Human Service field.
3. Ability to supervise and delegate to a variety of managers and supervisors information required to serve clients in various target groups.
4. Ability to work with county and state officials for the benefit of services to all citizens in need.
5. Ability to set goals and objectives for the agency in the areas of behavioral health, children’s long term support,  elderly services, income maintenance, and children and family.
Training and Experience 
Master’s degree in a Human Services field or management or equivalent combination of experience and education normally found in a program leading to a Master’s degree.
Physical Demands
Tasks performed are inside and protected from the weather about 75% of the time.  Most work is completed in a sedentary position and in a normal office setting. While performing the duties of this job one may be required to sit for a period of up to 2 hours.  The employee must be able to receive and enter information using a standard computer operating system. The employee is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, feel, push, pull, reach with arms, hands above and below shoulders, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.  The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. 25% of the time, functions includes travel to and ability to access private homes, schools, hospitals, conference centers for training and other offices.
The physical demands described here are generally representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions while performing the duties of this job. 
Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and access to automobile required.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Description May 2022

Equal Opportunity Employer