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Area Administrative Manager- Multiple Positions

The Department of Children and Families seeks dedicated child welfare professionals who are committed to upholding the Department's fundamental mission of protecting children from abuse and neglect to ensure they are able to grow and thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. The Department's vision is that all children have the right to grow up in a nurturing home, free from abuse and neglect, with access to food, shelter, clothing, health care and education. DCF works toward establishing the safety, permanency and well-being of the Commonwealth's children by: stabilizing and preserving families; providing quality temporary alternative care when necessary, safely reunifying families; and when necessary and appropriate, creating new families through kinship, guardianship or adoption. Preferred applicants will possess a demonstrated commitment to the core practice values: 1) child-driven, 2) family-centered, 3) community-focused, 4) strength-based, 5) committed to diversity/cultural competency, and, 6) committed to continuous learning.

Reporting to the Director of Area, the Area Administrative Manager is responsible for office administration and support functions for the area office, including the following:
Finance - Monitoring and reporting of the area offices operational budgets, inclusive of administrative supports and direct service dollars; investigating and resolving area payment problems; and the coordination of certain revenue activities, including business transactions with social security administration and the Title IVE Random Moment Time Study.
Contracts/Procurement - Managing area offices procurements including proposal development, proposal reviews, contract negotiations, preparation of contract documents and data entry forms; ongoing monitoring of contract utilization; and occasional technical assistance to providers.
Facilities- Managing and coordinating of area offices facility responsibilities, including security, telecommunications, equipment maintenance and general office issues.
Personnel - Responsible for the oversight of all personnel functions for the area offices staff including completion of hiring, promotional and termination packages for all staff; the processing of all overtime and comp time requests. Work in consultation and cooperation with the Children, Youth and Families Human Resources staff, including the Diversity Officer, to ensure that personnel transactions and processes are consistent with the standard operating procedures and all applicable employment law.
Other -
Work in partnership with Area Lead Agency.
Communicate with regional administrative manager and central office administration and finance.
Supervision of clerical staff may be required.
Ability to effectively utilize PC software, including Microsoft Office Products;
Ability to work effectively with linguistically and culturally diverse populations;
Strong organizational skills.
A criminal and tax history background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit and click on "Information for Job Applicants."
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