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Job TitleSocial Worker IV, Grade 25
LocationRockville, MD, US
Organization NameHelath and Human Services
Medical ExamPhysical and Drug and Alcohol Screen
Background InvestigationYes
Financial DisclosureNo
Job Description

Closing Date: July 31, 2013


This is a re-announcement. The status of applicants who previously applied will remain the same.



There are two (2) positions available through this recruitment.


These supervisory positions provide clinical and administrative oversight to 7 social workers who conduct state mandated child protective services investigations of child physical and sexual abuse, neglect and mental injury, and alternative response assessments.  These positions guide the decision-making process in clinical assessments, crisis intervention, removals of children from imminent danger situations; determines dispositions of investigations; and reviews Juvenile Court action and reports.  These positions ensure implementation of federal and state laws, mandates and goals; and provide hiring, training and enhancement of social workers' skills.  The average caseload for the unit is 65-100 new investigations/assessments each month and 120-150 ongoing cases.

The selected candidates for these positions will be subject to a criminal history records check through the Maryland State Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and will also be checked through the Maryland Registry for Child Abuse and Neglect and federal and state sex offender registries.

Any applicant who fails the background check or whose name appears on either of the registries may be disqualified from employment for this position.

As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

Additional Employment Information

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Four (4) years experience rendering social work services, including two years of consultant or supervisory responsibility

License: Candidates must be licensed by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners prior to appointment with an LCSW-C and also as a Certified Supervisor. There is no substitution for this requirement.

1. Pertinent volunteer and/or part time experience is acceptable
2. Field work placement while attending a school of social work will not be considered as qualifying experience
3. Qualifying work experience must have been obtained subsequent to receipt of the bachelor's degree
4. One complete year of graduate social work education beyond the master's degree in an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of general experience. Applicants must submit a statement from the college/university that the advanced work constitutes one full year toward the completion of work required for a doctoral degree
5. A doctoral degree in social work from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of general experience
6. These requirements are established by the Social Services Administration by authority provided in Section 1 of Article 88A of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the Personnel Office does not have authority to accept substitutions or equivalents

Preferred Criteria

Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume.  The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.


1. Experience in, and knowledge of, State and Federal regulations governing Child Welfare Services Programs

2. Experience providing clinical supervision and oversight to licensed social workers who investigate allegations of child maltreatment

3. Experience in, and knowledge of, the Family Court process in CINA matters

4. Experience in, and knowledge of, using a multi-disciplinary model in child maltreatment investigations

5. Experience working with a culturally diverse population

6. Experience reviewing and evaluating program trends, data, outcomes and service quality


If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.


All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position.  All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria.  Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview.  Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 5 or less minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and will be interviewed.

Minimum Salary58471
Maximum Salary96998
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