Department Director, Health and Human Services
Job Description and Requirements:

    Under the direction of the Monmouth County Administrator, functions as the Director of Health and Human Services, taking the lead in the planning, organization, and coordination of all functions, programs and activities of the Department and other related duties. Responsible for management of activities within the Department, including but not limited to: coordination of activities of all divisions within Health and Human Services, private sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations; interaction with other County departments and divisions as they relate to the functions of the Department, for example, budgeting, purchasing, contract negotiations, monitoring and evaluation, grant management and other related duties as required. Also serves as Co-Chair of the Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council (MAAC), with responsibility for all related activities.


    1. Supervises the implementation of standards, policies and procedures for the Department, comprised of the following divisions – Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services; Behavioral Health; Board of Health; County Adjuster; Juvenile Detention Alternatives, Mosquito Control; Planning and Contracting, Social Services, Transportation (SCAT) and Workforce Development.

    2. Analyzes and assesses community human services needs and plans, organizes, administers or coordinates responses and activities for various health and human services programs to meet the needs of the County.

    3. Ensures Department/Division programs are carried out in accordance with County and Department policies and procedures.

    4. Assist in the development of the Department's as well as MAAC budget.

    5. Directs and supervises the implementation of programmatic, administrative and fiscal policies and procedures as well as directs the implementation of new and/or revised programs activities, procedures, organizational structure, etc.

    6. Conducts studies to identify the human services needs of the County.

    7. Establishes guidelines for the effective delivery of services.

    8. Oversees the evaluation of the effectiveness of all human services programs financed or administered by the County.

    9. Coordinates planning efforts with those of other departments, agencies or organizations.

    10. Oversees the preparation of all funding applications to State Departments, including Resolutions for the Board of County Commissioners, grant agreements, contracts and sub-contracts.

    11. Serves as liaison to the New Jersey Department of Human Services and Department of Children and Families, attending meetings in Trenton as required.

    12. Attends community events on behalf of MAAC.

    13. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with other organizations and groups interested or involved in the work of the Department.

    14. Provides assignments and instruction to staff and supervises their work performance.

    15. Develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; acts as a liaison between employees and County Administration; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.

    16. Represents the Department and MAAC at conferences, meetings and events.

    17. Prepares and/or directs the preparation of various reports and documents; prepares official Department correspondence; prepares MAAC plans and related documents for the State as required.


    • Graduation from an accredited college or university required, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Public Health, Public or Business Administration, Planning, Behavioral or Social Sciences or related field required.
    • MBA or Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Health, Planning, Social Work, Human Services, or related field preferred.
    • Minimum of eight (8) years of public sector experience in the management and/or planning, organization and coordination of health and/or human services programs and staff required.
    • Minimum of four (4) years of related Public Health management experience.


    • Possession of a valid Health Officer License issued by the Department of Health and Human Services a plus.
    • Certified Public Manager a plus.
    • Valid New Jersey driver’s license required.


    • Knowledge of the problems involved in the administration of varied types of financial assistance and public health programs.
    • Knowledge of health laws of New Jersey and pertinent articles of the Federal Social Security Act.
    • Knowledge of rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures of the Division of Family Development of the Department of Human Services, the Department of Health and Senior
    Services, and regulations of county and municipal welfare agencies and their application to specific cases in accord with prescribed procedures.
    • Knowledge of public social case work theory and practices.
    • Knowledge of leadership and management techniques to increase organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and resident satisfaction with services.
    • Knowledge of the various types of human services programs.
    • Knowledge of program planning, organization and coordination methods as well as program evaluation techniques.
    • Knowledge of the methods used to conduct studies.
    • Knowledge of methods used to develop and prepare budgets.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally in public and individually.
    • Strong math skills, with the ability to develop, prepare and administer the budgets.
    • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite applications.
    • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret relevant technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or business associates. Ability to effectively present information to top management, and Board of County Commissioners, as necessary.


    To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential function as well as possess the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the position. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible if they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

How to apply:
  • Individuals will only be considered if they possess the minimum requirements listed above.
  • All applicants: In order to be considered for a job opening, an Application for Employment must be completed for each position. Resumes may be attached but are not considered as substitution for a fully completed job application form.
  • Mail: Completed applications referencing the job title code on the application to: County of Monmouth, Human Resources Department, 1 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Phone: To request a Job Application be mailed to you, call 732-431-7300
  • In Person: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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