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Vermont Department for Children and Families seeks a Deputy Commissioner for its Family Services Division

The Vermont Department for Children and Families seeks a Deputy Commissioner for its Family Services Division

The Division provides child protection, child welfare and youth justice services throughout the state. With the Family Services Leadership Team, the Deputy Commissioner provides overall leadership for and management for the division and ensures that the division:

  • provides high quality services in compliance with federal and state requirements;
  • manages budget, revenue, and contracts, as a good steward of taxpayer dollars;
  • maintains a contracted system of care, including foster care, that is strong and achieving good outcomes;
  • supports ongoing workforce development, including safety and resilience, through excellent training, supervision and peer support;
  • has up-to-date policy and practice guidance to guide the delivery of services;
  • has excellent collaborative relationship with internal and external partners and stakeholders, including legislators. 

The successful candidate will be a seasoned professional, preferably in the public human services arena, with demonstrated leadership and management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must, as well as the ability to inspire and support staff statewide to do their best work.

For more information, contact Doreen Marquis by email to doreen.marquis@vermont.gov. Please apply online and upload a document (pdf format is recommended) including both your cover letter and resume with your application. Reference Job ID #619305.

Location: Waterbury. Status: Exempt, Full-time. Application Deadline: June 16, 2016.