Assistant Commissioner, Division of Child Protection and Permanency
New Jersey Department of Children and Families

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Post Date: May 04, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New Jersey - Trenton
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Assistant Commissioner
Division of Child Protection & Permanency

The Department of Children and Families seeks a leader to oversee the Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P). The AC serves as a member of the Department’s Executive Management; providing direction and leadership that results in sound programmatic, administrative and fiscal policies & practice, ensuring the delivery of integrated, quality, and family-centered services. Responsible for providing vision, leadership and direction to administrative & direct practice staff.

Strategic plan identifies 4 major priorities for the Dept:

* Primary prevention of maltreatment and maltreatment related fatalities
* Preserving kinship connections
* Staff health and wellness
* A fully integrated and inclusive Children's System of Care (CSOC)

The successful candidate will be able to articulate ideas and interventions needed to achieve these priorities, through system transformation, and incorporating the department’s values of collaboration, equity, evidence, family and integrity.

This position administratively supports and conducts the daily operations of DCP&P and provides oversight of programs, policies and operations in accordance with state & federal guidelines.

The AC will be instrumental in analyzing and/or coordinating the analysis of proposed policy, legislation of programs, Administrative Orders, Executive Orders and rules (New Jersey Administrative Code) affecting the Division, with particular emphasis on the administrative and budget implications of specific changes or additions impacting on programs and functions. The AC is a critical position that is required to work cooperatively with the three other DCF operating divisions and the many administrative support units to carry out the Division’s mission.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s from accredited college or university; Master’s in Social Work or related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE: At least 8 yrs of social service experience which should include substantive experience in the management and leadership of social service program, three (3) years of which shall have involved management responsibilities, including personnel, policy, budget and fiscal accountability and oversight.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the US must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission by the above closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.


COVID-19 VACCINATION/TESTING REQUIREMENT: Per Executive Order 253, all State employees are required to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or undergo frequent testing. Do not submit your vaccination card at this time.

SALARY: Commensurate with education & experience.

APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume as a PDF by Last Name, First Name to: EOE.