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Deputy Director of Office for Senior Resources

Putnam County, New York is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Director of the Office for Senior Resources. 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This is responsible administrative work with responsibility for providing high-level assistance to the Director of the Office for Senior Resources in the operation of the Office for Senior Resources. The Deputy is authorized to act generally for and in place of the Director in the Director’s absence. Responsibilities include assisting in the planning and administration of programs, and coordination of various components and activities to meet the needs of the elderly. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of the Office for Senior Resources with wide leeway allowed for independent judgement in implementing established policies and procedures. Supervision is exercised over employees of various programs. Performs related work as required.

SOME TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

  • Designs and implements programs for Community Services for the Elderly, including recruitment, hiring, and supervision, as well as fundraising, program creation, facility design, publicity and budget;
  • Supervises various department programs including but not limited to the adult day care program, the EISEP program, the Unmet Needs program, and Title V and Title VI programs;
  • Supervises the Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) and keeps seniors informed of changes to Medicare, supplemental Health insurance, prescription drugs (EPIC), new federal drug program, etc.;
  • Maintains ongoing contact with the EISEP program vendors;
  • Provides in-service training;
  • Provides support and leadership for the Transportation and Nutrition Services programs, especially as related to compliance issues;
  • Assists in the oversight of the Transportation Asset Management (“TAM”) program;
  • Keeps current with changing technology and available grant money to ascertain how it can be applied to current program needs;
  • Supervises and assists in educational, community service and recreational aspects of the department;
  • Develops and participates in liaison activities with private and voluntary agencies concerned with the aging;
  • Conducts public relations efforts including preparation of news releases and brochures, establishing contacts with media, attending meetings, speaking to groups and generally interpreting the agency's role to the public;
  • Studies, evaluates and makes recommendations about programs, problems, suggestions and research having to do with the aging;
  • May act for and in the place of the Director in his/her absence;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either

a) Master's degree in social or behavioral sciences, public health, public administration, recreation, education or a related field, and one (1) year of paid experience in adult education, recreation, community development, community health services, counseling, social work, public administration or related field; or

b) Bachelor's degree in social or behavioral sciences, public health, public administration, recreation, education or a related field, and three (3) years of paid experience in adult education, recreation, community development, community health services, counseling, social work, public administration or related field; or

c) An equivalent combination of experience and training.

PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.

Salary Range: $83,700 - $93,000 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Full-Time
  • Monday to Friday

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PUTNAM COUNTY – AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

in Office for Senior Resources
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Start date: As soon as possible
Reference: PC Dep OSR
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Additional Information:




Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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