Overview

<strong>Assistant Director</strong><br /><strong>Office of Community Services</strong><br /><br />The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our <strong>Assistant Director </strong>position.<br /><br /><strong>An Overview</strong><br />The City of Alexandria's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) utilizes a comprehensive service delivery approach to meet the needs of low-income City residents and measurably improve or maintain their quality of life. The Office of Community Services (OCS), a division within DCHS' Center for Economic Support (CES), is part of this continuum of services, developing, implementing and maintaining safety net services that promote and support economic stability. OCS's work is accomplished by working in partnership with other CES divisions (Workforce Development Center, Customer Relations and Benefits Programs), DCHS' social and behavioral health services divisions, community-based homeless service providers, other City departments, and multiple community stakeholders.<br /><br />The Assistant Director of the Office of Community Services has the dual responsibility of supervising five direct reports, overseeing a team of sixteen (16) staff and serving as the Executive Director for the City's Community Action Agency. In both capacities, the incumbent oversees and manages the planning, development and coordination of a wide variety of safety net programs that respond to the needs of low-income Alexandrians and collaborative grants that offer a comprehensive and cohesive system of prevention, intervention and services.<br /><br />The community Action Agency is part of a state network and in the capacity of the Executive Director, the incumbent is responsible for the City's efforts to prevent and reduce poverty. This accomplished through the development and implement of programs and activities and partnerships with community-based emergency service providers.<br /><br />The incumbent also provides staff support to the Alexandria City Council appointed Economic Opportunities Commission. The incumbent exercises initiative and independent judgment in performing the tasks of the position under the general supervision of the CES Director. <br /><br /><strong>How To Apply</strong><br />To apply for this positing or get more information, click <strong>here</strong> to view the full posting on its official Virginia state job page.<br /><br /><b>Notes</b><br /><br />Please remember to review the "Special Requirements" section of the official Virginia state job page of this position for further requirement information.


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