Social Services Program Manager - Portland , ME

August 12, 2019

Portland ,ME

Social Services Program Manager



Health and Human Services Department

Social Services Division

Full Time, Permanent, 37.5 hours per week

This is an administrative/ management position responsible for Social Services Division General Assistance programs/activities. Working closely with the Division Administrator and staff, responsibilities include coordination of general assistance program activities; supervision of staff; quality control activities.  General responsibilities include supervision of staff, coordination of special projects, programmatic quality assurance, and organization and administration of program funds. Other responsibilities include program planning and development, Welpac data entry and data quality control, and customer service quality assurance.  Requirements – Bachelor’s degree in the area of Human Services, experience in Social Services, including supervisory experience in a social services atmosphere or equivalent combination of training and experience; knowledge of the State of Maine General Assistance program, social service/public health programs low-income individuals, public assistance programs and all other area mainstream resources; extensive employment and training knowledge; administrative skills, including report writing and record keeping; experience working with a diverse population including chronically mentally ill, physically disabled and substance addicted populations; and the ability to communicate effectively.   Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.  Special Requirements – Current Maine Class C driver’s license and access to automobile for work. 

Salary range is $69,576 to $83,070/year

City Benefits

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine. 


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


For more information or to apply online, log on to the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website at

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Apply at/send cover letter and resume to the

City of Portland, Maine

Human Resources Office

389 Congress St., Room 115

 Portland, ME 04101

Tel. (207) 874-8624, Fax (207) 874-8937

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Deadline for applications: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
August 20, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.