Job and Family Services – Director Position Available

Title: Director

Date of Posting: 12/6/2021

Closing Date: 12/27/2021

The Board of County Commissioners of Knox County is looking to fill one opening for the Job & Family Services (JFS) Director. Located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Knox County Job and Family Services (KCJFS) is a quadruple combined agency providing child welfare services to residents of Knox County. The Children Services Unit provides services including abuse/neglect investigations, ongoing case management, and foster care and adoption services. Foster Care and Adoption services include licensing families for both foster care and adoptive placements.


Under the direction of the Board of County Commissioners, incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment and discretion in directing and coordinating the operations of the Agencies and Divisions of the Department of Job and Family Services; recommends multiple courses of action for consideration by the Board; and serves as Commissioners’ representative at meetings and official functions related to departmental operations.  Incumbent reports directly to the Board of County Commissioners and is exempt from the classified service.


Possession of a Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, business administration, human services, social work, sociology, or related field; minimum of five (5) years of administrative/ management experience to include responsibility for managing fiscal aspects of an organization and assisting in developing and implementing policies and programs.  At least two (2) years of experience as a supervisor over subordinate staff and/or contractors is required. Must meet background check requirements and individual must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and be insurable under the County’s motor vehicle insurance policy.

Application Information and Instructions:

The application can be found at the link below. Interested applicants should submit a completed application, resume, and letter of interest to (on the letter of interest, please indicate salary expectations).

No individual will be considered as a candidate unless they submit their application within the application period. To be considered a valid application, all areas of the Employment Application shall be completed in its entirety as applicable. Information showing that you meet all the minimum qualifications must appear on the application to ensure consideration.

Knox County Job & Family Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. KCJFS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran’s status, military status, ancestry, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided thereunder, are available upon request.