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Deputy Administrator

Posting Date:  11/18/2020 
Position Type:  Full-Time, Salaried

Department:   Department of Health and Human Services

Compensation Range:  $83,027 - $98,238 Annually
Closing Date: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 @ 5:59 pm CST

JOB SUMMARY: The Deputy Administrator functions as Co- Deputy to the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) Administrator, including corrections and aftercare services, Secure Residential Care Centers-Child/Youth (SRCCCY), Bakari, probation services, as well as all provided and purchased program services. This position has responsibility for the development and management of systems, programs, quality, fiscal, compliance, outcome measures, and department staff along with outreach strategies, work culture enhancement, internal communication and consensus-building.



  • Co-lead and monitor business operations of the division to include fiscal, information services, and contract management.

  • Lead (as assigned), identify, and execute new business opportunities on behalf of the Division. Maximize existing revenue streams.

  • Collaborate with department directors to ensure high quality care, efficient use of resources, budget achievement, and accomplishment of strategic goals and projects.

  • Work collaboratively with Division Administrator, Deputy Administrator, management, and leadership, serving as a resource to help reduce costs, enhance revenues, achieve effective utilization and quality goals/objectives.

  • Facilitate and attend various meetings with internal and external partners; conduct computer work to include but not limited to word processing, emailing, using Excel and various databases, such as Synthesis and JPM.

  • Serve as a representative in the community in conjunction with or in the place of the Administrator. Communicate key information to stakeholders such as the courts, advocates, consumers and families, board members, service providers, law enforcement, schools, etc.

  • Ensure compliance with established personnel policies throughout programs and facilities.

  • Lead and support key committees and initiatives related to practice improvements, system reform, policy development, data collection, and other initiatives key to the effective operations of DYFS.

  • Will oversee three Administrative Coordinators, two section managers, one Information Systems Application Specialist and one Staff Development Coordinator

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current resident of the State of Wisconsin
  • Current valid Wisconsin Driver's License able to be maintained throughout employment
  • At least a master’s degree (MSW/MA/MS) or Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited college or university in the field of Law, Public Administration, Human Services, Public Policy or a closely related field is required
  • At least 5 (five) years of experience working in Youth Justice Policy or Administration, Children’s/Youth (Juvenile Justice) court or in a closely related field is required
  • At least 3 (three) additional years of progressive work experience in personnel supervision, management, or administrator role is required
  • Proficient computer skills, including experience using Microsoft Office software such as Word and Excel
  • Possess an intermediate level of experience working with electronic data management processes


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of social work principles and practices, youth and family development, and family system theory; knowledge of the youth justice and child welfare systems as well as understanding of basic court functions and procedures; knowledge of case management/assessment techniques, mandatory reporter requirements, community resources, and services available; skilled in the use of computers; ability to understand Chapters 48 and 938 of the Wisconsin Juvenile and Children’s Code including application; ability to organize tasks in an efficient manner, follow established policies and procedures, communicate effectively both orally and written form; ability to follow both verbal and written instructions, work both independently and within a team to accomplish immediate tasks, work effectively with both with internal and external consumers. Able to push/pull up to 25lbs as needed.


M. Otero


Note: This Original Examination is open to current residents of the state of Wisconsin. The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts job related criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings.

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Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.