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JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES More than 150 apply for director's position



Published: Tue, April 19, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



The vacancy notice was placed in newspapers and on an Internet job search site.

YOUNGSTOWN -- Between 150 and 200 people from around the country have submitted r & eacute;sum & eacute;s to be the next director of Mahoning County's Department of Job and Family Services.

Delores Crawford, 60, who has been director since 1996, is retiring. Her contract ends April 29.

The department has two divisions: Human Services and the Child Support Enforcement Agency. It's located at the McGuffey Plaza, North Garland Avenue, on the city's East Side.

The deadline for applying for the position was Friday. Atty. James Petraglia, human resources director, said the vacancy notice was placed in all major newspapers in Ohio, western Pennsylvania and Indiana.

But the notice also was put on the job search Web site Monster.com, he said, so r & eacute;sum & eacute;s came in from throughout the country.

The process

Petraglia said the commissioners received several impressive r & eacute;sum & eacute;s. He said he and the board will try to go narrow them down this week and begin interviews next week.

"Hopefully, a decision will be made on the new director by the time Dee Crawford leaves on April 29," Petraglia said. "That's an ambitious timetable, but we're going to try."

The yearly salary will be between $75,000 and $85,000, depending on experience. Crawford made $88,504 a year.

Commissioners set several qualifications for the position, including a bachelor's degree (graduate degree preferred) in one of these fields: business administration, human services, human resources, psychology, sociology, social work, education or finance.

Also, they are looking for a person with seven to 10 years of administrative and/or managerial experience that includes responsibility for managing the fiscal needs of an organization or agency.

Finally, the new director should have three to five years as a senior manager in the human or social services field. The director will oversee a staff of more than 300 and a budget of $370 million.




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