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OrganizationCity of Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJune 13, 2023
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$60,611.20 - $90,854.40 Annually
Phone(434) 970-3104


Application Deadline: 06/13/2023 5:00 PM

TO APPLY: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time.

The preferred hiring range for this position is between $60,611.20 – $90,854.40 Annually. Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position which provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City’s retirement options, gym membership reimbursement, and continuing education/training opportunities.

  • For a general summary of benefits offered by the City, please click the ‘benefits’ tab on this posting, or visit
  • The City of Charlottesville manages its own retirement system and does not participate in VRS, however the City has a Portability Agreement with VRS and there are certain provisions that must be met. For questions pertaining to the Portability Agreement, please contact the City’s Benefits Administrator at 434-970-3462.

This position performs difficult and complex professional work supervising a unit or team of Family Services Specialists (social workers) performing program/casework services for a target population; does related work as required. Provides direct oversight and management of the investigation process and ongoing program/casework services. Responsible for program advocacy on agency, community and state levels. Activity participates and assumes a leadership role in team based organizational development, focused on outcomes. This position may be eligible for full or partial telework, certain in-person meetings, training, and other in-person job tasks will be required. Additionally, the individual who holds this position may be asked to work during emergency operations as outlined in the departments continuity of operations plan.

Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, human services or other related field.
    • *Please note: Minimally, a Bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area as mandated in Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia and implemented by the Virginia Board of Social Services may be substituted as equivalent.
  • Minimum of five (5) years social work knowledge and experience.
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia preferred.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience preferred.

Skills:  Assessment and intervention with target population; knowledge and application of related laws and regulations; excellent communication skills (verbal and written); the ability to relate effectively with a diverse population; the ability to give careful attention to paperwork and documentation; and experience in supervision, consultation, training and program coordination.


Physical Conditions & Additional Information

Standard work environment.

Please note: The Charlottesville Department of Social Services is unable to hire any applicant, intern, or volunteer if the criminal record check reveals a conviction for, or arrest awaiting final disposition of a barrier crime as set forth in § 63.2-1719 of the Code of Virginia. A pre-hire background check will be conducted on all candidates who are selected for employment with the Department of Social Services. It will include a criminal record check and a child abuse/neglect registry search. Additionally, a driving record check and education verification may be conducted if applicable.

Please click here for the list of barrier crimes

The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.