The Administrative component of the agency is responsible for the oversight of the agency’s 80 full time and 1 part time staff, as well as its programs. The Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner work closely with division supervisory staff to assure that all programs are effectively implemented and operated in accordance with established rules and regulations. Leadership, support, and guidance are provided through a wide range of activities, such as training, contract management, budget development, outcome measurement, along with program planning and evaluation.
Administrative staff of the agency work closely with the Human Services Committee of the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors to assure that they are kept abreast of issues affecting the department and are provided with sufficient information to make any necessary decisions. Additionally, administrative staff meet quarterly with the department’s Advisory Council (which consists of members of the business community, service providers, general public, and clients) to exchange information on issues impacting the Department.