Alexander County Government is pleased to announce that David Moose has been promoted to the position of Consolidated Human Services Director. Formerly the Compliance and Procurement Specialist, Moose will continue those duties in addition to his new role as CHS Director.
“I want to thank County Manager Shane Fox and the Alexander County Board of Commissioners for this honor of being chosen for the role of Consolidated Human Services Director,” said Moose. “Having already worked closely in various roles with many of the staff members in these three departments, I know firsthand the level of dedication and passion that they bring to their job each and every day. I look forward to the opportunity to work alongside the directors, managers, and staff as we strive to further build upon the excellent level of service being provided to the citizens of Alexander County.”
As Consolidated Human Services Director, Moose will monitor the performance of and provide direct administrative supervision to the Directors of the Health Department, Department of Social Services, and Senior Center. He will work with the directors to support the achievement of agency goals. In addition, Moose will monitor legislation, trends, and best practices in human services to establish short- and long-term planning for effective delivery of services, and will network with external agencies, community groups, and other entities to build strategic partnerships.
“David has a proven track record of hard work and professionalism during his many years of service here in Alexander County. He is very deserving of this new position,” said County Manager Shane Fox. “The role of Consolidated Human Services Director has been vacant for some time and we are excited to have such a worthy candidate to take the reins for this challenging yet rewarding position. I look forward to working with David in his new role as we strive to provide the best services possible for our citizens.”
Moose began his career in Alexander County Government approximately 20 years ago. He has held positions in the Pretrial Release program (formerly known as Alexander Day Reporting), Tax Office, Sheriff’s Office, and Administration. During his nearly 14 years with the Sheriff’s Office, Moose served in a number of roles including the supervision of the School Resource Officer division.
While employed with Alexander County, Moose pursued opportunities to further his education and advance his career. He attended classes at night during his off time to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Gardner-Webb University in August 2006 and a Master of Public Administration degree from Appalachian State University in December 2013. Moose cited both programs as being instrumental in equipping him with the skills necessary to take on leadership roles.
Moose was named the county’s Compliance and Procurement Specialist in August 2018, a role in which he worked closely with the County Manager’s office and other county departments to help manage grants and capital projects, and to monitor various programs for compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines. Moose also assisted the County Manager with project management, primarily working with oversight of public infrastructure projects in the areas of water, sewer, and broadband. He also served on various boards at the direction of the County Manager.
Moose has been a resident of Alexander County for nearly 40 years, having grown up in the Ellendale community and currently residing in the Sugar Loaf community. He and his wife, Amanda, have been married almost 20 years and have three children, ages, 16, 12, and 7.