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BUFFALO, N.Y. - Erie County has posted a job opening on its website for a Commissioner of Social Services. But a spokesperson for Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Peter Anderson, says the posting is not an indication that current commissioner Carol Dankert-Mauer is leaving her position.

Dankert-Mauer has come under fire for recent cases where children died at the hands of parents or caregivers who had been reported to Child Protective Services.

Anderson says Dankert-Mauer's appointment was for five years and expires this year. She has been invited to reapply. Anderson adds if she does not decide to reapply, there will be a pool of candidates to choose a potential successor from.

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