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.