Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has nominated Frances Pierre to head the county’s $301 million Department of Social Services, which would make her the first African-American woman in the post. 

Pierre’s name was put forward  Monday for the $171,007-a-year job, along with those of Andrea Neubauer, to become commissioner of the Probation Department, and John Jordan as commissioner of the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services. Jordan and Neubauer already have been serving as acting commissioners.

The Social Services commissioner oversees a department with more than 1,000 county employees and is charge of welfare, homeless housing, child and adult protective services, foster care,

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