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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST 3 - Positions will be located in either Elko, Ely, Winnemucca, Fallon, Fernley, Carson City, and Reno, depending on candidate pool.
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $45,560.16 to  $67,692.96  PAY GRADE: 35
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Division of Child and Family Services
Job Class Code: 10.140
Announcement Number: 20020
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 08/14/2013
Close Date: 09/17/2013
   Phone: (775)684-0107
   Email: vspiker@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Developmental Specialists provide individual and group clinical, developmental and support services for individuals of all ages who have, or who may be at risk for, developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or related conditions, and social, emotional, and/or behavioral disorders.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
Depending on the location of the most qualified applicant this position will be located in Northern Nevada. This position will serve as a first line supervisor for up to eight Psychiatric Caseworkers I-II positions assigned to the DCFS - Wraparound in Nevada (WIN) Rural program. The DCFS-WIN Rural work stations are located in various areas in Northern Nevada, including Elko, Ely, Winnemucca, Fallon, Fernley, Carson City, and Reno. WIN provides services for children/adolescents (who may be in child welfare custody) and their families. The position will be responsible for ensuring that Psychiatric Caseworkers under their supervision implement a family centered and community based clinical program utilizing the wraparound service delivery model. The position will provide consultation to staff and clients regarding informal client and family support systems and solution based intervention techniques. The position will assign and review work, provide training, evaluate performance and counsel and discipline staff as appropriate. The position will have responsibility for ensuring all documentation is in compliance with established laws, regulations, policies and requirements for agency reimbursement including billing forms. The position will independently oversee and implement the activities of the WIN program. The position may develop and coordinate formal training workshops and community education forums. The position may manage financial resources and facilities to ensure efficient operations and compliance with budgetary limitations.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood, special education, human growth and development, psychology, counseling, social work or a closely related field and two years of professional experience providing developmental, special education, intervention or treatment-oriented services for individuals who have or may be at risk for developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or related conditions; OR an equivalent combination of education above the bachelor's degree level and experience as described above; OR one year of experience as a Developmental Specialist II in Nevada State service.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
    Applicants must meet federal guidelines for Qualified Mental Retardation Professional designation at the time of appointment.
    Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    Incumbents must possess or obtain an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education issued by the Nevada Department of Education within three years of appointment. (This license requirement applies only to those positions directly involved with children from birth to eight years of age with developmental delays.)
    This position may be required to travel at least 50 percent of the time.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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