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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST 4
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $51,197.76 to  $76,316.40  PAY GRADE: 37
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.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Aging & Disability Services
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 10.133
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 30961
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 03/13/2017
Close Date: 03/27/2017
Recruiter:
   ROSANA WOOMER
   Phone: (775)684-0132
   Email: rwoomer@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 function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.
This position is located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of the Department of Health and Human Services - Nevada Early Intervention Services, and will be located in Reno, NV. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers, and promotes a positive work environment. The mission of the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of a high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow all of Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible. This position provides supervision of Early Childhood professionals within the Early Intervention Program serving children (birth to three years of age) with disabilities to ensure compliance with all federal mandates and deadlines. Incumbents are required to complete timely and accurate reports, statistical data and fiscal information; providing administrative leadership consistent with established protocols; participating and assisting in establishing and implementing policies and procedures as required. The Reno office serves Washoe County and requires travel up to 25% of the time within the service delivery area.

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 closely related field and three 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 one year of experience as a Developmental Specialist III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education at or above a bachelor's degree and experience as described above.
Special Requirements
    Some positions require a valid driver's license at time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
    Some positions must obtain an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education issued by the Nevada Department of Education or a comparable certification issued by the Nevada Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C office within three years of appointment to this series or a comparable certification. (This license requirement applies only to those positions directly involved with children from birth to eight years of age with developmental delays.)
The Examination
If there are five or fewer qualified applicants, the exam will consist of an application evaluation. (This statement does not apply for Until Recruitment Needs are Satisfied (URS) announcements).
DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST 4 (10.133) Training and Experience Exam
The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
1) Do you have a Master's degree in a related field? If yes, you must provide this information in the education section of your application.
2) Do you have a PhD in a related field? If yes, you must provide the required information in the education section of your application.
3) Describe your experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities being sure to include where and when this experience was gained in your response.
4) Describe your experience managing developmental disabilities programs being sure to include where and when this experience was gained in your response.
5) Describe your experience in behavioral intervention being sure to include where and when this experience was gained in your response.
6) Describe your experience in program planning, development and evaluation being sure to include where and when this experience was gained in your response.
7) Describe your experience as a supervisor in the field of developmental disabilities being sure to include where and when this experience was gained.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Do you hold current licensure with any of the approved disciplines?
2) Do you have direct experience working with children with disabilities, under the age of five?
3) What experience do you have working with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Part C?
4) Tell us how you heard about this position!
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
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

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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