APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
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.
Program Officers perform administrative work in planning, coordinating, and directing a comprehensive program or program function for a specific clientele.
Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.
The incumbent will work for the Correctional Substance Abuse Program Director to support efforts on federal and state grants; compile substance abuse treatment data and prepare reports for funding sources and Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) administration; assist program director in review of substance abuse treatment policies and procedures and quality
assurance system; and/or support education and training for substance abuse.
NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY OVERLAP POSITION WHICH MAY LAST FOR UP TO ONE YEAR. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Graduation from an accredited college or university in public administration or related field and two years of previous experience in planning, coordinating or administering a program: OR two years experience as a Program Officer II in Nevada State service; OR graduation from high school or the equivalent and six years of previous experience in planning, coordinating or administering a program; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
Additional Position Experience
Grants management experience is required.
Program Officer III - Dept of Corrections - 07.643
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) Describe your experience, including the number of years, providing substance abuse treatment for a corrections population.
2) Describe your experience, including the number of years, with writing grants. Include in your description the types of grants you have written, and whether was successfully funded.
3) Describe your experience, including the number of years, writing and implementing substance abuse treatment polices and procedures.
4) Describe your experience, including the number of years, working with a multidisciplinary team. List composition of teams (e.g., psychologist, Mental Health Counselor II, etc.).
5) Describe your experience, including the number of years, conducting quality assurance activities (e.g. auditing and monitoring service quality in relation to service reports, treatment files, ensuring staff maintain fidelity to program model).
6) Do you have an Associate's degree or higher in a helping profession (e.g. social work, criminal justice, psychology, addictions). List your degree, issuing institution, and date of completion.
7) Describe your experience as a licensed or certified substance abuse counselor in any State. Indicate your experience and licensure/certification information, to include title, licensure/certification number, and expiration date.