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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
SOCIAL SERVICES CHIEF 2 - Carson City or Las Vegas
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $55,833.12 to  $83,603.52  PAY GRADE: 39
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 Statewide.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Division of Child and Family Services
Job Class Code: 12.301
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 31292
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 04/20/2017
Close Date: 05/04/2017
Recruiter:
   ROSANA WOOMER
   Phone: (775)684-0132
   Email: rwoomer@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Social Services Chiefs manage the overall design, analysis, development and evaluation of social services programs.
Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) is seeking applicants with a passion to make a difference in the lives of Nevada's Children! We currently have an opening for a Social Services Chief 2 in our Family Programs Office (FPO). The position will be filled in Carson City or Las Vegas, depending on the needs of the agency and location of the most qualified applicant. Social Services Chief positions have statewide programmatic responsibility for multiple child welfare related programs and provides policy and program development for child welfare throughout the State of Nevada. Positions supervise Social Services Program Specialists, write statewide child welfare policy, write state and federal reports, complete data analysis, complete case reviews and provide child welfare services in partnership with count and state staff as well as other tasks associated with implementing and overseeing child welfare programs. Social Services Chief positions provide technical assistance to Division staff and county child welfare agencies regarding policy and procedures. Participate in oversight activities for statewide technical assistance and QI training for the purpose of effective program implementation and compliance. Social Services Chief positions demonstrate continuous efforts to improve and provide quality seamless customer service within child welfare.
This is a full time position that will include a variable work agreement which may include hours of 8AM- 5PM, depending on the agency needs, with overtime after 40 hours per week. The State of Nevada and DCFS offer an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), accrual of 15 days of annual and 15 days of sick leave, 11 paid holidays and no city, county, state or social security tax. DCFS also encourages education by providing on-going trainings and paid release time for staff to obtain CEU's. The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS), together in partnership with families, communities and other governmental agencies provides support and services to assist Nevada's children and families in reaching their full human potential. We recognize that Nevada's families are our future and children, youth and families thrive when they live in safe permanent settings, experience a sense of sustainable emotional and physical wellbeing, and receive support to consistently make positive choices for family and the common good. DCFS is an extremely complex organization with incredibly dedicated and professional staff committed to serving Nevada's youth and families!

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 social work, health or social science, public or business administration or related field and four years of professional social services experience which included directing social services or the operation of a program unit; coordinating program activities with officials and representatives of other agencies; interpretation and application of complex federal regulations, writing program policies, procedures, and reports; and conducting research and preparing recommendations for management. Two years of the required experience must have included supervision of staff at a paraprofessional level or above; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Requirements
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
The Examination
SOCIAL SERVICES CHIEF 2 (12.301) 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) Describe your supervisory experience. Please include number of years and where this experience was gained.
2) Describe your experience managing State and Federal grants. Please include the number of years and where this experience was gained.
3) Describe your experience in Quality Assurance Programs. Please include number of years and where this experience was gained.
4) Describe your experience in writing and developing policies and procedures. Please include number of years and where this experience was gained.
5) Describe your experience in preparing and analyzing draft bills; and testifying before the legislature. Please include number of years and where this experience was gained.
6) Describe your experience with preparation of analytical or data reports and interpretation of state and federal legislation. Please include number of years and where this experience was gained.
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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Email
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

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868


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