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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
SOCIAL SERVICES CHIEF 3
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $62,807.04 to  $94,398.48  PAY GRADE: 41
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: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Health Care Financing & Policy
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 12.300
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 32539
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 09/28/2017
Close Date: 10/12/2017
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.
Chiefs function as managers who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinate supervisors; develop policies and procedures; and allocate staff and resources to accomplish goals and objectives. ************ This recruitment will be used to fill two positions in the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP / Medicaid) working with teams dedicated to providing EPIC CARE, the Chief of Long Term Services & Support (LTSS) and the Chief of Managed Care & Quality. The Chiefs are responsible for proposing short and long-term goals and objectives for their respective unit programs; preparing and monitoring program budgets; drafting bills; and testifying before the legislature; developing and implementing State Plans and Waivers.
The LTSS Chief leads the Medicaid LTSS programs including the Medicaid State Plan and Waiver home and community based support services and institutional long-term care. This Chief works closely with and coordinates resources and activities with other DHCFP staff, sister, state and local government agencies as well as advocacy groups, service providers and service recipients to transition the programs into an integrated service and quality system. Programmatic responsibilities include interpretation of program regulations and requirements; quality assurance; development and implementation of automated systems; preparation and distribution of program policies, procedures, standards and guidelines; entering into contracts with service providers. This position will establish, monitor and report data regarding program participation and quality assurance activities and is responsible for implementing improvements based on the program needs and data reviewed. ****** The MCQ Chief directs and oversees the MCQ unit activities, providing supervision to professional personnel and support staff providing social services. The Chief manages the development, negotiation and monitoring of major contracts with service providers, ensuring compliance with contract agreements; directs the development and implementation of State Plans and Waivers, managed care contracts, policies, procedures and support systems to receive federal funding and ensure program administration in accordance with goals and regulations. The incumbent develops quality improvement systems for monitoring quality healthcare delivery systems. Extensive community work is required, including interaction with a variety of stakeholders including service providers, medical professionals and facility administrators, agency managers, government officials, community groups, lawmakers, and professional advisory groups.

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 five years of relevant professional experience which included directing social services or the operation of a program unit; coordinating program activities with officials and representatives of other agencies; interpretation, application and implementation of complex State laws and federal regulations; writing program policies, procedures, and reports; and conducting research and preparing recommendations. 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
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).
SOCIAL SERVICES CHIEF 3 (12.300) 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 managerial experience, including number of years, involving implementation of relevant programs through subordinate supervisors.
2) Describe your experience, including number of years, developing a social services budget.
3) Describe your experience with supervision of 10 or more direct subordinates providing social services.
4) Describe your experience, including number of years, negotiating contracts with service providers.
5) Describe your experience, including number of years, drafting and monitoring legislation and providing written and/or oral testimony to legislative bodies.
6) Do you have a Master's degree in business administration, public administration, social sciences, health sciences or a closely related field?
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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