SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3
- DCFS - Family Programs Office (FPO)
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
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.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
for another 11 Days 15 Hrs 42 Mins
Social Services Program Specialists perform administrative and professional work in conjunction with the administration of statewide public assistance, medical assistance, or social services programs.
The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) is seeking a Social Services Program Specialist III (SSPSIII) to be located in our Carson office or our Las Vegas office depending on the most qualified candidate. This position involves statewide oversight and program development of the Child Protective Services program. The position includes development and implementation of statewide policy incorporating federal law/regulation, state statutes and best practice standards. During legislative sessions, this position is expected to analyze proposed legislation regarding the impact on children welfare programs. The position also conducts quality assurance and improvement activities related to child abuse and neglect in child welfare services cases, technical assistance, report writing, collaboration with stakeholders and grant oversight. The ability to identify and analyze critical data elements for quality assurance is desirable. Statewide travel may be required with this position.
This position is full-time with a regular work schedule that includes a variable work agreement 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!
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 a field of study pertinent to the program assignment and two years of professional social services, medical assistance programs services, or healthcare services experience which included serving as a consultant to professional/supervisory program personnel; directing the operation of a program unit; coordinating program activities with officials and representatives of other agencies; interpretation and application of complex documents such as federal regulations, technical journals, and legislative studies; writing program policies, procedures, and reports; and conducting research and preparing recommendations for management; OR one year of experience as a Social Services Program Specialist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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.
This position requires 25% travel statewide.
A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Experience
This position requires experience working in child welfare programs as it relates to child abuse, neglect, safety, and the wellbeing of children.
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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Describe your experience in conducting child abuse and neglect investigations.
2) Describe your experience in reviewing child abuse and neglect cases.
3) Describe your experience with the administration/management of a grant.
4) Describe your experience analyzing bill drafts and writing/or providing legislative testimony.
5) Describe your experience leading and/or participating in collaborative efforts between local, state and federal stakeholders.