APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
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.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) is recruiting for an Assistant Superintendent for Summit View Youth Center, DCFS's physically secure juvenile correctional facility located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This position coordinates the supervision and training of the direct care staff; act as a liaison between the facility and service providers and community partners; prepare reports regarding the operation of the facility; assess the training needs of staff through the review of performance evaluations and supervision of the facility's Training Officer and Correctional Officers; assist the Superintendent in the planning and development of the facility's budget, internal policy and procedure and the implementation of state and federal statutes and regulations; and provides recommendations to the Superintendent regarding hiring, promotion, demotion or termination of program staff; and performs other duties as assigned.
These are full time positions with a variety of available work schedules and shifts that are eligible for 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. Some positions may also be eligible for an additional 5% Shift Differential pay. 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! More information on our Division and the valuable services we provide Nevada's children and families can be found at: http://dcfs.nv.gov/ THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE PRIOR TO THE POSTED CLOSING DATE DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. 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)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, social work, sociology, counseling and guidance, human services, social services, education, criminal justice, business management or closely related field and two years of supervisory experience in directing and supervising staff involved in the custody, treatment, counseling, education and rehabilitation of incarcerated individuals in a correctional facility; OR graduation from high-school or equivalent education and four years of experience as described above; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Pursuant to NRS 62B.270 and the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, applicants must submit to a criminal and child abuse background check and said background must be clear of any disqualifying offenses.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
ASST SUPT YOUTH FACILITY (12.523) 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 experience incorporating American Correctional Association Standards for youth training center into operating standards.
2) Describe your experience incorporating National Commission on Correctional Health care Standards for juvenile confinement facility into operating standards.
3) Describe your experience, including the number of years, working with adjudicated or incarcerated youth or youth within the child welfare/juvenile justice system.
4) Describe your experience, including the number of years, in the collection and analysis of data for quality assurance and program improvement purposes.
5) Do you have one of the following: 1) Master's degree, 2) Bachelor's degree, 3) Associates' degree?
6) Describe your experience developing correctional programs for incarcerated youth (e.g., substance abuse; gangs; diverse populations).
7) Describe your experience with the grievance process in the following areas: 1) conducting investigations, 2) formal written response, 3) representing agency/business at a grievance hearing.
8) Describe your fiscal related experience in: 1) budget monitoring and development, 2) developing programmatic statistical reports (ie: population, census, intakes, and exits).
9) Describe your experience in personnel and supervision in the following areas: 1) experience, including the number of years, supervising staff performing youth services; 2) responsibility for security of a facility; 3) implementation of affirmative action policies; and 4) working with people with diverse cultural/social backgrounds.