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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
YOUTH PAROLE COUNSELOR 1 - DCFS - Youth Parole Bureau
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $48,337.20 to  $71,806.32  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.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Division of Child and Family Services
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 13.267
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 33646
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 02/26/2018
Close Date: 03/12/2018
Recruiter:
   ADRIAN FOSTER
   Phone: (702)486-2911
   Email: adrian@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Youth Parole Counselors provide supervision, enforce parole agreements and stipulations, and determine appropriate placement, counseling, educational goals, and work programs of assigned youth; work directly with community-based placements, rehabilitation and counseling programs, schools, the juvenile justice system, local law enforcement agencies and families in developing an appropriate parole and treatment program.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) is seeking a Youth Parole Counselor 1 to be located in our Reno office. Incumbents meet with juvenile institution staff, youth, juvenile judges, counselors, families and placement centers to develop parole and treatment plans, goals and objectives; monitor activities of youth while institutionalized and develop an aftercare program to guide reintegration into the community; act as a liaison with a variety of community agencies including neighborhood resource teams, schools, counseling and treatment centers, juvenile justice system, State and county welfare, and community-based placements to coordinate the treatment, counseling and supervision needs of youth; document all contact involving youth, family and legal interactions within a statewide database; collect appropriate data regarding caseload interaction and report data according to established requirements and timelines; monitor progress reports and compile data for inclusion in the automated information system from the institution, community-based placements, school, work, treatment programs and direct observation.
This position is full-time with a regular work schedule that includes a variable work agreement. 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! 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. DCFS programs include child protective and welfare service delivery in rural Nevada and oversight of urban county-operated child protective and welfare services, children's mental/behavioral health treatment and residential services (outpatient and inpatient acute) in urban Nevada, and statewide juvenile justice services including state-operated youth training centers and youth parole. 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 AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***

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 criminal justice, psychology, social work or closely related field; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of experience in the criminal justice system to include conducting casework services, making program eligibility determinations, investigating offenders, preparing detailed reports for the purposes of justifying criminal sanctions and/or prosecution, or coordinating with law enforcement agencies, the juvenile justice system, community-based placements, and related State agencies regarding the preparation of parole agreements, placement, program development, obtaining services and the legal process of assigned youth; OR one year of experience as either a Correctional Officer or Forensic Specialist III in Nevada State service; OR two years of experience as either a Group Supervisor II or Parole & Probation Specialist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    Incumbents hired at the Youth Parole Counselor I level must successfully complete a Nevada P.O.S.T. approved law enforcement academy within one year of appointment.
    Applicants must meet minimum standards for appointment as a peace officer as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.
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.
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this series must first submit to a pre-employment screening test for controlled substances.
The Examination
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.
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

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