SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3
- DCFS - CPS - Carson City or Las Vegas
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
Social Services Program Specialists perform administrative and professional work in conjunction with the administration of statewide public assistance, medical assistance, or social services programs.
Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.
The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) is seeking a Social Services Program Specialist 3 to be located in Las Vegas or Carson City. This position involves statewide oversight and program development of the Child Protective Services (CPS) program. Foundational knowledge in child abuse and neglect as it relates to the safety, permanency and well-being of children is required; child protection investigative experience is preferable. Knowledge of federal and state laws as it relates to child abuse and neglect is desirable. The position includes development and implementation of statewide policy incorporating federal laws/regulations, state statutes and best practice standards. During legislative sessions, this position is expected to analyze proposed legislation regarding the impact on child welfare programs. The position also conducts quality assurance and improvement activities related to child abuse and neglect in child welfare service 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 RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED 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 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 State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
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 grants.
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.