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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST 3
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $49,777.92 to  $73,956.96  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: Aging & Disability Services
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 10.140
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 35043
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 08/17/2018
Recruiter:
   NANCY PANOZZO
   Phone: (775)684-0129
   Email: nspanozzo@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
The Position
Developmental Specialists provide individual and group clinical, developmental and support services for individuals of all ages who have, or who may be at risk for, developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or related conditions, and social, emotional, and/or behavioral disorders.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
This recruitment is to fill multiple vacancies within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of the Department of Health and Human Services - Early Intervention Services in Carson City, NV as they occur. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers, and provides a positive working environment. This position provides home-based instruction and case management/service coordination to children under the age of three with disabilities under the Part C federal regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The incumbent also serves on multi-disciplinary teams to determine program eligibility and services. Those selected for a Developmental Specialist position will be required to obtain an Endorsement License in Early Childhood Special Education at their own cost. Experience working with children birth to three years old with developmental delays and families is a requirement of this position. This position will require up to 50% travel within the service delivery area of the Northeast region of Nevada (Lyon, Mineral, Douglas, Storey and Churchill counties). Nevada offers sunshine and recreational opportunities including golfing, biking, off-roading, hiking, skiing, and fishing. Nevada's landscape and economy are a few reasons to join the Silver State workforce! Additional benefits include: medical, dental, life and disability insurance programs; participation in the public employees' retirement plan; 11 paid holidays; and accrual of 3 weeks of annual and 3 weeks of sick leave each year. ADSD is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment and does not discriminate in recruitment of its employees.

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 early childhood, special education, human growth and development, psychology, counseling, social work or a closely related field and two years of professional experience providing developmental, special education, intervention or treatment-oriented services for individuals who have or may be at risk for developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or related conditions; OR one year of experience as a Developmental Specialist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education at or above a bachelor's degree and experience as described above.
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.
    Incumbents must possess or obtain an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education issued by the Nevada Department of Education or a comparable certification issued by the Nevada Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C office within three years of appointment to this series or a comparable certification. (This license requirement applies only to those positions directly involved with children from birth to eight years of age with developmental delays.)
    This position may be required to travel at least 50 percent of the time.
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
Additional Position Experience
    Professional experience working with children birth to three years old with developmental delays is required.
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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) This position will require up to 50% travel within the service delivery area of the Northeast region of Nevada. Are you willing to travel?
2) Selected applicants are required to obtain an Early Childhood Developmentally Delayed Endorsement within the first three years of employment. Can you meet this requirement?
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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