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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST 2 - Elko or Winnemucca
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: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Aging & Disability Services
Job Class Code: 10.242
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 36410
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 02/01/2019
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
Quality Assurance Specialists design and implement a comprehensive quality assurance program encompassing clinical and related disciplines at a mental health hospital, residential care facility or community-based program or service for individuals with intellectual disabilities who may also have significant physical and/or mental health issues [problems], rehabilitation facility, or a clinic which provides outpatient medical and psychological services, or the medical system for the Department of Corrections.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
This position is located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of the Department of Health and Human Services - Rural Regional Center (RRC) in Elko or Winnemucca, NV depending on the right candidate. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers, and provides a positive working environment. The mission of ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of a high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow all of Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible. The QAS II position is a multifaceted job that is involved with every aspect of agency services. QAS II's are responsible for carrying out quality assurance and performance improvement activities to ensure services are provided in compliance with State and Federal regulations and Developmental Services (DS) Standards for Service Provision. The position requires significant interaction with our community provider network. The position provides opportunity to directly participate in development of policy and state regulations governing service delivery. QA Specialists work closely as a unit, both locally and as a statewide team, to promote consistency in application of policy and service standards. Nevada offers recreation 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.

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 nursing, social work, human development, special education, health science, public health, or other behavioral or social science and two years of professional experience, which included one year of experience providing client services in a human services field and one year of experience performing program evaluation, quality assurance/improvement, and/or utilization review activities for a human services program; OR one year of experience as a Quality Assurance Specialist I in Nevada State Service; OR an equivalent combination of experience and education, above the Bachelor's degree level, as described above.
Special Requirements
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    This position has a 50% travel requirement.
    Requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
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 requires frequent travel throughout Carson City and other areas of rural Nevada, including Fallon, Winnemucca, Elko, Ely, Mesquite and Pahrump. Are you willing to travel up to 50% of the time?
2) Describe your experience, including the number of years, experience performing program evaluation, quality assurance/improvement, and/or utilization review activities for a human services program. Please also include where the experience was gained.
3) How did you hear about this job?
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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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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