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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
FAMILY SERVICES SPECIALIST 1
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $38,314.80 to  $55,958.40  PAY GRADE: 28
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: Welfare and Supportive Services Division
Location: Hawthorne
Job Class Code: 12.379
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 37886
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 08/08/2019
Close Date: 08/22/2019
Recruiter:
   DARRELL MORLAN
   Phone: (775)684-0126
   Email: darrell.morlan@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Family Services Specialists assist families in achieving self-sufficiency; determine eligibility for a variety of public assistance and health related programs; and/or provide coordinated employment and training services including assessment, vocational guidance, support services, and education to clients; and/or provide child support enforcement services.
The Division of Welfare and Supportive Services is currently recruiting for a Family Services Specialist I position located in the Hawthorne District Office. This recruitment will also serve for future vacancies as they become available. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Under close supervision, positions in this series may specialize in one service area, or may work in multiple areas as a generalist, depending upon the needs of the agency. This is the entry level in the series which provides for progression to the journey level upon satisfactory completion of the required training period, successfully meeting minimum qualifications, and with the recommendation of the appointing authority. Family Services Specialist interview applicants and recipients of public assistance; explain eligibility; and elicit information to determine which public assistance programs are applicable; assist clients in completing required applications; research and verify information provided by clients by contacting landlords, employers, utility companies and personal creditors in order to confirm and process information to establish eligibility; compute income and evaluate other factors impacting the level of benefits; and make determinations according to required time frames and program regulations, policies and procedures. Some positions may require the incumbent to fluently read, write and speak SPANISH and ENGLISH. If you possess these skills you must indicate both SPANISH and ENGLISH in the skills section of your applicant profile. A typing certificate issued within the last twelve (12) months must accompany your application to verify your net typing speed of a least 35 wpm in a five minute test. This typing certificate may be attained through any Nevada Job Connect office at no charge or through a staffing agency for a nominal fee. No online typing tests will be accepted.
**PLEASE NOTE: THE SALARY FOR THOSE NEWLY HIRED INTO STATE SERVICE WILL BE AT THE ENTRY LEVEL ($38,314.80 with employer/employee paid retirement).** *** 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)
    Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of experience in a clerical/administrative/program support role which included customer relations; obtaining, verifying and evaluating information; organizing and prioritizing work in order to meet timelines and standards; applying and explaining program rules, regulations, policies and procedures; and performing mathematical computations; OR two years as an Administrative Assistant II in Nevada State service; OR sixty semester credits from an accredited college or university in general studies; business administration, social science or human services and one year of experience as described above; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
    In accordance with NRS 293.5045, a voter registration agency shall not knowingly employ a person whose duties will include the registration of voters if they have been convicted of a felony involving theft or fraud. Most positions in this series fall under this NRS.
    For most positions in this series, applicants must meet the minimum typing speed established by the agency at the time of recruitment.
Special Requirements
    Candidates must submit to background checks and fingerprinting upon appointment.
Additional Position Criteria
    A typing certificate issued within the last twelve (12) months must accompany your application to verify your net typing speed of a least 35 wpm in a five minute test. This typing certificate may be attained through any Nevada Job Connect office at no charge or through a staffing agency for a nominal fee. No online or self administered typing tests will be accepted.
    This position is located in Hawthorne, Nevada.
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
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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