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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
YOUTH PAROLE COUNSELOR 3
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $63,746.64 to  $95,672.16  PAY GRADE: 40
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: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 13.265
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 39350
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 01/09/2020
Recruiter:
   ADRIAN FOSTER
   Phone: (702)486-2911
   Email: adrian@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
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 possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) is seeking a full-time Youth Parole Counselor 3 to be located in our Las Vegas 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.
The Youth Parole Counselor 3 also takes on additional special assignments, acts as a Field Training Officer (FTO), provides training classes to staff, monitors specialized field activities, reviews reports, coordinates activities at the direction of a Unit Manager, and provides coaching and assistance to other Youth Parole Counselors. Additional duties consist of documenting all contact involving youth, family and legal interactions within a statewide database; collecting appropriate data regarding caseload interaction and report data according to established requirements and timelines, monitoring progress reports and compiling data for inclusion in the automated information system from the institution, community-based placements, school, work, treatment programs and direct observation. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. ***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 a Category II peace officer academy approved by the Nevada Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training; a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, psychology, social work or closely related field; and three years of experience conducting casework services, making program eligibility determinations, preparing detailed reports, coordinating with law enforcement agencies, the juvenile justice system, child welfare system, and related State agencies regarding the preparation of parole agreements, placement, program development, obtaining services and the legal process of assigned youth; OR graduation from a Category II peace officer academy approved by the Nevada Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training; graduation from high school or equivalent education and five years of experience as described above; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; OR one year of experience as a Youth Parole Counselor II in Nevada State service.
Special Notes
    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.
    A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    This position is required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
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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