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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3 - Las Vegas or Carson City
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $55,958.40 to  $83,394.72  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.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur Statewide.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Division of Child and Family Services
Job Class Code: 12.315
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 39838
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 02/20/2020
Close Date: 03/19/2020
Recruiter:
   NANCY PANOZZO
   Phone: (775)684-0129
   Email: nspanozzo@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
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 III (SSPSIII) located in Las Vegas or Carson City. This position involves statewide oversight and program development of child welfare program(s) as assigned. Foundational knowledge in Child Abuse and Neglect as it relates to the safety, permanency and well-being of children and direct child welfare practice experience is required. A knowledge of federal and state laws as it relates to permanency and foster care licensing is desirable. Under general direction of a manager, this position is required to coordinate, monitor and evaluate statewide Child Welfare programming. The position includes development and implementation of statewide policy incorporating federal law/regulation, state statute and best practice standards. During legislative sessions, this position is expected to analyze proposed legislation regarding the impact on child welfare programs. The position provides consultation and technical assistance to professional and managerial staff. The position conducts quality assurance and improvement activities related to child abuse and neglect in child welfare service cases, 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. 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)
    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.
Special Requirements
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    This position requires 25% travel statewide.
    A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
    Experience providing direct child welfare services related to child protective services, permanency/reunification, and/or adoptions or foster care licensing 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.
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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