APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 33
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.
Social Services Program Specialists perform administrative and professional work in conjunction with the administration of statewide public assistance, medical assistance, or social services programs.
This opening is for a Social Services Program Specialist 1 (SSPS 1) within the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) Behavioral Health Benefits Coverage unit, in Carson City NV.
The incumbent will be responsible for ongoing policy development, planning, implementing, and overseeing the principal components of behavioral health as well as NV Medicaid's lead coordinator for tenancy support services. The position will be conducting comprehensive research and analyses of complex regulations in order to develop recommendations for State Plan Amendments, policy revisions, program development, and utilization management. The incumbent will also be responsible for communicating with stakeholders including providers, other governmental agencies, and administration.
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; 12 paid holidays; and accrual of 3 weeks of annual and 3 weeks of sick leave each year. 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.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
|Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study pertinent to the program assignment and two years of paraprofessional experience which included providing social services, medical assistance programs services, or health care services to the public and required the application of regulations, laws, policies and procedures in making determinations; OR two years of experience as a Family Services Specialist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
|The ability to travel at least 50% of the time is required.
|A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
|Some positions require professional licensure, which will be identified at the time of recruitment and as a condition of continuing employment.
|A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
|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.