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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $58,025.52 to  $86,150.88  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.
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: 10.140
Announcement Number: 46895
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 04/02/2024
Close Date: 04/16/2024
   Phone: (775)684-0151
   Email: aornellas@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another 3 Days 14 Hrs 17 Mins
The Position
Developmental Specialists provide individual and group clinical, developmental and support services for individuals of all ages who have, or who may be at risk for, developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or related conditions, and social, emotional, and/or behavioral disorders.
Under direction, incumbents perform a broad range of duties described in the series concept and may assist in program planning by developing goals and objectives, conducting needs assessments, and collecting and reporting information about the program. This is the journey level in the series. The Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is recruiting for Developmental Specialist III to work within a multi-disciplinary program responsible for expansion of home and community-based services for youth birth to age 21 statewide. Developmental Specialists in this program will be responsible for training and technical assistance; systems development, support and evaluation, data coordination, reporting and analysis to inform strengths and needs of the Children's Behavioral Health System and to adjust services provided by this program to strengthen children's behavioral health service delivery programs and systems. This program currently has several Developmental Specialist III openings. Experience in mobile crisis response and stabilization services, transitional age youth and young adults, high fidelity wraparound, substance abuse, youth with co-occurring mental health and/or developmental disabilities is preferred.
Incumbents may be assigned to a range of duties including develop training modules, present training programs, and monitor ongoing training activities; develop and strengthen direct service programs by providing training, modeling and live implementation supports, technical assistance to programs; develop formal training programs for agency staff and service providers by researching appropriate topics or training materials; make public presentations to educate the community regarding children's behavioral health issues and services; data collection and analysis for direct services programs; contribute to preparation of reports to appraise of status of goals and initiatives of the program; integrate team and stakeholder input to facilitate appropriate and informed decisions; conducting program and systems assessments of strengths and needs through engagement with the youth, family members and community systems to determine new or existing needs; provide ongoing evaluation and assessment of program goals, objectives and activities. The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to 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 WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. 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 early childhood, special education, human growth and development, psychology, counseling, social work or a closely related field and two years of professional experience providing developmental, special education, intervention, treatment-oriented, child/adult care, and/or instructional guidance services for individuals who have or may be at risk for developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or related conditions; OR one year of experience as a Developmental Specialist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education at or above a Bachelor's degree and experience as described above.
Special Requirements
    Some positions require work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
    Some positions require a valid driver's license at time of appointment and as a condition of 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.
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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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
515 East Musser Street,
First Floor
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
7251 Amigo St,
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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