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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $60,635.52 to  $90,180.72  PAY GRADE: 36
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 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: 13.267
Announcement Number: 47740
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 06/11/2024
Close Date: 06/25/2024
   Phone: (775)684-0132
   Email: q.ashley@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another 3 Days 4 Hrs 57 Mins
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 perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
The Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is seeking a Youth Parole Counselor 1 (YPC) underfilling YPC 2 located in the Las Vegas area. 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 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. Document all contact involving youth, family and legal interactions within a statewide database; collect appropriate data regarding caseload interaction and report data according to established requirements and timelines. Monitor progress reports and compile data for inclusion in the automated information system from the institution, community-based placements, schools, work, treatment programs and direct observation. 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 criminal justice, psychology, social work or closely related field; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of experience in the criminal justice system to include conducting casework services, making program eligibility determinations, investigating offenders, preparing detailed reports for the purposes of justifying criminal sanctions and/or prosecution, or coordinating with law enforcement agencies, the juvenile justice system, community-based placements, and related State agencies regarding the preparation of parole agreements, placement, program development, obtaining services and the legal process of assigned youth; OR one year of experience as either a Correctional Officer or Forensic Specialist III in Nevada State service; OR two years of experience as either a Group Supervisor II or Parole & Probation Specialist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    Incumbents hired at the Youth Parole Counselor I level must successfully complete a Nevada P.O.S.T. approved law enforcement academy within one year of appointment.
    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 valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    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.
    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.
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

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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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