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Child Care Licensing Specialist I

Recruitment #171107-H24A-04

Introduction

This position is located in Okmulgee County.

Announcement #: 17-N040.1 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN TO ALL SOURCES.

Organization: Child Care Services-Okmulgee-Licensing
Address: 5005 N. Wood Dr.  Okmulgee, OK  74447-9760
Travel: Extensive

THIS IS A RE-ANNOUNCEMENT OF 17-N040. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS MUST RE-APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED.

This position may be filled at a higher level of the job family, depending upon the qualifications of the recommended applicant.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving providing professional services to child care facilities, families and children.  Services include on-sight monitoring of child care facilities to ensure compliance with licensing requirements; reviewing and recommending/approving case actions; and investigating complaints involving violations of the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act and violations of licensing requirements, including abuse and neglect of children in both licensed and unlicensed facilities; and assisting child care providers in meeting minimum requirements and attaining optimum quality by providing on-going technical assistance and consultation to the facility.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned, the expertise required for the completion of the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:     
This is the basic level where employees are assigned beginning level child care licensing activities in a training status to build their knowledge and abilities in providing licensing services to clients.  In this role they will be assigned tasks which involve managing a caseload of moderate complexity, learning to conduct on-site monitoring of facilities to evaluate compliance with licensing requirements for children in child care, approving plans of correction with supervisory review and consultation, and working cooperatively with state and local fire, health and zoning officials and federal food program sponsors.  Employees at this level receive complaint intakes and complete complaint investigations under the direction of Level IV Licensing Specialists and learn to initiate procedures to close a child care facility if children are in immediate danger.  Learn procedures for issuance or denial of initial license, renewal or revocation of a license.  With Level IV guidance, initiates procedures and works with district attorney and law enforcement entities when children are in immediate risk.  Additional duties include preparation of reports pertaining to emergency closure orders and/or injunctions for closure of unlicensed facilities, and participation in training sessions, individual conferences, case staffings and group meetings; also attends workshops to stay abreast of current trends in child care services; reads and maintains reference materials such as professional publications and handbooks to remain current in job practices.

Level II:
This is the full performance level where employees perform Child Care Licensing Specialist duties which include receiving complaint intakes and completing investigations of violations of licensing requirements, assesses conditions of facilities, makes decisions on degree of risk of harm to children in care with supervisor consultation, initiates procedures to close the child care facility if children are in immediate danger, coordinates with law enforcement entities and the district attorney’s office regarding criminal activity.  Recommends issuance or denial of an initial license, the renewal or revocation of a license or temporary permit, emergency closure order based upon an evaluation of the record, compliance history and degree of risk to children.  Additional duties include preparing and coordinating reports and legal documents for presentation to the court; attending court hearings and providing testimony; informs court of agency policies and procedures and may be an expert witness in certain situations.  Develops, provides and arranges training or services to child care facilities to assist them in meeting licensing requirements.  Assists in the planning of statewide professional conferences.  Coordinates training or services in response to special circumstances such as SIDS death, a natural or man-made disaster or other crisis.  Represents the agency in the community including public speaking or participation on committees, task forces, or advisory boards.  Promotes public awareness of quality child care and the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:     
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree.

Level II:     
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in early childhood education, child development or social work; or a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development or social work and one year of professional level experience in child care licensing, early childhood education or social work; or a bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in child care licensing, early childhood education, social work, or in a licensed childcare or formal early childhood setting.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on: 100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on a supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


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