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DCFS Regional Administrator

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Job Title: DCFS Regional Administrator
Agency: DCFS-Department of Children and Family Services
Opening Date: Mon. 04/21/14
Closing Date/Time: Sat. 04/26/14 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: $28.01 - $58.94 hourly
$4,855.00 - $10,216.00 monthly
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Promotion
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree plus seven years of professional level social services experience, four years of which must have been at the supervisory level in Child Support Enforcement, Child Welfare or Economic Stability programs.
SUBSTITUTIONS:
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
Graduate training with eighteen semester hours in one or any combination of the following fields will substitute for a maximum of one year of the general experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience: counseling; social work; psychology; economics; business, public, or health administration.
A master''s degree in the above fields will substitute for one year of the required general experience.
A Juris Doctorate will substitute for one year of the required general experience.
Graduate training with less than a Ph.D. will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required general experience.
A Ph.D. in the above fields will substitute for two years of the required general experience.
Graduate training and degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required general experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Individuals occupying this job who are subject to state licensing or registration laws administered by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners must possess and keep current the license or registration.
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
NOTE:
Economic Stability experience refers to work related to programs designed to assist families with needs such as food, cash, child care or medical care includes work with programs such as but not limited to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - formerly Food Stamps), Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP), Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), Strategies to Empower People (STEP), the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) and Medicare.
Supplemental Information:
This position is open only to current permanent status DCFSemployees and is located in the Lake Charles Regional Office.
This job may be filled as a detail and promoting within 12 months.
No Civil Service test scoreis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account.Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application Status Message
What it Means
Application received
Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score
We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Evaluating experience
Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Eligible for consideration
You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Referred to hiring manager for review
Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager.You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled
Someone has been selected for the position.
Position cancelled
The agency has decided not to fill the position.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Sharon Tucker
sharon.
Job Concepts:
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To serve as administrator over social service field activities for a geographic region as defined by the Department of Children and Family Services.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Administrator.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Administrative direction from a Deputy Secretary or other equivalent level personnel.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Direct over DCFS Area Directors and/or positions serving as program operations managers within a geographic area within a region or other defined area of DCFS.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Children and Family Services.
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from DCFS Area Director by the presence of responsibility for the management of an entire DCFS region.
Differs from the Program Manager - Social Services series by the absence of statewide programmatic scope.
See allocation criteria memo.
Examples of Work:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Establishes and maintains appropriate service goals and objectives consistent with the vision and mission of the agency.
Plans and executes strategies to enhance and improve overall regional performance, focusing on performance based outcomes for service delivery.
Ensures the development and implementation of regional long and short range strategic plans.
Develops and ensures the implementation of action plans for handling extremely sensitive issues and/or cases.
Directs and coordinates the management of the region's budget.
Builds and maintains positive working relationships with other regional and departmental staff, advisory boards, community providers, judges and other agencies involved in program implementation.
Establishes and oversees the monitoring of program evaluation, quality assurance and other management systems design to assure the quality of direct services within the region.

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